"You've been trolled
You've been trolled
You have probably been told
'Don't reply to this guy
He is just getting a rise out of you'
Yes, it's true
You respond and that's his cue
To start trouble on the double
While he strokes his manly stubble
You've been trolled
You've been trolled
You should probably just fold
When the only winning move is not to play!
And yet you keep on trying, mindlessly replying,
You've been trolled, you've been trolled, have a nice day!"
"I don't know you but I think I hate you
You're the reason for my misery
Strange that you've become my biggest enemy
And I've never even seen your face
Well maybe it's just jealousy
Mix it up with a violent mind
A circumstance that doesn't make much sense
Or maybe, I'm just dumb"
"I am an anti-christ
I am an anarchist
Don't know what I want but
I know how to get it
I wanna destroy the passerby"
—The Sex Pistols, "Anarchy"
"Angry people think a good solution
Is getting others involved
So they surround themselves with happy people
And watch their smiles dissolve"
—Barenaked Ladies, "Angry People"
"I drive really slow in the ultrafast lane
While people behind me are going insane
I'm an asshole
(He's an asshole, what an asshole)
I'm an asshole
(He's an asshole, such an asshole)
I use public toilets and piss on the seat
I walk around in the summertime
saying 'How about this heat?"
— Denis Leary, "I'm An Asshole"
If trawling for assholes you'll net a fine catch
with skulls full of saw dust (well I've got the match!)
—Skyclad, "On With Their Heads!"
"I'm the conjurer of demons, / I'm the father of your death.
I bring forth the ancient evil, / I control his every breath.
I instigate your misfortune, / With the birth of killing trolls.
I awaken Armageddon, / Feeding on a thousand souls.
"Every multiplayer game has one flaw that's I'm seeing,
And that's all the bloody things are played with human beings
Playing multiplayer games will give you the ideas
That people are all dickbags, fetid twats and shitty smears"
—Jim & Yahtzee's Rhymedown Spectacular, One is Fun"
Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but provocation by a fool is heavier than both.
— The Bible (New International Version), Proverbs 27:3
Toki: There he is!
Skwisgaar: Yep, that's definitely a troll.
"Folks on this website are having too much fun, perhaps my negative post will see that undone."
"You WILL NOT make this putt...jackass!"
Mr. Cheeky: No, I'm only joking. I'm not really Brian. No, I'm not Brian. I was only - It was a joke. I'm only pulling your leg! It's a joke! I'm not him! I'm just having you on! Put me back! Bloody Romans, can't take a joke!
"I'll spout simplistic opinions for hours on end, ridicule anyone who disagrees with me, and generally foster divisiveness, cynicism, and a lower level of public dialog!"
—Calvin, Calvin and Hobbes
Joker: You're in trouble now.
Batman: Shut up.
Joker: Make me. It doesn't matter. I win. I made you lose control. And they'll kill you for it.
Urahara: Now yell as loud as you can: "AMAZING HEADBAND OF JUSTICE IN PLACE, AMAZING ARMOR OF JUSTICE PROTECT ME!" now! Go on, say it!
Ichigo: The Amazing Headband of... what? AGH! That's just stupid! *dodges a punch* Gyah!
Urahara: Interesting how the fear of imminent death can change one's mind.
Ichigo: All right, I'll say it! Agh, here goes nothing... "AMAZING HEADBAND OF JUSTICE IN PLACE, AMAZING ARMOR OF JUSTICE PROTECT ME!"
Urahara: Oh, what do you know? I can't believe he actually said it...
Ichigo: WHAT!? You're gonna pay for that!
TT: Maybe you should get some trolling tips from us humans.
TT: Our sparing intellects are probably better suited to it.
"And now, Real Men of Genius (Real Men of Genius) Today we salute you Mr. Asshat Forum Troll. (Mr. Asshat Forum Troll!) You barge into any thread, spewing your brain diarrhea like it was relief water for Ethiopians. (Brain Diarrhea!) There aren't enough smilies available to illustrate everyone's disdain for you. Rolleyes, red mad face, puking green guy, and the finger dude just aren't enough. (Exclamation mark, eleventy one!) No one is LOLing when you enter the thread. You single-handedly lower the IQ of the Internet with every post you make. (STFU, r'tard!) It takes guts to do what you do, presenting your contrary opinion in the cold harsh light of incontrovertible facts. Here's to you Mr. Asshat Forum Troll. (Mr. Asshat Forum Troll!)"
I don't care what you think as long as it's about me
I am inclined to believe that few attacks either of ridicule or invective make much noise, but by the help of those they provoke.
“To live is to war with trolls.”
“The highways are crowded with people who drive as if their sole purpose in getting behind the wheel is to avenge every wrong done them by man, beast or fate. The only thing that keeps them in line is their fear of death, jail and lawsuits.”
—Hunter S. Thompson, Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga
"You know, I think I've finally figured out where Sarah Palin came from: Someone cast a spell on a YouTube comment and it came to life."
“A word to those of you out there who have yet to be offended by something I have said: Please be patient. I am working as fast as I can.”
"Ever get the feeling that some people realize that they’re never going to be LeBron James or Albert Einstein and so, in a lifelong temper tantrum, they just decide that if they can’t be the greatest, they will be the stinkiest of the shits?"
