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4chan’s ‘moot’ Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Leader of Net’s most notorious pranksters a surprise choice for coveted award, but Nobel Committee members say it was only a matter of time.

By (@tynanwrites)

January 8, 2010

The story you're about to read is not (entirely) true. It is, however, more accurate than most things on network television.

moot wants a nobel prize dammitIn a surprise move, the Nobel Committee has awarded the 2010 Peace Prize to ‘moot,’ aka Christopher Poole, founder of the scary demented popular imageboard, 4chan.

"It was only a matter of time before he won it, so we decided to just get it over with now," said one Committee member who asked to remain anonymous.

Earlier this week, the wiry 21-year-old redhead was named the “Sexiest Geek of 2009” in an online contest conducted by Wired.com, defeating such actual hotties as Zooey Deschanel, Kristen Bell, and (sigh) Marissa Mayer.

(In eSarcasm’s own Hottest Geeks contest Poole placed a mere third, behind write-in candidate Liskula Cohen and that chick from Hanson.)

Last April, Time.com named Moot the "World’s Most Influential Person" after 4chan members hacked an online poll, defeating such luminaries as President Barak Obama, plus-sized TV hostess Oprah Winfrey, and hottie-banging Stalin wanna-be Vladimir Putin. Per Time:

To put the magnitude of the upset in perspective, it’s worth noting that everyone moot beat out actually has a job.

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Since that time he’s also won a Grammy, a Tony, an Oscar, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Stanley Cup, and two tickets to see Bon Jovi at the Fargodome.

It’s unclear whether moot will travel to Oslo in December to accept the award or send a LOLcat in his place.

Photos: Flickr, Sodahead, and a gazillion other sites.






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