Rule 34 Lasers
Here at Laser Engraving Pros we can make your laser vision a reality. We understand that reality is often stranger than it seems. That’s why we abide by Rule 34 Lasers and never cross beams.
Rule 34 Laser, you ask? I don’t exactly know how to respond to this FAQ that comes into our website regularly.
But according to rule 34: We can engrave virtually any surface…. Seriously. Our lasers kick butt.
Laser on Laser Action? You never cross beams. That’s the rule. That’s the law.
The exact origin of Rule 34 is unknown, though it may have originated from a 2003 webcomic, captioned “Rule #34 There is porn of it. No exceptions.”, which was drawn by Peter Morley-Souter to depict his shock at seeing Calvin and Hobbes parody porn. Morley-Souter posted his comic on the United Kingdom website Zoom-Out in 2004, and it has been widely reproduced.
Rule 34 first appeared on Urban Dictionary in 2006, submitted by user Nukeitall, who claimed the adage was commonly used on a variety of message boards. Then on October 12th that year, the rule was included in the original “Rules of the Internet” list on the Internet culture wiki Encyclopedia Dramatica.
- “Rule 34: There is porn of it.”
- “Rule 34: If it exists, there is porn of it.
- “Rule 34: If it exists, there is Internet porn of it.”
- “Rule 34: If you can imagine it, it exists as Internet porn.”
The conundrum of finding an Internet pornographic exception to Rule 34’s “No exceptions” led to the Rule 35 corollary. On 12 October 2006, an early “Rules of the Internet” list, posted to the cyberculture wiki Encyclopedia Dramatica, included
- “Rule 34: There is porn of it, no exceptions.
- “Rule 35: If no porn is found at the moment, it will be made.”
Rule 35 is also often referred to as Rule 34b.
Another expression of these rules is:
- “Rule 34: If it exists there is porn of it. No exceptions.”
- “Rule 35: The exception to Rule 34 is the citation of Rule 34.”
Thus, “The rules suggest that if you can think of a pornographic scenario, theme, or style—no matter how esoteric or unlikely it may seem—then such porn will already have been made, and it will be available online. If this is not the case, then it is only a matter of time before such porn is made.”
It should be noted that the sum of these two rules’ numbers, 34 and 35, gives a total of 69. This might be an intentional or unintentional reference to the sex position of the same name.