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November 12, 2012 11:08 PM   Subscribe

I promise there is nothing gaping here: goatse.cx is now accepting pre-registration signups for a webmail service. Who wants an address at one of the web's most prestigious and notable domain names?
posted by thewalrus (68 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite

 
Insert joke here.
posted by Celsius1414 at 11:11 PM on November 12, 2012 [7 favorites]


this will end... well, let's not talk about ends, shall we?
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:12 PM on November 12, 2012 [5 favorites]


Assuming sufficient CPU and RAM, let's hope that the user capacity of the goatse server does not become overstretched.
posted by thewalrus at 11:13 PM on November 12, 2012 [11 favorites]


But seriously, I have gmail, yahoo and outlook mail accounts (as well as addresses on my own domain), each for specific purposes (personal, business, news, commercial). oneswellfoop@goatse.cx will be great for the cases where I don't really want to provide an email but am required to... sends a message better than a 'disposable' address.
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:18 PM on November 12, 2012 [7 favorites]


Already on the waiting list.
posted by radwolf76 at 11:19 PM on November 12, 2012


I have a sneaking suspicion that they are setting out to collect as many email addresses as possible, then announce it's open, only to revert to the classic Goatse.cx
posted by wcfields at 11:25 PM on November 12, 2012 [42 favorites]


I once met the person who had goatse.cx sitting at his feet - it was his machine.

He was a nice enough guy, and willing to let me shake his hand. Also willing to let me slap him across the face.

Both felt good.
posted by el io at 11:25 PM on November 12, 2012 [3 favorites]


Insert joke here. ---> ∈)☼(∋
posted by phaedon at 11:30 PM on November 12, 2012 [15 favorites]


then announce it's open

It's always been open...
posted by thewalrus at 11:31 PM on November 12, 2012 [5 favorites]


Pepsi Eww
posted by fullerine at 11:33 PM on November 12, 2012 [5 favorites]


If you can't get through on email, give them a ring.
posted by MuffinMan at 11:33 PM on November 12, 2012 [17 favorites]


There is a certain sort of person for whom a goatse.cx email address would be a shining gem in a crown of questionable taste.

I may have to confront the fact that I am that person.
posted by lekvar at 11:34 PM on November 12, 2012 [59 favorites]


What not to use for job applications, mortgages, academic referrals and applications for political office.
posted by seawallrunner at 11:36 PM on November 12, 2012


superhotsexygirl2001@hotmail.com ?
posted by thewalrus at 11:38 PM on November 12, 2012


How long is it going to take trolls to work out how to use this to double-bluff people into a real goatse?
posted by Kit W at 11:49 PM on November 12, 2012


lemonparty@goatse.cx
posted by palbo at 11:56 PM on November 12, 2012 [14 favorites]


I could pull apart the fundamental hole in this post, but it's beneath me.
posted by iotic at 12:04 AM on November 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


I could pull apart the fundamental hole in this post, but it's beneath me.

...I hope that you are lying on your side.
posted by Pope Guilty at 12:10 AM on November 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is going to be the best troll over. I want to sign up just to get it.
posted by danny the boy at 12:12 AM on November 13, 2012


GGGmail
posted by zippy at 12:28 AM on November 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


Rectum? Damn near emailed 'em!
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:30 AM on November 13, 2012 [11 favorites]


I dunno, that signup box is pretty gaping.
posted by telstar at 12:31 AM on November 13, 2012


Came in thru the back door
posted by Sailormom at 12:33 AM on November 13, 2012


It's a traaaap!

No, wait... It's a gaaaap!
posted by Catblack at 12:57 AM on November 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Is this what they mean when they talk about the backbone of the Internet?
posted by zippy at 1:09 AM on November 13, 2012


Pay attention, kids. That is how you write a post title.
posted by Mikey-San at 1:16 AM on November 13, 2012 [54 favorites]


Welp, there's todays "why the hell did I do that?" moment.
posted by Packed Lunch at 1:21 AM on November 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


What does it say about me that the first (and why was there more than one?) time I clicked on a link to the classic version, my first reaction was "where's the goat?"
posted by maxwelton at 1:34 AM on November 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


where's the goat?

keep looking
posted by zippy at 1:50 AM on November 13, 2012


How's the security?
posted by Mezentian at 2:52 AM on November 13, 2012


Still waiting on a tubgirl CRM.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:56 AM on November 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


At last, I know what the gaping hole in my life was!
posted by Pallas Athena at 4:14 AM on November 13, 2012


man, if anybody tried that kind of shock-site linking today, we'd be calling for their heads on a damn pike
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 4:19 AM on November 13, 2012


MeFi's OwnTM
posted by Burhanistan at 4:23 AM on November 13, 2012


Shoot. 2Girls1Cup@goatse.cx is already taken*.

*I don't know if it was already taken, but I was too afraid to look.
posted by annekenstein at 4:50 AM on November 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


There is a lovely children's picture book waiting to be written here :

A girl voyages across the Goat Sea in a tub to attend a lemon party and finger paint. Her voyage is however delayed by a mud monster and an octopus girl with a fruit launcher. As she arrives late, the last tea cup has been used to measure the blue waffle batter, but a singing clown helps her find a nice girl who will share her her cup.

If you're clever, you might make parts resemble the odyssey! :)
posted by jeffburdges at 4:51 AM on November 13, 2012 [4 favorites]


I don't get it, what is this goatse they're referring too?

