Have you ever read something on Datalounge that really shocked you?
There are a lot of posts that are genuinely laugh out loud funny, but what about shocking? Have you ever read a post that was so over the top and shocking that it made you go oh my fucking god.
The threads on mysteries and conspiracies have some shocking info in them. They are always worth bumping up. I wish there was a permanent thread for conspiracy theories on DL. Unfortunately, some who don't know better equate them with "right-wingers."
Occasionally. I was shocked that Bonnie Mace would put so much thought into being disgusting.
The infamous "Why I Masturbate My Son" blog post and ensuing thread.
It is shocking I continue to give the $18 every year. Better then nothing though.
Simon Halls's posts about his partner and children. Awful.
It's all wrong!... [italic]Shockingly[/italic] wrong!
Everybody shut up!
Shocked that someone thinks "parasight" is an organism.
I first found out here how Seann William Scott used to be part of the DEN chicken hawk ring. That seems to be true and was pretty surprising to me.
R9 shut up!
misshelenbedd is a phd.
Are you sure, R11? That can't be right...
I was SHOCKED that anyone could EVER conceive of wiping from between their legs, back to front.
Or that there are some people who STAND UP to wipe.
My mind reeled and my laughter was painful because it was so hard and convulsive!
I was shocked to learn how Jill's sister has periods!
I was shocked to learn that Sandra Bullock is a scat loving lesbian.
Eye bleach, please.
Only time I gasp is during breaking news of celebrity deaths. Liz Taylor, Whitney Houston James Gandolfini.
Supportive straight female here. I have been shocked and saddened by some posts about how bad gay men have had it growing up: completely unsupportive families, abusive even, bullying. Kinda makes you wish everyone could grow up in a liberal place. (not that I did! villified just for being a bit weird - still am!)
I weep still for Cheryl.
Palestine and Israel will be at peace one day, but the stench from Cheryl's pussy will never die.
The day that President Obama announced that Osama Bin-Ladin had been killed (in the evening) someone started an eerie thread on DL that morning essentially announcing that. It was weird. Why DL to spread that news that nobody else except those in the inner circles of government knew?
Have you ever read something on Datalounge that really shocked you?
For some weird reason, I was shocked at a gossip post stating Carly Simon once seduced her own son.
Another was a thread revolving around some poster who just had wild sex with some musician. And then shortly after, like maybe one week, the musician died. The thread went totally wild after that. (Forgot the musician's name though)
An amusing shock....a thread about some guy who had a possum take up residence in a drawer. It was a typical thread until he actually posted a photo of the possum in the drawer.
This post from the Elias Koteas Troll:
"What's so bad about wanting to drink Elias Koteas's piss? LOTS of people are into piss. There's something about a hot manly DILF type that always makes me want to do dirtier stuff with him than I would ever do with a pretty boy. When I think about Elias Koteas, I think about the abject. The wastes of the human body, shit, piss, sweat... it's all very natural and it's an unavoidable part of what gives him his masculine appeal. Let me ask you a Q: can you really imagine someone like Zac Efron or Taylor Lautner shitting, pissing or sweating? Of course not because they're airbrushed, manscaped, asexual Ken dolls; their assholes are probably sealed up! The guy-next-door earthiness of Elias Koteas makes me think about his natural, male bodily functions. It's very easy to picture him squatting over a toilet bowl, or unbuttoning his jeans to whip out his daddy dick and take a long steaming leak. Or simply coming home from work in the evenings with a layer of dried sweat on his crotch, taint and armpits. I see no reason not to integrate these very real, very natural aspects of his masculinity into my erotic fantasy life. I love the thought of kneeling before him, having him roll back his foreskin and make me suckle gently on his mushroom head, which is fat, purple, and carries an ever-so-slight whiff of fishy sweat. Do I have an emotionally distant father? You betcha! But this thread is about men who look and act like men, and these are the things I associate with male sexuality."
The amount of celebrities, dead and living who were/are into scat.
They're either lies which have turned into urban legends or these stories are completely true.
A kind response from an "R1" stunned me.
R22, shut up girlfriend!
