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[[caption-width-right:182:[[CatchPhrase "I am your host, the man they call Ghost."]][[note]][[StupidStatementDanceMix "I'm a fat fruity bastard, and I'm a nice guy!"[[/note]]]]]]

->"[[BlatantLies I am not a]] [[AggressiveCategorism racist,]] I am a [[MemeticMutation melting pot of friendship]], and I want you to amplify that all over the internets."

Meet John Conquest, AKA [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Ghost,]] [[AuthorityInNameOnly King of the Mexicans,]] a racist, tiger shrimp-eating, [[CampGay flamboyant,]] [[FatBastard morbidly obese,]] [[{{Shapeshifting}} shapeshifting]] [[CanadaEh Canadian]] [[InformedJudaism Jewish]] [[TheReptilians lizard]] who [[DomesticAbuse abuses his family,]] proclaims his love of ''MyLittlePony'', and takes advantage of the welfare system all the while [[HoYay having a torrid affair with Herman Cain]] and pining after SarahPalin.

...well, if you listen to his [[{{Troll}} fans]], anyway.

Ghost is actually a Texan pundit who broadcasts True Capitalist Radio on blogtalkradio.com. He is an ardent capitalist (at least he [[YouKeepUsingThatWord calls himself one on every possible occasion]]; True Materialist Radio might be a more appropriate name for the program), and his show goes through the usual topics, starting with the markets, then on to coverage of recent political headlines. And like all good political talk shows, he also frequently takes calls from listeners.

Here in lies the problem (at least for him, anyway). Listeners have noticed that he has a [[HairTriggerTemper short temper]] when it comes to certain topics (check that, he has a short temper towards ''a lot'' of topics), and as such, viewers have discovered that he is very easy to [[{{Troll}} troll]]. Much to his dismay, this makes the show [[SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness start off serious but then quickly go off course more and more towards the end of the show]], where the [[AudienceParticipation Radio Graffiti]] segment (rapid-fire calls with no real topic) pretty much turns into a [[InternetToughGuy punching match]] between him and the people who persistently try to test his patience (often successfully). This has lead to [[Characters/TrueCapitalist a large rogues gallery of trolls and characters]] that call him up and interact with him in various entertaining ways.

Though, when he's ''not'' raging, Ghost ''is'' a relatively good pundit (if you, er, share his views); he knows where the money is, and he knows how his listeners can get in the action themselves (unless they're doing it with welfare checks, of course)

The show officially ended on May 24th, 2012. For a while the [[FanCommunityNicknames Capitalist Army,]] moved on to trolling Caiden Cowger, a 14 year old extreme right-wing Christian, but after a few weeks it became clear that Cowger was not nearly as easily angered as Ghost, nor as entertaining or [[FountainOfMemes quotable]], and the trolling mostly dissipated.

All the noteworthy episodes are available on Youtube. If you're an actual capitalist looking to learn something from him, you might want to listen to some of the older ones. After his show ended, Ghost would still update his Twitter, but unfortunately, on July 14, 2012, he announced his final moments on the Internet, and shortly after, he deleted his Twitter. All other accounts on the Internet belonging to him were supposedly closed, and the official show archives were taken down (Youtube still contains the vast majority of them; no punitive damages as of yet).

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!!This radio show provides examples of:

