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dcmacdaddy Jun 21, 2009 10:56 PM
Classic Threads Thread
Inspired by this post in the Less People Around Now thread, I give you my list of MacNN Classic Threads worthy of being remembered for the sake of posterity. Feel free to add to the list. The list is not in any kind of order but I can organise it chronologically if you like. Sadly, most of the images that made some of the thread so awesome are gone, gone, gone.

Also, I searched everywhere but could not find the Ca$h turn signal thread. Found by Cold Warrior.


Abe/Aberdeenwriter/Mojo/Mojo2 Calls David Bowie a Thief - http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lou...a-lying-thief/

Abe/Aberdeenwriter/Mojo/Mojo2 Loses His Mind (The Anna Benson Thread) - http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lou...itching-hubby/

Carly Patterson (Olympic Gymnast) Photochop Thread - http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lou...-olympics-pic/

Cody Dawg Outs Abe/Aberdeenwriter/Mojo/Mojo2 as a Dirty Old Man - http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lou...man-older-man/

Cody Dawg's Terry Schiavo Thread - http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lou...ing-starve-em/

DBGFHRGL Thread - http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lou...s-rugged-good/
Jarvis - http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lounge/106592/damn-bill-gates-his-rugged-good/ (The original image is gone now. :cry: )
MORE Jarvis Goodness - http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lou...-jarvis-style/

Demonhood Appreciation Thread - http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lou...ted-a-tribute/

Fat Barry's First Thread/Post - http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lou...-barry-i-love/

Gorickey hits 10,000 Posts and Retires - http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lou...-thanks-macnn/

Maxelson Stirring Up Trouble - http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lou...lame-festival/

NSFG - http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lounge/106517/stickfigures/

Rob/Ca$h Finds Jesus and Apologises For Being a Jerk - http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lou...have-insulted/

Rob/Ca$h's First Farewell Thread - http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lounge/72775/blow-me/

Rob/Ca$h's First Neon Thread - http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lou...hs-neon-dream/

Rob/Ca$h Threatens to Kill Vice President Gore - http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lounge/93265/is-gore-correct/
Rob/Ca$h Admits to Threatening to Kill Vice President Gore - http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lounge/102907/super-citizen-test-license-kill-discussion/

Rob/Ca$h Threatens to Kill Metermaids - http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lounge/102907/super-citizen-test-license-kill-discussion/

Rob/Ca$h's First Rant About Turn-Signal Usage - http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lou...est-need-help/ (There were others as well.)

Searchlight (Radical Sex Cult) Thread - http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lou...ical-sex-cult/

Switch to Intel and the Gnashing of Teeth (aka "Who's Jumping Ship?") - http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lou...-jumping-ship/

Zimphire and the 16th Chapel - http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lounge/212757/get-me-a-xerox-of-stat/
 
SSharon Jun 21, 2009 11:15 PM
Awesome list, brings back a lot of memories here.
Where is the thread photoshopping Carly Patterson?
 
Laminar Jun 21, 2009 11:55 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by SSharon (Post 3853474)
Awesome list, brings back a lot of memories here.
Where is the thread photoshopping Carly Patterson?
That one was fantastic.
 
Laminar Jun 22, 2009 12:00 AM
My submission.

This is when Ca$h "left," back in 2001. This was around when I first started visiting MacNN, and I remember getting in trouble for reading a thread titled "Blow Me" in school, because it was obviously full of sexual content.
 
SSharon Jun 22, 2009 12:15 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by Laminar (Post 3853483)
That one was fantastic.
So fantastic I dug it up.
http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lou...-olympics-pic/
 
Laminar Jun 22, 2009 12:22 AM
Also, search for any thread in the Lounge created by macgeek2005. Here are some of the best:

The Sword

The Secret Garden

Followed immediately by this thread:

Bombard IMDB with Secret Garden Votes

I Have A Lot of Great Videos on YouTube

I'm homeschooled, therefore better than you

I Got a Girlfriend

Which calls on this thread:

I Got a Hard Drive

And leads to this thread:

I Dumped My Girlfriend
 
Cold Warrior Jun 22, 2009 12:51 AM
 
Cold Warrior Jun 22, 2009 12:56 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by dcmacdaddy (Post 3853470)
Also, I searched everywhere but could not find the Ca$h turn signal thread.
Turn Signal Usage Protest! Need help! This one? :)
 
brassplayersrock² Jun 22, 2009 01:03 AM
Here's what I'd like to add to the list.

to those that i have insulted
 
Captain Obvious Jun 22, 2009 01:11 AM
JoeG4 = Link = Macgeek

Right?
 
besson3c Jun 22, 2009 02:26 AM
What we need is some noble soul to take these threads, remove the non entertaining posts, and repost them so that we don't have to read each and every post :)
 
besson3c Jun 22, 2009 02:40 AM
I think you have to include some of the Abe threads in this list, gentlemen... Maybe the Ana Benson or David Bowie one? What others of his were epic?
 
besson3c Jun 22, 2009 03:00 AM
I always thought that someday I would write bots to simulate the absences of some of our most beloved famous MacNN posters. Some would be pretty hard, but some would be fairly easy.

