Berserk Button / True Capitalist

SHUT UP! SHUT UP WITH THE VIETNAM STUFF, IM TELLING YOU! You know, you idiots that's what makes me sick about you idiots, you know you idiots, you're out here, you're laughing WHAAHAAHAA! You think it's a big joke, you think it's real funny! YOU HAVE NO IDEA, WHEN YOU'RE OUT THERE, HEAD TO YOUR GODDAMN KNEES IN RICE PADDIES, WITH... GODDAMN CHARLIES COMING UP FROM BEHI-! (cans.wav) GODDAMNIT! WHILE PUSSIES LIKE YOU WERE OUT HERE PARTYING, PUTTING YOUR GODDAMN HEADBANDS ON, GETTING FUCKING DRUNK, PUTTIN- DOING DRUNK! GROWING YOUR DAMN HAIR OUT, LISTENING TO THE GODDAMN BEATLE ALBUMS, YOU PIECE OF (cans.wav) PIECE OF CRAP!
Ghost, having a particularly bad PTSD attack after people kept making fun of his tour in Vietnam one too many times.

To put it mildly, Ghost has an extremely short fuse when it comes to a variety of subject matters to the point that he'll often start throwing stuff around in his office from slightest provocations and at worst he just outright quits the show when he's had enough. In fact for most of his listener base finding and pushing on his numerous Berserk Buttons has become a hobby and the sole reason to listen to his show.

Here are some of Ghost's many, many, many Berserk Buttons
  • Really just generally disagreeing with his views in the show. If you debate him, he'll proceed to use every logical fallacy in the book and in the end, he will call you a stupid idiot who can't debate or a liberal commie and a perfect example of "why America is what it is".
  • Calling Ghost something he (thinks he) isn't, such as a racist, a hambone, a bureaucrat, crippled, Jewish, ect. Nicknames like Adolf Ghostler also aggravate him.
  • My Little Pony
  • Playing audio splices of him on the show. Or worse, on other shows.
  • Trolls poking fun of various tragedies is probably one of his more justified and understandable berserk buttons.
  • Insulting his family, such as his son, granddaughter, grandmother, wife, or dog.
  • Howard Stern. Nuff said. And don't you dare mention Alex Jones.
  • 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 "Junkyard America".
  • When it comes to music, Eminem, Dave Matthews Band, Nickelback and Linkin Park hit his button the hardest.
  • He's a proud Texan, so anything negative about Texas counts as well. And more specifically, since he's from Austin, you do not insult the Longhorns. Or praise the Oklahoma Sooners.
  • Implying that the Engineer is a better host than Ghost is. Repeated trolling on this front made any caller-to-Engineer interaction a no-no.
  • 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 Up to Eleven with the April 19, 2012 broadcast: people being born in the Spring enrages him.
  • Useful Notes/NASA in general is one huge berserk button for Ghost. He sees the entire organization as a giant conspiracy that is putting spy satellites in the orbit, lying about the "fact" that space doesn't exist and just wasting perfectly good taxpayer money.
  • Playing advertisements for other stuff, enraging Ghost. Fake advertisements that poke fun at his other rage-topics aggravate him even further. In particular, the "Karasz Burgers" one really did him in. On that note...
  • Mocking KaraszKun, G, RaidenSnake or TeutonicPlague, his loyal callers, can send him into impressive rages.
    • Actually Teutonic's no longer one of his faithful callers. The trolls got him banned from TCR in October 2016 and he admitted to being a brony as well. Now whenever he calls in, Ghost explodes.
  • Bringing up the Super Nintendo Entertainment System usually would get him insulting the system, saying it "sucked the chrome off a '57 Chevy bumper."
  • DON'T you DARE say anything bad about Donald Trump or his former campaign manager and Ghost's "personal associate" Roger Stone.
  • Anime is probably the biggest thing that has gotten Ghost pissed off since Bronies. His hatred for anime was so big that he went on an rant for TWO. HOURS. about it, dedicating an entire Sunday episode for his drunk ranting. As with his anti-brony comments, these comments ultimately turned against him and next day he had numerous anime-related audio splices waiting for him. His hatred for anime got so bad he banned G from the show for merely liking anime.
  • We can add remixes and splices about Vietnam (or "Viet FUCKING Nam"), which in itself is pretty justified considering that he himself has claimed during one of his older broadcasts that he is a Vietnam war veteran.
  • YouTube stars such as Markiplier, PewDiePie, Keemstar, and LeafyIsHere now launch him into fits of rage.
    • However above all Ghost seems to have a huge beef with boogie2988 whom he calls out as an exemplary hambone and blames him for leeching on other peoples good will by making people pity his traumatic childhood and life.
  • After people accused Teutonic Plague of playing Undertale, the game in question became a sore spot, enough so that Ghost banned G from the broadcast simply for liking it.
  • Playing remixes and parodies of his intro will really set him off and generally cause him to shout "That's the best intro in radio today!", but it will especially piss him off if you mix it with something else he despises, such as "True Cripple Radio" or "True Engineer Radio".
  • Calling out how boring the markets section of the show is will have Ghost reminding his listeners how stupid they are for not listening to his business advice.
  • Callers purporting to be liberals, communists, or some other kind of leftist will almost always provoke Ghost into going on a brief, profanity-laden rant about his dislike of those groups.
  • Pokémon can be added to the list now. Before hand, he was just annoyed with the memes (citing Mudkips). With the release of Pokémon Go, he despises it on the same level as anime. Saying you're a no life loser if you play it, and if you have a significant other, then they're terrible and you're likely a homosexual.
  • Bringing up George Soros in the broadcast is a surefire way to cause Ghost to go on a long tirade about how corrupt and immoral he thinks the man is, especially if he is brought up in positive light or compared to Ghost.
  • Don't tell him what to do in his show!
  • Don't you dare make fun of his broadcast!
    • Under any circumstances don't call his broadcast "Fake News"!
  • Baseball makes him rage. Claiming that if he can play it, it's not a sport (which only lends credence that he's a hambone).
  • Playing Nickelback songs on his show will often send him on tirades about how their music is "Fruit Rock".
  • Making fun of his conspiracies or paranoia.
  • Questioning his masculinity/manlines will make him go absolutely apeshit. ESPECIALLY if they involve his wife in some way, be it homeland security double dipping his chips in front of her, or an audio splice of him meekly allowing the engineer to fuck her ("I know my place"), which both caused ghost to start literally shrieking with rage for the remainder of the show.
  • Don't make fun of the Texas martyrs! Especially because Ghost's family name is in the list of Alamo defenders.
  • He doesn't take betrayal very well.
  • Making fun of pedophilia, if you dare to do this during the show, Ghost will go full OOC and start dropping F-bombs during the broadcast and eventually give out your number so that people can harass you after the show and potentially call a SWAT team on you. In some cases, he may even dox you.
    • Related to this, making fun of the Pizzagate conspiracy theory or pointing out how it is fake news can make Ghost rage for minutes on end.
  • Don't record Inner Circle chats AND play them on the show. That will really piss him off, leading to a Rage Quit on the February 2nd and May 3rd 2017 show.
    • For that matter, if you're an Inner Circle member, don't ever try to betray him. He's been known to dox people who have tried to cross the Inner Circle from the inside.
  • For that matter, the mere presence of certain trolls who really push his buttons, including the Internet Buttstalker, Tub Guy, CelticBrony, CooDoo, J-Man Capitalist, Boat, Germit the Gay Frog, and most recently, the African Booty Scratcher.
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