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25 Amusing Anecdotes From The Insular World Of 4chan

On October 1, 2003, fifteen year old Christopher 'Moot' Poole launched an anonymous, image-based bulletin board called 4chan, not yet knowing what an impact the modest web experiment would have on internet culture in the coming years. Today, one can find a variety of boards on the website dedicated to niche interests, including anime & manga, cosplay, comics, video games, political incorrectness, quests, and a vast array of NSFW content. But at the time of its launch, 4chan hosted only one 'random' board called /b/. Despite its simple beginnings, 4chan hasn't significantly changed in its nearly eighteen years of existence. Unlike other notable message board websites like Reddit, you don't need to register an account to participate (in fact, there is no account registration), you must upload an image to begin a new thread, and anyone can post anonymously. Although there are a list of general site rules and specific rules for each board that users must obey in order to avoid getting banned, to this day the site is one of the more uninhibited corners of the internet. Because of this, 4chan has been the subject of much controversy over the years. As the terminally-online know all too well, the ability to post freely and anonymously will inevitably yield disturbing and ugly results. But despite the fact that many view 4chan as a grotesque reflection of the darkest aspects of the human condition (as it very well may be), it's impossible to deny that the infamous website has influenced the internet in ways that no other web-based 'community' has. Out of the boards of 4chan rose rage comics, lolcats, and duckrolling (the precursor to rickrolling). One could argue that 4chan was the birthplace of the internet meme as we know it. 4chan may be a fringe online ecosystem shrouded in mystery to those who consume their memes from the safety of Twitter or Instagram, but some research has suggested that most of the memes in circulation originated from /pol/, which raises the question—do we forgive 4chan for the alt-right, because...memes? 

Ironically, screenshots of the most innocuous and least offensive posts from notoriously feral boards like /b/ now have their own home on a subreddit called r/greentext, or 'the realm of the most anti-climactic short stories from 4chan.' Many of the snippets featured on the sub collectively paint a more somber, tragic, and sometimes even wholesome picture of the 'anon' character. It's fascinating how the perception of an entire internet ecosystem can be manipulated by curating the content it produces. One could just as easily collect the most reprehensible posts from 4chan and suddenly 'anon' becomes an entirely unsympathetic character. In reality, 'anon' is millions of users—some malicious, some well-intentioned, all participating in an internet of anarchy that is difficult to define. We've collected some of the more harmless snapshots of /b/ via r/greentext, not to misrepresent the website, but instead to offer a small window into the insular world of 4chan to those who are mildly curious.

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45 Paternal Souls Share The Most 'Dad' Things They've Done This Year

Father's Day may have been this past Sunday, but dad behavior is always funny. Twitter user Ryan Nanni decided to pay respects to all dads by asking people to share their most dad-like moments of 2019. The responses did not disappoint. From obsessive compulsively crafty behaviors, to curmudgeonly resistance to socializing, all of these people deserve a fatherly pat on the back.

Funny tweets about the most dad things people have done in the year 2019 | Ryan Nanni @celebrityhottub As do every Father's Day is time us share most Dad thing did this year Being father is not requirement participate will go first developed extensive opinions about dried fruit options. | Ray Schmitt @r_aymo Replying celebrityhottub Told my wife all water toys don't need be our front yard every day let kids neighborhood kill someone else's grass could barely believe said 1:26 PM 6/16/19 Twitter
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Partners Of Sleep Walkers And Talkers Share Amusing Anecdotes

If you've ever dated or married a sleep walker or talker, you know that nights can be anything but boring. Reddit user u/hoeka_mos made this extra clear after asking the r/AskReddit if the partners of weird sleepers had any wild stories to tell. The community came through with some incredibly entertaining tidbits that make us wonder if our sleep cycles could survive such excitement. Here are our favorites.  

Funny askreddit thread about stories from partners of people who sleepwalk and sleeptalk, relationships, dating, marriage | Cocamello 11.8k points 6 days ago 3 2 3 More My grandfather hard sleep talker my grandmother has funny story. One day my grandfather while sleeping saying" do punch this asshole" my grandmother replayed yeah punch him then my grandfather his sleep punched her.
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25 Fresh Tweets To Help You Pass The Time

Spending time on social media can really kill the soul. That's why we soulless content minions have put in the time and effort to collect these fresh tweets for your perusing pleasure. Why subject yourself to idiocy when you can avoid it by scrolling through vaguely amusing tweets right here.

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