reply to post by Gakus
Awesome. Now that you have that off your chest, consider learning about something you're so vehemently opposed to. Email moot. Find out how many
banhammers have been leveled since 4chan's inception due to child porn. Besides, Chris Hansen hangs out there.
Originally posted by TheAssociate
I could be wrong, but there are other "hacker" groups out there besides Anon.
Not that would use that many memes specific to /b/. Unless it's an unusually well planned and executed ploy by Ebaums to distract everyone...
Originally posted by VneZonyDostupa
The suit, the Konami code at the beginning, and several of the items used to cover the speaker's face are internet memes originating from
Anonymous's main organizing ground, 4chan.org.
I don't think anyone did not know that already. Please, go visit 4chan. The closest to a "main organizing ground" is /b/. Have fun finding
something coherent enough to back up your claim.
Anyway, he's telling the truth. The Konami code works for everything. Try it in traffic. Just yell it at fellow motorists to activate. I once used it
to save a burning bus full of nuns transporting orphaned kittens from falling off a cliff that was also on fire.
Anyway, I formed 2 opinions watching this video:
1. This guy is probably not the stereotypical Anon. Probably a relatively new "member" if you can call it that. The memes used were too many and too
outside of /b/ (by that I mean they were lost to the rest of the internet long ago and grabbed up by attention seekers trying their damnedest to be
"random" on social networking sites) for this to be anyone really familiar with the entire history.
I could be wrong, but I doubt it.
Then again, I suppose it could be an insidious Bauman plot. Or someone trying to make a difference by making a video and realizing that they can get
more attention if they align themselves with something a lot of people are already familiar with by throwing in a few things they have a passing
knowledge of. I doubt this particular theory. But then again the code is not something you encounter every day...
2: I agree with all of the posts saying it's too long. Break into the superbowl telecast and broadcast this and people will take notice. Hack
facebook? People are too busy figuring out ways to abbreviate more words into txt style to watch an 8 minute video.
I also agree that it brings up very relevant problems, but offers nothing in the way of solutions. Violence is somewhat implied but... You go first,
we'll see who follows. You can always whip a few people out there into a frenzy with philosophical rants and things like that, but it's going to
take a hell of a lot more than a few to change anything.
tl;dr Laughing man is probably relatively new to 4chan or has a passing knowledge of it; doubtful he's affiliated with anon (especially considering
most anons are anon to each other also. I don't know why people have a hard time understanding "unstructured" and "loosely affiliated"). And he
should condense more info into shorter vids. Release one short video a day on youtube. You'll get thousands of hits from people referring from here
Edit to add: Did anyone else notice the similarity of the physical build of Laughing Man to one of the guys in that YT vid posted here a while back?
The one with the two guys dressed in suits and Guy Fawkes masks smashing a TV in what looked to be a garage. I believe it pertained to scientology.
[edit on 7/21/10 by Magnivea]