4chan Party Van

4chan Party Van

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MENT OR IT FEDERAL BUREAU OF INV MOBILE COMMAND CENTER 4C.HAM PARTY VAN! 4CHAN PARTY VAN Somehow not as funny when it's parked in your driveway.


The 4chan Party Van is a slang term for FBI agents. By either referring to the van or posting an image macro about it, a user is pointing out to another that the FBI may have noticed the illegal or questionable content of their post and are on their way to arrest them. One of the main reasons for it is that "Party Van", when read backwards, says "Navy Trap".


Mo's There? *no BT ChaN PARTY VAN

According to Lurkmore[1], the Party Van was first seen in an MS Paint comic posted to 4chan in early 2006. However, no archived mentions exist earlier than December 4th, 2006.[2] The idea evolved into image macros, where people would photoshop images of vans, trucks, and buses to be the Party Van. The images would be used in a conversations with inappropriate content, similar to how Pedobear is used in CP threads.


The first YTMND page for the Party Van was created on March 15th, 2006.[3] The word "partyvan" was added to Urban Dictionary[12] on September 26th, 2006, stating that "the term is often used as a warning against illegal activities on the internet."

Party Van transitioned from a simple warning to a plausible reality with the news of the arrest of Jake Brahm, a 20 year old Wisconsin man.[4] He was apprehended by the FBI for posting faux threats on 4chan about detonating bombs at seven NFL stadiums on October 22nd, 2006. The threat, which Brahm referred to as "America's Hiroshima," was reposted approximately 40 times across /b/ and other websites.[5]

Fle 1158623063 i8-38 KB, 640 480) □ 09/18/06(Mon)184423 No. 13069361 Repbl Listen: On Sunday, October 22nd, 2006, there will be seven 'dirty" explosive devices detonated in seven different U S ciies, Miami, New York City. Atdanta, Seattle, Houston, Oakland and Cleveland The death toll will approach 100,000 from the iritial blasts and countless other Eatalities wil later occur as resul from radioactive fallout The bombs themselves will be delvered via trucks These trucks will pull up to stadiums hosting NFL games in each respective city. All stadnuns to be targeted are open air arenas, excluding Atlanta's Georgia Dome, the only enclosed stadium to be ht Due to the open air, the radiological falout will destroy those not killed in the initial explosion The explosions will be near sinmultaneous, with the cities speciically chosen in dfferent time zones to allow for mhiple attacks at the same tme The 22nd of October will mark the final day of Ramadan as it would fall in Mecca Al-Qaida will automatically be blamed for the attacks Later, through Al-Jazeera, Osama bin Laden will issue a video message clairing responsibility for what he dubs 'America's Hiroshuma In the aftermath civil wars will erupt across the world, both in the Middle East and within the Uuted States Global economies will screech to a halt General chaos will rule NFL Threat? 17 posts onitted Click Reply to view >> □ 09/18/06(Mon)18:51:00 No.13069631 But when the world ends, will we stl have o/n NFL >>ロ09/18/06(Mon) 185107 No.13069639 What the fack? Darmn you Osamal Why does it have to be the day of the Giant's game? >> □ 09/18/06(Mon)18 5146 No.13069658 Boston backs out again f------ New York >> □ 09/18/06(Mon)185154 No.13069663 in before jews did october 22 >>09/18/06(Mon)18:52.32 No.13069693 2213069361 that's not furny dude my brother died that way

The FBI took the threats seriously, tracking down Brahm's IP address and taking him into custody. Brahm's lawyer "urged leniency for an "unsophisticated kid" who was immersed in the 4chan.org culture." In June 2008, he was sentenced to six months in jail followed by six months of house arrest.[6] It was physical proof that the FBI was in fact looking at 4chan and could take real-life action on users, despite their anonymous posting.

"Party Van"[7] and the derivative "V&"[8] (vanned) were first defined on Urban Dictionary on February 9th, 2007.

Several game servers have taken on "4chan Party Van" as their name[9], including ones for Team Fortress 2 and Counter-Strike. The group also runs a forum at 4chanPartyVan.net.[10]

/i/nsurgency W/i/ki

The /i/nsurgency W/i/ki[11], founded on June 7th, 2007, was put together as a central source for information on raids. They adopted the term Party Van as being their own form of authority coming over those who were violating their rules of the internet.

Notable Examples

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Jeff start the van We got work to do 4chan Partyvan there are no subs, i promise Cho Partr VAN
LOL There's CP on 4chan, let's roll! MENT OF 4chan PARTY VAN FBI 4 Chan PARTY VAN arty World B 83651999

External References

[1] Lurkmore – 4chan Party Van

[2] Chanarchive – /b/island

[3] YTMND – 4chan Party Van!

[4] Freedom Eden – Jake Brahm: How To Screw Up Your Life Without Really Trying

[5] the Smoking Gun – Knucklehead Nabbed in "Dirty Bomb" Hoax

[6] Fox News – Ex-Grocery Clerk Gets 6 Months for NFL Stadium Attack Hoax

[7] Urban Dictionary –

[8] Urban Dictionary – v&

[9] Steam Community – 4chan Party Van

[10] 4chan Party Van – Home

[11] /i/nsurgency w/i/ki – Home

[12] Urban Dictionary – partyvan

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