What should I do if the Internet Goes down?


That was good. It really livened up my day.

PANIC! is always good when SOMETHING GOES WRONG.


  1. Use Your Emergency AOL Disk
    If you find that your connection to the Internet is going to be longer than you can possibly stand, as a last resort, pull out an emergency AOL CD, the one with 910 free hours of connection to the AOL service. Take the CD in one hand…and slash it across your wrist! Suicide will probably be a better alternative than connecting to that service.

:hahaha; :hahaha; :hahaha; :hahaha; :hahaha;

This happened to me only two weeks ago, for two weeks. Not a a nice situation. You only relaise how much you use something when it’s gone.

But I burn all my AOL discs before they touch the floor of my home, as they fall through the letterbox.:enguard:

:hahaha;:hahaha; :hahaha; :hahaha; :hahaha;

And I use my AOL discs as frisbees for my dog.

Ahaha! :mwahaha:

Hey! I use AOL! I know I should be shot to the ground but hey, at least it’s free for me. I am begging my dad for DSL for X-mas though :hahaha; .

Instead, use your telephone to call your friends to see if their connection is also down, as you will have lost the ability to send an email or an instant message.

This so describes my sister. I can’t stand people when they use their computer like an answering machine for friends when they’re not home. It drives me nuts that I have to wait at least fifteen minutes for my computer to knock her off before I can go online. I mean her friends live like two seconds from us! Pick up the damn phone!

I’ve always said to myself “I’d love to beat the crap out of the guy who invented IMs.”

  1. Go Outside
    The idea of leaving your workstation may seem a little extreme, but you can perform errands that you normally get parents or spouses to do: grocery shopping, drycleaning, etc. Leaving your dorm room, basement, or above-garage apartment suite, may be risky, but again, the time may afford an effective distraction from your Internet woes. NOTE: Be careful to avoid the sun, because your pasty white skin will not be used to the exposure.


No .9 is wrong. Just…wrong.

I would go and read, which is what I usually do. There has to be some advantages about having as many books as a small library.

And I couldn’t use the last alternative, Norway is spared from AOL.

Originally posted by Chris of the Brood
And I use my AOL discs as frisbees for my dog.

I thought I was the only one.

Around my house, “AOL frisbee” is dialect for “AOL CD”.

Lol i find all the Anti-AOL sentiment amusing considering I work for them as a network admin lol.

It really isnt as bad as it used to be =)

Panic is just nature’s way of putting your body into over-drive. It’s a defense mechanism that gives you an edge when dealing with potentially harmful situations, such as a severed arm or the loss of your Internet.

Yup, losing an arm definitely is as bad as losing your internet… :hahaha; :mwahaha: :hahaha;

play a musical instrument

If my internet went down, I’d simply dip into my backup stash of porn on my hardrive. This would tide me over until fresh erotic media could be obtained.

Originally posted by Jakanden
Lol i find all the Anti-AOL sentiment amusing considering I work for them as a network admin lol.
So you’re in charge of deciding when to randomly experience a server problem?

:hahaha; :hahaha; :hahaha;

(BTW, I happen to be an AOL user. =P)

I use AOL disks as coasters as I don’t have a dog

Do you have access to a telephone line? Early computers connected to the Internet using a dial-up device along with a hardware device known as a “modem.”

I’m still using a modem dial-up connection >_<