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Union Street Guest House woes

A NY hotel fines guests $500 for negative reviews. The press notices. Yelpers take revenge -- a dozen or so reviews this morning have turned into more than 200 at the moment, warning of, among other things, a "MAJOR SPIDER INFESTATION."
posted by daisyace on Aug 4, 2014 - 153 comments

Revenge is a dish best served cold

The Janitor's Revenge (SLVideo)
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering on Dec 28, 2013 - 15 comments

The Erin Brockovich of Revenge Porn

This is what happens when the "most hated man on the Internet" messes with the wrong mother. [more inside]
posted by Elementary Penguin on Nov 22, 2013 - 105 comments

A steady spiral into one core truth

The Trouble with "Carrie": Strong Female Characters and Onscreen Violence.
Whether she's volunteering to take her sister's place in the arena or grooming her son to lead the resistance; gunning down the gangsters who sell drugs to the kids in her neighborhood or swinging swords to avenge her daughter, the "strong female character" is often stirred by a maternal concern, a quintessential desire to preserve her community, to protect the weak and vulnerable. Her bad-assery must be in the service of a greater good. Even when she's more ethically complex (like the Bride, who begrudgingly admits that all the people she killed to get to her daughter, "felt good"), she never takes a place at the table of Walter White's grand epiphany: "I did it for me."

Carrie does what Beatrix Kiddo and Ellen Ripley and Katniss Everdeen don't: She does it for herself. Her vengeance, her violence, is in service to no one, no noble good. She doesn't kill because her family and friends have been threatened. There are no friends, no fellow outcasts, to protect from the bullies. No little sister to shield from Mama's wrath. Only her. And she is enough. Carrie kills because she was wronged.

posted by Lexica on Oct 30, 2013 - 44 comments

"the laughing stock of the Internet and two music genres"

Engineer turns hardcore band into EDM nightmare after they fail to pay. [T]he engineer, known only as Dan, funnelled the “best 30 mins I’ve ever spent” into reworking the material and uploading the final product. What was surely meant to be a hard-hitting, passionate composition of brutal metalcore integrity is now a cringeworthy dance track.
posted by Rory Marinich on Oct 23, 2013 - 51 comments

"Armed demonstrators had attempted to break into the building...."

Killing in Cairo: the full story of the Republican Guards' club shootings
posted by lalochezia on Jul 18, 2013 - 3 comments

...and with no more brains than you have....

Disclaimer (Autoplay MP3): "Very Bad Wizards is a podcast with a philosopher, my dad, and a psychologist, Dave Pizarro, having an informal discussion about issues in science and ethics. Please note that the discussion contains bad words that I'm not allowed to say, and knowing my dad, some very inappropriate jokes." Favorite themes include responsibility and revenge, agency and utilitarianism, dishonesty and character, empathy and offensiveness. [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea on Jun 17, 2013 - 3 comments

There is a paradox in our distaste for "an eye for an eye."

The Case For Revenge [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Jun 13, 2013 - 53 comments

Two short films by Matthew Holness

The Snipist - a post-apocalyptic nightmare set in a post-rabies Britain (warning: absolutely bleak). A Gun For George - a short film about crime-writer Terry Finch, author of the 70s Kentish fiction masterpieces The Reprisalizer. [more inside]
posted by dng on Jan 24, 2013 - 17 comments

Trapped By The Hairy Hand Of Fate!

Jess Nevins presents: Six-Gun Gorilla! The story of one gorilla's quest for vengeance across the Old West. The archetypal cowboy ape, publicly available for the first time.

Originally published in 1939, Six-Gun Gorilla is available as a result of Nevins' (completed) Kickstarter for the Encyclopedia of Golden Age Superheroes. [more inside]
posted by zamboni on Sep 24, 2012 - 11 comments

You know, I think I'm too lazy to change all this back to normal, that's the real issue.

