Pay No Attention to That Laughing Man Behind the Curtain

Screen capture of a Stackoverflow.com error

One thing I’ve always loved about the Internet are the odd bits of humanity that periodically emerge from behind the digital curtains.

Today, I was troubleshooting a rather simple JavaScript problem and stumbled my way into a Stackoverflow.com error page containing an unexpected image.  After a chuckle, I clicked refresh hoping the error had been solved, not immediately realizing I had been redirected to a static error page.  I was rewarded with a second image, then a third.  Each simultaneously eliciting another chuckle… and questions.  Who were these people?  When were these pictures taken?  Where did they get that laptop?

Screen capture of a Stackoverflow.com error
Screen capture of a Stackoverflow.com error
Screen capture of a Stackoverflow.com error
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