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(Arpanet Dialogues)   1976: Jim Henson trolls Ayn Rand in an ARPANET chatroom   (arpanetdialogues.net) divider line 30
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2012-12-13 12:37:30 AM  
3 votes:
Ayn Rand, Jim Henson and Yoko Ono walk into a bar.

The bartender says, "What is this? Some kind of joke?"
2012-12-12 10:49:57 PM  
3 votes:
Wow, this is awesome.

So, Ayn Rand was as annoying in online chats as her followers were later?

Wonder how the Randroids will spin this.
2012-12-13 11:27:41 AM  
2 votes:
In 1947 dwight eisenhower, mohandas ghandi, joseph stalin, and george orwell each were sitting at a morse code broadcast station...
2012-12-13 11:18:23 AM  
2 votes:
YOKO ONO
My favourite is Big Bird. He is so tall and gentle. I want to be naked and hug him.

AYN RAND
To be honest I find him to be shallow and pedantic. I prefer the celebration of men and what they can achieve, like plastic cutlery. Also, my name is a typewriter; your argument is invalid.

JIM HENSON
Show us your tits.

SIDNEY NOLAN
I agree.
2012-12-13 10:14:10 AM  
2 votes:

Virtuoso80: She must have been fun at parties.


Parties are collectives.
2012-12-13 02:02:45 AM  
2 votes:
How that would go down today:

USER AYN RAND: I am not isolated. I have no contempt for others. Millions of people read my books and find my thoughts inspirational. I hardly spend my time on the sidelines in a trash can grumping.

USER JIM HENSON: Not yet anyway.

USER AYN RAND HAS LOGGED OFF
2012-12-13 01:51:57 AM  
2 votes:
eminemBNJA: Oh I like that Baby. I put on my robe and wizard hat.
BritneySpears14: What the f*ck, I told you not to message me again.
eminemBNJA: Oh ****
BritneySpears14: I swear if you do it one more time I'm gonna report your ISP and say you were sending me kiddie porn you f*ck up.
2012-12-13 01:26:37 AM  
2 votes:
I hope fake chat logs featuring Ayn Rand and assorted characters becomes a thing like those Hitler videos.

/Would like to see a Rand, Meow Said The Dog and Rugby Jock chat.
2012-12-13 01:21:00 AM  
2 votes:
Someone's gotta make this into a one-act play.
2012-12-12 11:45:12 PM  
2 votes:
I am dumbstruck that the developers of ARPANET were so prescient in their realization that Ayn Rand was going to be the turd in the Internet punchbowl, that they went ahead and tested it.
2012-12-13 12:05:28 PM  
1 votes:
If Rand saw the Muppet Show, Waldorf would ask her, "Jesus, lady, what is your problem?"
2012-12-13 11:36:40 AM  
1 votes:

evilmousse: In 1947 dwight eisenhower, mohandas ghandi, joseph stalin, and george orwell each were sitting at a morse code broadcast station...


*FAP*FAP*FAP*

... Go on.

I spent all day yesterday sitting at my straight key, chatting with people in Arizona, Belarus, The Netherlands, Germany, South Africa, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Texas, and a couple others I can't remember off the top of my head.

/Loves me the Morse.
//Used to do it professionally.
2012-12-13 10:32:37 AM  
1 votes:
Like Ayn Rand would deign to use a statist tool of regulation like ARPANET. Next thing you'll be telling me is that she was on the dole in the last years of her life. . .
2012-12-13 10:27:47 AM  
1 votes:

taurusowner: Eh. Anyone who's actually familiar with Rand can see through a lot of that pretty easily. It clearly reads like it's been written by someone who's just been told what Rand believed, not heard or read her words himself.


Yeah, it would unbroken paragraphs of impenetrable nonsense, like her books.
2012-12-13 09:48:13 AM  
1 votes:
I prefer to believe that these were 4 early chat bot prototypes talking to each other.
2012-12-13 09:45:52 AM  
1 votes:

Makh: It's like, they'll just greenlight anything around here.

/I thought it was kinda amusing.


Seeng an article like this greenlit is a clue that I'm about to have a really productive day at work, since I won't be hanging around Fark all day.
2012-12-13 07:41:50 AM  
1 votes:
Come on, people. Jim Henson wasn't even born until 1983. Rand died in 1928. Yoko Ono was a gnu in the Duluth Municipal Zoo.

Ignorance, ignorance everywhere.
2012-12-13 07:37:52 AM  
1 votes:

DubyaHater: Christ, I'm glad that woman is dead. What an insufferable pain in the ass. I bet sex was strictly missionary, if at all. Sex probably interfered with her pursuit of personal happiness.


I think she preferred to be raped, if I understand her writing correctly.
2012-12-13 07:23:25 AM  
1 votes:
Fark wants to believe.....
2012-12-13 07:22:04 AM  
1 votes:

DubyaHater: Christ, I'm glad that woman is dead. What an insufferable pain in the ass. I bet sex was strictly missionary, if at all. Sex probably interfered with her pursuit of personal happiness.


You know this is fake, right?
2012-12-13 06:23:13 AM  
1 votes:

Silverstaff: Wow, this is awesome.

So, Ayn Rand was as annoying in online chats as her followers were later?

Wonder how the Randroids will spin this.


When the leader of your philosophical movement sounds stupid by comparison to Yoko Ono - it's time to reassess.
2012-12-13 04:57:34 AM  
1 votes:
JIM HENSON
Thank you its kind of you to say so. Im also a fan of yours and John Lennons music.
SIDNEY NOLAN
Who is your favourite puppet from the line of characters you have created Jim.
YOKO ONO
Thank you. John loves your programmes too.
JIM HENSON
Each character is special for me they represent different aspects of myself. Kermit the frog is perhaps closest to me. An altar ego of sorts.
AYN RAND
What does that say about you.
JIM HENSON
I dont know. I don't think too much about it.
YOKO ONO
My favourite is Big Bird. He is so tall and gentle.
AYN RAND
To be honest I find it to be senseless entertainment. I prefer the celebration of men and what they can achieve.

Ayn Rand wanted a world without Mupppets. No wonder the gop wants to abolish PBS so bad.
2012-12-13 03:13:28 AM  
1 votes:
Nice to see the people who love rand are true to her personality...
2012-12-13 03:06:48 AM  
1 votes:
t.qkme.me
2012-12-13 01:12:53 AM  
1 votes:
Yeah this totally happened, I read it on the internet.
2012-12-13 01:06:33 AM  
1 votes:
Fake or not, I've been in far too many real conversations just like that on the internet.

/Seen a few 'shops in my day
//Get off my.... pixels?
2012-12-13 12:51:34 AM  
1 votes:
Wait, Muppets aren't real?
 
*starts sobbing uncontrollably*
2012-12-13 12:39:31 AM  
1 votes:
Jim Henson was too intelligent to use "do you have children?" as an argument.

And Yoko Ono is too stupid to communicate intelligibly.

IT"S A FAAAAAKKKKKEEEEE!!!
2012-12-13 12:21:40 AM  
1 votes:
i253.photobucket.com
2012-12-13 12:05:15 AM  
1 votes:
This thread would have been a lot funnier if you people could have resisted the urge to point out it wasn't real before it even hit the main board. Even if it is in the Geek tab wasteland.
 
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