Link to (in)famous internet-based meltdown
February 8, 2010 1:15 PM   Subscribe

Looking for link to (in)famous internet-based meltdown. Details inside.

As I recall it, a man interested in bicycle touring posted to an online bulletin board seeking a female companion for an upcoming trip. The man then met all subsequent posts/comments/queries with increasingly angry/vehement/unhinged responses. I have searched MeFi and google using different sets of keywords and... nada. Thanks for your help!
posted by docgonzo to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
 
Wasn't it an older guy looking for a younger female? And there was some initial discussion of "I hope your comfortable with me being naked most of the time"? If it's what I'm thinking of, the initial notice was intensely skeevy, and the meltdowner went nuts being offended at the suggestion that there might be something other than gentlemanly good manners behind his offer.
posted by fatbird at 1:25 PM on February 8, 2010


You are correct, fatbird. That's how it went.
posted by docgonzo at 1:47 PM on February 8, 2010




I swear I saw that thread, and I'm pretty sure it was on BikeForums. I did some searching but couldn't dig up the thread -- maybe it got deleted.
posted by cog_nate at 2:42 PM on February 8, 2010


I've definitely seen that thread. I have an idea it was on the Lonely Planet Thorntree forums but google isn't turning up much.
posted by the duck by the oboe at 3:41 PM on February 8, 2010


I think I've found what you mean. Warning: Encyclopedia Dramatica entry:

Cyclotouriste
posted by 1UP at 3:58 PM on February 8, 2010


That's it. Original Mefi thread.
posted by the duck by the oboe at 4:02 PM on February 8, 2010


oh man, i was afraid this was going to be some weird thing i hadn't heard of involving Wordy, who had been known to look for cycling companions but had been, as far as i recall, pretty normal about it. *whew*

this guy, tho. whoah.
posted by rmd1023 at 5:28 PM on February 8, 2010


That's it! Thanks all. Can't seem to find the full thread, but the EDramatic page will suffice...
posted by docgonzo at 5:32 PM on February 8, 2010


Found the original at archive.org.

Takes a while to load, but, wow, comedy gold!
posted by Reverend John at 2:21 PM on February 9, 2010


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