I think a lot more people/organizations, friend & foe mine incredible amounts of information from Data Lounge,than most people here realize.
There are some moronic socially inept people here, but there are also many very intelligent people from many walks of life & backgrounds/occupations.
I'd even go so far as saying, the Julie,Cheryl,iPod,earrings & caftans,Mary,you must be new here memes are subterfuge.
[quote]Why DL to spread that news that nobody else except those in the inner circles of government knew?
Considering we had transgender Navy Seal Kristen Beck, nothing would surprise me.
I wouldn't say SHOCKED ... but recently I clicked on a thread that had a link to a YouTube video of people committing suicide by leaping from the Golden Gate Bridge. There were 0 comments in the thread: just the link. I watched it thinking it would be a news piece about GGB suicides, but no, it was a montage of people actually leaping. It was deeply disturbing.
I moved on to other threads, but a few minutes later felt I needed to go back to post a comment - but by then the thread had been deleted.
R21, that was Jani Lane whom the poster fucked and who later died.
R28, you may (or may not) want to watch the documentary The Bridge, it's all about people who jump of the Golden Gate Bridge. Very sad, of course, but a fascinating documentary.
I just realized .. no. Not yet.
R21 sounds a million years old. As does R26.
R21 , I also was weirded out about the Carly and son rumours,....
And is it really true someone posted about the Bin Laden death prior to the public announcement ? Creepy....If only Bradley Manning posted here instead of talking to the hacker who ratted him out...
I'm shocked that people think this place is where you find info and that government officials would want to post here. I've posted articles and stated my opinions based on experience and knowledge which are different from the typical contributions here. I've only gotten one thank you ever. You can expect the typical left-wing political perspective here. If it's outside of that it will be rejected.
R33, could it not be that your contributions are rejected here because they are useless and worthless? I don't know what you have written here, but attributing it to dissent is an easy cop out. Maybe if you found worthwhile contributions to make and framed them appropriately you'd have better luck.
Oh, and R8 is a meanie!
Charlie's posts about the Duke of Windsor going out cruising for sailors with Walter Chrysler Jnr.
Well not shocked, but my eyebrows tastefully raised themselves 1/8 of an inch.
Sluts who cool down with cum popsicles.
The Jani Lane thread
The brutal misogyny.
The guy who washed his pants after six months and forgot to remove the cat shit from its pockets is, not so much shocking as it is baffling, and on so many levels.
The Jani Lane death was a shock. I'd followed the 'I had sex..' thread with fascination, and I guess was hugely entertained by it. When he died I felt bad - for him, and the OP who started it all. Not many on Datalounge can say they killed someone with a thread.
[quote] The guy who washed his pants after six months and forgot to remove the cat shit from its pockets is, not so much shocking as it is baffling, and on so many levels.
But...but....THE POOP WAS DRY!!!!
(yes, that was my favorite recent post. A DL classic.)
Lol at R22 and the Elias Koteas Troll having an emotionally distant father.
Gastly! Simply ghastly!
"Dog Fucks Baby In The Ass!" was a funny thread but the actual event was pretty horrific.
The shitload of George Zimmerman defending posts astonish me.
Same here, R46. I mean, it would be one (sad) thing if he was hot, but he's a revolting tub of lard who did fuck-all with his life until he gunned down a teenager.
Yes, that Liza Minnelli was a lesbian.
Thanks for clarifying, R47, that only "hot" guys can gun down teenagers. There are a couple of really annoying ones in my neighborhood. I'm hot so they better watch their backs.
Only in bad ways for a very long time.
In the good old days, on a regular basis, and for great reasons (stunning gossip, biting wit a la Mrs. Betty or Patsy Ramsey, or intelligence that made it feel like getting a free grad school seminar, and a place where people didn't see everything through a hetero filter).
For the last six years or so, the shocks have been more disappointment at the homophobia on here. I don't know if it's the influx of straights (which I admit I hate) or just self-hating posters or generic internet morons, but it's depressing.
It's still (minimally) a gayer place than I've found.
Love the astrology threads. Changed me into a believer..
I'm shocked that Kevin Spacey is a top!
I'm sorry miss, but with all due respect, I've got problems of my own.