* AbhorrentAdmirer: Amy Daly and Tri$ha are both in love with Ghost.
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Despite his feuds with The Ghetto Capitalist, even Ghost admitted that Ghetto Capitalist [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv-DfnHyM_c&t=10m35s making his baby cry like T-Pain]] was actually funny.
** On the February 21st 2012 episode, Caller 204 calls in an Anti-Semitic rant and Ghost calls him out for it. Couple of calls later, Jimmy Kudos plays a "I AM NOT A JEW" remix. Ghost got a laugh out of it.
** His reaction to the Twitter name [=MomsAtTGIF=] was "I don't know whether to get mad or laugh at that one." He seemed to have settled for the latter.
* AggressiveCategorism: His specialty.
* {{Angrish}}: Sometimes Ghost rages so hard he can't form a simple word. Especially in his earlier, pre-brony broadcasts.
** The Engineer speaks this as his first language.
* ADayInTheLimelight: On 12/6/11, the Engineer hosted the end of the show, and again on 1/09/12. Ghost was not happy.
* AllThereInTheManual: Most people who only listened to show and didn't follow the events on twitter wouldn't understand Ghost's constantly shifting opinion of Celtic Brony- or who Senator Pooptickler was (outside of being a one-time caller who recited the lyrics to "Fuck tha Police").
* AmbiguouslyJewish: Calling Ghost a Jew, whether it be in a call or a splice, reacts to him saying, "I'M NOT A JEW!" This was especially common in September 2011, when he announced he hated Christmas.
* AndYourLittleDogToo: Ghost threatens trolls who really piss him off with tracking them, [[SerialEscalation go to their houses, beat their asses, bang their wife, beat their dog and drown their goldfish.]]
* ArmouredClosetGay: A theory about Ghost. He accuses nearly every male that calls into the broadcast of being "fruity" or "taking it up the pooper," leading to speculation that he's projecting.
* AscendedMeme: Ghost is now actually fond of [=NavyHuskie=]'s "Taco Tuesday" remix, mainly because it declares him the "king of Mexicans", and its about his favorite day (ignoring the parts where he calls himself a hambone and the "king of racist", of course)
** Tara Strong (a ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' voice actor) uses the term "melting pot of friendship." Also, as he ended his show, she tweeted him saying "I don't know u, but the fans love u, so u must be #twilightlicous...& [[CallBack your rant about that lil song]] [[ActuallyPrettyFunny made me laugh..]]"
* AssholeVictim: Ghost himself to varying degrees. Just when you start to feel bad for him or agree with him, he'll say something awful about women or gay people or minorities or poor people or... any group he isn't a part of, really.
* ArtifactTitle: Apparently, the show used to be called "True ''Conservative'' Radio", boy things have changed.
** According to Ghost, he changed the title because of SarahPalin.
** The current title qualifies as well- the show is more well-known and beloved for the antics of the trolls and Ghost's reactions than for its capitalistic aspects.
* AuthorAvatar: The skeleton face he uses as his logo is used as one.
** When trolls found the exact same skeleton face he had as his logo on a website for an online radio station in Texas, Third Coast Radio, conspiracy theories began to develop that Ghost may be associated with them somehow, or he simply stole it. When finally confronted with topic, Ghost confessed that it came from a Google Image Search for "texas skull and crossbones", as he was trying to find a new Paltalk avatar (and then, it later stuck). The same day, he also announced that he would be taking submissions for a new logo. As of December 8, 2011, he changed his avatar to a different variant of the old one.
*** Speaking of Third Coast Radio, the name "[[AwesomeMcCoolname John Conquest]]" had originated from their website's DJ.
* {{Autotune}}: Used on Ghost's voice in "Melting Pot of Alcohol," and on the voices of Ghost, the Engineer, and the Ban All Bronies Cult in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3tEAOMQTRQ "Ghost is T-Pain."]]
* AwesomeMcCoolname: DJ Thuggin-Ass, Cosmo Brockington, John Conquest.
** FailOSuckyname: Many twitter names are this deliberately, so that Ghost will say disgusting things when he's giving shoutouts, often causing him to rage. Prince of Excrement, the Poopticklers, Sandusky Shower Attendant, Isle of Sandusky, Isle of Russia, Herman Caindusky, Gaydolf Shitler, etc.
** Some are bad puns in the vein of [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Bart's prank calls to Moe.]] "Mug Ranny's a Tranny"[[note]]"Muh Granny's a tranny" - Ghost is VERY defensive of his family members[[/note]]caused him to rage quit.
** The Whoremaster is a healthy dose of both AwesomeMcCoolname ''and'' FailOSuckyname.
* BerserkButton: The big four: claiming he's something he (thinks he) is not (i.e. racist, hambone, Jewish, etc.), talking about ''MyLittlePony'', making [[ManipulativeEditing audio splices/remixes]] of him, or insulting his family (particularly his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAoldbwK9jQ son]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNmmcWhjURU granddaughter]] or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly6cWq904rI granny]]). Of course, there's probably way more.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy6IbvV8OTo Howard Stern.]] Nuff said. And don't you ''dare'' mention Radio/AlexJones.
** He has also avidly criticized the welfare system, as he believes that people on welfare often contribute nothing to society, and simply live what they can off taxpayers' money. He thinks that this is what is turning the country into "[[RunningGag Junkyard America]]"
** When it comes to music, Eminem and the Dave Matthews Band hit his button the hardest.
** Recently, he's gotten ''ultra-angry'' at people playing splices of him as calls to ''other'' shows.
** Of course, since he's from Austin, you do ''not'' insult the Longhorns. Or praise the Oklahoma Sooners.
** After a user by the name of Adolf Ghostler posted what sounds like Ghost acting as if he were Hitler, many trolls started referring to him as Ghostler. Needless to say, Ghost now hates being called Ghostler.
** One troll was even foolish enough to question Radio Graffiti and the way he runs it. Let's just say Ghost did ''not'' take it well.
** Taken UpToEleven with a recent broadcast: ''people being born in the Spring enrages him.''
** Playing advertisements for other stuff, enraging Ghost and his capitalistic lifestyle.
*** Though he was mostly able to laugh off ''Lots and Lots of Trains'' and the J.G. Wentworth opera.
*** Playing fake advertisements that poke fun at his lifestyle really pushes the Berserk Button to Overdrive. In particular, the "Karasz Burgers" one ''really'' did him in.
** Mocking [=KaraszKun=] can send him into impressive rages.
* BigDamnHeroes: Senator [[RunningGag Pooptickler]] and a group of assorted [[EnemyMine bronies and capitalists]] came to Ghost's rescue on January 31st, 2012, trolling Celticbrony and convincing the Prognosticator of Prognosticators not to quit the show.
* BittersweetEnding: Bitter in that the show had a lot of life left in it and a tiger shrimp/Karaszkun story arc of sorts looked like it was about to get off the ground before being abruptly cut off; sweet in that everybody involved gets a [[HappilyEverAfter pretty happy ending.]]
* BlackComedy: Some of the Twitter names can also fall into this trope.
* BlackComedyRape: "[[ManipulativeEditing The next subject I'd like to talk about is...]] [[CrossesTheLineTwice rape]]."
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKT7IRavGOo A caller starts out talking about TSA airport security]], [[spoiler:then abruptly goes into a very graphic description of him getting fisted by TSA agents while he comes buckets as he thinks of Ghost]].
* BreatherEpisode: The December 24th show can be considered this.
* BrickJoke: Throughout October, trolls called in wishing Ghost a merry Christmas, causing him to rage that it wasn't even Halloween yet. And then, months later, in the Christmas show...
-->'''Caller:''' Happy Halloween, Ghost!
* ButtMonkey: Ghost is the butt monkey of his own show!
* CampGay: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZjcSA9luic Caller 111]]/The Internet Buttstalker, who calls in a ridiculously effeminate voice while making ''very'' suggestive requests.
* [[CanadaEh Canadia, Eh?]]: Ghost seems to have a thing against Canada for some reason...
-->"Y'know, there's something very ''Canadian'' about you calling me from the tub."
** According to Ghost he hates Canada because [[TooSoon they booed the national anthem a few days after 9/11]].
* {{Catchphrase}}: There are just ''way'' too many things he says on a regular basis:
--> "Now, I think it's time for everybody's favorite part of the broadcast, AND I'M TALKIN' ABOUT RADIO GRAFFITI!"
--> "(Area code/Skype name), Radio Graffiti."
--> And when he's particularly pissed: "Radio god damn/frickin Graffiti"
--> "I'm a melting pot of friendship!!"
---> "[[BlatantLies I'M A NICE GUYYY]]!"
--> "You know it and I know it."
--> "Spread it around LIKE WAHLDFAUR!"
---> "Use and abuse those [sharing] buttons!"
--> "Excuse my French."
--> "...I think it's about time to play everyone's favorite game, it's ''Guess the Minority!''"
---> "You're a Mexican."
---> "I freakin' love this game, man!"
--> "Greasy jelly-ass Hambooooooooooone!"
---> "I'M NOT A FREAKIN' HAMBONE!"
--> "And that, my friends, is the markets, for your ass!"
--> "Come on and RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIISEEEE UP, Russia! Take yer shirt off!"
--> "''x'' ON THE NEXT FREAKIN' [[GeraldoRivera GERALDO]]!"
** Reactions
--> "...argh Jesus Christ..."
--> "... GET 'EM OFF!"
--> "... shove it up your ass!"
--> "You sorry sacks of crap!"
--> "You stupid milky-licker."
--> "You sad/sick/stupid son of a bitch."
--> "Shut up, ya stupid moron!"
--> "I never said that!"
--> "You're takin' too long."
--> "...Helen Keller deaf-mutes."
--> "...you're [[MistakenForMasturbating playin' with your peter-popper.]]" (or pecker-shaft)
--> "...Aww, he hung up!"
--> "I AM NOT A JEW!"
--> "Take about ten steps away from my freaking butt-crack!"
--> "Goddamn INTERNET BUTTSTALKERS!"
--> "BESMIRCH!"
--> "My heart's beatin' like a rabbit!"
--> [[SarcasmMode "Oh yeah, real funny! HAW HAW HAW!"]]
