LGF’s Long-Lost “Class of 2004”

Ahh…now this thread is not the result of some current event or a reaction to something recently posted. Rather, this is one of those “for the record” types of posts, prompted by raised eyebrows when those of us here in The Boiler Room fire up The World’s Greatest Blog Search Engine™ and stumble upon certain things…

On June 15, 2004 (article #11394, to be precise), teh Johnson embarked on a grand experiment, and for the first time began user registration at LGF.  Over the next few days, hundreds of new user accounts were created, as the then-current readers chose passwords and submitted email confirmations (thus, no user lizard profile page will show a date earlier than this).  At the time, it was cause for great celebration, and life for the lizards was good….for years…

But…

As one may have been clued in by the general disdain displayed in the above screencap, you won’t find too many of this original batch commenting on the blog these days. What is really amazing, however, is the sheer number of these netizens who are actually banned (as opposed to simply taking off). I mean, there can’t be another site on the political web with this kind of WWI-esque bodycount:

banned class of 04 – 1100+ nics (xlsx)

and…the xls version

That’s a lot of “troglodytes”…(and only those confirmed up to about 8 months ago, that we know about).


70 Comments on “LGF’s Long-Lost “Class of 2004””

  1. William Standish Knowels says:

    If you are going to be a Stalin, there has to be a purge.

  2. The Osprey says:

    What the hell kind of format is the xlsx file. I’m assuming it’s Excel but my Excel 2004 for Mac OS won’t digest it at all. It opens it but there is just a lot of furrin’ lookin’ gibberish characters in it.

  3. garycooper says:

    Ah, poor Octopus! I knew him well. A fine fellow, though prone to the occasional nit-picking argument with people of firm opinions. 🙂

    OT: Question for the group…do you think it is wrong for a family to own a succession of dogs of the same breed, so far three over a 25 year or so stretch, and to name them all “King?” One of my daughter’s college friend’s family has done this, and I think it’s very odd, bordering on pathological. They just like having a black Lab named King, I guess. Maybe they’re racists, making fun of the great M.L. King? Chunky, you want to weigh in on this? Yes, this truck-scale, right over here…

    • Voltaires Crack says:

      Maybe they have bowls, toys, sweaters, etc. with the name ‘King’ imprinted and don’t want to lose their investment. Are these people known for being overly abstemious?

      • garycooper says:

        That’s a good theory. I’ll have to find out more about them. My girl’s only known her new friend for about a month.

      • ISpeakJive says:

        We have friends who had a black lab named Satan. Mormons in Utah. Hilarious when the dog would get out and the family went looking for him.

      • garycooper says:

        ISpeakJive :We have friends who had a black lab named Satan. Mormons in Utah. Hilarious when the dog would get out and the family went looking for him.

        Good for them! Find that bugger, and put a leash on him. 😈

  4. Voltaires Crack says:

    Not commenting on this. Not gonna do it. Wouldn’t be prudent.

    194 Obdicut Wed, Oct 26, 2011 7:51:16pm

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    #192 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

    Let’s change that from “a little” to something more impressive.

    I’ve eaten placenta. I’ve eaten the placenta of more than one animal.

    And eyeballs, tongue, testicles, grubs, locusts, spiders, and rats.

  5. garycooper says:

    The science is settled, then: Obdicut is a raccoon. That’s their diet, pretty much.

  6. Bureaucat says:

    Not that there is anything wrong with eating testicles, but you should detach them and cook them first.

    • Zimriel says:

      Deep fried with a side of horseradish. Om nom nom.

      I haven’t had tongue and the closest thing to rodent I’ve had was wabbit. As for the rest of his list, I’ve no pressing desire to try. I have had grilled armadillo, in Mexico City. The grill marks reminded me of the Michelin pattern. At least I hope they were grill marks

      • garycooper says:

        I think you’re supposed to avoid eating armadillo, now. They’ve discovered the little critters carry leprosy!