—Amanda Marcotte on Ann Coulter
"While she doesn't hunt moose, she does like fishing, target shooting, and NASCAR. Although Cupp panders to 'Middle America' and rails against 'liberal and coastal elites,' she herself is one of the latter. She was born in California, raised in Massachusetts, graduated from Cornell, and lives in New York City. Cupp also seems to think that creationism should be taught in schools because not doing so would be 'insulting' to Christians. Because of this, in combination with her atheist concern trolling, many believe that she is in fact a deep cover liberal and may possibly be the first IRL sock puppet to ever be discovered."
"Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda made us all hurt a little bit less after hearing about the death of her father by hopping on the internet and offering up a metaphorical group hug in the form of a touching quote from The Little Prince. And ever since then, we collectively decided as a society that for the next week, we would only be sharing heartwarming tributes in honor of Robin Williams (like that picture of the Genie hugging Aladdin that keeps making me reach for the Kleenex). It should be a classified felony to throw beyond-the-grave shade at the man who gave us Mrs. Doubtfire.
Unfortunately, there are some assholes out there who clearly want a first-class ticket to Hell, because they started trolling Zelda’s social media accounts and posting rude awful shit about her father’s death, like a fake picture of his dead body. Stay classy, humanity. Even Satan is like 'Are you serious??'"
"If you spend a great deal of your time pretending to be an asshole to get a reaction from people...you aren't pretending. You are an asshole."
"There's something about a bully that really annoys me. They'll say something online that they'd never dare to say to your face. One guy tweeted from his work account that he hoped my kids die of cancer. I let the MD of the firm know and the guy was fired. I felt no guilt, he should have gone to prison."
—Dom Joly, comedian and self-proclaimed troll slayer
"Camille Paglia has been trolling since before trolling was A Thing. She's the OG of barfing up archaic assertions about women, men, and feminism, justifying them with sweeping, unverified statements... Most recently, she yammered on about Katy Perry and Taylor Swift being awful because they are The Bad Kind Of Pop Star, then lauded 'bootylicious, confident urban women' because they are The Good Kind of Pop Star. During the 2008 election, she compared Sarah Palin's incoherent and endless run-on sentence style of talking to listening to some pretty excellent jazz and declared her the savior of 'third world feminism.' She's endlessly weird about fetishizing women of color as paragons of hotness and repeatedly slapping the air around her for invisible, vague feminists who hate all men and want sex to end forever. Planet Paglia is one where white bitches are hating men and fun...It's refried bullshit is what it is."
"Some people hate the world, and your email address gets mixed up in their shitstorm for a minute. They tend to spray you with wild insults hoping to hit at least one nerve...they often hire themselves as your life coach. However, I always recommend caution when following the advice of the profoundly stupid."
A hilarious word (like wombat!) to be used whenever you find yourself in an argument with a woman. You don’t even have to wait for an argument. Is there a woman attracting attention of any kind on the Internet? Consider threatening to rape her. Later, suggest she needs to lighten up.
—Tabatha Southey, "A guide to the ideas and words of Gamergate"
"Y'know, as small as this channel is, I still get a new comment, like, every other day asking me to kill myself because I had the audacity half a year ago to not be super-excited about the next Playstation. It doesn't take a lot to set people off on the internet."
—George Weidman, "Phil Fish Versus the Internet"
"Ellis is a teenage boy, loudly filling a room with proclamations that Godfather 2 is rubbish and Norbit is a masterpiece, and telling the principal to introduce his highschool band as ‘Abortion Bucket and the Anal Rapists’. 'Friends tell me my Twitter account gets me into trouble,' he says, 'but I can’t help being honest. It’s not my problem if people can’t take the truth... Mr. Rogers was vile. Oh, have I shocked you?” Bret Easton Ellis still thinks himself LA’s L’enfant Terrible, but he’s just a big, silly baby."
"I despise unfunny hecklers at live comedy acts. Those self-important gadabouts with nothing of value to offer who want to stand out from the crowd and consider themselves equal to the live act that everybody else is here to simply see and enjoy. And it's always a joy for the comedian to then respond to the heckle with unflappable spontaneous wit in such a way that destroys their unwarranted confidence. Internet comments are basically a special platform for all the hecklers to come out onto, one by one, but without the comedian around to put them in their place. The comedian has had the good sense to move on and get the drinks in at the venue bar. As has 90% of the audience, leaving the shitheads to talk only for the benefit of themselves, voicing their stupid opinions into the gaping void of each other's heads."
"This ‘ha ha, you got mad, so you lose’ attitude is the exact same reason we all collectively decided not to like hipsters very much: It’s because they were hiding behind a rigged game. Everything was ironic....There was no losing condition. Same with people saying shitty things to each other on the internet under the guise of 'humor.' If this kind of thing was still confined to YouTube comments – then fuck it, who cares? But it’s not. It spills out. It’s everywhere now, even seeping into reality: There are people walking the Earth today who genuinely think, in all aspects of their lives, that somebody getting pissed off at them for valid reasons means they win something."
—Robert Brockway, "It's Not a Game If You Can't Lose"
"Put the right troll in the right message board or comment section and he can completely destroy any chance of discussion — he has effectively broken the system for no other reason than personal amusement. It's ego masturbation. It happened so much at Popular Science that they shut down their comment section. It was as if a thousand voices cried out the word "fag" and were suddenly silenced."