For instance, Todd Partridge (and I'm assuming I can refer to him by name here because i don't think there was much evidence that he was more than a bot himself) would be fairly easy. I think you could just copy and paste stuff from his old posts, it wouldn't really matter what sequence you put the stuff in, and you could make up your own bizarre nearly incomprehensible sex cult ramblings and just sort of randomly spew stuff out.

One of the other bots would either pick a hot political subject and argue it as passionately and narrowly as possible, being sure to call opponents losers, or else pick the trashiest tabloid type story where somebody does something horrifically stupid and argue it passionately, as if we are all supposed to get as caught up in this stuff as the poster is - preferably involving celebrities. I think this would be the second easiest to write.

One of the other bots would be absolutely relentless in picking apart arguments, parsing them to the point where it would be easier just to let them go, attempt to psychoanalyze you, always refer to you by your first name in most posts, offer weak concessions that are intended to help boost its own arguments by making it appear sympathetic and reasonable, and persevere until everybody else is worn out and it is the last bot standing.

I think the hardest bot to write would be the one that writes these long, rambling political quasi-intellectual posts full of metaphors and analogies where at the end of it it still hasn't really said much, and is not actually interested in a conversation but is mostly interested in the poetry of its own thoughts. This bot is also known to jump in on really weird celebrity tabloidy type stuff too that is hardly worth the emotional investment, and is great at the copy and paste of other people's arguments.

Another bot would be sort of an automatic stream-of-consciousness blogger, and another somebody always picking fights and being aggressive.

Of course, I could probably write a bot for my own postings. Part of the time it would be weird and incomprehensible posting about stuff like Sulu, Steve Guttenberg, etc. the other times it would be posting brilliant and awesome stuff, and the other times it would be helping people with tech problems. I think it would be easy to write the Sulu part, but damn near impossible to write the rest. MWAHAHAHA!! I can never be replaced, losers!
 
Spheric Harlot Jun 22, 2009 03:17 AM
 
shifuimam Jun 22, 2009 06:29 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by Laminar (Post 3853488)
I find it sad that I took Dakar seriously in this thread. I was so young and naive...
 
rickey939 Jun 22, 2009 09:05 AM
Still one of the best graphics ever.....

http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lou...-thanks-macnn/
 
Dakar V Jun 22, 2009 11:59 AM
Great thread.
 
d4nth3m4n Jun 22, 2009 12:16 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot (Post 3853516)

Anna Benson and new Orioles pitching hubby, Kris, want to "CHRISTEN" every city?
(^ personal favorite abe/cody thread, and the one to end them all IMO)
*bows*
 
sek929 Jun 22, 2009 01:17 PM
Wow, so many memories, so many pages of inane bullsh!t.

*tear*


It's...beautiful.
 
IceEnclosure Jun 22, 2009 01:27 PM
abe thread were lame, fat barry threads were golden. Like a donut.
 
besson3c Jun 22, 2009 01:34 PM
Ice: have you forgotten about the "it has come to my attention that there are foreign agents posting here" thread of his? Do you think that was lame too?
 
Dakar V Jun 22, 2009 01:51 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Laminar (Post 3853488)
That has to be my favorite. Its also the only "Classic" thread I've been significant part of.
 
besson3c Jun 22, 2009 02:02 PM
One of Laminar's best posts in the history of MacNN was in the girlfriend thread:

Quote
Page 1:
-Macgeek dumped his gf
-Teenage pregnancy
-Blue Discus fish
-GF pictures
-Cat pictures
-She wouldn't put out
-Prostitues are better
-Christians are nutcases
-Captain Obvious sucks
-Rob was the man in high school

Page 2:
-Pedophilia
-Christians are retarded
-Besson tries to be reasonable
-Abstinence is bad
-Abstinence is good
-Kevin doesn't know what a joke is

Page 3:
-Kevin doesn't know what a joke is
-MTV is ruining our culture
-Cat pictures
-Besson sucks up to his feminist wife

Page 4:
-Kevin doesn't know what a joke is
-Jawbone is Scooter
-Name changes at post count intervals

Page 5:
-Kevin doesn't know what a joke is
-Kevin tries to get the last word, but fails

