A classic and well-loved shock site.
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Often used to shock or horrify your enemies on the web, Goatse was one of the first shock sites and one of the first most people were exposed to in the wild west of the World Wide Web. Originally a simple page with an infamous image entitled "hello.jpg", which was a photo of a nude man bent over, his fingers stretching his butt wide open, and his junk hanging below. This page was titled Receiver. There were three other sections to the site, the Giver, which featured a Photoshopped image of another nude man reclining, with a tremendous member resting on his body. It was implied that this was used to stretch the Receiver's behind parts. The other sections included contrib which showcased user-submitted homages to
hello.jpg, and a feedback page with various emails sent to the webmaster.
Later during the site's existence the following disclaimer was added below
One well-noted feature of
hello.jpg is that the man appears to be wearing a wedding band. Any and all tributes to goatse must include this detail.
hello.jpg was originally named
gap3.jpg and was contained in a Zip file entitled
gap.zip, which contained 39 other images featuring anal stretching with hands and very large toys. The images were allegedly located by users at Stile Project.
It has been discovered that the "Goatse man" as many know him is Kirk Johnson, who regularly posted images of his flexible newsgroups
On January 11, 2004, Rhonda Clarke, a resident of the tiny Australian pseudocolony known as Christmas Island submitted a formal complaint to the Christmas Island Internet Administration (CIIA). Only three days later, the domain was suspended pending review. Although the exact details are unknown, the registrant may simply have failed to respond, leading to Goatse.cx being automatically permabanned 60 days later (March 12, 2004).
Attempts were made several times to auction off the domain, and it currently proclaims "Goatse.cx Mail is coming Get YourName@goatse.cx!" and apparently has done so since June of 2010.
- Thought to have been created by slashdot trolls in 1996 or 1997.
- Goatse has been mirrored innumerable times.
- Purchased by SA goon RonPaulMantrain in early 2010, originally to start a humor website. Goons voted to have him provide @goatse.cx email addresses.
- Goatse guy is named Kirk Johnson.
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