Chaps Man, The Bizarro Marlboro Man
June 9, 2003 7:45 AM   Subscribe

A Blast From The Past: Ass Chaps Man A piece of classic American Webiana, still hilarious after all these years. Does anyone know of other classic Web pieces that somehow missed the MeFi front page, probably because they were so well known at the time? [ With thanks to quonsar. Safe for work, I'd say, but a close call.]
posted by MiguelCardoso (23 comments total)
I'm sorry Miguel, but there are certain things you don't thank someone for. I'd say Ass Chaps Man is one of those things.
posted by graventy at 8:30 AM on June 9, 2003

other classic Web pieces that somehow missed the MeFi front page

Intel's Prosecution of Randal Schwartz
posted by danOstuporStar at 8:43 AM on June 9, 2003

That's gonna be the name of my first boy-band: "The assless chaps."
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 8:49 AM on June 9, 2003

I was just thinking about old "webiana" and considering posting to MeFi about it, but couldn't find links, or references, to the sites I was remembering. Thanks for bringing up the topic for me.

One site I recall was put up by a guy who was documenting the bad drivers he encountered as he commuted to work each day. He would post pictures and witty/snarky comments about each driver.

I first saw the site in late '94 or early '95, and followed it for a couple months, until it was taken down because the guy switched jobs and no longer had to commute.

That's my story. Carry on.
posted by jazon at 9:06 AM on June 9, 2003

Did dancing babies ever make it in here?
posted by alumshubby at 9:24 AM on June 9, 2003

Those wacky Atlanta drivers. This is also the second time in a few weeks that I've posted a site with the word tard in the title. hmmm.
posted by monkeyman at 9:33 AM on June 9, 2003

"Oh, man. That is so not right."
posted by AstroGuy at 9:42 AM on June 9, 2003

Them were't days! When men wore chaps and women took surrepticious pictures of them. How wonderful this interweb thing seemed in those halcyon days etc.

The kid taking photos of burnt out twocs near Glasgie was one of my favourites. I think it was on this mofo tho'.
posted by asok at 9:52 AM on June 9, 2003

She should have accepted his invitation for lunch.
posted by dabitch at 10:19 AM on June 9, 2003

one thing that always brings me back to my U of M Gopher days is smurf sex, I dug this up off of internet wiretap and sent it around to all of my friends at the time ... also, bert is evil
posted by wisdom at 11:02 AM on June 9, 2003

The joys of my home town -- large hairy chaps!
posted by Katemonkey at 11:10 AM on June 9, 2003

Hilarious. The photos that she captures of people looking at him are a riot.

Oh, the things you can find rooting around in the annals of blort...quite frightening, really.
posted by madamjujujive at 11:19 AM on June 9, 2003

So that's what Quonsar looks like when he walks among the common people, eh?
posted by soyjoy at 12:14 PM on June 9, 2003

Ass Chap Man needs some Nad's on his back.
posted by Frank Grimes at 12:42 PM on June 9, 2003

Does anybody know how to get puke out of a keyboard?
posted by bicyclingfool at 1:39 PM on June 9, 2003

Web Pages That Suck. Searched the archive both ways, did not find the URL.
posted by britain at 2:25 PM on June 9, 2003

*Resists urge to mount body image lecture; returns to work.*
posted by squirrel at 2:32 PM on June 9, 2003

Shelleyness had a wealth of stuff but took most of her archives down. I'm still checking her site every now and then in case she feels moved to repost something else.

I do remember the commuting Hall of Shame page, all the more because digital cameras were rare then. I think the author and his passenger were traveling over a pass near Silicon Valley on a daily basis.

Every time someone brings up smelling stuff over the web, I have to remind them of RealAroma which dates from 1996!
posted by anitar at 3:00 PM on June 9, 2003

Wayback's got your back: Highway 17 Jerque du Jour commuting hall-of-shame page, written up at San Jose Metro (and at closing); HotWired; and even CNN.
posted by dhartung at 5:17 PM on June 9, 2003

His original web site is gone, but Mirsky is still around.
posted by TedW at 7:11 PM on June 9, 2003

Anybody remember the Spam Cam?
posted by billder at 10:30 PM on June 9, 2003

Wow... CNN's web design in 1995 was, well, so spartan!
posted by kaibutsu at 11:54 PM on June 9, 2003

how did i get dragged into this?
posted by quonsar at 12:08 AM on June 10, 2003

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