** Rage mode
--> "Look at this, THEY'RE LAUGHING! THEY'RE LAUGHING!"
--> "I am taking the necessary steps to get punitive damages, OUTTA YOUR ASS!!!"
--> "I'M SHOOTIN' GODDAMN PEARLS AT YOU IDIOTS!"
--> "Gimme the mic. GIMME THE MIC!!"
---> "Get this mike outta my face. GET OUTTA MY FACE!"
--> "I WISH THIS WAS YOUR FACE!" *smash smash smash*
--> "THEY'RE FRUITIN' UP!!"
---> "YOU'RE TURNIN' IT INTO FRUITBOWL WEDNESDAY!!"
---> "Their assholes are puckerin'!"
--> "WHERE'RE THE PARENTS?! WHERE'RE THE PARENTS?!"
--> "'''''SCUMBAGS!'''''"
--> "I'M GAGGIN' OVER HERE! I'M GAGGIN'!"
--> "I'm jaded man. I mean, I'M DEPRESSED!"
--> "I'M A CAPITALIST! AND I DESERVE RESPECT ACCORDING TO THAT TITLE!"
--> "I don't have to be here, you know; I COULD BE ON 6TH STREET!!"
--> "THAT'S IT! STICK A FORK IN ME, I'M DONE!"
---> "GET ME OUTTA HERE, ENGINEER!"
** And the Trolls
--> 213/Ghetto Capitalist has "Ghost baby, what's going on?"
---> "Geez, what do ''YOU'' want?!"
---> "STOP CHOKING THAT DAMN KID!"
---> "We've got our EBT cards, baby!"
--> 347 has "SUCK MY DIIIIICK!"
--> Tub Guy has "Oh ''my!''"
---> "It will be totally legit!"
--> 661 has "[[ProductPlacement Surgeradio.org]]"
---> "Yeah, [=DDoS=] that, alright."
--> "Who is this?!"
---> "It's me, Asho." ([[CollectiveGroan *groan*]])
--> Note Party/Tri$ha has "Hey Ghost, it's meeee!"
--> Shut Up Mom has, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "SHUT UP, MOM!"]]
--> [=KaraszKun=] has "Do you want me to stick around for a while?"
* TheChessmaster: [=CelticBrony=] claimed to be this after his doxxing, but few actually believed him until months later, when Ghost's twitter account was hacked and it turned out that he ''wasn't'' lying about having a master plan. Apparently [=MrTacoz=] and Ibanezzo were in on it the whole time, and the NCF were involved somehow.
* ChewToy: Ghost just keeps doggedly ploughing calls as troll after troll drive him to rage and {{angrish}}, and that's why he's popular.
* ChristmasEpisode: September 19, 2011 almost seemed like one. Just yesterday he had revealed that he thought it was too early for ChristmasSongs. Of course, it backfired, in the usual ways.
** December 24, 2011: Ghost did a legitimate Christmas Eve special.
* CircleOfShame: The chatroom serves as this in Ghost's worst moments:
--> "Look at 'em, they're laughing for Christ's sake!"
* ClipShow: December 31, 2011 brought the "Ghosties", a listener-voted awards show that honored the trolls. Among other things, "Melting Pot of Alcohol" got Best Remix, "Money, Success, Fame, Bronies" for best splice, Surgeradio.org guy for best fail troll, [=CelticBrony=] for best brony, and Ghetto Capitalist for best troll.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: If you're going to use the "[[SomeOfMyBestFriendsAreX I have black friends]]" clichι to prove you're not a racist, don't go on to claim you also have friends who are "wop", "camel jockey" and "kraut".
** He also managed to pull this on some StealthPun names.
* ConspiracyTheorist: During the 5/15/2012 broadcast, he claims that the Moon landings were faked.
* {{Corpsing}}: On June 21st, Ghost can be heard trying to stifle a laugh at a Skype troll's name.
** On May 4th 2012, Tub Guy can be heard breaking when telling Ghost he convinced Hasbro to make a Pony based on Ghost.
* CrackPairing (InUniverse): There's a chatroom user called "Asho Banged Tub-Guy."
* CowboyBeBopAtHisComputer: Ghost from time to time gets his facts wrong on multiple subjects.
** He thinks VideoGame/{{Touhou}} is an "ani-mee" foot fetish.
* CurseCutShort: Sound effect variant. Sometimes when Ghost gets really angry, his swears are cut short by him throwing cans everywhere.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Asho called up Ghost while fapping once, and Ghost usually assumes that any caller who takes too long is "playing with [their] peter-popper/pecker shaft."
* DayOfTheWeekName: Taco Tuesday, Baller Friday.
** However, he does ''not'' want the show to turn into Carpet Munching Monday, Fruitbowl Wednesday, or Bathhouse Thursday.
* DeconstructionFic: Predictably, in response to all the pony-hate he propagates "''THROUGHOUT THE WORLD!''", someone got the bright idea to do a complete send-up of Ghost's show, but discussing ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' instead; complete with calling people "carrotbowls" and hating on capitalists. The result? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQJv7tkSOZQ True Equestrian Radio]].
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: "Slanderous lies".
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYz2lIJUqVE All you remixing jerks are jerks]]".
** Ghost used the term "old vieja" one day, "vieja" is actually Spanish for "old woman"
** "Don't be a deaf-mute with nothing to say."
** "The idiots from the top are idiots."
** The 'Melting Pot of Racist' splice.
--> I am a racist, I am a melting pot of racist, and I have a whole bunch of slaves that happen to be black!
** "You stupid dumb idiots..."
** "I'm giving them a free show for free!"
* DespairEventHorizon: The cancellation of the show at the end of February was this for many trolls.
** HopeSpot: Ghost came back for two Taco Tuesdays in the middle of March, leading listeners to believe he was genuinely back- but it would be toward the end of April that he would actually resume regular shows.
** And then those regular shows would be abruptly cut off by the ''actual'' cancellation of the show on May 24th, making ''them'' into a HopeSpot as well.
* DisproportionateRetribution: On 9/29/11, a caller simply said "Fuck you". Ghost decided to harass that caller by calling him back repeatedly, then leaves a message on the phone hoping his mother hears, and even lies and says the caller traumatized his [[RetCon dead]] grandmother.
** Ghost's reaction to [=CelticBrony=] trying to dox him was to not only dox him back, but to dox any trolls connected with him and run them off the internet, then encourage Celtic to commit suicide.
* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: Ghost smoked "Tetrahydrocannabinol", as he called it, on 4/20 to show kids that they shouldn't. He then proceeded to be extremely calm, giving long-winded rants on existential subjects and reacting to trolls with simple apathy.
* DudeNotFunny: InUniverse example. People usually bombarded Twitter and (when he had a chatroom, the chatroom) with names with the sole purpose of setting Ghost off.
* DumbIsGood: In the October 18's broadcast, Ghost expresses a love for the mentally retarded.
* EarlyBirdCameo: [=KaraszKun=] was given a twitter shoutout right before the Ghosties awards on December 31st, 2011. He also had another one later on when he called Ghost and told him, out of genuine concern, to calm down before he has a heart attack. Ironiclly, Ghost actually raged at him over this.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Up until 2010, his show was really a fairly ordinary, if rather extreme, far-right radio show.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: The show is over but pretty much everyone got a happy end. Ghost is moving on with his life and getting to spend more time with his family, Ghetto Capitalist claims that his movement is unhindered now and is having a blast, everyone gave Ghost and the Engineer a nice send-off, Goofy Bone is a DefectorFromDecadence, and Celticbrony and Prankster Pinkie Pie got their comeuppence.
* EnsembleCast: Oh yes. Even discounting the main crew of trolls and capitalists, there are a massive number of splicers who usually show up on twitter or call in only occasionally (The Harbingerr, Navy Huskie, Alex S, Elfoxoloco, [=DarkRazorZ=], etc.)
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Although Ghost says nasty things about BarackObama, on 9/8/11, he really called out on a caller for saying he's going to snipe the president, saying he should be sent to authorities.
** He even called out people on {{Twitter}} that had names [[TooSoon mocking Steve Jobs' death]] on 10/5/11.
** He got ''really'' pissed when someone made a crack about the 2011 Japan tsunami/nuclear leak.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9UBuIbt700 This video.]]
** One of his recent catchphrases is "DEATH TO BASHAR AL-ASSAD!", due to the Syrian president's violent crackdown on protesters, and the death of thousands.
** He has called out the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect-IP act.
** He's also shown his contempt for Jerry Sandusky.
** He thinks people went too far with the "gingers have no souls" thing.
** He was offended at being compared to Rush Limbaugh.
** Back in February, he [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDWZC6ywhJA called out]] Tommy Jordan for bad parenting and using his internet fame(based entirely on Jordan bad mouthing his daughter and shooting her laptop) for attention whoring.
** He called out someone that was making fun of the Columbine school shooting during the April 20 Radio Graffiti segment.
** He said [=Bullets4Bronies=] was going too far.
** He got very angry at some twitter names mocking MCA's death.
* EveryoneHasStandards: Ghost is a jerkass but as noted above, he has standards, sometimes comes to the protection of the Engineer or other members of the "cast" if they're being pushed too hard, and calls out trolls who [[DudeNotFunny take a joke too far]].
** Everyone had this reaction when Vibrator ended up pushing the Engineer into tears. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Even Vibrator himself]].
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Engineer.
** Ghost himself, which is obviously not his real name.
* EverythingIsBigInTexas: Said verbatim in the 8/18/11 show.
* ExactWords: He said that [[YourMom your mother]] was at T.G.I. Friday's looking for "Alabama black snake." Presumably ABS is an obscure cocktail that few of us have heard of, and ''not'' a black man's penis?
* FailOSuckyName: Many of the Twitter names of people trying to get shout-outs are intentionally offensive, with the intent of tricking Ghost into saying them on the air. Sometimes Ghost notices before he even says them, sometimes he never notices at all, but usually he'll notice right after he says them out loud. Unfortunately for Ghost, and fortunately for the trolls, they usually serve as good material for [[QuoteMine audio splicers.]] ("I'm a [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Goddamn racist ]]
, I'm a [[/folder]]