Page 6:
-Salty
-Jewish girls put out the same as normal girls
-Laminar attempts to get the last word
-Captain Obvious has hooked up with thousands of loose Jewish girls
-Cat pictures
-Christians are retarded
-Laminar breaks up Rob's mardenesque 9 post string
-Captain Obvious makes up stuff about Rob's life
-Rob corrects it
-MacGeek is excited to catch up on the thread
-Catholic girls like it up the bum

Page 7:
-Catholicism has given Rob's wife "issues"
-Cat pictures
-Abstinence doesn't exist in Europe
-Kitchen necromancying
-Kevin tries to get the last word
-We have a swear filter
-Sex with animals
-erik is familiar with the US's education system

Page 8:
-RR says Rob is ignorant
-MacGeek is excited to catch up on the thread
-Sex feels good
-Kevin says Oreo doesn't know what the US is like
-Kevin asks leading questions
-shifuimam posts a loooot of stuff that's too long to read
-Big Mac drops the bomb: Europe is a "decaying mess," socialism, atheism, nihilism, global warming, health care, birth control, women's rights, Germany is still full of Nazis
-RR says sex is good
-Kevin continues to ask leading questions

Page 9:
-Oreo debunks Big Mac
-Salty
-shifuimam posts a bunch more

Page 10:
-Laminar takes the last word
-Rumor, although he disagrees, is able to somehow remain civil
-Kevin takes last word back
-Absolute morality, death penalty, war
-2000 years ago the earth was flat, but it changed when the church decided it was round
-People are inherently bad
-Kerrigan fears the islamo-facist takeover of Europe
-marden

Page 11:
-Religion is advantageous to society
-Religion is disadvantageous to society
-marden

Page 12:
-macgeek's game and peripherials
-Mastrap is spend
-Dakar is buy
-Rob has mardenesque octo-post
-CO is the awesomest

Page 13:
-macgeek is excited to read the thread
-Religious schools
-Sex before marriage is critical
-Kevin asks leading questions

Page 14:
-Religion sucks
-Birth control
-Sexual frustration
-Laminar takes last word
-Summary is discussed
-Brittany Spears
-Keeping the live update going
-Tom Cruise
 
SSharon Jun 22, 2009 02:16 PM
It isn't as old as some of the threads between Cody Dawg and WDlove, but Salty coming out was a big event here. The few months leading up to it were anyway, when it finally happened I don't think too many of us were surprised.
 
lexapro Jun 22, 2009 02:34 PM
I have to admit that this is one of the funniest posts I've ever seen:
http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lou...k/#post1545099
 
shifuimam Jun 22, 2009 07:17 PM
Quote
-Kevin doesn't know what a joke is
This made me lulz.
 
Laminar Jun 22, 2009 07:29 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by shifuimam (Post 3853785)
This made me lulz.
And the 2+ pages of back-and-forth that proved this statement made me cry.
 
starman Jun 22, 2009 07:35 PM
Who was that kid that kept talking about how depressed he was, and posting lame pictures of himself? I think he was ridiculed out of here 4 years ago.

And this may be the same person, but there was some kid named PowerbookKid or something like that who kept making rather bizarre posts.

And yeah, the Cody/WDLove posts got on my nerves.
 
sek929 Jun 22, 2009 07:39 PM
PowerBookDude
 
Laminar Jun 22, 2009 07:40 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by starman (Post 3853793)
Who was that kid that kept talking about how depressed he was, and posting lame pictures of himself? I think he was ridiculed out of here 4 years ago.
No, Salty's still around. BOOM
 
Dakar V Jun 22, 2009 07:59 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Laminar (Post 3853789)
And the 2+ pages of back-and-forth that proved this statement made me cry.
Oh, he knew it was a joke. Problem is, it was much easier to defend the false "I couldn't tell you were joking" position than the real "I willfully used an obvious joke to spew some more inane opinions everyone has heard from me before" position.
 
TheoCryst Jun 22, 2009 08:26 PM
Psh. This thread could use some more red. You know, to make it really pop.
 
SSharon Jun 22, 2009 10:09 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by TheoCryst (Post 3853807)
Psh. This thread could use some more red. You know, to make it really pop.
What is this red you speak of? The only thing I know of to make a thread (or your eye balls) pop is more lens flare.
 
shifuimam Jun 22, 2009 10:58 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Dakar V (Post 3853803)
Oh, he knew it was a joke. Problem is, it was much easier to defend the false "I couldn't tell you were joking" position than the real "I willfully used an obvious joke to spew some more inane opinions everyone has heard from me before" position.
I wouldn't be so sure about that.
 
dcmacdaddy Jun 22, 2009 11:27 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by TheoCryst (Post 3853807)
Psh. This thread could use some more red. You know, to make it really pop.
It might make it pop, but would it make it snappy?
 
starman Jun 22, 2009 11:55 PM
The 4K78/debug code thread
 
Spheric Harlot Jun 23, 2009 05:53 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by Dakar V (Post 3853803)
Oh, he knew it was a joke. Problem is, it was much easier to defend the false "I couldn't tell you were joking" position than the real "I willfully used an obvious joke to spew some more inane opinions everyone has heard from me before" position.
Doubtful.

