it was like goatse, with more pictures to choose from
March 26, 2010 7:32 AM   Subscribe

What gross website from the early 2000's am I thinking of?

I can't believe I'm using a question on this, but in the early 2000's I remember a website that seemed to be laid out in simple html. It was basically a collection of tasteless pictures of various fetish type things and injuries and fetuses and general grossness. Most importantly it had a section of biographies of batshit insane people separated into historical figures (like Rasputin and Napoleon) and quack scientists / doctors, early philosophers, etc. The url of the site referenced the gross material of the site and has an adjective in it like awful or gross. The last thing I remember reading on the site was about how corn is really indigestible and all food = corn now (I realize that's an exaggeration). The bios were written in a sort of "WOW PEOPLES NUTZ!" tone.

I saw John Waters give a lecture last night and it reminded me of this website... thanks.
posted by WeekendJen to Computers & Internet (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Rotten.com?
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 7:33 AM on March 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Agreed - I'm 90% sure it's Rotten.com, but I ain't checking at work.
posted by Weighted Companion Cube at 7:34 AM on March 26, 2010


I think it was consumptionjunction.com.
posted by cog_nate at 7:34 AM on March 26, 2010


It was definitely Rotten.com. (Link to wiki). Followed soon after by Ogrish.com (wiki), and finally this.
posted by Pastabagel at 7:37 AM on March 26, 2010 [5 favorites]


somethingawful.com mayhapps?
posted by foxy at 7:37 AM on March 26, 2010


Most definitely Rotten.com Here it is in 2000 from the Wayback Machine.
posted by nitsuj at 7:37 AM on March 26, 2010


Wow, I went to the Wayback Machine before checking Rotten.com now and it looks exactly the same as it did 10 years ago. Impressive.
posted by nitsuj at 7:38 AM on March 26, 2010


Ah, definitely rotten.com. I love the internet wasteland.
posted by WeekendJen at 7:46 AM on March 26, 2010


I had a picture shown in their sister site boners.com once. It wasn't rude, it was just a photo of the funniest shop name in Otley (streetview link).
posted by handee at 8:03 AM on March 26, 2010


The Rotten Library is full of fascinating articles. It's weird that it's the same site.
posted by Pope Guilty at 8:25 AM on March 26, 2010


Don't forget steakandcheese.com

Mmmmmm.
posted by Ouisch at 11:11 AM on March 26, 2010


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