I know he's not a popular man on here,
January 18, 2002 3:33 PM   Subscribe

I know he's not a popular man on here, but I'm going to say it: What's happened to Kimble? Ignoring the 'I don't care, it's only Kimble' path, is his present rant justifiable - is Germany's enterpreneurial policy 'destructive'?
posted by wibbler (16 comments total)
ummm... this is the 3rd time I'll try to post this... dont know why it's not showing up...

ok.. I know who kimble is, and is megacar/boat/heli....

but what is with the RIP crap? did I miss something?
posted by BlitzK at 4:00 PM on January 18, 2002

Oh yay, flamebait! Kimble was just now arrested in Thailand for his insider trading with stocks of many of his "kimpanies", all of which were hot air projects with no "business plan" whatsoever (sound familiar?) only used to finance Kimble's very public lifestyle. The only thing that makes Kimble different from all the dot-commers is that he's a) more criminal, b) more arrogant, c) has portrayed himself as a "hacker", not even close to the truth. Just before he was arrested today he announced his own suicide on Monday -- I say let the man go "his path" instead of spending taxpayer money on his imprisonment.
posted by Eloquence at 4:00 PM on January 18, 2002

A mirror of his (very) recent new look site is here
posted by wibbler at 4:15 PM on January 18, 2002

Never hoid of em
posted by chaz at 4:24 PM on January 18, 2002

how did he manage to get all the money he's spent?
posted by wibbler at 4:28 PM on January 18, 2002

wibbler: 1) VC (AKA "suckers"). 2) IPOs.
posted by Eloquence at 4:41 PM on January 18, 2002

Well, the thing is to stop looking for idiots in time, before you become one yourself....

You got to give the man some credit, the mirrorsite is the best test there is to find the last "new economy" sucker out there. But of course, they are producing new oneĀ“s everyday they say. Have you got your Segway yet? Or will it be called KIMway? Hey! Will i be famous now?(Kimpires hall of fame)
One more question? Is he the best conman in the new economy or are the Boo.com Swedes still record holders?
posted by Ulwen at 5:02 PM on January 18, 2002

Who, Richard Kimble? I heard he's on the lam
posted by Shadowkeeper at 5:16 PM on January 18, 2002

I missed this whole kimble thing... Who is he? What has he done?
posted by atom128 at 5:24 PM on January 18, 2002

it was teh one-armed man, i swear. if you're from the states just follow the links above and you'll get the picture. use babelfish if necessary. i wasn't aware of him until this post i'm sorry to say.
posted by wantwit at 6:15 PM on January 18, 2002

Kimble: German citizen living in East Asia who used insane self-promotion of himself as overweight yet gregarious "hacker" living in the lap of luxury, swank house, luxo car, beauteous babes. There were some flash movies that went around that pumped up the cult. Apparently along the way he was raising ridiculous amounts of money for e-ventures that have since gone south in a very bad way.

And now, it's time for the Schadenfreude Song ...
posted by dhartung at 6:11 AM on January 19, 2002

Some of Kimble's site is still accessible -- pics of Kimble and crew livin' large in the Caribbean (careful if you're at work, there's some nude shots) -- pics from some sort of frathouse-type prank involving helicopter drops. Couple of flash movies -- Kimble "takes out" Bill Gates and Kimble takes out Milosevic.

After the 9/11 attacks, Kimble posted a $10 million bounty on Bin Laden and organized the Young Intelligent Hackers Against Terrorism (YIHAT), sited at kill.net. He made an appeal to governments around the world to support his hacking crew as they hunted terrorists in cyberspace. Both his homepage and YIHAT were quickly defaced by someone called fluffybunny.

Here's an amusing exchange between YIHAT and attrition.org -- they accuse attrition of being a springboard for a Pakistani hacking group. Apparently the concept of a defacement mirror is something they'd never encountered before.
posted by nikzhowz at 8:21 AM on January 19, 2002

he reminds me of the tubby nemesis in pee wees big adventure. The one with the bathtub swimming pool?
posted by outsider at 2:01 PM on January 19, 2002

That Kimpire page is a riot!

"Evolution is over. Genetic material like mine is rare. That's why it is expensive. If you like to give birth to a genius, you can. For only USD 1 million, child support excluded. Send your email to sperm@kimble.org."
posted by shinybeast at 3:25 PM on January 19, 2002

shinybeast: Hahaha

Who would want to give birth to the ofspring of that freak : P
posted by delmoi at 4:48 PM on January 19, 2002

John Kimble was who Arnie played in Kindergaten Cop. All of those wonderful Arnold Schwarzenegger prank calls on net.. HELLO! I'M DETECTIVE JOHN KIMBLE!
posted by wackybrit at 9:56 PM on January 19, 2002

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