Little brother hacked your Facebook profile? Redecorate his room for a teenage girl. In Dutch, with subtitles. [SLYT]
posted by valkyryn on Aug 17, 2012 - 75 comments

The Post-War Expulsion of Germans From Eastern Europe

A Time Of Retribution: Paying For the Crimes of Nazi Germany
posted by jason's_planet on Jun 7, 2011 - 29 comments

Like, I want some bread up front.

Once upon a time, Van Morrison had a record contract with Bing Records which he wanted to escape. Since the contract required him to produce thirty-six original songs, Van Morrison sat in the studio for a single session and recorded a series of nonsensical non-tunes that are still in his distinctive style. Three of them are available here.
posted by dzkalman on May 9, 2011 - 53 comments

Smosh's Pokemon Theme Song REVENGE

Five years and more than one hundred videos after their debut on Youtube, Smosh has released a video as a 5-year-anniversary celebratory video, taking stabs at the powers that be within YouTube. [more inside]
posted by MHPlost on Nov 28, 2010 - 13 comments

Killing Hipsters

Charles Bronson stars in Killing Hipsters, rated PG, an action-packed smorgasbord of revenge.
posted by battlebison on Nov 22, 2010 - 111 comments

"I'm doing this for my pride. I'm doing it for the principle of the matter. I'm also doing it because it's going to be awesome to have a robot pony bicycle when this all ends."

"The Home Owner's Association at my building has been leaving me notes asking me to clean up my parking spaces in the garage...Apparently, the rules say that only bicycles are allowed to be stored in these spaces. In the spaces I have: 2 bicycles...and one mechanical pony..." [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Sep 27, 2010 - 77 comments

Lernert Engenberts produces tiny, beautiful and exquisitely cruel films.

Lernert Engenberts produces tiny, beautiful and exquisitely cruel films. Revenge on an innocent egg. Three ways to melt a chocolate bunny. Teasing the colour blind with colour correction. Abstract artists explain their work to their parents. But this may be the cruelest one of all. See more, including an ode to Alaska via AOL, on his site.
posted by maudlin on Jul 31, 2009 - 23 comments

Auto Warranty scammers Revenge

It looks like the Auto Warranty phone scammers who keep calling your cell phone may finally be getting their comeuppance, right about ... now.
posted by milovoo on May 6, 2009 - 95 comments

Natives Telling Stories

Last year, best-selling biologist Jared Diamond (prev) published an article in the New Yorker describing a cycle of revenge in Papua New Guinea, contrasting the conflicting human needs for vengeance and for justice. (Mefi discussion). Now, the subjects of Diamond's article are seeking their own revenge, suing the publishers for $10 million, claiming Diamond's story amounts to false accusations of serious criminal activity, including murder. [more inside]
posted by CheeseDigestsAll on Apr 29, 2009 - 65 comments

Your Cheatin' Car....

Do you cheat? Do you have a car? Sorry.
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Jan 29, 2009 - 89 comments

Douchecastle stumbled to my apartment in the wee hours all lathered up and nostalgic.

I bang the worst dudes (Sorry Mom)
posted by MiltonRandKalman on Jan 29, 2009 - 87 comments

no '.'s required for this obit

Ellie Nesler, "Vigilante Mom", dead at 56. From her arrest in April 1993 to her conviction on manslaughter charges six months later, Nesler's image morphed from avenger and victim to talk-show trophy and movie-of-the-week heroine, and finally to meth-head and motorcycle mama. The movie-of-the-week earned bad reviews. Her long, strange story is over, but the son she declared she was protecting grew up to commit murder himself. In prison for 25-to-life, he has a myspace page.
posted by wendell on Dec 29, 2008 - 22 comments

In the event of a breakup, reformat all memory sticks and hard drives.

Revenge porn involves posting your ex's nude pics or video to the Web. It can be difficult to prosecute because it's not a specific crime and pornography "performers" hold no copyrights, but it's easier to press charges when the victim is a minor. A victim speaks out: "There's a reason I don't like having my picture taken." Sometimes it's not even real porn. (all links SFW)
posted by desjardins on Oct 17, 2008 - 74 comments

Revenge is a dish best served with cheese

You are an asteroid that has seen many of your brethren decimated by the evil spaceship in the original Asteroid's game. The loss of your rock-fellows has hurt and scarred you deeply. Your rocky heart has ached for vengenance.

