Phil Fish, the volatile and sometimes controversial developer of indie game Fez
, has abruptly announced its cancellation
: "this is as much as i can stomach. this is isn’t the result of any one thing, but the end of a long, bloody campaign. you win." Though this follows in the wake of a popular podcast's host
calling him a "tosspot", a "wanker", and a "fucking asshole", Fish has been the subject of massive Internet antagonism ever since his appearance in Indie Game: The Movie
; he's been hounded for saying that Japanese games suck
, though he claimed the comment was taken out of context
, for Tweeting that "PCs are for spreadsheets
" prior to Fez's PC release, and for not patching a save-corrupting bug
that he claims Microsoft was charging him "tens of thousands of dollars
". Fish has often responded poorly
to critics in public, but Jonathan Blow
) and C418
) each claim that Fish has been at the receiving end of far worse, and far more frequent, vitriol.
posted by Rory Marinich
on Jul 28, 2013 -
Pardon my French: after (allegedly) showing up drunk at the G8
), walking out from 60 minutes
, and almost getting in a fight with angry fishermen
), French President Sarkozy, while visiting the Paris International Agricultural Show, snaps at a man who refused to shake his hand "Casse-toi pauvre con
". But what
? He hasn't (yet) slapped a kid, unlike his presidential rival Bayrou
, but he's still not in the same league as De Gaulle, who answered to a heckler shouting "Mort aux cons!" ("Death to the idiots!") the sublime "Vaste programme, en effet
" ("Tall order, indeed").
posted by elgilito
on Feb 25, 2008 -
have been around for centuries, and this website attempts to collect them all (2,295 so far) and explain their origins. May not be SFW if someone is reading over your shoulder.
posted by whoshotwho
on May 27, 2004 -
Due to a linguistic phenomenon called amelioration
, we're losing a lot of those nice, bad words that are so useful for expressing anger. Nice
once meant stupid
today. "Shut up
!" increasingly means an affectionate "Get outta here
is becoming Yes
and even "Fuck off
!", with the right intonation can mean something like "I don't believe it! How very interesting, Carruthers
!" Where will it end? And it's not as if any good words are making the opposite journey, except perhaps "You can kiss my ass
", which is easily imagined as a term of endearment back in old Babylon. What really
bad words and expressions will survive the nicification
onslaught? And what unnecessary good words could be put to better use as insults?
posted by MiguelCardoso
on May 8, 2003 -
- a comprehensive (warning: pun) list of school yard insults. Beware - it sucks you in, I've been reading for an hour and I'm only on 'c'.
posted by Orange Goblin
on Jan 16, 2003 -
an interesting look into an often overlooked and ignored lexicon - even if it is an ugly one. jtx from hatesville
is building a reference to the language of hate, but he needs your help.
posted by boogah
on Feb 24, 2002 -
Children can be cruel
and remarkably inventive with it, as this directory of playground insults shows. It's the personal remiscences which explain each insult that make it worthwhile.
posted by MUD
on Jan 30, 2002 -
The Second Reincarnation of the Final Grandson of Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged.
For those of us in constant search of universally meaningful insults, wowbagger delivers. The program is based on a character in Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", a character who, after an incident involving a time traveling machine and a piece of elastic band, became so pissed off at the universe that he sought to insult every creature in it, in alphabetical order.
posted by samsara
on Mar 15, 2001 -