Last Measure was a shock site made in 2003 by the internet trolling group Gay Nigger Association of America (GNAA). This shock site was created by PenisBird, a member of the GNAA. This is displayed in the credits of the website, which can be found by viewing the source code of the site.
The site was actively developed until 2010. There are many 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 such as Goatse, 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 the viewer. A script on the website would also try to use the
callto functions with the intent to cause the viewer's computer to freeze.
onclick functions to ignore pop-up blockers and spawn windows containing shock images to move and bounce around the viewer's screen.
Some people claim that Last Measure contains actual malware, though this is false, as the script of the website does not 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 such as Internet Explorer or other IE-based browsers may handle the website very poorly and cause the entire device to crash.
A few variants of Last Measure use a script called
StatsMeasure which leaks the visitor's clipboard data online. Later variants 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, when accessed through Safari, the browser may become overwhelmed by a forkbomb, which involves opening mIRC and the default email client in a loop which causes the computer to slow down or even crash.
rgb.swf which displays bright flashing RGB colors accompanied by a chiptune version of Axel F from Beverly Hills Cop.
The GNAA announced a new version of Last Measure called RubyMeasure, which was to be written in the Ruby programming language. It was expected to launch in May 2013, but was ultimately cancelled.
Last Measure Operating System
The Last Measure Operating System (LMOS) is a minimalist operating system developed by Sam Hocevar. It is written in x86 assembly and will boot on any x86 computer. Due to its small size, it can easily fit on a CD, floppy disk, or USB drive.
The default LMOS theme contains the following shock images: hello.jpg, tub.jpg, loopback.jpg, harlequin.jpg, pooped.jpg, pillowfight.jpg, and lemonparty.jpg, and the "HEY EVERYBODY, I’M LOOKING AT GAY PORNO" audio sample.
NOTE: The following websites contain graphic images, and may also harm your computer!
- 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.