To be clear, I was kidding about being shocked that Liza Minnelli was a lesbian. I already knew it; no shock.
What ever happened with the "6 in the city" woman? Is she still in NYC? Still blogging? Is her husband still running a water charity? I read about it in this thread and went back to read about her. Does anyone have an update. The most recent I could find on here is the "Ghetto Target" uproar.
R57, Check the last few posts in the "creepiest post I ever saw" thread here. I'm on my phone right now and cannot link it
Julie is more of a cunt than a bitch.
R57, are you talking to yourself?
I second the shitbra. Melissa Gilbert is highly intelligent. Why would she do something so humiliating and abusive to her toddler?
The story about Steve McQueen and Tiny Tim. Especially the part about Sharon Tate's unborn baby being fathered by TT.
Actually the thread that disturbed me the most was a link to a man being killed in africa by a group of people in the middle of the road
After jeering at him and hitting him they put a tyre on him and set him alight. He dies in front of us.
People just laughed.
Said it was because he was gay. But I was not sure if this was it or not.
All I know was that I was sickened by it for weeks.
(((((hugs))))))) R63. Seriously. Sadly, people are rarely moved and disturbed by such things anymore :(
The level of vitriol can be shocking. When I first started reading here, I found the misogyny really shocking, because I assumed that gay men would be more enlightened, having been oppressed themselves, but then I learned the sad secret that many white gay men are even more bitter towards women than straight men because they feel locked out of the entitlement they feel they deserve due to the assumption of male privilege. Lots of racists, too. I found that shocking for the same reason. I've since learned not to assume that because one is from an oppressed group that they are also enlightened about equality, and that they would have solidarity with fellow second class citizens and wouldn't grab the brass ring of privilege at the first chance if they could, in fact would leverage whatever privilege they felt they did have, in terms of being male or white or fill in the blank social status, and use it to bludgeon whomever they considered beneath them on the social pecking order. Log Cabin Republicans anyone?
Mostly the immaturity of a lot of posters here.
I was shocked to find that lesbian drama, humorlessness, rigid enforcement of secret ever-changing verbal rules, sexual prudery, endless processing of feelings and slights (whether real or imagined) and the complete inability and unwillingness to understand a man's point of view were not invented stereotypes.
It was actually true and, more disturbing than anything else, their knee-jerk hostility towards men and all things male - especially towards gay men - was, and is, horribly real. To my dismay, their almost visceral hatred of gay men is tolerated here on the DL, a site originally founded by and for gay men - it's shocking.
I've been here for a long, long time. I fully expected the lesbians to integrate into the DL without much trouble after the separate Lesbian Forum was shut down. That didn't happen and it still hasn't happened after all these years.
Before the DL, I had only known nice, normal, educated, professional, successful lesbians. I found out that they may not be so normal after all.
I agree with what R65 wrote. The misogyny and racism on this board shocked me initially but it really shouldn't. Most of the gay white men I know are racist and quite a few of the older ones also hate women.
With all the racist/sexist bullshit that comes spewing out here, it's absolutely ridiculous that you can't call out DLers for being old and out of touch.
You can use the n-word here, but you can't use the e-word ('elderly gay') here.
Still quite shocked that so many gays do meth.
Well said, R65. I agree.
I find it shocking how people use and seem to mean "Die in a grease fire". Because someone said something offensive? I'm equally shocked at how bitter so many posters are. Filled with hatred. I can understand being a little catty, but it's way over the top, directed at everyone, even and mostly themselves. I found that discouraging. I love the gay community and sometimes I just back away from a thread. Being witty is great. Being cruel and vicious is not - there's little point in hurting everyone you come into contact with. I generally won't even respond to any comment that spews nastiness. I do wish for a stronger sense of support and community here.
I've never observed such hatred toward people with HIV and AIDS before. Coming from other gays, it's heartbreaking.
The amount of cruelty on DL has increased over the years, but I believe that's a function of growth. More posters inevitably means more loonies. I've learned which types of threads to never open; it's made my time here more pleasant.
Of course, there are also links to genuinely shocking news stories, but I'm not sure if I should include those because they did not originate on DL.
