Facebook Rumor of the Year

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  • RightNut||

    LOL!

  • Lord Humungus||

    well played, sir.

  • Restoras||

    Indeed.

  • Killazontherun||

    HS!

  • Spartacus||

    His Satanesty?

  • trig||

    Head shot?

  • Killazontherun||

    This Christmas special will explain all:

    http://southpark-zone.blogspot.....stmas.html

  • Auric Demonocles||

    That makes a lot of sense when you think about it, lol.

  • Belgian||

    Oh My God!!! He's been assimilated by the Satanist Anonbot Collective!!

  • Auric Demonocles||

    According to doherty, I've been a bot for years, shilling for Big Alt-Text.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Then, sir, I join you. Alt-Text Now, Alt-Text Tomorrow, Alt-Text Forever!

  • sarcasmic||

    And remember that the peace sign is an upside down broken cross, and the Proctor and Gamble logo is a satanic symbol.

  • ||

    Shit! I thought it stood for "Libertarianism over Languor" Will stop immediately.

  • ||

    Can I still use "ROFL"?

  • DEATFBIRSECIA||

    You mean "Rollin on Full Lucifer?" Absolutely not!

  • tarran||

    You know, it's terrible that when people greet each other, they say "Hello!" thereby spreading subliminal advertising on behalf of the Adversary with each act of politeness.

    People who really oppose Satan should say "Heaveno" instead of "Hello".

  • Andrew S.||

    You laugh, but there have been actual attempts to do just that.

  • tarran||

    I got the idea from Walter Jon Williams's The Rift, which is an awesome book.

  • Marshall Gill||

    My parents heard that shit when I was a teenager. They began answering the phone "Praise the Lord, Gill residence" and continued to do so until my mother passed away in '91.

  • robc||

    Monty Burns still answers the phone, "Ahoy Ahoy".

  • ||

    I believe the correct pronuciation is Ahoy-hoy.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Aye aye.

  • Randian||

    Heaven-Os would make a bitchin' cereal.

  • $park¥||

    I'm imagining little "O"s made of stale bread floating in a bowl of wine.

  • WWNGD?||

    as he said... bitchin'

  • T||

    I thought it stood for "Llewellyn Over Libertarians" and was a hope for the eventual triumph of Rockwell over Cato and Mises.org.

  • affenkopf||

    Rockwell over Mises.org? The guy founded the institute.

  • RBS||

    Just switch reason with Mises. Just think if that happened. Most boring Libertopia ever.

  • T||

    Doesn't mean he still agrees with it. Schism looms eternal in libertopia.

  • sarcasmic||

    I always thought it meant "loser online".

  • $park¥||

    Everybody knows that Christianity is a philosophy, not a religion. You'll have to be more specific.

  • DJF||

    Can Satanists still use LOL or now that the secret is out do they have to use something else?

  • Rights-Minimalist Autocrat||

    Joy Eternal in Service of Unholy Satan.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    "All praise to Satan, for he is great. LOL!"

    Yeah, I can see it.

  • ||

    alt-text brilliance has occurred.

  • Bramblyspam||

    ... and the AT&T logo is the death star!

  • KPres||

    Yes We Can!

  • Dr. Frankenstein||

    WTF
    LOL
    KISS

  • Dr. Frankenstein||

    WTF
    LOL
    KISS

  • Dr. Frankenstein||

    This wasn't my fault. Apparently the squirrel are Knight's in Satans Service as well. And don't like me using their Lord's name in vain.

  • Dr. Frankenstein||

    And it's too early for me to type as well.

  • Nicholas Sarwark||

    As both a member of the KISS (Kings in Satan's Service) Army and one of the AC/DC (Against Christ/Devil's Children), I can confirm that this is completely correct.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Do you have to file and wax your horns? Does the tail interfere with chair usage?

    LOL!

  • anon||

    Why only share this information with Christians?

  • SugarFree||

    Because everyone who's not a Christian already knows and Christians can't let Satanists know that they are on to them, because they will change their worship of Satan to some other means.

    Geez, it's like you've never learned even the basics of retard conspiracy theory.

  • $park¥||

    because they will change their worship of Satan to some other means.

    Like listening to heavy metal music and playing Dungeons & Dragons.

  • Aresen||

    O For Flibbertigibbet's Sake.

  • sticks||

    I doubt this is real. I suspect bored atheists made the graphic. Or not.

  • Jesse Walker||

    I think there's a good chance it started as a joke. But then, lots of rumors start that way; then they leak into new contexts where people take them at face value. Google it and you'll find people sincerely pondering the possibility that it's true.

  • $park¥||

    Just the other night I was lamenting that my kids' lack of critical thinking ability was going to end up with them believing everything they read on the Internet. That my wife didn't see what the big deal was just made it worse.

  • Doctor Whom||

    Possibly. I once started a parody Christian ministry and later learned that a fundy was quoting it at face value.

  • Agammamon||

    Not Landover Baptist?

  • Doctor Whom||

    No.

  • Tonio||

    Poe's law, Sticks. An effective parody is indistinguishable from the real thing.

  • rts||

    I would have thought "Rumor of the Year" would have gone to "It was because of a video".

  • KPres||

    Perhaps their differentiating between rumors and calculated propaganda.

  • RxCzar||

    I believe Facebook was Dante's 9th circle of hell. So this makes perfect sense.

  • Reformed Republican||

    If this gets people to stop using LOL, does the end justify the means?

  • Tonio||

    lulz!

  • DrZaius||

    OMG!

  • LTC(ret) John||

    ZOMG!

  • Jerryskids||

    I thought LOL stood for Lots Of Love - as in "I'm sorry to tell you, honey, that your father passed away this morning. LOL, Mom".

  • RxCzar||

    or from your doctor:
    "OMG u got cancer, LOL docjoe"

  • Tonio||

    Many acronyms have multiple meanings, Posterchild.

  • ||

    ...please be real please be real please be real please be real...

  • $park¥||

    LOL!

  • Timrek||

    As a non-believer I just end my texts with...Atheists Love Life And Happiness! Praise ALLAH!!

  • THIS SUX||

    Is this some commentary on the duality of man?

  • Tonio||

    Son, some day this peace craze is going to blow over.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Son, who's side are you on?

  • Loki||

    LOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOL

    *throws up "devil horns"

  • entropy||

    What about Lucifer Our Fucking Lord and Reing Over Fire Lucifer Our Lord? Are those OK or are they satanic too?

    Also is Kleenex racist? (Kill Lame Eskimos, End Native Existence Xenophobically)

  • KPres||

    Don't be silly. Racists communicate through code words, like incompetent. They don't use anagrams.

  • entropy||

    Then how do you explain all those smallpox laden tissue papers?

  • ||

    1996 called, it wants its idiotic chain e-mail back.

  • THIS SUX||

    what sort of beta subhuman still uses "lol", the hip phrase is "lel", "lawl" and "lulz" are acceptable variants.

  • Darm||

    Lulz is the plural of lol.

  • Julio Cesar Samper Uribe||

    How about, when the Internet was starting to become mainstream (late '90s - early '00s), and the rumor that "www" stood for 666?

    It was based on the fact that the Hebrew letter vav (ו) is sixth in the alphabet.

    It doesn't take into account that vav is always transcribed as 'v' (at least in modern Hebrew), and in Hebrew numerology, numbers always add, so it's 6+6+6 = 18, which turns out to be a lucky number.

    At least it tweaks the fundies' nipples.

  • Agammamon||

    Snopes?

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