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Submission + - A history of

linuxwrangler writes: Violet Blue's current "Open Source Sex" column in SFGate covers the amusingly sordid history of From the article's opening:
The only thing missing from the story is a dead stripper found with a rubber alligator lodged in her throat — though, by all estimates, to add this to the URL's outrageous legacy wouldn't be a huge shocker. It would only be adding some sex to the mix — especially considering the story includes a fugitive seized by U.S. marshals, hard-luck convicted felons hiding millions in Mexican shrimp farms and strip clubs, the fugitive's daughter caught smuggling over 200 pounds of pot, one multimillionaire dot-com scammer speed fiend with a Stanford MBA, a bizarre bid to buy Caesars Palace and a recent Tijuana gangland-style assassination attempt on a lawyer...

Hold on to the root.