(runs in the other direction laughing)
posted by photoslob at 4:51 AM on November 13, 2012


Incidentally, the title of this post is superb.
posted by metaxa at 5:19 AM on November 13, 2012 [9 favorites]


Yes, the title of this post has made both me and my girlfriend quite literally laugh out loud. The cats are startled.
posted by rmd1023 at 5:28 AM on November 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


I've signed up a few people already. I'm treating this like the Stop Bed Wetting flyers that I used to fill out for the residents in our rival dorm when I was in college.
posted by Nanukthedog at 5:30 AM on November 13, 2012


Sadly, although they have a facebook like/share bar, facebook forbids linking to goatse.cx. So sad.
posted by webwench at 5:36 AM on November 13, 2012


I am not clicking on that link no matter what anyone says.
posted by spitbull at 5:38 AM on November 13, 2012 [5 favorites]


I suspect the percentage of the total potential market who might actually know about the original image is pretty damned small in comparison to those who have never heard of (let alone seen) it.
posted by Thorzdad at 5:39 AM on November 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


A girl voyages across the Goat Sea in a tub to attend a lemon party and finger paint. Her voyage is however delayed by a mud monster and an octopus girl with a fruit launcher. As she arrives late, the last tea cup has been used to measure the blue waffle batter, but a singing clown helps her find a nice girl who will share her her cup.

I am deeply unsettled to discover there are a bunch of these I've never even heard of. Which means they're out there.

Waiting.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 5:41 AM on November 13, 2012 [9 favorites]


you might make parts resemble the odyssey!

You mean like the part where a giant pair of hands reaches down and drags Scylla and Charybdis apart, stretching the, erm, Strait of Messina so that the ship can get through unmolested?
posted by kengraham at 5:52 AM on November 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


That ain't no Golden Fleece.
posted by arcticseal at 6:04 AM on November 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Buttermilk? Is that you?
posted by etc. at 7:18 AM on November 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


So what's the final analysis on this?
posted by dr_dank at 7:22 AM on November 13, 2012


It's a distended anal sphincter.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:26 AM on November 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


How's the security?

Not too good - from what I've heard, the backend is wide open.
posted by FatherDagon at 7:28 AM on November 13, 2012 [6 favorites]


Sadly, although they have a facebook like/share bar, facebook forbids linking to goatse.cx. So sad.

A while back, I made a jokey reference to goatse on Facebook. Little did I consider the side effect of family members and coworkers wondering wtf was I talking about and it taking it upon themselves to search out goatse. They were not amused.

After realizing what was happening, I accidentally enacted the Streisand Effect. Amended the post to say DO NOT SEARCH GOATSE (I refuse to delete posts). That ended up being read as a giant MAKE SURE YOU SEARCH GOATSE ON RULE 34 WEBSITES!!!
posted by jmd82 at 7:30 AM on November 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


I don't feel I'm exaggerating when I say that this post is Adolf Hitler.
posted by El Sabor Asiatico at 8:06 AM on November 13, 2012 [3 favorites]


jmd82: "Sadly, although they have a facebook like/share bar, facebook forbids linking to goatse.cx. So sad.

A while back, I made a jokey reference to goatse on Facebook. Little did I consider the side effect of family members and coworkers wondering wtf was I talking about and it taking it upon themselves to search out goatse. They were not amused.
"

One Thanksgiving, my older cousin revealed (in front of my dad) that she had shown Meatspin to her mother. I started laughing uncontrollably while my couldn't understand why. I refused to explain.
posted by mkb at 8:40 AM on November 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Years ago, a friend posted a link to a pepsi machine photoshopped to be goatse-reminiscent to an IRC channel and said something to the effect of: "some people will find this very funny, and they will refuse to explain the joke to people who don't get it."
posted by rmd1023 at 9:38 AM on November 13, 2012


What a perfect email address for my resume!
posted by eriko at 10:50 AM on November 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Better: Get one. Get an RFC published. Have your goats.cx address on the RFC. You win all Internets.
posted by eriko at 10:51 AM on November 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


If this isn't a trap (and it's fine if it is cus it'll be funny), I welcome any emails to my new e-male address dancesassy@goatse.cx
posted by hellslinger at 11:36 AM on November 13, 2012


Dances assy?
posted by Burhanistan at 12:11 PM on November 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


I have an old boss who really fucked me over. Maybe it's time to extend the olive branch. What better way could I do that than to sign him up for this?
posted by double block and bleed at 2:14 PM on November 13, 2012


A while back, I made a jokey reference to goatse on Facebook. Little did I consider the side effect of family members and coworkers wondering wtf was I talking about and it taking it upon themselves to search out goatse. They were not amused.

I saw this license plate and had to flip a u-turn to go take the picture. My wife didn't understand, and I told her, "There are things better left unseen. I won't explain this because... well, it's that bad. I'm warning you to never look that up, and if you do I won't be responsible for the mental scars."

Fortunately she has heeded that advice.
posted by azpenguin at 2:15 PM on November 13, 2012 [12 favorites]


Now Toastmasters International can change its e-mail provider AND go back to its old logo.
posted by yellowcandy at 2:18 PM on November 13, 2012 [3 favorites]


That's hilarious azpenguin.
posted by Mitheral at 3:26 PM on November 13, 2012


Will they be using open source software?
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 5:17 PM on November 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


What. Why.

Why did I just sign up.
posted by egypturnash at 7:07 PM on November 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Om nom nom nom!
posted by homunculus at 7:39 PM on November 13, 2012


Will I have to open a port for this?
posted by kengraham at 10:33 PM on November 13, 2012


How goatse.cx went from shock site to webmail service: Owner spent $10,000 to preserve "Internet generation's cultural legacy."
posted by homunculus at 4:35 PM on November 20, 2012


Interesting, I wish him luck recouping his $10k by charging for @goatse.cx email addresses. In fact, I'll wager that charging $5 per year actually works out well since more people could buy addresses like tubgirl@goatse.cx, annoy their friends for several months, and later drop the address for someone else to buy.
posted by jeffburdges at 4:00 AM on November 21, 2012


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