[[folder: goddamn ]]
piece of [[/folder]]

[[folder: crap ]]
♪")
* FatBastard: Ghost actually called one of his younger trolls this. [[CrossesTheLineTwice The troll reacted by pretending to have an orgasm.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: Equestrian Citizen [[TheReveal revealed himself]] to be [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy a white guy using a voice changer]] and promptly began sucking up to Ghost.
* FilkSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYS4h8ku-5E A trans-testicle woman sings a homoerotic love song to Ghost]], to the tune and semi-lyrics of [[OneDirection "What Makes You Beautiful"]].
* FiveManBand:
** Early lineup:
*** TheHero — Internet Buttstalker
*** TheLancer — Spermy the Cat
*** TheSmartGuy — Tzeki
*** TheBigGuy — [=IbanEzzo=]
*** TheChick — The Aborted Fetus
*** TheSixthRanger — Celtic Brony
** Modern lineup:
*** TheHero — Ghetto Capitalist
*** TheLancer — Tub Guy
*** TheSmartGuy — 347/SUCK MAH DIIICK Guy (he's been shown to be surprisingly clever at impersonating other trolls, and carrying on long legitimate conversations before interrupting them with his catchphrase.)
*** TheBigGuy — Equestrian Citizen
*** TheChick — Asho
*** TheSixthRanger — Xarahox
** The splicers/twitter trolls:
*** TheHero — [=DarkRazorZ=]
*** TheLancer — [=NavyHuskie=]
*** TheSmartGuy — [=CosmoBrockington=]
*** TheBigGuy — [=FatMarshall=]
*** TheChick — Fapitalist
*** TheSixthRanger — Coodoo17
** Ghost's Personas
*** TheHero — John Conquest
*** TheLancer — Ghostler
*** TheSmartGuy — Lizard Ghost
*** TheBigGuy — Hambone Ghost
*** TheChick — Goat
* FiveBadBand:
** Early lineup:
*** TheBigBad — Ghost
*** TheDragon — Gasgara
*** TheEvilGenius — [[ObfuscatingStupidity The Engineer]]
*** TheBrute — Goofy Bone
*** TheDarkChick — Debi Daly
** Modern lineup:
*** TheBigBad — Ghost
*** TheDragon — Senator Pooptickler
*** TheEvilGenius — [[ObfuscatingStupidity The Engineer]]
*** TheBrute — [=KaraszKun=]
*** TheDarkChick — [=SuspiciousTumbleweed=]
*** SixthRangerTraitor — Celtic Brony (briefly), Equestrian Citizen
* ForcedMeme: Ghost tried to advocate the use of the term "hambone" to insult what he considers to be overweight people who contribute nothing to society. The trolls gladly helped it become a popular meme... by splicing clips of Ghost calling ''himself'' a hambone.
--> Ghost, from True Capitalist Radio, is a HAM-BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE.
* GameMod: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JESMEBaSpyM True Capitalist]] VideoGame/{{DOOM}}: Bronies on Earth''. Replacing various weapons and powerups with various happenings on the show, such as a "Can crusher" shotgun, a pearl launcher as the rocket launcher, a hadoken for the {{BFG}} or invulnerability being "Chatroom Martial Law". Although the enemy sprites weren't changed, they did receive some voices and names such as the Fruitbowl (Imp) or FU Texas Beast ([=CyberDemon=], which of course, plays "Fuck You Texas" when it's alerted). Currently, the mod's availible as a .pk3 that can be mounted over other DOOM .wads in a sourceport such as [=ZDoom=] or Skulltag.
** Ghost himself claimed he actually liked the DOOM mod. Probably due to the fact he gets to be a major BadAss among the same level as the DOOM Guy.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: The NCF (or someone claiming to be a member, at least) suddenly hacking Ghost and making him quit True Capitalist Radio on May 23rd.
* GodzillaThreshold: After [[DespairEventHorizon Newt Gingrich won the South Carolina primary,]] Ghost was so disgusted with the crop of Republican candidates that he considered supporting Ron Paul.
** He has also considered moving to "Canadia" since, in his words, they're getting more capitalist than America
* TheGrinch: Ghost did state that he hated Christmas, but he also hated being compared to the TropeNamer.
* HairTriggerTemper: This guy rages at almost anything; claiming he's something he's not (i.e. racist, hambone, etc.), playing a StupidStatementDanceMix, "splicing" his voice or augmenting wave files, mentioning ''anything'' to do with ''MyLittlePony'' or his family, making light of Texas (especially the drought and wildfires, etc.), playing Christmas music, playing Oklahoma University's Boomer Sooner song, Radio/HowardStern, the list goes on and on. Most of the time, it's hard to tell what ''won't'' make him rage. Except for staying on his topic.
** Hell, even staying on topic makes him rage sometimes. Just having a voice he doesn't like makes him think "Your voice doesn't fit my idea of machismo, therefore, you're destroying America and your point is moot." This even happened with a caller who agreed with him on 10/4/11.
** He even makes ''himself'' rage. This is especially prominent in his early shows.
* HeManWomanHater: Ghost, to awful extremes (he's spoken approvingly of "putting women in their place" through physical abuse, and refers to any female caller as a slut or "skankasaurus."). His misogyny knows no bounds.
* HiddenDepths: Darker example. The Engineer is a racist, and Ghetto Capitalist [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnjZGOD04so wants to incite a race war.]]
* HostileShowTakeover: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7eS7NTMeWk&feature=g-u The Engineer, of all people]]
** [[InvertedTrope Ghost does the same to Engineer.]]
* HumiliationConga: Wait for the calls.
** Inflicted on Celticbrony by the [[FanCommunityNicknames Capitalist Army]] and the Ghetto Capitalist Army.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Ghost rages at those who accuse Obama's critics of being racist, but he willingly accuse anyone who mocks or criticises Herman "Sugar" Cain of being racist.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FbyCYrP0FU In "Ghost's Valentine,"]] he tells Shut Up Mom Guy to "stop talking to your mother that way, you son of a bitch!"
* IAmTheTrope: On the 12/06/11 show, Ghost said "I ''am'' Blog Talk Radio!"
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: After True Capitalist Radio stopped being just another show to troll and became basically an online sitcom with characters and an (unwilling) UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist, [=DarkRazorZ=] began naming the episodes when he uploaded them onto Youtube. They're usually named after the best troll of the day or a running gag throughout the episode ("12 Year Old Vs Ghost," "RIP Steve Jobs," "Spectator's Spectacular Testicles," etc.)
* IKnewIt: InUniverse. [[https://twitter.com/#!/ghostpolitics/status/160089343208325121 He guessed right that the Megaupload controversy was a trap]].
** He knew the whole situation with Asho in November was all a setup.
* ILied: Ghost claimed that his final show would be on March 9th. As it turned out, there was no show on that date, and it was merely an attempt to troll the trolls.
* IncomingHam:
--> Well folks, I think it's time for everybody's favorite part of the broadcast, AND I'M TALKIN' ABOUT ''RADIO GRAFFITIIIIII''! Hahahahaaaa!
** "Ghost baby what's goin' on?!"
** "SUCK MAH DIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICK, SUCK MAH DIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICK-"
* INeedAFreakingDrink: "Cause drinking is what I like to do~!"
** Well, there's gotta be an explanation for all those cans! However, he considers himself to be a connoisseur and ''not'' an alcoholic. He has also often used the allure of cheap drinks on 6th Street as an excuse for potentially ending the show when he's angry.
* InternetToughGuy: "YOU'RE LUCKY WE'RE NOT IN A GODDAMN BARROOM BECAUSE I'D BEAT THE LIVING BAJEZUS OUT'A YOU!"
* InsaneTrollLogic: 9/27/11: A guy says an old {{meme}}. According to Ghost, it's why America is going down the toilet. No, it does not make sense in context.
** He makes fun of ethnic minorities like there is no tomorrow. He's not a racist, though!.
* InsultBackfire: Any insult Ghost tries to use on the trolls will either be ignored, accepted with glee, used against him, or turned into ''yet another'' remix.
** The crowning example: "Hambone", which he invented to subtly insult overweight people. The trolls turned it against him almost immediately.
* IntercontinuityCrossover: "I GOT MY LITTLE PONY CHARACTERS CALLING ME NOW"
* InterruptingMeme: "SUCK MAH DIIIIICK!" was used in such a manner on one occasion.
* IReadItForTheArticles: Some people actually listen to Ghost for his political opinions.
* ItsAllAboutMe: "I'M THE TALENT! ME! NOT THE ENGINEER! ME!"
* IsThisThingOn: How Ghost began his big comeback on April 17th.
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: When accused of being, for example, a "racist, [[{{Shapeshifter}} shapeshifting]] Jew," his response is "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUAsAmhfBIw&feature=related I'm not a Jew!]]". Could be considered a running joke.
** A caller sings a parody of "RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer" where he calls Ghost a racist, a fruitbowl, a hambone, and a reptile. But Ghost doesn't get offended until he says "Hannukah night".
* {{Jerkass}}: Ghost himself.
** He went off on a rant about members of {{Slipknot}} crying about their bassist's death thus:
--> He was a fat idiot! What did they think would happen? ...crying like ''bitches.''
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Ghost to a degree. Celticbrony ''seemed'' to be this, but eventually revealed himself to be a JerkWithAHeartOfJerk.
* KarmaHoudini: Subverted. Celticbrony's EvilPlan succeeded and he got away with it, but his victory was rendered meaningless by the show ending and now he's rejected and hated as the guy who made TCR end.
* {{Kayfabe}}: No one knows how real some of the more... eccentric... figures on True Capitalist are, but few bother to try and find out, since [[PassThePopcorn it's a hell of a lot of fun anyway.]]
* KickTheDog: A literal case: Ghost tells one his listeners that he'll respect him if he kicks his dog on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymfbMcBcVF4&feature=related 27th September 2011]].
