Just over a week ago, 4Chan users posted the image to the right on the /r/4chan channel on Reddit.
It’s the outline of a sinister plan, first reported by Urlesque, to get scores of lonely, single guys to unknowingly participate in a “Forever Alone Involuntary Flashmob.”
These “forever alone” guys — a term referring to a 4chan meme of minimal humour in which grotesquely-shaped, comically tearful face finds itself in lonely situations — would all arrive near some payphones in Times Square on the evening of May 13 expecting to meet attractive girls.
The 4chan hackers would accomplish this by lifting “some chick’s” Facebook photos and using them to create a fake OKCupid profile to set up the fake dates.
The forever alone guys could then be easily observed live, in HD, on the streaming webcams available throughout this touristy section of Manhattan (click on camera number 2 for the exact spot).
Finally, the group of 4chan hackers, sitting alone in front of their screens, would collectively laugh as they witness a group of probably dim-witted, lonely New York men get really pissed.
“This is some sick, manipulative shit here. Let me know how it goes!” posted one Redditor on the thread.
“Kind of sad. I really feel for these guys, it’s cruel when people hurt their own” wrote another, monolithdigital.
While the first quote is the typical 4chan response, apathetic and amused, the second begs the other important point: What kind of person takes the time and energy to create this level of deception?
Sure, the idea is kind of funny, but are there people so bored with life —and totally insensitive — that they would bother to take that much time just to piss off a bunch of horny dumb guys?
Clearly yes. But this level of venom is quite revealing — they quite possibly hate themselves for feeling the same as the Forever Alone guy, only not as stupid. What else could motivate such a mean spirited, and work-intensive, flash mob?
The users of 4chan — supposedly a bunch of masturbatory teenage males — is associated with Anonymous, the same scary and powerful hackers who brought down major international websites over the blocking of WikiLeaks.
Members of the 4chan Anonymous group would probably be offended to be associated with this sophomoric bunch of flash-mob organisers, but by nature of both groups anonymity, to the greater public there’s no visible difference.
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