Your time has come.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Nov 27, 2006 - 29 comments

Are MetaFilter users too cynical? Or simply more intelligent and analytical?

The online confession of a childhood murderer. The story behind a trolling comment that caught notice here long ago and I never stopped wondering about.
posted by mathowie on Sep 25, 2006 - 48 comments

This dish is being eaten hot.

Hell hath no fury, etc. etc.
posted by docgonzo on Jul 18, 2006 - 246 comments

An analysis of the covert action teams in Munich

The Israeli Response to the 1972 Munich Olympic Massacre and the Development of Independent Covert Action Teams is a very interesting 1995 military paper for background and analysis of the Israeli response to the slaughter of Jewish Olympians in 1972. This hot topic is at issue in Spielberg's controversial new film Munich. The film is based on a book by journalist George Jonas and a self-proclaimed Mossad agent, Yuval Aviv. The book also served as the basis for the 1986 movie Sword of Gideon.
posted by dios on Dec 27, 2005 - 58 comments

Spamagram

Send a Spam-a-Gram to a lucky corporate whore! Tired of receiving mounds of unsolicited letters and offers in the mail? Want to fight back? Want to get rid of that old tire in your garage that the garbage man won't take? Then read on...
posted by Mr Bluesky on Sep 24, 2005 - 28 comments

...nor hell a fury like a woman scorned

"Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned/Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned." (by way of William Congreve) [via MoFi]
posted by AlexReynolds on May 3, 2005 - 57 comments

The Ultimate "Sith" Spolier!

The ultimate spoiler! Download the complete, illustrated screenplay for "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith" here for $4.99. completely legal.
posted by JPowers on Apr 18, 2005 - 28 comments

True story: as a teenage waiter, I once spit-shined the silverware.

Revenge is a dish best served cold. The NY Times [bugmenot ] tables a tasty selection of vindictive waitstaff blogs. MeFi (ahem) servers, past and present, who were your worst customers? And did they get their just desserts?
posted by stonerose on Feb 1, 2005 - 102 comments

no winners

Air traffic controller killed by revengeful father ?? It's a long and sorry story I bet.
posted by johnny7 on Feb 26, 2004 - 15 comments

Schoolgirls attack sexual predator!

Schoolgirls attack sexual predator! Kind of awesome in its own "aha, the tables are turned" way--but schoolgirl mob mentality can be horrifying.
posted by jennanemone on Oct 31, 2003 - 225 comments

Scamming the scammer

Scamming the scammer Somewhere along the line I think we've all wondered what would happen if we answered the Nigerian 419 scam email. Now we don't have to. Someone calling himself 'ebola monkey man' has been taking the scammer's on a email journey to the point that he will only agree to send them money if they send him a silly picture of themselves holding up a sign with their name on... [via b3ta]
posted by feelinglistless on Jul 4, 2003 - 11 comments

Mmmm...fried spam

So you’ve just received a junk email encouraging you to visit a website for some irresistible pornography or to consolidate your debts! Well, it’s time to oblige the people who fill your mailbox with spam. Let FriedSPAM visit their sites for you -- about a million times! After all, you are only doing what the spammers are asking you to do. (via Pop Culture Junk Mail)
posted by gottabefunky on Jun 24, 2003 - 27 comments

Disgruntled Housewives On The Rampage

The New Shaker Wives Aren't Really Into Furniture or puritanism or bonnets. But kickass cocktails? And revenge? That, yes. Oh yes. Empowering? I should bloody well think so. Disgruntled housewives you say? I say their boring, stupid husbands don't appreciate their luck, more likely. Explore their website, enjoy and learn! [Offered as a companion-piece to tranquileye's June 2002 Ladies For The Preservation Of Cocktails post. P.S. This is neither here nor there but the more I live and know, the more I love and respect women and the less I like men.]
posted by MiguelCardoso on May 16, 2003 - 12 comments

Home improvement

Home improvement Twenty years saying nothing but "Hello" and "Goodbye" to the neighbours, all the while fixing to kill people after you're dead ... this man deserves to become the sixth famous Belgian.
posted by alloneword on Nov 10, 2002 - 15 comments

Fight the Power!

