is an incoherent question which is often quoted on image boards, discussions forums and comment sections across the web.
The question first appeared in a thread on the /v/ (video games) board on 4chan about an upcoming Wii game The Conduit on February 12th, 2009. The original post featured a link to a YouTube video of someone playing the beta version of the game, accompanied by list of notable features. An anonymous user responded to the post asking “Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?” (shown below). Several users attempted to decipher the question, speculating that it was asking if a video game company had ever gone to such great lengths to make a game appear realistic.
On March 25th, 2009, Redditor devinedj submitted a screenshot of the same 4chan thread to the /r/pics subreddit, receiving over 740 up votes and 230 comments prior to being archived. On July 13th, Urban Dictionary user lawngiant created an entry for the incoherent phrase, citing the origin as the /v/ board on 4chan. On January 19th, 2010, a Facebook page titled “Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look” was created. On March 27th, YouTuber abramnorm uploaded a YouTube poop video titled after the question (shown below), which gained more than 21,000 views and 90 comments in the following four years.
On April 12th, 2011, the SimplePickup YouTube channel uploaded a video titled “Internet Trolls Pick Up Girls,” which begins with a young man yelling the 4chan question on a college campus (shown below, left). Within three years, the video garnered upwards of 2.23 million views and 7,000 comments. On May 5th, YouTuber Chip Madeen uploaded a parody commercial based around the question (shown below, right), gaining over 75,000 views and 140 comments in the first two years.
On May 20th, 2012, the screenshot of the original 4chan thread was resubmitted to the /r/classic4chan subreddit, where it received over 200 up votes and 10 comments prior to being archived.
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