His forum persona was *extremely* literal-minded.

No sarcasm, no metaphors, no allegory, no symbolism, and above all, no context.
 
Spheric Harlot Jun 23, 2009 06:37 AM
I really don't mean this in a mean way, but this thread has a ten-year history and is in its way a culmination of classics:

http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lou...k-suggestions/
 
Captain Obvious Jun 23, 2009 08:34 AM
 
Dakar V Jun 23, 2009 10:07 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot (Post 3853907)
Doubtful.

His forum persona was *extremely* literal-minded.

No sarcasm, no metaphors, no allegory, no symbolism, and above all, no context.
Eh, maybe you're right. I just find it so hard to fathom.

Quote, Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot (Post 3853917)
I really don't mean this in a mean way, but this thread has a ten-year history and is in its way a culmination of classics:

http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lou...k-suggestions/
Am I the only one who finds the timing all too convenient? Anyone with a good knowledge of rob could have written that.
 
Spheric Harlot Jun 23, 2009 10:18 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by Captain Obvious (Post 3853930)
Ooo burn.
 
dcmacdaddy Jun 23, 2009 10:37 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by Captain Obvious (Post 3853930)
I believe this is the post you want to fully diss Rob/Ca$h.

Quote
Quote, Originally Posted by zigzag
He's barely an adult, just got married, and assumes he'll do it better, as we all did. His wife will eventually fire him for being a dipsh*t.
It was made in response to some uber-harsh comments Rob made about someone else's marriage falling apart. And it turns out to be quite prescient. The quote above is from 17 July 2004. It took only four years for Rob's wife to decide to "fire him for being a dipsh*t".
 
shifuimam Jun 25, 2009 09:54 AM
Wow - that's pretty harsh.

And completely ignorant. People get divorced for a variety of reasons. I, for one, was extremely relieved when my parents finally split up after more than a decade of abject misery.
 
Doofy Jun 25, 2009 10:04 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by dcmacdaddy (Post 3853969)
I believe this is the post you want to fully diss Rob/Ca$h.

It was made in response to some uber-harsh comments Rob made about someone else's marriage falling apart. And it turns out to be quite prescient. The quote above is from 17 July 2004. It took only four years for Rob's wife to decide to "fire him for being a dipsh*t".
Wasn't zigzag the bloke who offed himself 'coz he got caught up-skirting young ladies?
 
dcmacdaddy Jun 25, 2009 10:57 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by Doofy (Post 3854795)
Wasn't zigzag the bloke who offed himself 'coz he got caught up-skirting young ladies?
Actually, I think he was charged with sexual relations with a minor (an underage girl).


How does that have anything to do with his ability to criticise Rob for Rob's harsh comments to someone else?
 
Doofy Jun 25, 2009 11:02 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by dcmacdaddy (Post 3854813)
How does that have anything to do with his ability to criticise Rob for Rob's harsh comments to someone else?
Nowt. But this thread is all about reminiscing, ain't it?
 
Laminar Jun 25, 2009 11:57 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by Doofy (Post 3854795)
Wasn't zigzag the bloke who offed himself 'coz he got caught up-skirting young ladies?
Yep.

Quote, Originally Posted by dcmacdaddy
Actually, I think he was charged with sexual relations with a minor (an underage girl).
All of the original linked news articles are gone, but I only remember something about video-taping underage girls in public.
 
SSharon Jul 2, 2009 07:56 PM
I was looking through some old files on my desktop last night and I came across a folder with every image from the Carly Patterson photochop thread. Don't ask me what I was thinking when I saved them all (when it comes to computers I am like a digital pack rat). If anyone has a desire to see them or host them PM me or reply and I will send you them.
 
Face Ache Jul 2, 2009 08:52 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by SSharon (Post 3857918)
I was looking through some old files on my desktop last night and I came across a folder with every image from the Carly Patterson photochop thread.
I have a folder that has most of my 'chops from the DBGFHRGL thread(s)...

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/741/crashinc.jpg
http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/1763/gatestrek.jpg
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/4421/jobsheroes.jpg
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/9735/joinus.jpg
http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/4628/tryharder.jpg

and the "happyboy" flash animation of the whole thread.
 
QuadG5Man Jul 10, 2009 02:22 AM
 
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