Uncle Who Took His Nephew In After His Parents Died Ends Up Introducing Him To The Love Of His Life

There are plenty of places where you can find wholesome stories. But the last place you’d expect to find a post that makes you feel warm and gooey inside would be 4chan, where feeling good about something happens only once in a blue moon. Family is everything, and they will do everything in their power to make you happy. That’s the moral of one story where an uncle took his nephew in after the death of his parents, and even ended up introducing him to the love of his life. The youngster’s life made a 180 degree turn from misery to happiness and it’s thanks to his uncle who is an inspiration for family members everywhere. So strap in, and …

WIRED Book of the Month: It Came From Something Awful

Any page of It Came From Something Awful would be the most shocking page of most books. Reading Dale Beran’s chronicle of 4chan, the anonymous imageboard where some of the internet’s worst scandals have been fomented, feels like scrolling through the forum itself. Each page turn sucks you ever deeper into chan culture, from emoticon cats telling you to “Please die” to harassment campaigns levied at adolescent girls to a man describing how he murdered his girlfriend. “Turns out it’s way harder to strangle someone to death than it looks in the movies,” that man said, alongside images of the woman’s dead body. Eventually, in Beran’s aggrandizing telling, 4chan’s crescendo of furious nihilism delivers President Trump to America. In 2017, …