Update! Update!Posted: April 28, 2014
I say “Update!” twice because, well, we have updates for TWO classic threads made previously here at DoD!
Are these groundbreaking? Not exactly, but they do encapsulate rather well the lies and general douchebaggery that we’ve come to admire from the one who flew too close to the sun, and that’s what we do here.
First, I’m going to bring us way back to November 2010, to a thread that demonstrates the scope of CJ’s love for the ban-hammer:
Within, I summarize the rather high casualty rate among those LGFers who achieved the rare, CJ-bestowed honor of becoming an “LGF Operative”. It’s been a few years, and back then we didn’t have the huge list of those we could confirm as banned commenters. So now, I decided to take a peek and update our list of known LGF Operatives with their confirmed status, with the updates shown in red:
- TenRing (banned)
- reaganite (banned)
- evariste (banned)
- IDFDave (banned)
- zombie (banned)
- rayra (banned)
- Nordish12 (banned)
- ciaospirit (banned)
- grayp (banned)
- Peter Verkooijen (banned)
- kirly (banned)
- NoSubmission (banned)
- Macker (banned)
- Douglas Bass (banned)
- babbazee (banned)
- Ringo the Gringo (banned)
- Killgore Trout
- Gus 802
(Note: Obviously folks like Killgore and Gus are still around, but if anyone knows the status of, say, Kasper or Summer, let us know. After all, CJ basically told us that there are thousands more banned that we haven’t confirmed yet.)
Next, we have an update for a thread that is near and dear to all our hearts:
In this thread, we really showcase the Johnson bullshit machine in its full glory, as we see him go from having to admit that he actually did say “Saint Pancake” (and effectively christening the term that would come to be associated with LGF for years), to doubling down and lying again, stating that….and I quote:
The timestamp! LOL
In any case, we blew that lie out of the sky in epic fashion, noting that the Wayback Machine had caught the “Saint Pancake” comment still sitting there unmolested for a few years after it was posted. It was obviously deleted much more recently, perhaps not long before we actually discovered its existence.
In response to our discovery, Johnson made the move to block the Wayback Machine again, so the best evidence we had was that the comment was still live until at least Feb. 2, 2006. In other words, it got deleted sometime between then and Jan. 2011. That’s the best we could prove.
Today, I can announce that, whether intentional on CJ’s part or not, the Wayback Machine is back! So, I decided to check it out again, tinkering around with the url a bit in the search, and I was able to grab this beautiful specimen of a screenshot:
Just look at it! Comment 218822 complete with updingy buttons and everything. Ahhhh…
Now, after you wipe the tear from your eye you might notice the date the Wayback Machine captured it puts it about a year and a half after our prior screencap, or over 4 years after the comment was posted. That narrows our window a bit further, and reiterates what a laughable load of BS we were shoveled before.
Unfortunately, we probably won’t be able to narrow that window any more than that (barring an admission from Johnson), as at some point shortly afterwards CJ changed the format of his articles, prohibiting webcrawlers from peeking into the comments sections. My theory is that both the comment’s deletion and the original blockage of the Wayback Machine were probably tied to the challenges he was receiving from commenters about the “St. Pancake” term in that Guardian article he penned back in October 2010. He was issuing denials again, but this time well outside the safety of his own site, then scrambled to cover it up once he realized where he was. That’s what I’d wager on.
Oh, and in case CJ decides to block the Wayback Machine from accessing his site yet again, we used the WebCite service and backed up this precious nugget here. Feel free to share with friends and family.