** Ghost also does this a few times every episode.
** Around Christmas, a legitimate fan bought about $50 in his merchandise and made a video to get a Twitter follow from Ghost and to be in the "True Capitalist Fan Ring of Honor." Instead, Ghost just insulted him and backed down on his word. This event caused many people, legitimate fans and trolls alike, to lose all sympathy for Ghost.
** On January 25th, he declared that all mental disorders from depression to PTSD to autism were entirely fake and basically said that kids suffering from them were "pussies." Whatever sympathy he gained from listeners after his most recent breakdown was entirely lost after that.
*** This also showcased Ghost as a massive hypocrite as one of his catchphrases during his breakdowns is "I'm jaded man, I mean, I'M DEPRESSED!" So it's okay for him to be depressed?
** The May 4th broadcast featured Ghost being harsher and nastier than he had been in a long time; [[CharacterDevelopment for the past few months, starting with the Ghostie Awards, he had steadily been evolving into something of a lovable old grouch]], so it's somewhat jarring to listen to this broadcast and hear him say that he wants Tub Guy to drown in his bathtub.
** He also gives people's phone numbers away in the hope that their homes will be trolled, generally recognized more of a [[WretchedHive 4Chan]] fighting style than mere kick the doggery.
** On 5/9/12, he said that if Music/TupacShakur is still alive, he should be killed by other gangsters.
*** From the same episode, during Radio Graffiti, a caller asked Ghost about whatever happened to Xarahox. Ghost replied: "I don't know, hope he killed himself."
* KillThePoor: Ghost suggested that welfare food cards should be replaced with feeding the poor and unemployed with horse meat from put-down horses and wild boars, and he also suggests killing stray cats and dogs for blankets. However, actually killing the homeless [[ImAHumanitarian to use their bodies to feed the poor]], as one troll suggests, [[EvenEvilHasStandards is crossing the line]].
** Ghost also once called for replacing welfare with putting the unemployed in "labor camps" instead.
* KissingInATree: "Ghost and Radio/AlexJones/sitting in a tree/K-I-S-S-I-N-G/first comes fearmongering/then comes gay marriage/then comes my fruity-ass fruitbowl gay son-"
* LargeHam[[JustForPun bone]]: When he starts a rant on something, expect lots of hamtastic bellowing, throwing of objects, and threats that would make Brian Blessed proud.
* KnightOfCerebus: Senator Pooptickler, who is terrifyingly good at doxing people.
* LighterAndSofter: Ghost's new "Mr. Optimism" persona is this.
* MadnessMantra: The "Ban All Bronies" "Fuck Bronies" and "Castrate Bronies" spam callers.
** There was an instance where a caller callled in multiple times simply repeating "Penispenispenispenispenispenis..."
** "SUCK MY DICK" guy, who'll just bellow "SUCK MY DICK" over and over again, occasionally telling Ghost to calm down or pretending to be a regular collar before letting the dick-sucking commence.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5EsLvSzqGo "Accident-Prone Kids for Ghost."]]
-->"Underfed kids, beaten kids, molested kids, lost kids, crying kids, homeless kids, hit and run kids, broken arm kids, broken leg kids!"
* MakesSenseInContext Only on True Capitalist Radio could the sentences [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGnPhoSWW5A "it's bad enough we got a god damn Poop Tickler, but now we got a poop Tickler Jr."]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGoxAvu0eN8 "oh great, we just ran through the generation of Poop Ticklers"]] make sense. The sick minded and ever imaginative trolls make for a very long list of such sentences.
* ManipulativeEditing: Its frighteningly easy to make him rage. Just take one of the following sentences (or for bonus points find something he said in the previous episode), and change ''x'' (or a key word in another sentence) to the word of your choice.
** "I happen to have a whole bunch of friends who ''x''/who happen to be ''x''"
** "Ghost, from True Capitalist Radio, is a ''x''"
** "''x'' sucks the chrome off of a '57 Chevy bumper!"
** "Hell, in my personal opinion, ''x'' is a good piece of ass.
** Find a sentence where he says "I'm not a goddamn ''x''", and remove "not"
** Unfortunately, it really could be that easy. And, a lot of these have been overused so much, that Ghost can probably tell that its going to be an edit.
* ManOfAThousandVoices: Ghost has quite a talent with impressions. While most of them are of NationalStereotypes, he does perform some of them very well, though [[OohMeAccentsSlipping they tend to slip whenever he yells]].
** You could listen to his "Optimist voice" and never realize it was him.
** Lampshaded once when a caller said that he would make a great voice actor and then Ghost told him that he already was.
* MeaninglessVillainVictory: Sure, Celtic's gambit might have worked, but Ghost's retirement made the whole thing moot, and ensured that even if he achieved his goal of being 'famous' for it (which doesn't seem likely), he would be remembered as [[StopHavingFunGuys that dick who ended TCR.]]
* MistakenForGay: Since Ghost is a homophobe, trolls are very dedicated to making him sound as gay as possible in their splices.
* MistakenForRacist: Subverted. Ghost insists that this is what's happened to him, but his usage of terms like "Alabama black snake," and firm belief in racial stereotypes reveals a very different story.
* MistakenIdentity: "Is this Nikolai?!"
** ThoroughlyMistakenIdentity: Someone [[BullyingADragon prank-called]] [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu the FBI]] with splices of Ghost's voice, and as a result he sounds completely, hilariously insane:
--> '''FBI:''' Hello, this is the FBI.
--> '''Ghost:''' Is this Nikolai?!
--> '''FBI:''' ...no, this is the FBI.
--> '''Ghost:''' You cock-eyed Russian.
* {{Mondegreen}}: In the November 1 Radio Graffiti segment, a caller, impersonating Twilight Sparkle from WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic says "suck my flank" to imitate the "Suck my dick" guy. Ghost mishears it and says "Are you kidding me?! Suck my BLANK?!"
** Ghost misheard Tri$ha saying "what do you have against the [[{{Transsexual}} third gender]]" as "surf dinner", to which he replied "I ''like'' Surf 'n' Turf, what the hell you talking about?"
** Ghost has misinterpreted the word "VideoGame/{{Touhou}}" as "[[BlindIdiotTranslation toe hoe]]" on several occasions, causing him to rant that the fandom is made up of "sick foot fetish freaks".
* MotorMouth: Ghost. He can literally talk for hours.
** Some of the callers are this, because they have to fit whatever they're trying to enrage Ghost with into a few seconds so he doesn't hang up on him.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: "I'm implementing CHATROOM MARTIAL LAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! YEAH HA HAAAAAAA~"
* NationalStereotypes: In his "Guess the Minority" game, Ghost tries to identify the race of the caller by asking questions relating to these (i.e. "What is your favorite food?")
* NoEnding: [=CelticBrony=]'s {{plan}} paid off and he 'beat' Ghost, but his victory meant pretty much nothing; Ghost is preparing to implement some new capitalistic ideas in Austin and is spending more time with his wife now, and with him out of the picture, the Ghetto Capitalist Revolution can continue unhindered.
-->'''213:''' One less enemy of the Ghetto Capitalist Revolution, baby! Woo!
* NoTrueScotsman: Common method of trolling early in the show involves trolls tweeting/spamming in chat to ghost that he's un american due to his dislike of coffee. This often leads into him [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpGfyENXwbw going on a long rant about coffee drinkers and the fact, that coffee is not produced in United States]]
* NoExceptYes: It's not cans, it's "crap on his desk".
** "craponmydesk.wav"?
* NoIndoorVoice: When he's angry, Ghost will raise his voice, a lot.
* NonSequitur: Most "troll" calls end up being like this: Host brings up topic. Host asks for opinion on topic. Caller says something completely off-topic. Host makes fun of him and/or rages about off-topic call. That's the circle of life around here.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: The Engineer seems like a buffoon but he shows several times that he's smarter than he seems.
* OlderThanTheyThink (InUniverse): Before it turned into Engineer's running gag, someone played the theme from [[Film/BossNigger that film]] during the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2msR5g817Y&t=7m52s June 17th, 2011 raid]].
* OnceAnEpisode: He always starts with the markets, then goes to political news, then Radio Graffiti, a call-in segment where callers get "three to four seconds to say whatever's on your mind"
* OneHitKill: Coodoo has made this into an art, often taking down Ghost with a single remix.
* OpeningNarration: Near the top of the hour, but always to the effect of "This is the (Second/Third and Final) hour of the True Capitalist Radio broadcast, I am your host, the man they call Ghost."
* OverlyLongGag: On December 14th, when Engineer hijacked the show, [[AwesomeMcCoolname Knee Slappington]], aka the Austin Vibrator, called in with his usual "OOOOOOOOOOOOOO" sound effect. Rather than cutting him off, Engineer let it run for several minutes, even trying to sing along at points.
-->'''Knee Slappington:''' OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
-->'''Engineer:''' BAP BAP BAP AWWWWWWWW
** This ended when Engineer [[TearJerker broke down]] [[TheWoobie and cried.]]
* OverusedRunningGag: Twitter users continuously made-up names referencing the Texas fire, India and Turkey quakes, and Steve Jobs' death for a time.
* PapaWolf: Don't insult his family, especially his grandmother.
-->'''Ghost:''' DON'T YOU EVER TALK ABOUT MAH FAMILY!
** Or [=KaraszKun=].
* PetTheDog:
** On January 6th, 2012, Ghost defends Equestrian Citizen from racial slurs.
** Despite his conflicting feelings toward the Engineer and his antics, Ghost has defended him when callers accused him of being 'retarded' or 'incompetent'.
** Despite his well known feelings towards the LGBT community, he openly criticized Chick-fil-A on his Twitter concerning their support of bigoted-groups and told the restaurant to [[StayInTheKitchen Get Back in the Kitchen]] make them some chicken.
** While he shows disgust towards the "trans-testicles" who call in, he does usually use their preferred pronouns when referring to them.
* PleaseSubscribeToOurChannel: "[[CatchPhrase Spread it around LIKE WAHLDFAUR!]]"