The post about Fannie Flagg eating out Suzanne Somers in a bathroom at a Hollywood party had me reeling.
Speaking of the munchies . . .
Debbie Reynolds writes in her new book of attending a party in Malibu with Hugh O'Brian in the 1960's, and watching two young men taking turns while disappearing underneath Shelley Winters' peasant skirt in a secluded corner of the room.
[quote]I second the shitbra. Melissa Gilbert is highly intelligent. Why would she do something so humiliating and abusive to her toddler?
When ya gotta go, ya gotta go.
"Die in a grease fire" is just an expression. Anyone with a modicum of sense knows that and an adult shouldn't have to be told. It's a gossip site on the internet, no one's breaking out the kerosene.
As for all the DL "hatred" that seems to be blowing your fragile little mind - meh. You'll have to cull the real DL posters from the batshit Stormfront, batshit Westboro and batshit Michfest people who regularly spew hate around here these days. Good luck with that.
This website was founded as a gay men's gossip, politics, news, humor, bitchiness and general subject discussion site. With its unmoderated, anonymous format, it is definitely not a support group. It's more like the anti-support group. The DL is not where you come to get your emotional needs met, that's what your family and friends are for.
There must be sites that hew closer to your idea of how everyone ought to be and what everyone should be doing for you. Either that, or you could adjust your expectations about what role this, or any other gay men's gossip website, is supposed to fulfill for you.
I'm shocked at the fundie fraus who claim Hugh Jackman has be be straight because he married a woman.
R75 just doesn't get it..
If it's true, and it read like it was, I'm still in shock about the guy who regularly took his shits on the kitchen floor and took them out to the garbage in newspaper before his boyfriend found out. Would anyone really do this? Why wouldn't he use the bathroom? Wouldn't the kitchen smell like shit?
Can someone explain to me.....who is "Cheryl" ?
I'm shocked that Wundy Gurl isn't a famous star!
The DL is too mean sometimes. There is nothing funny about hurting people, especially other minorities. I do love the Michfest and "6 in the City" threads (thanks for the link R57.) I'd like to find the "Bee and Bear" thread people here talk about. The mysteries and conspiracy threads are awesome too!
I am SHOCKED that Voice of the Night is leaving us!
R81 In all seriousness, I agree with you.
The difference is kind of like the difference between Perez Hilton and DListed/Michael K.
Perez is (mostly) a hateful cunt and just 100% ugly all the time.
Whereas Michael K pokes slightly more gentle and or affectionate fun at someone. He teases, say, Rojo Caliente but there's also a wee bit of affection there.
Our threads here are the same. We roll our eyes at Michfesters but we also are a bit fond of those crazy bitches too. But when things get too ugly it's no fun to read.
[quote]Can someone explain to me.....who is "Cheryl"
The owner of a feral pussy - but if this one had legs, it would have been put down long ago. Not even Clorox has brought it to heel.
Many years ago there was an actual Cheryl. She stood out, from what I understand, by devotedly disagreeing with anyone who suggested her favorite actors were gay - and also often flagged threads for F&F.
Posters would post as Cheryl and say "my pussy stinks" and so on.
The original Cheryl isn't here now (that we know of) but her essence (and the stench of her pussy) remains.
Nothing specific comes to mind, but I am surprised at (and saddened by) the prevalence of racism and misogyny on the DL.
Around 2004 we had batshit crazy trolls on weekends - [...] freaks mostly. They'd be quarantined by Monday, but some of that shit was shocking.
We'd also get weekend hookup score cards - with different posters comparing notes and knowing communal sluts.
At the time, tina was considered a harmless party drug, so you'd have it slip into different threads at random. It wasn't used as a "just smoke copious amounts of pot, Silly" line.
That TLPG should really National Association of Man Boy Love.
I don't know why there's a filter.
Not so much "read", but I'll click on a link to a supposed "Hot!" guy and am shocked that anyone would think so.
Someone said, "you are right and my response was very rude. I apologize."
The conclusion that if one is a Christian they are also a homophobe.
Not a particular post, but shocked at how prissy guys are about having to go the bathroom at work. Also how many guys DON'T read when they're going.