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The Story Behind Goatse

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ToxicAdam

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What a bummer, I was kind of hoping it would remain a mystery forever.

I always thought the pic was just some random old guy, (well into his 50's) who had his pic taken in the 1980's and it was passed around and digitized at some point.
 

Messypandas

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Was fucking amazing


dat sd
 

vas_a_morir

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Uh? What amount would not be disturbing to the author?

I'd say enough that it would begin to reflect on the community as a whole instead of just one or two nutjobs would be what he might call disturbing. For example, murder is always disturbing. But, Baltimore has a disturbing amount of murders, because it shows a major problem with society as a whole that makes us feel unsafe.
 
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Ahh, the mystery is solved. Now I can die peacefully.
 

thespot84

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I'm surprised there's no mention of dance.swf. This was how I was introduced, and I thought most of my generation was as well. Great read.
 

Barberetti

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Sometime in the late 20th century a naked man bent over, spread his ass and took a picture. Eventually that picture, known as Goatse, became one of the most venerable memes in internet history. Who is this man, and how did his ass take over the internet?

Ah, so that's what it is. Heard the word plenty of times but never bothered to look into it further.
 

Ferrio

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They don't need pumps to push their ass out. They can birth them with ease. I've read that you wear out some muscle then when you push your rectum turns into a balloon animal.

Apparently you can get the condition by pooping hard too often.

Called prolapsing.
 

JaseC

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Interesting read, although it would've been nice to have included a few video games that potentially included references to the infamous image, such as... oh, BioShock:



Coincidence? Maybe -- but then again, this placed third in 2K's competition to find the special edition cover art.
 
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When I saw it, it was part of the "unholy trinity" with Tubgirl and Harlequin Fetus. People used to suicide with them on boards all the time.
 

Keru_Shiri

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This was a pretty interesting read, IMO. I always like reading about web culture, especially the early stuff and seeing how these things become so ubiquitous.
 

Tacitus_

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By 1998, the Goatse image had become a running joke in the Hick crew, used to screw with one another and their enemies. One of their favorite pranks, according to former Hick associate Orin Heidlberg, was to invade Christian chat rooms and scroll endless links to the image until the room emptied and they could use it for themselves.

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Heidlberg took advantage of the new Goatse site right away. She secretly changed the browser homepage of all of the computers in her library's lab to Goatse.cx. After half a day of students' brains melting, the librarians, unable to change the homepages back, called on the one person they knew had the technical knowledge for help: Heidlberg.

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Jay Stile sold his site last year, and it became a vanilla porn portal. Stile is now a marketing consultant for porn sites.

"I got burnt out after doing it for 12 years," he said. "I wake up and I'm eating an omelet while looking at girls shitting in people's mouths and I was like, 'this is not how I want to spend my moring.' I'm done with this shit."

Absolutely amazing.
 

Zilch

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They don't need pumps to push their ass out. They can birth them with ease. I've read that you wear out some muscle then when you push your rectum turns into a balloon animal.

Apparently you can get the condition by pooping hard too often.

i heard that if you look into a mirror and say "goatse" 3 times yr butt will instantly fall out.
 

BruiserBear

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I can still remember the fall of 99', and my roommate showing me that pic out of nowhere.

To this day it's the only time I've ever viewed it, but even 13 years later that image is still perfectly clear in my mind. :(
 

Khalifa Jayy

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I remember seeing it. Truly disgusting.

I also remember a short clip of Ava Devines rectum falling out of her ass. Also truly disgusting.
 

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How do you go on the internet, be into video games etc... and not see goatse at least once?
 

MattKeil

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The first time I ever saw the goatse photo was when Cliff Bleszinski showed it to me on his phone at the Unreal Championship launch event. True story.
 

xbhaskarx

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He posts on a message board called rosebuttboard. There are people, male and female, that can far exceed the goatse picture so only venture there if you can handle the nightmare.

Now a days the kids are pulling there assholes out instead of just stretching them until they break. Seems to be getting more and more popular. Invest in adult diapers, we're going to have a whole generation with incontinence.

How do you know so much about this?
 

vatstep

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Interesting read, although it would've been nice to have included a few video games that potentially included references to the infamous image, such as... oh, BioShock:



Coincidence? Maybe -- but then again, this placed third in 2K's competition to find the special edition cover art.
Don't forget about Unreal Tournament 2004:

 

Seraphinianus

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My Internet boat frequents the deepest, darkest depths of the Internet. Lots of interesting and fucked up stuff out there but you slowly die inside during exploration.




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By the time he was 27, Stile had saved enough to buy a house and finally move out of his mom's basement—and to pay for the therapy sessions he now needs to cope with what he's seen.


i have a feeling this will be common for a lot of people in the future... (the therapy part...)
 

Kinyou

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"I wake up and I'm eating an omelet while looking at girls shitting in people's mouths and I was like, 'this is not how I want to spend my moring.' I'm done with this shit."
I wish I had this man's integrity.
 

CHEEZMO™

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A month ago I stumbled upon toypics.net (NSFW). I think it was mentioned on this very forum. It's full of furries inserting animal themed dildo's in their holes. One of the most active posters was a certain KirkJ. After reading the OP, I'm like :O

It's all about Kidsune, yo. His videos are actually kinda hot.
 

Red

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I remember reading about this guy when I was in high school. Who goatse was, what he was into, his background and so on. I thought it was a known thing.
 

Persona7

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I remember goatse because I got hit with a one two punch.

I saw goatse and that anal prolapse weight lifter image back to back.
 
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