** Retweeting the episode's post on Twitter also made the user eligible for a shout-out. Of course, this proudly backfired on him, ''every time''.
* PoesLaw: Is he a true capitalist, or a talented voice actor and the world's greatest professional troll? If he's real, then the Magic of his Melting Pot of Friendship must keep his infinite supply of beer cans on his table, as well as allowing him to understand his engineer.
** He demonstrates his voice acting talents on many occasions, doesn't sound that Texan and is just too perfect trolling material. You'd think he'd learned by now not to answer calls from Dr. Pooptickler.
** On the other hand, if he '''is''' a troll, he's spent four years and anywhere from $1596 to $11,952 just to piss people off.
* PointAndLaughShow: A rare case of this trope where it's the ''host'' that's being laughed and pointed at.
* PrecisionFStrike: When Ghost is really, ''really'', angry, he will fire one off. The Engineer has been heard to drop them on occasion.
* ProductPlacement: He really hated people trying to get free promotion; ranging from the Surge Radio guy, and during the final weeks of shows, trolls also played advertisements during Radio Graffiti (including most infamously, the JG Wentworth "choir" ad, and ''Lots and Lots of Trains'')
* PutOnABus: Asho has been sent off to rehab.
* RantInducingSlight: After a host of voice clips Ghost weathered with simple 'shut up's, an apparent child asking for anal sex finally tips him over the edge.
* RageQuit: Ghost seems to be the master at faking going off the air, since usually something will end up happening which turns it into more of an intermission.
** However, on at least '''nineteen''' separate occasions, he ''has'' truly ended the show.
*** The first known ragequit was on April 26th, 2001, when the Internet Buttstalker pulled 10 chain calls in a row.
*** The second known ragequit was on May 10, 2011, after Ghost got very annoyed to the point where he flipped out.
*** The third known ragequit was on July 8, 2011, when people claimed they were bored and he sang Nyan Cat.
*** The fourth known ragequit was on August 1, 2011, when people were greatly annoying him on his first day back from a hiatus (the last one was a homosexual that pretended he was a fan of the show).
*** The fifth known ragequit was on August 19, 2011, after a caller claimed he was going to make a game based off his show.
*** The sixth known ragequit was on August 29, 2011 after an audio splice about him being the king of 10-year old boy ass.
*** The seventh was two days later on August 31, 2011 (shortly after the "Money, Success, Fame, Bronies" caller). Though he did sort of come back to dance to the Mexican Hat Dance but truly rage quit after that.
*** The eighth known ragequit was on September 7, 2011, after a caller played an audio splice of Ghost using the N-word twice in a row.
*** The ninth was on September 9, 2011, after massive trolling from Texas wildfires via Twitter shout outs to a Radio Graffiti segment with back-to-back remixes of {{Tetris}} Theme A.
*** The tenth was on November 8, 2011, after the hambone remix of {{Skrillex}}'s Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites.
*** The eleventh was on December 7, 2011 after he considered the fruitiness level to be way outside his comfort zone; he first did a fake ragequit after someone sang a song about him, calling him a "Jewish hambone faggot brony", then, later in the show, he finally ragequit after Note Party/Tri$ha called him a hambone in response to a comment about estrogen pills.
*** The twelfth was on January 6th, 2012, after reading a chatroom name saying "Mug Ranny's A Tranny"[[note]]"My Granny's A Tranny"[[/note]]
*** The thirteenth was on January 25th, 2012, during Radio Graffiti, after someone called another radio show using Ghost's voice, and the host of the radio show that was pranked said "he sounds like, uh, what's his name, Alex Jones", which sent Ghost into a massive rage about being compared to Alex Jones.
*** The fourteenth was on February 9th, with the "SUCK MAH DICK" guy singing a BrunoMars parody, followed shortly by Tub Guy calling in to say that he was going to "invite Ghost to his World War III bunker for a three-way with Alex Jones"
*** The fifteenth was on February 16th, 2012 after two "[[VerbalTic trans]]-[[YouKeepUsingThatWord testicles]]" "fought" over him, not long after he went into a massive rage over a [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Herbert the Pervert]] call.
*** The sixteenth was on March 2nd, 2012, after a caller played an autotuned version of Pinkie Pie's Laughter Song.
*** The seventeenth was on April 19, 2012, after the WesternAnimation/BobTheBuilder remix.
*** The eighteenth was on April 30th, 2012, after a back to back combo of a prank call of Ghost calling PETA and [=TexasStroll=] playing a remix of Ghost singing Stevie B's "Spring Love."
*** The nineteenth and last time was on May 15, 2012, after a back to back combo of a fake advertisement disrespecting [=KaraszKun=] and Coodoo17 playing a BackstreetBoys remix.
** This was subverted at least three times: The first known occasion was on May 18, 2011, when Ghost was doing a news story and when he was doing calls and the feed unexpectedly died around 160 minutes into the show. It then played the outro a few seconds later. The second time was on January 27th, 2012's Radio Graffiti segment; someone played a clip of himself allegedly playing a Ghost clip at Radio/HowardStern, right at the end of the show. While in reality, he got cut off by [=BlogTalkRadio=] suddenly removing the functionality that let his show overrun, the amount of reaction you heard from him before he got cut off was probably enough to leave you believing that he was having a mega-rage and just decided to cut himself off because he didn't want to go on after that. The third instance was on April 17th, 2012's episode during Radio Graffiti when the microphone died ''twice'' during the segment. The first time it was after the sixth caller, then it died again for the rest of the show fifteen minutes after Radio Graffiti started.
** He also faked it twice in December only for the Engineer to hijack the show until his return.
** It's arguable that it happened on February 20th, although before it cut off, he had mentioned the show was already shot and he was just letting random people call in. (He'd been having microphone problems pretty much the entire second half of the show)
* RatedMForManly: Ghost certainly thinks he's this, making empty threats to the trolls and how he's a big badass. He also screams for fruitbowls and bronies to have 'testosterone shot up their ass'.
** He also expects his callers to sound manly.
* RecurringRiff: Well you know what this country is turning into? Junkyard America!
** Sometimes after calls that ''really'' grind his gears, he'll do a musical intermission while he cools off. Sometimes he does an intermission in such a way that will force the trolls to turn him off by boring them to death, because they apparently love "lulz" and "fruitbowl music"
** MONEY, SUCCESS, FAME, GLAMOUR.
*** MONEY, SUCCESS, FAME, BRONIES. (YOU MADE A SONG OF THAT?!?!?!)
** "Fuck You Texas" used to be common prank call material, but even Ghost thinks [[OverusedRunningGag it's gotten old already]]. The same may also go for the thousands of callers who still blast "Melting Pot of Alcohol" at him. Something the people who keep overusing the "Hambone" meme need to learn already.
* RefrainFromAssuming: Ghost often gets song titles or genres wrong after hearing remixes. He's referred to Brodyquest as both "[[BeverlyHillsCop Axel F]]" and the theme to {{Footloose}}, the Dr. Mario theme as "circus music", "Entrance of the Gladiators" (a song which ''is'' often circus music) as "hoedown music", both the Driftveil City theme and "She Blinded Me With Science" as "that weird science song", a remix of [[VideoGame/MegaMan3 Spark Man's]] theme as {{Contra}}, The GameCube boot remix as [[MichaelJackson Wanna Be Startin' Somethin']], [[Film/DawnOfTheDead "The Gonk"]] as "music from TheRoaringTwenties", [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast "Be Our Guest"]] as poetry, and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime The Song of Storms]] as a song from Yoshi (this one made [=DarkRazorZ=] rage).
** A frequent Skype caller with the username "TaraStrong" often plays spliced quotes from everypony's favorite show, but has also played [[DrawnTogether Princess Clara]] lines, taking advantage of the fact that she shares the same voice actor as Twilight Sparkle. Ghost caught on to the part that mattered, and immediately dismissed them as being Pony-related.
** Averted when someone was playing "[[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} Bloody Tears]]" and Ghost thought it was Mexican music, until he heard a little more and realized it was from ''Castlevania''.
* RepurposedPopSong: The ''SanfordAndSon'' theme for the Junkyard America song, and the theme from ''ThePriceIsRight'' for Guess the Minority.
* DarthWiki/RuinedFOREVER: Ghost himself
* ReverseCerebusSyndrome: As time went on, there were more and more trolls and fewer (supposedly) serious listeners, to the point where by the last episodes almost no one seemed to take Ghost seriously any more. Also on a micro scale in each episode: the Markets and News are generally standard political/financial-show fare, but when Ghost starts the calls, shout outs, and radio graffiti, things quickly get silly.
[[{{In-universe}} invokes]] this on December 7th after people continued requesting the Engineer to host again.
* RiddleForTheAges: Is Ghost a real person, or just a troll? No one knows for certain (and probably never will now) but [[MST3KMantra few actually care]].
* RunningGag: Many:
** "Guess the Minority", a segment where Ghost tries to guess the ethnicity of a caller by asking them questions related to stereotypes, or guessing based off their voice alone. He [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mPUJTjmgD4 freakin' loves this game, man!]]
** Spontaneously breaking into song (Junkyard America!)
** {{Twitter}} filled with usernames intended to make him rage ("[=PoopTickler=]?! What kind of a name is [=PoopTickler=]?!").
*** Twitter names taking the form of "_______ for ______" (i.e. Spongies for Ghost, Bronies for Ghost, [[DudeNotFunny Radiation for Japan,]] etc.)
*** Twitter names combining Ghost's name with that of communist or fascist dictators (i.e. Ghostler, Benito Ghostini, Ghostef Stalin, Fidel Ghostro, etc.)
** Ghost playing clips from "representatives" from various foreign locales (including "Mr. Fortune Cookie" from Communist China, Machmud, a "representative of the Libyan rebel faction", and "The Guru", a stereotypical Indian)
** NIKOLAI 2012
** Ghost's disdain for the Occupy Wall Street movement has led to a series of trolls and twitter names mocking him for it. Among them are [=OccupyCanadia=], [=OccupyManehattan=], [=OccupyCanterlot=], [=OccupyPonyville=], [=OccupySixthStreet=], and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick OccupyGhost'sAss.]]
** There was a recurring joke throughout the January 20th show that Ghost was every member of the Today Show.
** Every time he tries to calm himself down through meditation, he'll end up tossing cans after sighting "that freakin' panda". [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext No, context doesn't help.]]
* SatanIsGood:
-->'''Ghost''': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jkQrvwQm-M Satan is good, Satan is my pal]]!
* SayMyName: "DAMN YOU NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAVYYYYYY HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUSSKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEE...!"
* SdrawkcabName: One caller claimed to be Ohsa, the backwards Asho.
* SensoryAbuse: Some trolls like to ear-rape Ghost (and the audience) by playing ''very'' loud buzzers or yelling at the mic. They tend to be cluster calls, too.
* SeriousBusiness: Ghost thinks his show is this. Most of his audience seems to think otherwise.
** To be honest however, when he's ''not'' taking calls, he is somewhat serious. On average, [[SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness the first half of the show will usually be somewhat serious, and things often start going downhill once he starts taking calls]].
** Even worse, he had introduced Radio Graffiti under the guise of a "game" and did not officially care about what people called in with. Something in between must have gotten to him.
*** It's also supposed to be three to four seconds per call. Most troll calls end up lasting a lot longer.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Ghost showed traces of this during some of his shows.
* ShoutOut: A lot, mostly by the trolls.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku2G1ljsryg Mmmmmmmagnets, how do they work, magnets, magnets, BAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH BAAAHHHH]]
** "[[WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy My name is Billy. My favorite number's zero. My favorite color's clear. My favorite subject's lunch.]]" Was what he had once done to describe a stumbling-mumbling troll.
** One troll called with a clip of RonaldReagan [[note:Specifically, "Tear down this wall"]]. Ghost's response? "[[Film/BackToTheFuture Ronald Reagan? The actor?"]]
** In some cluster calls, he said [[{{VideoGame/Portal}} APERTURE SCIENCE!]] to drown out the fail-trolls.
* ShowWithinAShow: True Optimist Radio, created in response to a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ie0VxwSFN8 caller]] that Ghost declared wanted everything sugar-coded with optimism, turning one of his mocking voices into a new persona, Mr. Optimism, who tries to conduct the show in a LighterAndSofter manner.
** Ghost being Ghost, this was more of a [[BitchInSheepsClothing Bitch in Sheep's Clothing]]
* ShutUpKirk: When someone infuriates him in a call, he will tell them to shut up and call them out. One example was on February 3rd's Radio Graffiti segment, where a caller just tells him how to run his show. Ghost did '''[[UnstoppableRage not]]''' take it well and called him out for being "a Roman Polanski pedophile."
** In [[{{StrawmanHasAPoint}} Ghost's defense]] that caller had blaimed the parents on the molested kids instead of, you know, the ''molesters that did it in the first place''?
* SitcomArchNemesis: Tzeki, Radio/AlexJones, Radio/HowardStern, [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior Asho]], [[CampGay the Capitalist Queer]], the Ghetto Capitalist, [=DarkRazorZ=], Equestrian Citizen, Tri$ha, [=NavyHusky=], The Internet Buttstalker, and many more.
* SlashFic: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSzND65vhvM This]].
* SmallNameBigEgo: Ghost has been this for a while, but it shows the most on the episode on 8/29/11. He actually believes that he is more significant to pop culture than 4chan, and says that he's making a mask for Ghost, and actually thinks it's going to overshadow the [[ComicBook/VForVendetta Guy Fawkes mask]].
** He repeatedly claims that he is "listened to by tens of thousands of capitalists THROUGHOUT THE WORLD!!"
** On 12/12/11, he actually states the possibility of a Ghostcon and said he had a band who "will be at the Grammies."
** In response to people requesting the engineer to host again: "I'm the talent!"
** Ghost actually believed that AlexJones was listening to his broadcasts([[NoIndoorVoice I KNOW YOU'RE LISTENING, ALEX!! YOU FAT, POT-BELLIED BASTARD!]]) on a regular basis in order to steal ideas such as Radio Graffiti from him.
** On January 9, 2012's episode, after reading the chatroom name "4 Years of Shitty Radio" in the Chatroom shout outs segment, he claims he's an internet legend.
* TheSocialDarwinist: Ghost believes that human progress would be brought about by the elimination of individuals who cannot sustain themselves. He believes that humans should be applied to natural selection so that only the working class, A.K.A., the ones who can sustain themselves, should be the only ones to live.
** Ghost has also stated that he is "pro-death" in general, approves of Rick Perry's record number of executions and approves of people ignoring safety laws simply because it would be more likely for them to get killed in an accident.
* SomeOfMyBestFriendsAreX: "I happen to have a whole bunch of friends who happen to be black!" Or Mexican, or women.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbP9rm-abOk&feature=related Some of his best friends are]] [[HypocriticalHumour Wops and Camel Jockeys]].
* SpinOff: In a way; both Goofy_Bone (most infamously), and most recently, Asho, also have their own shows on [=BlogTalkRadio=].
** In September 2011, the usual trolls started targeting Goofy_Bone's show too. Despite trying to defend himself, he ended up caving in and doing his own version of Radio Graffiti. This continued over a slight hiatus Ghost had, but when he was alerted to this, he, predictably, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgrmf3JlsM4 called Goofy out and went off about it]], as usual. He dubbed it a "poor man's Mexican version" and a "[[YouKeepUsingThatWord bean and cheese]]" version of his own show.
** Then in response, Goofy re-named it [[TakeThat Bean and Cheese Graffiti]]
* [[SpringtimeForHitler Springtime for]] [[JustForPun Ghostler]]: Following another fake {{ragequit}}, the Engineer takes over the show, playing songs disliked by Ghost and answering calls in his unintelligible gibberish. Ghost eventually 'returns' and proceeds to scold the Engineer. It seems like he did this in an attempt to either chastise the listeners or convince the trolls that the show had effectively ended, but when he got back and started taking calls, people were demanding that the Engineer host the show again. This has turned into a surprisingly effective trolling tactic, causing Ghost to enter fits of envious rage over ''his own character.''
* StayInTheKitchen: Whenever a woman comes on who calls him out on his downfalls, attempts legitimate arguing, or trolls him, expect this to be his response.
* StealthPun: Whenever Ghost is giving shout outs to people in the chatroom, some would attempt to make Ghost say names such as "[=AlphaKennyOne=]" or "[=IsleOfRussia=]". Most of the time however, he catches on the wordplay.
* StockSoundEffect: A rare live example; whenever Ghost gets especially upset, expect to hear cans (most likely beer) being shoved off a table. It's often referred to as "cans.wav", alluding to the uncertainty over if it is real or not.
* StupidStatementDanceMix: Unfortunately (well, to him), a lot of the one-liners he's said (like "melting pot of friendship", "HAMBOOOOONE", etc.) end up being perfect material for these. When people got the bright idea to start playing them right ''at'' him during calls, Ghost reacted accordingly. That is, he hates them to no end.
** Four words, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MH7lXcUvgwY "Melting Pot of Alcohol"]]
*** There are, as of now, quite a few remixes ''of that remix,'' among them [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uctCq1um3Ko one that samples "Giggle at the Ghostie,"]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L_-JG0ENls an 8-bit remix,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZo26RpSjYU&feature=related a mashup with "Party Rock Anthem,"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MswCIbjU0Mo a stoner remix.]]
* [[SurroundedByIdiots Surrounded By Fruitbowls]]: Ghost.
* TantrumThrowing: The cans.
* TemptingFate: What do we begin with?
** The prime example would be whenever he specifically asks the listeners NOT to remix him with something.
* ThatCameOutWrong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KUUADqj2GA "If anyone came at me trying to be busy badass, you know I always walk around out here in Texas ... with my strap on"]]
* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry: Ghost has been known to say that he's angry or depressed most of the time during his broadcast.
* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: When a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsmeW-Zgdn0 troll]] played the [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries "Kill Your Famiily Show"]], he mistook for a satanic rock band trying to advertise their album with subliminal messages. It then turned into a rant about modern rock being "three or four-chord crap"
