The following article contains content that some may find shocking.
Reader discretion is advised.
Last Measure was a shock site made in 2003 by the internet trolling group GNAA, which is an acronym for the Gay Nigger Association of America. This shock site was created by PenisBird, who is one of the members of the GNAA, as displayed in the credits of the website, which can be found by entering "view-source:" before the website URL.
The site was actively developed until 2010. There are plenty of variants of this website, as the source code is open. Anyone can download it and create their own mirror.
The original website displayed the Goatse image as its background, and then opened several browser windows displaying different shock images, including Tubgirl, Lemon Party, Pillowfight, etc, along with an extremely loud looped audio of a man screaming "HEY EVERYBODY, I'M LOOKING AT GAY PORNO!" to alert people near you. A script on the website would also try to use the "mailto" and "callto" functions with the intent to cause the viewer's computer to freeze.
Some people claim that Last Measure contains actual malware, though this claim is false, as the script of the website doesn't download any kind of software on the viewer's device, and the site can be closed by using Task Manager or by resetting the affected computer. Some web browsers including Internet Explorer and other IE-based browsers may handle the website very poorly and may cause the entire device to crash.
A few versions use a script called 'StatsMeasure', which leaks the visitor's clipboard data online. Later versions of Last Measure used a Java applet called 'CoffeeMeasure' which spawns several Java application windows that move around the screen. The Unified X version of Last Measure contains a montage of shock images, including images from The Pain Series and other images from various shock sites. Additionally, an external link to a mirror was added to the Offended page on Encyclopedia Dramatica.
Behavior of Last Measure
People who visit the Last Measure website containing the script often think their computer is infected with a virus. Many internet browsers today may not execute all of the scripts or may prompt a warning before some of the script portions are executed. However, it may still cause temporary ruination. For example, Safari. It can still turn the browser into a forkbomb by opening mIRC and the default email client in a loop which causes the computer to slow down or even crash.
The GNAA announced a new version of Last Measure called RubyMeasure, which was to be completely written in the programming language Ruby, and would have been launched in May 2013. However, this plan was eventually canceled.
NOTE: The following websites contain graphic images, and may also harm your computer!
- Current Mirror: gnaa.ga/members
- Mirror, now redirects to a movie: gaynigge.rs/members
- Version from the GNAUK, the function spawning popups in this version is a basic window opener called "spawncreate": web.archive.org/web/20050630235450/thankless.net
- Another GNAUK Last Measure mirror: web.archive.org/web/20060811190107/gnauk.co.uk:80/lm_test
- Flashing Lights variant: web.archive.org/web/20041029162702/vyr.us/idiot/index.html
NOTE: The Goatse image is visible in this video, so watch it at your own risk.
- Archived source code, courtesy of TabbyGarf: pastebin.com/Q1hc8VLz
- Backed up, just in case: Last Measure/SourceCode