Entire Apple Store Pranked With Goatse

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I wish I could have been there! Scott has photos and eyewitness reports (!) reports over at Laughing Squid about this massive prank played yesterday at the Apple store downtown — visit Scott’s post for more info and reports, and (safe-ish) photos of the Apple customers’ shocked reactions:

Massive First Goatse at San Francisco Apple Store

We just received this report and photos of a massive First Goatse that was deployed yesterday at the San Francisco Apple Store during Macworld 2007. First Goatse is project where people are shown the infamous Goatse image and then their reactions are photographed. This is the first known instance of a First Goatse of this magnitude.

For more info, see my previous write-up on First Goatse.

Here’s the report from the person who whiteness this spectacle unfold:

‘So, I was at MacWorld today and decided to stop at the Apple store on my way out. I was wandering around, minding my own business and checking out the expo crowd. Suddenly, on about half of the visible monitors in the store, all of the open windows flew back (exposé “Show Desktop” style) to show a certain disgusting-but-famous-web-image. It appears that someone somehow managed to “first goatse” most of the people in the Apple store.'”

5 Comments so far

  1. adam Jackson (unregistered) on January 11th, 2007 @ 1:05 pm

    Hilarious!


  2. SEAN (unregistered) on January 11th, 2007 @ 1:43 pm

    Oh, that’s genius!


  3. Dan (unregistered) on January 11th, 2007 @ 3:35 pm

    Cheap and stupid. Hopefully Apple will be above blocking sites because of this stunt.


  4. Anna (unregistered) on January 11th, 2007 @ 4:10 pm

    That is so nasty. I know it’s a joke, but still. ugh.


  5. J Crowley (unregistered) on January 12th, 2007 @ 1:57 am

    Haha, wonderful. But I don’t think it’s necessarily the biggest mass Goatse ever:

    When I was in high school, there was this “Distance Learning Network” where different classrooms could be hooked together via a kind of videoconferencing network. There were several TVs and cameras throughout the room, and you could put a different feed on each TV, and broadcast from one of the different cameras throughout the room on your feed. You could also switch the feed to a video-out from the computer.

    A couple friends of mine were playing around on the computer during their class (the teacher was in another school several miles away), and the computer-proficient one decided to prank the other with Goatse. (This was in about 2000, when it had just started gaining momentum, and people weren’t really that familiar with it.) Well, after seeing it, the Goatse victim had the brilliant idea of quickly flashing the broadcast feed to the video-out from the computer.

    Imagine about 50 high school students going “EWWWWWWWW” in unison. But, see, even though the class was comprised of four different school districts, any school could tune in and see what you were doing, even if they weren’t a part of the class. So, according to the principal (who subsequently suspended both of my friends for a week), about eight different schools actually saw the brief Goatse broadcast and called him about it. I’m not sure how many people total, but I think it was probably the actual first mass Goatse of its kind, and likely still holds the record, albeit not formally documented. : P



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