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Ghost loves delivering one to any caller he doesn't like that he feels he can make a broad, sweeping generalization about based on their voice, namely anyone he thinks sounds even a hair less masculine than he is (which he'll then assume is a fat BasementDweller who wastes their time watching ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' and/or effeminate male with [[YourMom bad parents]].)
** He gave an indirect one to Radio/HowardStern on July 6, 2011's episode. Instead of doing the normal chatroom shout-outs, he pretty much called Howard Stern out.
** Ghost gets his fair share of these too, though they're usually in song form. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8lPG5MmPbI&context=C249ebADOEgsToPDskKWvDfS5CXHLPDdKCpxzLgn This one]] is probably one of the greatest ones.
** Goofy Bone also received a well deserved one at the hands of Ghetto Capitalist.
* ThreatBackfire: Someone has probably kept a good count of how many times he has threatened while upset to not come on the next day, or otherwise permanently end the show for good.
** There's also all the times he's threatened punitive damages, but so far this hasn't happened. But, he has tried to get dox on trolls though.
** His shows are now pretty sparse, especially after days he gets particularly angry.
* ToiletHumor: What kind of a name is [=PoopTickler=]?!
** "[[BlatantLies I happen to have a whole bunch of friends who group poop]]."
** On Oct 3, 2011, a user named Ray Twilight recorded a sound of what appears to be someone with bad diarrhea, grossing Ghost out. On January 18th, 2012, another user from area code 512 did a splice using that same sound effect making it sound like Ghost had bad diarrhea, causing Ghost to rage.
** And then there was a single call consisted only of the sound of someone peeing into a toilet.
** And then another with the same sound of peeing, but with a Ghost laugh added into it.
** And yet another one with Ghost saying "Why don't you take a whiff of this... UH-OH! POO-POO!" followed by the diarrhea noise.
* TooSoon: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] often, he'll freak out if ''anyone'' tries to make humor around an event, ''especially'' if it involves the death of a major figure, or it happened in Texas (i.e. the constant Texas Fire jokes)
** On the day of the SOPA/PIPA protest, one caller made a splice to make it sound like Ghost supports it (even though he's been vocally anti-SOPA). Even the people in the chatroom called it too soon.
** He even reacted like this to a username that made fun of the Titanic. Yes, the same Titanic the sunk in 1912.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: "Johnnie Walkerrrrr, Blue Labeeeeeel!"
** Shrimp, too, judging by his reaction whenever someone brings the "cannibal shrimp" up.
--> Goddamnit I want my shrimp back! *cans*
* [[{{Troll}} Trolls]]: They come. They try to make him look like a fool. He fires back by claiming they're wholly responsible for America's bad economy.
** There has been much speculation regarding whether Ghost is genuine in his antics, or if he's one of these. Following the show's (alleged) cancellation on May 23, 2012, it was revealed in a final chat session that [[spoiler:both sides are sort of right. Some rages (specifically the meme-related ones) were exaggerated and he is, in fact, friends with the troll Amy Daly, but he was also a Texan capitalist and a genuinely angry man when he started the show- three hours a day of ranting about politics and being trolled helped him get it all out of his system.]]
* {{Troperiffic}}
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: Regular caller Asho smoked weed and looks at pornography, knowing that his mom is elsewhere hitting on strangers.
* TheUnintelligible: Engineer and the Guru.
* UnexplainedRecovery: Senator Pooptickler.
* UnknownRival: ALEX JONES IS RUINING AMERICA ''*cans.wav*''
* UnstoppableRage: Especially prevalent when his show was called True Conservative Radio. He'd start yelling for about a few minutes over anything. Whether it was bad parents, a {{Troll}} or over anything, he'd start yelling at the [[HairTriggerTemper slightest twitch]].
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Ghost unwittingly made himself into this.
* VerbalTic / YouKeepUsingThatWord: "Trans-testicle" instead of transsexual (which spread out into the troll usage), "Canadia" (pronounced like "Canadian") instead of Canada, etc.
** Ghost also throws around variants of "fruit" as an adjective, noun, and verb for something that is, or is becoming overly flamboyant or gay. Thus, the term "fruitbowl" is used as a describer for things that meet this criteria.
** Whenever talking to, or about Latinos (such as Goofy_Bone and Asho), Ghost will invariably mention "bean and cheese". He also claims that bean and cheese is extremely cheap to get in Texas.
** He's also recently advocated the use of the term "hambone" to refer to and subtly mock people who he views as "fat jelly-asses" who live off welfare and otherwise contribute nothing to society. However, it'd help if all the prank callers didn't go around calling ''him'' one.
** The various trolls have their own verbal tics. Ghetto Capitalist has "baby", Tub Guy has "Oh my!" and Equestrian Citizen has the n-word.
** And he calls xarahox a "penist"
** When he's particularly angry, he'll add "fer Christ sake" to the end of just about every sentence.
* VerySpecialEpisode: March 27th, 2012, in which he devoted the entire show to the Trayvon Martin case. This lead to more serious callers than usual, some agreeing with him and some debating him. Everybody else played splices of him urinating on his family.
* TheVillainSucksSong: "Well [[PrecisionFStrike FUCK]] you Texas, and FUCK your Lone Star Beer..." [[MostAnnoyingSound COULD YOU SHOVE THAT SONG UP YOUR ASS?!]]
** In a way, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MH7lXcUvgwY Melting Pot of Alcohol]] is one.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxurtdJD2eg Angry Racist]] [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Jewish Hambone]].
-->He's some kind of Jewish grand dragon.
-->A hambone and a racist and he's green.
-->When the evil trolls attack
-->He gives those cans a mighty smack! ''*cans.wav*''
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLv9o4mdjdQ National Socialist Hambone Racist]]
* VillainousBreakdown: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URv-elUk0MQ Tons]] of 'em.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr4erBxQ-Og&feature=feedf This]] might be his biggest one
** December 2011 saw an increase in breakdowns. At one point he was [[BerserkerTears crying]] (he denies it of course).
* VillainousRescue: Senator Pooptickler pulled an epic one against Celticbrony on Jan. 31st 2012, with help from various bronies and capitalists.
* VolleyingInsults: Tzeki and Goofy Bone once used Radio Graffiti to verbally abuse each other.
* WhamEpisode: January 30th and 31st, 2012.
** CerebusSyndrome: Things got ''serious'' for a show revolving around some gleeful trolls and an over-the-top Texan.
** EnemyMine: Ghost's PreAsskickingOneLiner to Celticbrony was "This is for the bronies you betrayed!"
** ResetButton: Pressed with much delight by the fandom toward the end of the day; [[WeWantOurJerkBack Ghost ended up not quitting after all.]]
** TheReveal: Celticbrony as TheChessmaster ([[VillainsNeverLie maybe]])
** TheGlovesComeOff
** WhamLine: "The end is near. February will be my last month."
** YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Many of the major trolls were doxed or otherwise put out of commission by Ghost and Celticbrony.
* WhamLine: On May 3, 2012's Radio Graffiti segment, a caller pretended to be on his side, talking about the government and people with EBTs...until he says this line:
** "As of this Tuesday, my EBT card has your avatar on it. So, every time I swipe, I know..." He got cut off mid-sentence, complete with Ghost raging.
* [[WhyWeAreBummedCommunismFell Why We're Bummed Capitalism Fell]]: For a community who spent a year deliberately driving him insane, people were pretty upset when Ghost announced he was quitting the show, and rejoiced upon his return.
* WorthyOpponent: Tzeki.
-->'''Ghost:''' That was some pretty good lulz!
** Ghost's speech while giving Ghetto Capitalist the Troll of the Year Award had hints of this.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Ghost used to be this around the time trolls first started bugging him. [[CharacterDevelopment Over time]] he seems to have wised up a little bit. Doesn't prevent the trolls from making him lose it though.
* YouDoNOTWantToKnow: Gasgara's relationship with Suspicious Tumbleweed. As the True Capitalist Radio Wiki put it:
-->Gasgara's only friend is a strange Canadian teenager who goes by the username Suspicious Tumbleweed. She seems to have a certain appreciation of Gasgara's "personality". They often conversate over Twitter discussing Skype and Xbox LIVE interactions. This relationship disturbs and confuses each and every True Capitalist Radio listener.
* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: Trisha, Tub Guy, and Ghetto Capitalist (natch) all approve strongly of Ghost's capitalistic views... but since they're (respectively) a transgender woman, a flamboyant omnisexual, and a welfare abuser, Ghost is absolutely enraged at this hijacking of his philosophy.
* YourMom: Sometimes used as a retort.
* YoutubePoop: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]; edits of this show are typically limited to [[StupidStatementDanceMix remixes]] and [[ManipulativeEditing short quips]] used to enrage Ghost.

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''GYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHRHHHHHHHGH! GET HIM OFF, ENGINEEEEEEEEEEEER! GET THAT STUPID FRUITY-ASS FRUITBOWL OFF!''

''THAT'S IT! STICK A FORK IN ME I'M DONE! I'M GOING TO 6TH STREET! IT'S MILLA' TIME! GET ME OUT OF HERE ENGINEER!''

''You've been listening to True Capitalist Radio. The thoughts, views, ideas, comments, and opinions of the host of the show are...absolutely his.''
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