Trivia / True Capitalist


  • Approval of God: Ghost claims to have liked the Doom mod based on him.
  • Big Name Fan: Andrew W.K. apparently loves the show. He's a brony, too, which may have led to him finding the show in the first place.
  • Cowboy BeBop at His Computer: Ghost from time to time gets his facts wrong on multiple subjects.
    • He thinks Touhou is an "ani-mee" foot fetish.
  • Creator Backlash: He hated doing the shows because of Trolls.
  • Detractor Nickname: The trolls have 'Ghostler' for Ghost; Ghost has 'Navy Sanhuskie' for Navy Huskie and 'Ash-hole' for Asho.
  • Fan Community Nickname: The Capitalist Army is the most popular term (other commonly used nicknames include The Milky-lickers and Bronies for Ghost, as well as on occasion the Melting Pot).
  • Fanwork Ban: Implied, since Ghost isn't really amused by soundboards, splices (which often take things he has said, and either take them comically out of context, or re-arranges them, simply to make him rage), and remixes of himself. However, this may be more because he thinks they damage the integrity of his show or make fun of him.
    • Ironically, despite this hate of people mashing him up to make him rage, he actually objects to the Stop Online Piracy Act because he supports the creation of independent content that the internet allows.
    • Even more ironic, is that he dedicated New Year's Eve to honoring them.
    • Averted ever since his return. Ghost has said that he doesen't mind even if people are making money with True Capitalist Radio related fanwork, because that just prooves that he has created more jobs than Obama.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Mostly averted, since the site automatically records and archives episodes. However, this doesn't stop people from taking highlights and posting them on YouTube.
  • One of Us: A truly bizarre example. Ghost, who is basically an old, angry redneck, seems to know just about everything about nerd culture. This has been cited as evidence of him being a troll.
    • In particular, he's surprising adept at recognizing My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic quotes and songs, and clearly knows things about the show such as how ponies get their cutie marks and the Derpy Hooves fiasco despite claiming that he didn't watch the show and that it's for eight-year-old girls.
    • February 28th, 2012: (in response to a caller playing a remix of "Bloody Tears") "Get out of here with your dumbass Mexican music... no, wait a minute, that's Castlevania. Throw the Holy Water, I love that sound!" Ghost later went on to declare the second game in the series his favorite.
    • He also likes Nirvana (specifically, the song "Rape Me") and is a big enough Marilyn Manson fan to know the b-side track "The Hands of Small Children" (and use it in his Woodchipper segment) and "We're From America."
    • On 7/13/11, when asked what his favourite video game was, Ghost responded with "the first Metal Gear off of the original Nintendo". Also, on 10/19/11, he said Mario 1, 2, and 3 really kicked ass, but quit playing entirely when the Super Nintendo came out.
    • In episode 250, he confesses to having fond memories of playing Street Fighter II and Soul Edge with his son in arcades in the 90s, even doing impressions of the Hadouken (though he pronounces it "Hayuuken") and Tiger Uppercut.
    • On the eighth Saturday Night Troll Show, he admitted to having a Raspberry Pi dedicated to retro gaming, having lots of Arcade, Nintendo and Sega games on it.
    • On the tenth Saturday Night Troll Show, Ghost stated that he had spent the previous meeting with the Inner Circle playing various retro games such as Michael Jackson's Moonwalker, and was even considering making a streaming channel to play video games on.
  • Schedule Slip: Often after an episode with a major trolling, it'll just go off the air for a period (as little as a day, or as much as a week) and then come back. Although sometimes the show does sometimes doesn't occur for other reasons.
    • He planned to bring back 3 hour shows after his 2016 return as far back as May, but only implemented in September 23rd.
    • Since Ghost's return, this has mostly been avoided, however recently Ghost has been taking several short breaks and skipping many shows for various reasons.
  • Screwed by the Network: Arguably, in Ghost's opinion, BlogTalkRadio screwed over his show several times. On January 27th's episode, they randomly took away his after-show privileges, causing an odd end to the show. On April 17th's episode, he couldn't start the show until fifteen minutes after the show was originally supposed to start. Ghost didn't take that very kindly. More recently, in September 2016, Blog Talk Radio failed to archive some episodes post-show hour, which led to the death of the post-show and Ghost extending the show to a full 3 hours. BTR has also occasionally gone down in the middle of shows, or not allowed Ghost to broadcast at all, the most notable example being during the final Presidential Debate, forcing him to go to Paltalk.
    • Ghost was screwed by both Blogtalkradio and Gumroad following Elfoxoloco complaining to both sites about Ghost's behavior, causing ghost.market to go down permanently and one of Ghost's shows to disappear from the archive.
  • Series Hiatus: Ghost has taken these several times. The first was in late 2010, ending in 2011 when Ghost abandoned the "True Conservative" moniker in favor of "True Capitalist". The second started in May 2012 and ended in March 2016, due to drama in the community and Ghost growing tired with doing the show. The most recent one is ongoing, starting in May 2017, with Ghost initially vowing to return in June. This was later pushed back to July 4th, and then once again indefinitely until he can sort out his alcoholism.
  • What Could Have Been: Before May 24th, 2012, there were several potentially entertaining splices and running gags that had not been (respectively) played on the show yet and brought to their full potential. Trolls were looking forward to a long, fruitful, fruitbowl summer of Karaszkun splices and tiger shrimp-induced rages.
    • Not to mention that there were a lot of other subject matters that never had been used, such as the Petter fanbase which came into existence in November 2012. (and knowing Ghost his love for Bronies, he must love pets as well... right?)
    • Averted with the Undertale fanbase, which appeared to be what could have been a successor to the bronies had True Capitalist still been on the air. Not only did Ghost return when the game's hype was still at its peak, neither he nor the trolls gave it any more of a reaction than incidental annoyance.
    • Who knows what would have happened had he learned about a certain song about thrift shops...
      • But would capitalism involve having a #1 hit released on your own record label?
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