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Spandex Bonerlord
Sep 30, 2014



At least that's what a bunch of signs in Seattle are claiming.

quote:

Imagine a world with no internet. Sure, we'd miss the online shopping, the work-at-home ease, the Squid Game binge. But isn't it also kind of calming to imagine a world where we don't know how many friends are convinced Olive Garden will give them free food simply for linking to a Facebook post? Or which cousins believe the coronavirus vaccine is embedding Bill Gates into our brains?

In my city, Seattle, random signs around town claim that Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, is the day the internet ends. On Tuesday, I snapped a photo of the message displayed at a closed sushi restaurant in my neighborhood. In the same lettering the restaurant once used to advertise that they were "now closed Mondays" or to hype their gyoza, the sign now reads: "12022021 INTERNET ENDS."

Turns out the sign I saw wasn't the only one displayed in Seattle, where the internet's demise would mean a heck of a lot of people were suddenly unemployed. The signs are in a variety of places and don't all look the same, but they express the same date and message: Pack it in, internet, you had a nice run.
On the Seattle subreddit, someone posted a photo of what seems to be a man climbing a Seattle street sign that has one of the "internet ends" signs. It's not clear if he's the one who attached the sign, but maybe.

"Looks like an attempt at viral marketing," guessed one Reddit user. "Can't be a movie, nothing big's coming out that day."
Maybe it's not a big movie day, but it's a cool day in numerical terms. 12-02-2021 is the longest palindrome date of the year, meaning it reads the same backward and forward. (This doesn't work in other parts of the world, where the day is written before the month.) There are 22 such dates in 2021, but this one works for all eight digits, while some of the others only work if you shorten the year to two digits. So maybe some company decided to play off the back and forth of the date for a marketing stunt promoting a giant peanut-butter cup or something.
https://twitter.com/GaelFC/status/1...02%2Fframe.html
https://twitter.com/alicevalkyrie3/...02%2Fframe.html
It's probably just some dumb marketing stunt, but in case it isn't, you have until the end of this countdown clock to download copies of your favorite threads. Hurry up, goons!

Edit: False alarm, everyone!

Spandex Bonerlord fucked around with this message at 22:05 on Dec 2, 2021

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Cosmic Thing
Sep 24, 2019


Oh god can you imagine?

I wouldn't be able to work remotely anymore tho, so I hope not! :)

Bags Fly at Noon
Apr 6, 2011

this kills the crab

Sure, they're visually impressive, but a lot of posters find large avatars physically uncomfortable. Furthermore, the owners of large avatars often rely on their size alone and don't bother to develop more refined posting techniques.







Well it’s about loving time!

tractor man
Nov 11, 2021



I loving wish

Sid Vicious
Jan 1, 1970


oh no i walk dogs and they just finally got our booking website figured out correctly

By popular demand
Jul 17, 2007

IT *BZZT* WASP ME--
IT WASP ME ALL *BZZT* ALONG!




It actually ended some time ago and we're all so self involved that we've inadvertently created a mass hallucination of the internet.

Cosmic Thing
Sep 24, 2019


By popular demand posted:

It actually ended some time ago and we're all so self involved that we've inadvertently created a mass hallucination of the internet.

haha. awesome

BIG TIT LIL NIP
Oct 5, 2005






it's been an honor posting along side you all. sad but it's for the better.

Guze
Oct 10, 2007

Regular Human Bartender



Good riddance

Murdstone
Jun 14, 2005





Probably marketing for the new Matrix movie.

runnypoops
Mar 26, 2016

been there. done that. prove yourself to me.

I will replace poo poo posting with yelling “im gay!” At my neighbours

its all nice on rice
Nov 12, 2006

Sweet, Salty Goodness.




Buglord

I can finally stop doing the pointless E-learning modules required by work.

Seth Pecksniff
May 27, 2004

The human face is, after all, nothing more nor less than a mask.


It's been something posting with you all and I wish you all the best of luck as you attempt to avoid being eaten by cannibal hordes

Bags Fly at Noon
Apr 6, 2011

this kills the crab

Sure, they're visually impressive, but a lot of posters find large avatars physically uncomfortable. Furthermore, the owners of large avatars often rely on their size alone and don't bother to develop more refined posting techniques.







The good news is that we all won’t be stupid anymore.

Cosmic Thing
Sep 24, 2019


Bags Fly at Noon posted:

The good news is that we all won’t be stupid anymore.

