It all started with forums user DeathTramp requesting help with an uninteresting problem that had obvious solutions:
"OK, so I have this Gamecube. It looks like this.
If I sell it, I'll get at most 20 dollars, but I've seriously asked friends to take it from me and no one wants it. So I thought I'd ask SA: What do I do with this gamecube?"
The SA Goons came up with clever suggestions, all of which were ignored. Instead, gross stuff happened, including a goatsplosion, scatological forensics and possibly a blown-off finger. (None of this involved a GameCube.)
What follows is either a series of inspiring displays of devotion to an Internet community, or a dispiriting example of how people disregard creative options to wallow in hapless depravity. Maybe you will think these happenings are actually cool; perhaps you will just enjoy mocking the participants and/or lamenting what humanity has become.
OK, back to the start: DeathTramp's GameCube dilemma. Goons initially reacted with concern (for the GameCube):
"I am going to be sad when you hurt that Gamecube." -- YOURFRIEND
Eventually, Goon-care spread to poor, gameless kids. Achmed Jones was the first to suggest organizations such as Child's Play, Home of the Innocents and Get Well Gamers. A bunch of other Goons supported this quality option, but I'm not going to reproduce their posts in Comedy Goldmine, because "give a thing to charity" isn't funny. Unless ...
"Put it in a PS3 box and then donate it to a kid." -- President Kucinich
"Put the Gamecube on the end of a fishing line and reel it in sporadically as the needy child chases it, a la Looney Tunes." -- Miau"Turn it into a tampon dispenser, then donate it to a children's hospital. I'm sure there's sick kids that have their first period in the hospital. What better to help them through those tough times than the Tamcube?" -- Quantify!
Chinatown attempted reverse psychology: "Whatever you do, do not under ANY circumstances donate it to the poor."
Volcott reversed it back: "Remember, if you don't donate your gently used video game systems to the poor and Irish, you are basically Hitler."
Then things got a little rough and rude for a spell.
MORE IDEAS PLEASE
"Eat it. Eat that gamecube. For charity." -- Lowclock
"Put some dots on it to turn it into a big die. Then bring it to the casino and demand to use it at the craps table." -- Zoowick
"Paint it like a die and hang it from your rear view mirror, then drive your car into a children's hospital/homeless shelter/homeless children's sheltspital claiming it was obstructing your view and sue Nintendo for one million dollars." -- BillyandCloneasaur
"Hollow it out and use it to hide weed from your mom." -- Good Citizen
"Hollow it out and use it to hide weed from MY mom." (She'll never look there.) -- Beatnik-Filmstar
"Make it into a hat! Hollow that shit out and make a goddamn hat." -- Zorba the Greek
"Learn electronics and programming and make it into a robot friend." -- Locus
"Stand on it to jump into a previously unreachable area." -- Blurry Gray Thing
"Do a thing with it haha. do a thing and video tape. lol so wrong (but it feels so right)" -- Smokey
After years of being misunderstood, I had hoped we finally had "our" story. I was wrong.
He had a yellow inflatable tube around his waist, the kind with a comical duck head. There was a tiny fish in one of his hands, and a trident in the other. In the background a squirrel wearing shades was water skiing.
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