A Something Awful Update. More fun than breaking in a new toilet.Valentine's Day is fast approaching and many of our readers are asking themselves, "How can I trick a woman into having sex with me this year?" and "Why do I cry after I masturbate?". Many guys attempt to woo a woman by sending out Valentine's Day gifts to as many of them as they can much like colleges who send out brochures to anyone who has ever taken a SAT test. It's depressing when you get your horrible SAT scores and a brochure for UCLA in the mail at the same time. It's like they just wanted to rub it in. Sigh...
The trick to courting a female is choosing that special gift. It's not always easy. Flowers are cliché. Chocolates are boring. Cards are for homos. After years of lame Valentine gifts women have finally caught on to our stupid advances and all we are left with come Valentine's Day is a hand and a bottle of baby oil.
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Don't just think you'll be buying Internet articles from some Joe Nobody. Something Awful has a rich history that began almost four decades ago.
The story of Something Awful began in 1969 when a young Rich "Lowtax" Kyanka traveled door to door offering to tell people jokes about Arpanet right there on their doorstep. The first few years were rough as many people slammed their door on Kyanka's face. As debt piled on Kyanka considered quitting and jumping in front of a wheat thresher. But then he got an idea. Lowtax explains it all in this quote from his tell-all book Dead and Loving It: The R. Kyanka Story.
I was on the verge of bankruptcy and shareholders were threatening to break my legs when I got an idea. Why not stab and rob the people who didn't buy? Profits went through the roof! And it was okay because we only stabbed women and never men and children.
And to this day Something Awful carries on that very tradition. There is a big difference between us and those other web sites. We call it...
The Awful Difference
It's a set of three ideals and philosophies that keep our loyal readers coming back for more each and every day.
Humor - At Something Awful our philosophy on jokes is quantity, not quality! Babe Ruth may have hit 714 career home runs but he also struck out 1,330 times, placing in the top ten for strikeouts each season he played. You can't hit home runs without swinging the bat and every single day we come out whiffing just to hit that one long ball.
We here at Something Awful promise at least one good joke per update or your money back. Not valid on Thursdays or days when we are feeling gassy.
New Talent - Something Awful has had an influx of new writers lately, myself being one of them. You may be asking yourself, "Who is Joseph 'Maxnmona' Fink?" or, "Who the hell is Hassan 'Nail Polish Remover' Mikal and why does he think he has what it takes to write on the Internet?"
"Frolixo?! Never heard of him!"
Well, goddamnitt, these are graduates of Something Awful University of Southwest New Mexico. These writers have gone through a rigorous program that consists of getting Lowtax his morning slippers and daily dose of Cialis because Lowtax likes to walk around with a huge honking boner all day.
Then, after months of preparation, they are ready to sign a check made out to cash and begin their illustrious career writing for Something Awful until they realize what they are doing with their lives. In this way Something Awful ensures a tight-knit family of writers whose only goal is to serve you, the poor bastard who haphazardly found this place while looking for anime porn.
Old favorites - While Something Awful is always developing new talent to squeeze into their bi-weekly 32 writer lineup, you can still find all your old favorites alive and well (contrary to police reports) right here each and every day. There's Ben "Greasnin" Platt! Kevin "Fragmaster" Bowen! Zachary "Spokker Jones" Gutierrez! Emily "Integral" Reigal! Scott "Kung Fucious" Delbango! Seth "Terrorsaurus" Knisley! Tom "moof" Davies! Jeff K! And Rich "Lowtax" Kyanka!
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This summer, all bets are off.
Do you wish to know what computers will be doing in the year to come? With a sigh I shall exert the minimal effort it takes to reveal all. Feel free to print out these predictions and share them with your friends via fax.
Old mixed signals feeling a little stale? Try some new ones!
day 2: still working on the car
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