Childish fun-poking sites
November 13, 2001 9:54 PM   Subscribe

Childish fun-poking sites seem to be springing up everywhere, nowadays. From the looks of this site, and this site, and many others, is the internet continuing to open up as just another medium for people to make fun of eachother, more and more, everyday?
posted by trioperative (19 comments total)
posted by y2karl at 10:02 PM on November 13, 2001

posted by trioperative at 10:03 PM on November 13, 2001

Aren't you compounding the problem by publicizing the sites?
posted by dewelch at 10:26 PM on November 13, 2001

Probably, but I'm not putting anything in favor or against them, I'm simply promoting discussion.

Personally, I find them somewhat amusing in that "this is soooooo wrong" way. I can laugh at my own misfortune, so I don't really see it as a bad thing to be able to find just about anything funny.
posted by trioperative at 10:28 PM on November 13, 2001

SomethingAwful isn't new: Record created on 16-Nov-1999, nor is FatChicksInPartyHats (Record created on 15-Nov-1999.)

Maybe check out Portal Of Evil.
posted by manero at 10:52 PM on November 13, 2001

I've been reading Somethingawful for years now.

Your post reminds me of desperate newsreporters trying to fake grassroots ownership of an issue.
posted by holloway at 12:06 AM on November 14, 2001

aw man... someone just had to link to fat chicks in party hats...
posted by lotsofno at 4:59 AM on November 14, 2001

pshaw. the obvious trend is toward the more intellectual site.
posted by quonsar at 5:14 AM on November 14, 2001

posted by Carol Anne at 5:21 AM on November 14, 2001

How many times has SomethingAwful been linked here? (Yes, I could check, but I don't want to stress the server--let's just say "many"). And FatChicks too...what's next? Hey, has anyone heard of those women who put pictures of themselves on the web with little cameras? And I hear there may even be pictures of naked people!

On the other hand, I really like the idea of calling sites like this "fun-poking sites", or F/P for short.
posted by rodii at 6:45 AM on November 14, 2001

These sites have been around for a long time.

And don't forget OMM, baby!
posted by Localemperor at 7:09 AM on November 14, 2001

Tee Hee
posted by Modem Ovary at 7:42 AM on November 14, 2001

SomethingAwful is just plain funny. im not really quite sure what im supposed to talk about tho. i dont think the internet is slowly breeding into a place where people make fun of one another. that goes on outside the internet. ever been to elementary school? junior high? high school? college? ever had a job? been to a church? a retirement home? someones funeral?

all these places are prime fun poking.
posted by Satapher at 7:43 AM on November 14, 2001

Ugly People. My favorite.
posted by adampsyche at 8:14 AM on November 14, 2001

How the Hell did you confuse with I mean, the logo is plastered all-along the top of the page... Regardless, it's an insignificant point.

Something Awful is an entertainment site. It's obviously not trying to be a news outlet, or a web portal. Rather, just a site where a couple of guys can publish whatever outlandish comments they want. I don't see the problem!

We've got shows that poke fun at movies, the news, and just about every other facet of society—including the people. (SNL anyone!?) Why is the fact that websites are joining in the fun anything other than expected?

Just think of Something Awful as the SNL of the Internet. (Except of course that SA is funny, SNL is a poor diseased animal that needs to be shot.)
posted by Dark Messiah at 9:36 AM on November 14, 2001

Cliff Yablonski hates five pages of you.
posted by haqspan at 11:29 AM on November 14, 2001

Oh, the site runs on python, right?
posted by holloway at 1:53 PM on November 14, 2001

The proliferation seems to be new to me.

And besides, the term troll is such a freakin relative term, it just sounds like another popularity contest to me.

Personally, I just had a thought and felt like making discussion. There really isn't that big of a distinction between discussion and flamewars, sometimes. It just depends on how many people think the argument is stupid.
posted by trioperative at 4:07 PM on November 14, 2001

must.... plug... SSW>....

you forced my hand you bastard.
posted by fishfucker at 5:13 PM on November 14, 2001

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