Not waving but drowning

Oh good grief.

I should pay more attention. Thanks to some help from an expert, I was directed to this site. But of course, it’s never that simple. Rumour says this site was made by the Daily Capper but not for the purposes of help – more for gaining access to information. The Rules of the Raid are interesting.

I am getting too perplexed by this (hence the ‘drowning not waving’) but one thing really gets to me here. I assume that ‘raids’ are continuing, yet the Amanda Todd story never got round to focussing on all this crap – opting for the soft route of cyberbullying. And all the government bullshit about invading privacy to protect children completely avoided dealing with legislation to control sites like BlogTV. Anyway. I may deal with my thoughts about this at a later date.


Shoe on head?


“Put Shoe on Head” is an online prank/raid coordinated by a group of YTMND users and /b/ tards in 2006. Using Ventrilo as their ground of communication, participants targeted individual chatrooms on, a webcam/porn site featuring live chat with girls, many of whom apparently do not speak fluent English. The raids consisted of flooding the chatrooms and making strange requests like “do a barrel roll” and “show me your keyboard.”

Soon enough, a YTMND user known asFlyingLaserJesus told one of the performers to place her shoe on her head, using the fractured English command of ‘Put Shoe On Head’, and soon enough, the phrase became the one line glory of the Live Jasmin Raids.


The first performer to put her shoe on her head was a girl who went by the username Sharissa. The event was screencapped and quickly made into a YTMND. Since then, many other copycat sites have been made.

Other notable performers who participated in the meme were SexyLexyforU, who put not only a shoe on her head, but a table, a book, and numerous bottles on her head, among other things (YTMND here), and 1Lilith, who chatted with raiders and even sung for viewers on multiple occasions.

3 thoughts on “Not waving but drowning

  1. Another common meme used by audiences was to tell a girl about the salt shaker phenomenon. The audience would attempt to convince her that if she tipped her head backwards slightly, closed her eyes, and pantomimed shaking salt on her tongue from a salt shaker, her mind would convince her senses that she was perceiving saltiness on her tongue. The gag, of course, was that the girl would be screenshot or videoed, whereupon she might be shown a link to them, or have them re-broadcast by another user in her room, and everyone would have a laugh at the girl who appeared to be pantomiming a sex act.

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