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Fucked Up overthrows porn as king of Internet

on January 29, 2010, 9:05am

So, it turns out that a lot of people use the Internet for less than PG purposes. We’re slightly flabbergasted that sites like our own aren’t the sheer reason for the existence of the Internet. But we’ll take solace in the fact that all of you naughty, naughty boys and girls out there are in for a huge surprise the next time you get, ahem, lonely.

According to ChartAttack.com, Toronto super punks Fucked Up and their blog, “Looking For Gold”, have become the destination for those looking up the word “fucked”. It began when the band started tracking who was visiting its blog. Sure, even people from places like Burma and Libya are avid readers, but they wondered who else is making a visit, especially those of an accidental nature. With the help of the Feedjit Live Traffic Feed application, the band discovered users from Copiapo, Chile, and Lahore, Pakistan, are winding up on its site after some sinful searching.

“According to google, WE have a greater claim to ‘Fucked’ than porn does,” the band wrote. “And the internet is like 80% porn or whatever the stat is? Pretty funny. It’s hard to imagine now how people can still get uptight about our name. We’re doing more to redefine and even clean up language by USING swear words than those types of people are by getting upset about it. Not that it’s even an issue, but it’s still funny.”

Not bad for a band that has previously spent most of its career losing and/or frustrating fans who eagerly search out its music online. Thanks for changing the way the World Wide Web works, guys and gals. Go celebrate with the band on tour this February.

Fucked Up February 2010 Tour Dates:
02/12 – Oberlin, OH @ The ‘Sco/Oberlin College *
02/13 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle *
02/14 – Bloomington, IN @ Video Saloon *
02/15 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House *
02/16 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar *
02/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Barbary *
02/18 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s *
02/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Europa *
02/20 – Boston, MA @ Middle East *
02/23 – St. Catherines, ON @ L3 Nightclub #

* = w/ Kurt Vile
# = w/ Leatherface

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