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2003-04-06 08:54:36 PM  
Victory symbol, duh. *hasn't read the article yet*
 
2003-04-06 08:54:54 PM  
Ve own you.
 
2003-04-06 08:55:23 PM  
500 Internal Server error. Farked alreay?
 
2003-04-06 08:55:40 PM  
Love and Peace!

Love and Peace!

Love and Peace!
 
2003-04-06 08:55:40 PM  
They want you to feck off?
 
2003-04-06 08:55:52 PM  
Because they want to be like thier American 50s and 60s heros. Perfect example: Guitar Wolf!
 
2003-04-06 08:56:46 PM  
They love Verizon. Duh.
 
2003-04-06 08:56:55 PM  
Theyre really telling the Aussies to fark off...

You can say Churchill, you can say peace, but I like the Aussie version best.
 
2003-04-06 08:57:46 PM  
You might as well ask why the sick bastards like cartoon porn of women with dinner-plate sized purple eyes and blue hair shiatting on eachother....
 
2003-04-06 08:57:47 PM  
How can it be farked? Damn with all of those people in Japan, you would think that they would have better servers.
 
2003-04-06 08:57:51 PM  
. . they like pandas!
 
2003-04-06 08:58:07 PM  
Vosers? Link is Varked.
 
2003-04-06 08:58:10 PM  
Wow, the Japanese are so efficient that the page is already farked.
 
2003-04-06 08:58:14 PM  
someone please post the "WE'D HIT IT!" photo.
 
2003-04-06 08:58:25 PM  
While I wait for the page to load:

It has something to do with American GI's occupying their country from 1945 to 1955 right?
 
2003-04-06 08:58:38 PM  
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2003-04-06 09:00:03 PM  
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2003-04-06 09:00:05 PM  
I guess it's my turn to do the inevitable "BEHOLD THE POWER OF FARK!"
 
2003-04-06 09:00:07 PM  
Meh, farked, and hardly been up long.

That's internet-ese for "not worth my time"
 
2003-04-06 09:00:08 PM  
I have no idea

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2003-04-06 09:00:24 PM  
they remember the "V" mini-series and short lived tv show from 1984-85. Man that show rocked.
 
2003-04-06 09:00:47 PM  
That Seiichi guy seems like a pretty laid back cool guy. Perhaps as well it's my white guy genes that cause me to flip my middle finger for the camera.
 
2003-04-06 09:01:23 PM  
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2003-04-06 09:02:16 PM  
I thought I'd let you know that the Chinese (and i believe Koreans) do it as well.

I think it has something to do with eating dogs and having a small penis and being good at math. Damn chinks.
 
2003-04-06 09:02:45 PM  
Who is running server? Oh my God, bear is running server! How can that be?!
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2003-04-06 09:03:06 PM  
I think the mind control theory is kind of funny. The whole bit of history is funny in a sad pathetic sort of way. It would work a hell of a lot better if they had cameras 2000 years ago.
 
2003-04-06 09:03:07 PM  
I'm Asian so I have a permit to be racist and hypocritical to people of similiar ethnicity. BTW the Japanese like to backstab, rape and bury people alive in front of their families. EVEN TODAY.
 
2003-04-06 09:03:19 PM  
Whats up with the crab flavored ice cream?
 
2003-04-06 09:04:00 PM  
V is for Rictory!
 
2003-04-06 09:04:15 PM  
Articles already farked, forward V or backwards V?

I remember when Bush Sr flashed a V at Australians during a visit.
 
2003-04-06 09:04:16 PM  
04-06-03 08:59:30 PM Wldncrzy14
I think Wubbya is right in that it has to do with victory. Kinda like how "Yatta!" (I did it!) is a popular phrase.



SHHH! ix-nay on the atta-yay or people will start osting-pay ics-pay...
 
2003-04-06 09:04:21 PM  
HTTP 403.9 - Access Forbidden

Not even good enough for a proper 404, huh?
 
2003-04-06 09:05:32 PM  
ics-pay, eh?

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Yatta!
 
2003-04-06 09:06:00 PM  
i think it's "live long, and prosper"
 
2003-04-06 09:06:13 PM  
To bad they arent giving the "shocker"
 
2003-04-06 09:06:16 PM  
Oh no not Yatta!
 
2003-04-06 09:06:19 PM  
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2003-04-06 09:07:11 PM  
http://www.matadorrecords.com/images/guitar_wolf/frontguitar.jpg


http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~j_disco/wwwwolf/wolf3.jpg

No Farkers listen to Guitar Wolf? OUTRAGEOUS!
 
2003-04-06 09:07:15 PM  
They just really like Diana:

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2003-04-06 09:07:51 PM  
To indicate in centimeters the length of their weeners?
 
2003-04-06 09:08:26 PM  
It is a conspiracy.

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2003-04-06 09:09:37 PM  
SuperCool, i'm more of a Cornelius guy myself.
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2003-04-06 09:10:45 PM  
but please people, someone's got to have the "i only want to hit it a little bit" pic, right?
 
2003-04-06 09:11:44 PM  
I never knew you could tell people to fark off in England by doing the V-Sign palm towards me until today. Thank you internet!
 
2003-04-06 09:13:20 PM  
Yatta!

^_^V

/hides
 
2003-04-06 09:13:32 PM  
Who is running server? Oh my God, bear is running server! How can that be?!

nice clerks animated reference

I could view the article. But I still didn't understand it. who cares what the opinions of a bunch of people are.
 
2003-04-06 09:13:47 PM  
From the article:

"The peace sign gesture must have been programmed in my DNA, or foreigners mind-controlled Japanese to make the peace sign subconsciously when we pose for a photo to keep the peace after the war."

That settles that.

"Anyhow, how the hell can making such a gesture for a photo be a wish for peace? This sort of group-oriented behavior without any reason illustrates a symbol of Japanese subculture."

Thank you, Captain Obvious.
 
2003-04-06 09:16:48 PM  
can anyone else not load this thing?
 
2003-04-06 09:17:13 PM  
Cause the Japanese like Egg Rolls. Damn, wait...
 
2003-04-06 09:18:31 PM  
It's because they're unable to make the letter "L" sign.
 
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