(PCM) If you are even the slightest bit internet savvy then you have most likely heard about the infamous Rule 34, as it is without a doubt one of the best known internet adages in current usage.
The rule states specifically that “If it exists, there is a porn of it. No exceptions”. In other words, internet pornography exists for every conceivable topic. According to the Lurkmore Wiki, Rule 34 originated from a comic posted on the website Zoom-Out, which was cached by Google as early as October 5th, 2004.
On October 12th of 2006 the rule was included in the original “Rules of the Internet” list submitted to the Internet culture wiki Encyclopedia Dramatica. Rule 35 was created as an addendum to the rule, which clarified that if porn on a subject did not currently exist, it would be created. In May of 2009, Something Awful user Electric Eggs posted a thread titled “Ask me about inventing Rule 34”, in which he claimed to have created the comic with his sister after learning the adage in an IRC chatroom.
Over the years, in addition to rule 35 other rules have been added the list such as Rule 36 which states “No matter what it is, it is someone’s fetish. No exceptions.” and Rule 78 which states “It’s been cracked and pirated. No exceptions.” A full list of additional Internet rules can be found here!
As the rules of the internet are always changing, but Rule 34 has always held it’s own and if you feel like having your head explode, try choosing a subject and looking something up! Guaranteed that 99.9% of the time there is going to be some kind of porn associated with that topic, and again to quote Rule 35, if there is no porn of it to be found, then it will most certainly be created in the future.
So far we have found no exceptions to Rule 34…how about you? If you dare!