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August 6, 2004 3:03 AM   Subscribe

Lawyer files class action lawsuit after being flamed by message board users on Yahoo. Message Board users over-react, and then Slashdot gets hold of the story. Let the emailing, telephoning and name calling begin. (via slashdot)
posted by seanyboy (25 comments total)

 
Geez. What a big baby. I cannot believe someone is actually suing over that.
posted by erratic frog at 4:03 AM on August 6, 2004


Mother Theresa and a lawyer were locked in a room with a wolverine and a rabid dog. She was given a gun with two bullets. She shot the lawyer twice.
posted by RavinDave at 4:05 AM on August 6, 2004


This is exactly why our society is doomed.
posted by tommasz at 4:55 AM on August 6, 2004


If we call him a jackass, is he gonna sue us?

It's not like nobody reads MeFi.
posted by tcobretti at 4:55 AM on August 6, 2004


I believe "truth" is a defense, tc.
posted by RavinDave at 5:01 AM on August 6, 2004


We need judges. Lots of judges.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 5:21 AM on August 6, 2004


If we call him a jackass, is he gonna sue us?

did you see the way his lips are burned from sucking on those ambulance tailpipes?
posted by quonsar at 9:21 AM on August 6, 2004


Wow -- was this computer generated?
posted by NewBornHippy at 9:30 AM on August 6, 2004


I think "asscandle" and "fucktable" should be added to the next revision of the Oxford English Dictionary.
posted by armage at 9:31 AM on August 6, 2004


This is unbelievable and shocking.
I refuse to think a lawyer would do such a thing.
posted by Peter H at 9:34 AM on August 6, 2004


"overly robust" ... I like that turn of phrase.
posted by devbrain at 9:35 AM on August 6, 2004


In principle, I think the lawsuit is silly and frivolous. On a completely seperate issue, I cackled openly about the prospect of everyone signed up to comment on a Yahoo messgae board being identified.

The sound of several hundred thousand anonymous imbicles who enjoy writing racist, sexist, ignorant bullshit because it's their only outlet againt their personal fallacies suddenly finding out their identity might be made public and feeling their dicks shrivel so fast they actually curled inside their own crotches brought a smile to my face. I imagine it having a soft-trumpet Looney Tunes-like tone.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 9:36 AM on August 6, 2004


XQUZYPHYR - that's precisely what i was thinking, heh.
posted by t r a c y at 9:49 AM on August 6, 2004


Kind of reminds me of this, or depending on your point of view, this.
(Ted I like your comics but boohoo)

FREE DIRTY DANNY!
posted by Peter H at 9:51 AM on August 6, 2004


my God, newbornhippy - i just read that link of yours. Good looney tunes indeed. That's not really the direction to take in this sorta thing, is it? I kinda feel grody now.
posted by Peter H at 9:55 AM on August 6, 2004


newbornhippy, you ignorant slut. You putrescent mass of walking vomit. You are a spineless little worm deserving nothing but the profoundest contempt. That is a classic usenet flaming screed that has been around the block a bit. ;-)
posted by madamjujujive at 10:08 AM on August 6, 2004


Ha, Results 1 - 10 of about 3,220 for putrescent mass, a walking vomit. (0.50 seconds) 
posted by Peter H at 10:19 AM on August 6, 2004


He's a parkbench. You're all parkbenches.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'll have to go to work. Where's my shovel?
posted by spazzm at 10:20 AM on August 6, 2004


one lawyer doing something stupid != all lawyers are bad
posted by PrinceValium at 11:16 AM on August 6, 2004


Glad madamjujujive mentioned that, that particular flame predates the web by at least a couple years.

I prefer the variant with the science nerd paragraph addition, personally:
I cannot believe how incredibly stupid you are. I
mean rock-hard stupid. Dehydrated-rock-hard stupid.
Stupid so stupid that it goes way beyond the stupid
we know into a while new dimension of stupid. You
are trans-stupid stupid. Metastupid. Stupid
collapsed on itself so far that even the neutrons
have collapsed. Stupid so dense that no intellect
can escape; the black hole of stupidity. Singularity
stupid. Blazing hot mid-day sun on the warm side
of Mercury stupid. You emit more stupid than our
entire galazy emits in a year. Quasar stupid.


Ah, the good old days of usenet, when people put some effort into their flames.
posted by malphigian at 11:38 AM on August 6, 2004


XQUZYPHYR - that's precisely what i was thinking, heh.

Sadly, it's also what I was thinking. After seeing it had already been said, I thought exactly what you just thought, meaning I've almost run out of things to say. To be truthful, I stopped reading comments after yours, t r a c y, in fear that this had already been said.

I may have, in fact, reached the end of my autonomy. Who do I sue?
posted by The God Complex at 11:43 AM on August 6, 2004


Quasar stupid.
On first glance I read that as Quonsar stupid. Oops.
posted by konolia at 1:22 PM on August 6, 2004


quonsar stupid
i.e. stupid like a fox.
posted by sonofsamiam at 1:31 PM on August 6, 2004


patrick, the girl needs to get an apartment that's not so downwind of the steel plant, or it's time for you to go home. hehe.
posted by t r a c y at 8:43 PM on August 6, 2004


there's even a website dedicated to this, ultimateflame.com
posted by mr.marx at 6:52 AM on August 7, 2004


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