Meme me

Goatse Email Coming to an Inbox Near You

Hurrah!
(Photo: Indiegogo)

(Photo: Indiegogo)

In November of last year, Gawker reported that the notorious gross-out site “Goatse.cx,” which showed an old man splaying open his anus for all to see, was being transitioned from a nostalgia-laden ’90s meme to an actual email service. The site’s new owner, an Australian IT consultant who goes by the moniker Jonathan, planned to offer Goatse vanity email addresses for $5 a pop.

After the post hit Gawker and other sites, interest in Goatse emails skyrocketed, and Jonathan created a $10,000 Indiegogo campaign as a clever way to collect the $50 he decided to charge for each account. The campaign has already surpassed its goal, with seven days of funding still to go. Users can sign up to get a Goatse email address by using Goatse search to find their desired username, then forwarding proof of their Indiegogo donation along with their preferred user name to Jonathan and team.

So far, almost 300 people have paid the $50 for an @goatse.cx address, and three paid $140 to have their image displayed on goatse.cx in the Goatse Hall of Fame. Internet notoriety at its finest.

(h/t Boing Boing)

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