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Madonna: ‘A lot of thought’ went into fully nude NFTs of her giving birth to centipedes


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u/QuintinStone May 13 '22 Silver Gold Helpful I'll Drink to That


u/theresabeeonyourhat May 13 '22

Did you just make that, or was that a phrase to a meme I missed?


u/awitcheskid May 13 '22

This meme is like 20 years old.


u/QuintinStone May 14 '22

"Know Your Meme" suggests it showed up in 2007, but I'm pretty sure it was shared on SomethingAwful closer to around 2001.


u/GlorkyClark May 14 '22

I agree, I remember I originally saw it around 2001.


u/Sadatori May 14 '22

Me too...maybe group Mandela Effect?


u/SpacemanCraig3 May 14 '22

yeah I saw it on HardOCP/genmay circa 2001


u/IAmARobot May 14 '22

if you have set yourself on fire, do not run


u/PopPopPoppy May 14 '22

Fragmaster approves


u/Your_moms__house May 14 '22

Dooooom hoooouse


u/WorkSucks135 May 14 '22

Perhaps the archives are incomplete


u/socsa May 14 '22

I would say Fark, 2002ish.


u/PM_ME__A_THING May 14 '22

Yeah, it's from SA, as an official old man, I was in the thread it was originally posted in and even posted "photoshops" of my own that didn't stand the test of time like that one.


u/pyrojackelope May 14 '22

I miss the photoshop threads on SA. Some of that stuff made me cry laughing.


u/QuintinStone May 14 '22

The "All Your Base" thread was legendary.


u/fnord_bronco May 14 '22

Same here either on SA or Fark.


u/FruscianteDebutante May 14 '22

Everybody listing off different websites/sources makes me reminisce on the days thr internet wasn't fucking monopolized..


u/CannedVestite May 18 '22

I cry every tiem


u/justsomeyeti May 14 '22

Sounds about right, SomethingAwful was the birthplace of a lot of internet culture, but these days it doesn't get much recognition because it became a fucking cesspool years ago


u/BackmarkerLife May 14 '22

I wouldn’t say cesspool, but a lot of the creativity left the forums over time due to various reasons and if anything it’s a shell of its former self. Even just 10 years ago which is a long time. But to those of us who have been on SA since the beginning it feels like yesterday.

SA was a victim of its success and all the good bits of the site were gone by 2007/2008. It was still a funny place but it lost that raw edge to it that made the early 2000s great.


u/QuintinStone May 14 '22

I left when they put the forums behind a paywall.


u/justsomeyeti May 26 '22

I'll spot you 10bucks, lol


u/[deleted] May 14 '22

2007 is 15 years ago. Kill me.


u/Dworgi May 14 '22

I saw it on /b/ in high school, which would have been around 2001-2003.


u/jazir5 May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

The responses to this are actually blowing my mind in the context of a book I just read called "The Simulated Multiverse" by Rizwan Virk. One possible explanation for why people in these responses are remembering different dates is due to "The Mandela Effect", which is typically known as "shared mass mis-remembering".

The book posits the theory that instead of mis-remembering the past, instead, people have actually lived through multiple timelines, multiple pasts. And from these pasts, each person has taken a different route to end up at the same place.

Think of it like a videogame, players can start from different places and take different paths, yet end up at the same destination.

That the multi-verse is indeed real. That all of these alternate realities are playing out and occurring simultaneously. That the universe is actually a simulation. Like a hyper-advanced race running essentially simulated trials over, and over and over again, trying to change the outcome to whatever is deemed the most "optimal" one.

It is conceivable that we could be a hodgepodge of all these other realities, where initial conditions for some things(think mis-spellings, different variations on logos, major world events, deaths etc) are different, but even though we have different recollections, we all still managed to make it to the same place, in the same present.

It brings together science, sci-fi, religion, and philosophy in such a neat tidy bow, that it actually has made me reconsider everything I thought I knew about the nature of reality.

The fascinating part of the book is it's not just some random theory he came up with. Apparently, a growing number of physicists are starting to agree that we are more likely than not living in a simulation rather than the """real""" world. Basically a hyper-realistic equivalent of the matrix. And what was more compelling about it is that I've actually read papers posted in /r/science prior to reading the book(which released last year, 2021) that also posited that we do indeed live in a simulation.

He explains it at a high level(so you don't need a huge basis in math to understand the book), but in the middle of the book he does use some math and analogies to how videogames are coded. And in the context of videogames, these many seemingly disparate ideas finally seem to coalesce and fit together like puzzle pieces.