Fight the Power! "Telemarketers make use of a telescript - a guideline for a telephone conversation. This script creates an imbalance in the conversation between the marketer and the consumer. It is this imbalance, most of all, that makes telemarketing successful. The EGBG Counterscript attempts to redress that balance." It's own medicine time!
posted by Carlos Quevedo on Oct 26, 2002 - 73 comments

D-O-S attack disables RIAA site.

D-O-S attack disables RIAA site. Do you think someone's trying to make a point about one group lobbying for the power to shut down individual's computers if they SUSPECT them of doing something they don't like, and another group ALREADY having that power?
posted by thunder on Jul 30, 2002 - 25 comments

Brian's been a very naughty boy...

Brian's been a very naughty boy... i would like to tell you lot about brian the watford fan. i have been going out with him for 3 years and he has been cheating on me and i found out last week that he hase given me hepatitis after his holiday in Greece. i know he spends a lot of time on here. some of you will know him.
[a few 100k of download]

A young woman takes revenge on her ex by reporting his activities on the message board of the football club they both support. Global hilarity ensues.

[Warning: contains crude language, allegations of g0at se.x and terrible spelling]
posted by i_cola on Jul 25, 2002 - 13 comments

The Business Software Alliance

The Business Software Alliance is now running new radio ads in the Chicago Area (on 101.1 FM and other channels) saying, "Is your boss riding you hard all day? Want to get your boss back? Call the BSA and tell us your boss is pirating software!" Is this extortion or a necessary wake-up call?
posted by Maxor on Jun 13, 2002 - 17 comments

Daniel Pearl's widow speaks out.

Daniel Pearl's widow speaks out. "Revenge would be easy, but it is far more valuable in my opinion to address this problem of terrorism with enough honesty to question our own responsibility as nations and as individuals for the rise of terrorism." (via the indispensable rc3.org)
posted by jjg on Feb 22, 2002 - 12 comments

Yet another tale of internet revenge.

Yet another tale of internet revenge. Is this what the web was really made for?
posted by MrMoonPie on Jun 26, 2001 - 13 comments

Kickass revenge story: Part I and Part II (thanks Follow Me Here!)
posted by grumblebee on Jun 25, 2001 - 37 comments

"..this vengeance, this rage, isn't helping us one bit."

"..this vengeance, this rage, isn't helping us one bit." The father of one of the victims of the Oklahoma bombing speaks out about why he's forgiven Tim McVeigh. The article also talks about the social pressure on Oklahomans who are against the death penalty and a Colorado politician who's upset because the killer of his aunt failed to apologize before his execution.
posted by jeannepickering on May 7, 2001 - 16 comments

What do you do when your news company decides to let you go? Why you post a revenge site to mock your former employer.
posted by CRS on Apr 27, 2001 - 12 comments

Vigilante against spam:

Vigilante against spam: "A self-appointed global army has taken on the mass Internet mailings that annoy users and crash systems. It is a demanding and risky hobby."
posted by paladin on Apr 16, 2001 - 11 comments

Alarming example of consumer vigilante-ism!

Alarming example of consumer vigilante-ism! What do you do when the car dealership reneges on their financing and won't reimburse you for the car alarm you had installed? This is hilarious.
posted by mecran01 on Aug 2, 2000 - 2 comments

Has someone gotten you so mad you'd like to insult them? Are you the non-confrontational type? Well then, give Synge.com's Insulter a try. It's a totally anonymous way to get back at someone. Too bad U.S. Government officials don't like it...
posted by mathowie on Oct 29, 1999 - 1 comment

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