Rail-thin, mop-topped, and Vulcan-faced, 4chan founder Christopher Poole, 25, is following a fan to his car, parked in an Atlanta parking lot at 2 in the morning. He's got something to show Poole, he says. The guy opens his trunk, and inside is a Mosin-Nagant, a Russian rifle known around the Internet as the Moist Nugget.

    “I don’t know if I could say this with the police officers in the room,” Poole says to a crowd of more than 1,000 people nearly 19 hours later. “If he posts that on /k/”—4chan’s forum for “weapons, armor, and other myriad military technology”—“I actually did in fact sign that.”

Quite a good piece on the history of 4chan; even moot said it was easily the most in-depth and well-researched article on 4chan to date.


I was expecting some Gawker-esque tirade demonizing the site but it was actually way more informative and well-researched than I thought. Kudos.

posted by forwardslash: 2056 days ago