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The Internet is starting to suck!

Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:24 AM

Seriously I mean what happened to all the cool shit the interwebz used to offer?

Back in it's prime we had gems like:


At one point I remember creating a virtual pile of dog shit, Ninjaburger, Technoviking, Bonzai Kitty, ChatRoulette etc...

At work when you left your computer unlocked and stepped away - your new desktop background was either gay porn or a screenshot of your current desktop so you couldn't click the icons. (You will most likely get in big trouble now for the gay porn desktop)

Anyways - it is like all the fun stuff on the web is a thing of the past and the world wide web is nothing but adspace and sponsored links flooding the search engines.

Keeping it PG-13 what was or is some of the little gems you know of or still frequent on the internet?

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:33 AM

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Maybe it's because all the cool kids who made the internet fun with their dial-up modems and their trumpet winsocks and their geocities and their midi files all grew up to be the snarky 20- and 30-somethings that are sitting around bitching about how the internet sucks now.

"When I was your age, we had to use animated backgrounds with animated gifs in nauseating color schemes. You kids have it too easy these days with your color coordination and your YouTubes. Damn kids! Get off mah website!"
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:46 AM

If you think it sucks, go make it better.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:50 AM

I love you, LoD. Let's make babies.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:02 AM

I do not visit these, but I figured they might help.

http://reocities.com/neighborhoods/
http://www.bored.com/
http://lifehacker.com/
http://www.lovepanky...to-cure-boredom
http://coolmaterial.com/
http://lmgtfy.com/?q...on+the+internet
http://maddieonthings.com/
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:05 AM

Meh - point proven
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:11 AM

LOL! It's called getting old. :P

The really cool stuff only holds that distinction for a moment. It then moves into "remember when that was so cool?" And ultimately into "WTF are you talking about, you babbling fossil?"

All the bands are cool until they "sell out" or become "popular." The internet joke is cool until it's mentioned on TV or a big chain puts it on a t shirt. Of course, the unintentional adoption of things like pedobear do become their own joke. But even that will pass.

Personally, I'm grateful that the word "cool" is still as "cool" as it was when I was a kid and hasn't gone the way of "peachy keen." ( You want to freak a 30-40 something, try "cool beans." :P )

If you're looking to the sorry state of things that were once special, you're really close to the "when I was a kid" line. Don't stand there; it's sad. Just have fun with current stuff.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:35 AM

By chance, does this thread have to do with someone turning the big three-five in a month or so?
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:47 AM

Partly.

But also because I was trying to see what little gems are currently out there for the next generation of web dwellers.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:52 AM

When I first started using the internet, USENET was a new thing. And it mostly sucked, although there was some cool stuff. When I went to college, this http protocol came out and my friend Veronica showed me how this html stuff worked, and it was pretty neat, but it turned out that most of the web pages were under construction and the rest weren't maintained, and that mostly sucked too. Although, there was some cool stuff. And since then, we've had the late nineties, when the internet was absolutely made of suck from top to bottom, but there were a few neat sites if you knew where to look, and the early 'oughts, when there wasn't much point in bothering because everything was Flash designed by snooty twits in tiny spectacles with huge monitors, and it only looked good on their machine, except for some pages that were actually pretty cool. And so on, and so on.

The internet has always sucked, and it always will, except for the small pockets of "hey, that's pretty neat" that you'll find.

And hell, if it turns out you're in a late-nineties and everything, absolutely all of it, just sucks completely, then you can go down to a coffee shop with a good book. Turns out there's actually life outside the internet - who knew?

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:19 AM

I blame tosh.o for exposing all the cool shit and memes to the retarded 14 year olds who come up on the websites which produce cool shit and newfag it up. Fucking cancer is all that is. In fact, I kinda raged on Reddit last night about Redditcancer ruining the site. *le sigh*. I remember when shit was actually funny before it was all "omg narwhal bacons lololol a chick used a trollface in class, that means she's a Redditor I need to buy a ring lololol check out my athiest cat who hates Santorum and smokes weed lololol I'm so fucking edgy I use comedian quotes to verify that Christianity sucks and that I'm so much better than everybody else lolol 9gag cheezburger funnyjunk sucks and I wanna kill everybody who uses them lololol I hate Christians!"

*facepalm*

Even 4chan's been sorta taking that route the past few years. It's not NEARLY as bad, and is still pretty much gold, but it's newfagged to the point of extreme facepalminess.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:36 AM

A classic:

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:13 AM

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Don't worry, Oatmeal is here to reassure you that the interbutts is still full of awesome!


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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:19 AM

That was incredibly entertaining, lordofduct. I expect nothing less from you.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:27 AM

Oatmeal is pure win all the time
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