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December 22, 2013 3:13 AM   Subscribe

There's a slight problem with Brighton's Christmas Lights. (SLV, Probably NSFW)
posted by PeterMcDermott (27 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is a hoax from 2012
posted by HuronBob at 3:21 AM on December 22, 2013 [2 favorites]


Yeah, but I like the (current) second comment on that page: "i dont care if this is in Brighton or the ficticious town of Photoshopton-Shire-Upon-Thames... its brilliant"
posted by taz at 3:29 AM on December 22, 2013 [10 favorites]


We all live in Photoshopton now
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:31 AM on December 22, 2013 [16 favorites]


Yeah, but I like the (current) second comment on that page.....

I was thinking of doing an FPP about that comment....
posted by HuronBob at 3:33 AM on December 22, 2013


Tonight the role of Scrooge will be played by HuronBob.
posted by Mezentian at 3:46 AM on December 22, 2013 [3 favorites]


"Even if it's fake, it's real" is the reason for the season.
posted by Mezentian at 3:48 AM on December 22, 2013 [4 favorites]


Well, that'll teach me to ignore the comments. I'm in the fake-or-not, it's brilliant camp though.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:58 AM on December 22, 2013 [1 favorite]


The most brilliant Christmas lights since that star over Bethlehem!
posted by chavenet at 4:17 AM on December 22, 2013


fake
posted by Mister Bijou at 4:49 AM on December 22, 2013


The most brilliant Christmas lights since that star over Bethlehem!

I didn't realize photoshop was that old....
posted by HuronBob at 5:24 AM on December 22, 2013 [5 favorites]


I stayed at a very good B&B in Photoshopton-Shire-Upon-Thames, or at least that's what I'm telling people starting...now.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 8:25 AM on December 22, 2013


I'm supposed to be putting up lights today...
posted by SpaceWarp13 at 8:35 AM on December 22, 2013


About that star over Bethlehem...
(via b3ta)
posted by moonmilk at 8:36 AM on December 22, 2013


Oh, well if a purported town councillor named Jason Kitcat says it's all a hoax, I guess that's definitive.
posted by Naberius at 8:41 AM on December 22, 2013 [1 favorite]


Still worth sending to the Bugle.
posted by arcticseal at 9:34 AM on December 22, 2013 [1 favorite]


fake, and old.
posted by Catblack at 10:06 AM on December 22, 2013


I'm not at all convinced that it was a hoax.
posted by empath at 10:13 AM on December 22, 2013 [1 favorite]


fake, and old.

You talkin' to me?

I'm not at all convinced that it was a hoax.

The star or the lights?
posted by HuronBob at 10:13 AM on December 22, 2013


"buy more shit"

John Carpenter's They Live on 34th Street.
posted by Redfield at 10:23 AM on December 22, 2013 [4 favorites]


Well, that'll teach me to ignore the comments.

I don't even know which antishite browser add-on I'd have to disable in order to even see that there are comments on that page, so you're not alone there.
posted by George_Spiggott at 10:28 AM on December 22, 2013


That's exactly what got me, George_Spiggott. Is it the ad blockers or the script blockers or the java disabler or the things that turn off gif bugs? And what the hell does Ghostery even do, and why did I install that?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 12:04 PM on December 22, 2013


Ho ho, fucking ho....
(Kevin Bloody Wilson)
posted by mule98J at 1:26 PM on December 22, 2013


I stayed at a very good B&B in Photoshopton-Shire-Upon-Thames, or at least that's what I'm telling people starting...now.

British Mefites are more than welcome to correct me on this as I am almost certainly wrong, but I believe that for veracity's sake when telling people this you're gonna want to pronounce "Photoshopton-Shire" something like "Futshiptonsure", which might not work out as well if you're saying it out loud.
posted by Trinity-Gehenna at 1:28 PM on December 22, 2013 [1 favorite]


C'mon, this is clearly a real hoax.
posted by dhartung at 3:06 PM on December 22, 2013


Ghostery picks up some trackers that NoScript, Request Policy and Adblock don't: for example for Metafiler it picks up Quantcast, Chartbeat and Google Analytics
But it also whitelists some trackers.

At the link, I have no idea. I started whitelisting and still couldn't see the comments, but I balked at Facebook, where I expect they may be.
posted by Mezentian at 3:22 PM on December 22, 2013


It is indeed FB comments.
posted by jaduncan at 4:06 AM on December 23, 2013


It's easy enough to add google-analytics, etc. to adblock without installing another addon. Just go to a page that uses it, go to "show blockable items" in the adblock menu, and add the things what you don't like.
posted by George_Spiggott at 9:44 AM on December 23, 2013


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