Encyclopedia Britannica will have to go back to print!

Brother Tadger
Feb 15, 2012

I'm accidentally a suicide bomber!


Inshallah

DO IT TO IT
Mar 3, 2008

I know "mon" means man, but I don't think "Och" means anything.



it's about time honestly

DickParasite
Dec 2, 2004




Slippery Tilde

It means February 12th dumbass. It ended like ten months ago

LividLiquid
Apr 13, 2002


I lived by that Bento Sushi place.

It used to be a mediocre burger joint called the Boss Flame Broiler that had pretty good creamsicle shakes.

thunderspanks
Nov 5, 2003

crucify this

we could only be so lucky

Meme Poker Party
Sep 1, 2006

Paid for by "The People for Snakey Sex Avatars". We're an organization of people wanting to assure all is right in the world by making sure Meme Poker Party has a proper avatar. It's totally not just one person with too much disposable income. We promise.

I am inside the central server room of the internet. I have attached a explosive charge to the main internet computer with a dead man's switch monitoring my heartbeat. If my demands are not met I will destroy the internet. My demands are as follows:

- $30 million of doge coin transferred to my swiss bank account.

- The President must appear on live television and say "I am the President and Narmaya is my #1 waifu."

- Inclusion of Gamers as a protected class under federal law.

Farmer Crack-Ass
Jan 2, 2001

~this is me posting irl~


Meme Poker Party posted:

I am inside the central server room of the internet. I have attached a explosive charge to the main internet computer with a dead man's switch monitoring my heartbeat. If my demands are not met I will destroy the internet. My demands are as follows:

...

- Inclusion of Gamers as a protected class under federal law.

too high a price. hit the button

EVERY TIME GOING
Mar 17, 2006

cant stop wont stop


Simply the thought of having free reign over the memeing powers of gods at your fingertips but for a few scant minutes, should be enough to drive anyone who's always-online into delirious ecstasy.

Bad Purchase
Jun 17, 2019





how am i supposed to take a poo poo if there’s no internet?

kntfkr
Feb 11, 2019

GOOSE FUCKER


thank loving god

Jay_Zombie
Apr 20, 2007

We're sealing the tunnel!


*rushes to download as much porn as possible*

Jay_Zombie
Apr 20, 2007

We're sealing the tunnel!


Bad Purchase posted:

how am i supposed to take a poo poo if there’s no internet?

You read the back of the shampoo bottle like your ancestors did.

Hungry Computer
Nov 12, 2008



It's me. The internet is collapsing because I'm eating all the bits and you can't stop me :pcgaming1:

Cosmic Thing
Sep 24, 2019


Jay_Zombie posted:

You read the back of the shampoo bottle like your ancestors did.

Ok, but how will I waste time at work?

Jay_Zombie
Apr 20, 2007

We're sealing the tunnel!


Cosmic Thing posted:

Ok, but how will I waste time at work?

Bring the shampoo bottle with you?

Chief McHeath
Apr 23, 2002



Don't worry it's just rebranding as the metanet.

You Are A Elf
Apr 26, 2010

Black Gold!


End social media. Leave the Internet.

Aardvark!
May 17, 1993




I bet it's a new kind of cryptocurrency

ghosTTy
Sep 22, 2008



Aardvark! posted:

I bet it's a new kind of cryptocurrency

You're not far off. It's related to internet computer gatekeeping the internet

BUG JUG
Feb 17, 2005





Did it happen yet?

Posting to check if the internet is off yet.

BUG JUG
Feb 17, 2005





Guess not.

How about now?

Bags Fly at Noon
Apr 6, 2011

this kills the crab

Sure, they're visually impressive, but a lot of posters find large avatars physically uncomfortable. Furthermore, the owners of large avatars often rely on their size alone and don't bother to develop more refined posting techniques.







drat we only got an hour and 28 minutes left! Better get your internetting done now folks, the Big One’s coming!

aegof
Mar 2, 2011



hell yeah I knew saving all that porn locally was a good idea

kntfkr
Feb 11, 2019

GOOSE FUCKER


I bet it's Kanye

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Cosmic Thing
Sep 24, 2019


Bags Fly at Noon posted:

drat we only got an hour and 28 minutes left! Better get your internetting done now folks, the Big One’s coming!

I wish that were true. then i could just say gently caress work and go to the bar.

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