  7. garycooper says:

    Pound it into a knothole for about an hour, of course.

  8. poteen says:

    194 Obdicut Wed, Oct 26, 2011 7:51:16pm

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    re: #192 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

    Let’s change that from “a little” to something more impressive.

    I’ve eaten placenta. I’ve eaten the placenta of more than one animal.

    And eyeballs, tongue, testicles, grubs, locusts, spiders, and rats.

    The insects and animals are because he hasn’t had any friends for dinner lately. 😉

  9. Hugh Bris says:

    Holy shit. Don’t mess with this chick.

  10. garycooper says:

    http://www.livestream.com/occupywallstnyc

    NYC livestream of the bums. 🙂

    Some funny stuff happens with these dorks.

  11. ISTE says:

    Really off topic but I am trying to stay awake!

    I was in a bar earlier today, well yesterday at about 5:30 pm and they had CNN on the TV.

    Dana was on!!

  12. deep cover mofucka says:

    oh man I was just over at the swamp. fucking tough to read.

    i”m deep cover at south beach, Miami.

    got a sock ready and waiting, of course they won’t know about it because none of them ever read here

  13. OldLineTexan says:

    garycooper :

    beed :I love you.

    I love lamp.

    *lamb

  14. Iron Fist says:

    The Class of 2004 were the people who made his site into a big-time power in the Blogosphere. When he got rid of them (and I was there for two years before the Class of2004), he got rid of his mojo.

    • garycooper says:

      And now we are but “troglodytes.” Real nice, Fatasz! 😆

      Go take a picture of the ocean, and some rusty-ass hinges. People will PAY for stuff like that, to enhance their lives with wonder and beauty. Throw in a tree, and maybe a few rocks stacked on top of each other like a message from the Ancient Ones, and then sit back and watch the money roll in.

  15. iceweasel's strap on dildo says:

    Iron Fist :
    Iceweasel’s strap-on never sleeps…

    I never do!

  16. Charles Johnson's bicycle seat says:

    That class of 2004 gave him his best posters.

  17. Speranza says:

    garycooper :
    And now we are but “troglodytes.” Real nice, Fatasz!
    Go take a picture of the ocean, and some rusty-ass hinges. People will PAY for stuff like that, to enhance their lives with wonder and beauty. Throw in a tree, and maybe a few rocks stacked on top of each other like a message from the Ancient Ones, and then sit back and watch the money roll in.

    Yes the people who made his blog and were so nice to him too.
    He is a disloyal fuck.

    • Iron Fist says:

      He is a backstabbing oppertunistic traitor. He thought he saw a rising tide of Leftism, and thought he could ride it to wealth. Thing is, he could have sold LGF as it was for some real money, if that was what he wanted. Instead he plowed it into the ground. Now it is worthless. I doubt he could even sell the domain, unless Rodan wanted to pick it up cheap.

      • Speranza says:

        I really believe in his heart of hearts he knows he made a huge mistake. Fuck him though, he is not a person of character.

    • prag deep cover mofacko in Florida says:

      his claim to fame was stealing an idea from Harry McDougal AKA buckhead. And it was these troglodytes at his site that made the connection for him and supplied the witty comment to give him fame

      and it was all troglodytes.

      his current crop of coprylytes are taking him down the road to obscurity

      I think my next sock will be a fossil reference. maybe sharmutasaurus

  18. MedChemmer says:

    Think about this: With 1100 nics, it took at least that many clicks, maybe more, to ban them. Has anyone clicked anything 1100 times. It might be fun to calculate how much time it would take a

  19. MedChemmer says:

    Think about this: With 1100 nics, it took at least that many clicks, maybe more, to ban them. Has anyone clicked anything 1100 times. It might be fun to calculate how much time it would take an average chunky-fingered man to make that many clicks to ban that many

  20. kansas says:

    6200 comments wasted.

  21. Basement Cat says:

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