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Justine Tunney

Just who IS Justine Tunney? Is she a "far-left socialist" or a "far-right monarchist"? Or is she just a very talented troll?
posted by josher71 on Aug 7, 2014 - 145 comments

Warning: Here be trolls

In a sixth floor walk-up on New York City's Lower East Side, you'll find The Troll Museum. Run by a woman in elf ears named Reverend Jen Miller, along with her pet chihuahua, Reverend Jen Jr., it's dedicated to her admitted obsession with vintage Troll Dolls and memorabilia. Admission is free, however there is a suggested donation of $3000. [more inside]
posted by Mchelly on Jul 24, 2014 - 24 comments

Narcissistic, Machiavellian, psychopathic, and sadistic.

Personality Psychology Proves It: Internet Trolls Really Are Horrible People.
posted by shivohum on Jun 11, 2014 - 72 comments

Who stole my pi.

Man trademarks pi sign π. Hires attorney, submits takedown request letter to online DIY merchandiser Zazzle. In knee-jerk response, this past week Zazzle removed all merchandise bearing π sign. [more inside]
posted by Mike Mongo on Jun 2, 2014 - 77 comments

i dont care what you say this video game character is my boyfriend

If you've ever dreamed of making out with one of the villainous cats from Mappy or getting into a love triangle with the spaceship from Galaga and a talking Taiko drum, enrolment at Namco High is now open. [more inside]
posted by emmtee on Dec 18, 2013 - 50 comments

"How to be awkward."

The best of Jerome Jarre, a hilarious young Frenchman who delights in singing on subways, violating personal boundaries, and grinning like a loon on Vine. Previously on MetaFilter.
posted by Rory Marinich on Nov 17, 2013 - 46 comments

La Cosa Patento

Kevin O'Connor, co-founder of DoubleClick and current CEO of FindTheBest files a RICO lawsuit against Lumen View for trying to extort, via patent claims, money from FindTheBest, not to mention claiming that calling someone a "patent troll" is a "hate crime".
posted by juiceCake on Sep 16, 2013 - 37 comments

"what defines truth in the digital age"

We Tracked Down Our Biggest Troll…and Kind of Liked Him
posted by the man of twists and turns on Jul 22, 2013 - 21 comments

"Seeing you in action is a joke"

Blanka Is A Troll (SLYT x2 Combo)
posted by Uther Bentrazor on Jul 11, 2013 - 15 comments

you're an idiot, ken

Ken M is that magical blend between idiot and artist that really pushes all the buttons. Here are his contributions to College Humor. [more inside]
posted by rebent on Mar 12, 2013 - 48 comments

Newegg frees the Shopping Cart

Newegg uses prior art to defeat Soverain. On appeal, prior art is actually considered, years after the initial lawsuit, and patents owned by a company that appears to be more than they are, are invalidated.
posted by juiceCake on Jan 28, 2013 - 49 comments

Comments Are Important?

Online comments hurt science understanding, study finds [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Jan 14, 2013 - 46 comments

We Own Network Scanning!

Network scanning do cost. Recent patent lawsuits have been praised or condemned as fair or absurd. BlueWave Computing fights back against a lawsuit that initially attempted to charge the company $1,000 per employee for a license to some “distributed computer architecture” patent, or basically, if your employees use a scan to email feature in the office, you have to pay a lot of money. Others have been targeted. Stop Project Paperless results.
posted by juiceCake on Jan 2, 2013 - 28 comments

Gone, baby, gone.

Last year, after Halloween, Jimmy Kimmel had parents troll their kids for cheap laughs by telling them that they had eaten all their candy. While many observers, including some Mefites, felt that lying to your kids in this way was being willfully-mean, it garnered 34 million hits on YouTube, so naturally, he did it again. Whether you think this is funny or not is definitely debatable; but if you're an old curmudgeon, like me, perhaps 3 year-old Madeline might just restore your hope for humanity.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy on Nov 3, 2012 - 124 comments

Most epic troll ever.

Turkish football fans have probably kept many flare companies in business over the years, but when the Turkish FA banned flares from stadiums, their brand of pyromaniac fun seemed to be over. The fans of Super Lig club Eskisehirspor had other ideas, though. [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb on Mar 18, 2012 - 39 comments

Our readers respond below...

Have online comment sections become 'a joke'?
posted by Artw on Mar 12, 2012 - 185 comments

An Internet Troll

So there you go: an internet troll. That's what they look like.
posted by Avenger50 on Feb 8, 2012 - 95 comments

Never talk to a Style reporter!

Gawker: How the NYT Style section trolls their readers.
posted by The Whelk on Dec 2, 2011 - 69 comments

Thunder, thunder, thundercats LOL!

Thunderlolcats (slty)
posted by Ad hominem on Sep 27, 2011 - 38 comments

When Patents Attack

When Patents Attack. The team at PRI's This American Life and NPR's Planet Money bring you an hour long look into the growing "Mafia War" around software patents. Diving into the corporate filings, patent acquisitions, and office locations of Nathan Myrhvold's Intellectual Ventures and it's shell companies, Laura Sydell and Alex Blumburg uncover a disturbing protection scheme which threatens to undermine the competitiveness of the US tech industry[pdf]. [more inside]
posted by Popular Ethics on Jul 28, 2011 - 123 comments

Korean Rapper, Stanford Alum, Cyberbullied

The Persecution of Daniel Lee: Korean rapper was a victim of an online smear campaign that said he didn't go to Stanford. But it gets worse... [more inside]
posted by k8t on Jul 22, 2011 - 53 comments

A Unique Business Opportunity.

The Craig's List Reverse Programmer Troll
posted by empath on Jul 14, 2011 - 39 comments

Trolling the head of the TSA

Trolling the Head of the TSA: Bruce Schneier [previously], consummate voice of sanity on all issues of security, co-authors an article in The Atlantic [previously] demonstrating how weak and ultimately pointless most of the new security practices put in place at airports since 9/11 are by, among other things, boarding airplanes with large amounts of liquid, using fake boarding passes he printed off his computer, and wearing an "I <3 Hezbollah" t-shirt. TSA head Kip Hawley then responds on the TSA's blog. Schneier then responds to the response on his blog. Hawley then leaves a comment to that post. Schneier fires back again in his monthly newsletter. Quite an interesting and intelligent debate, despite both men humorously falling victim to the idioms of the medium and getting increasingly snarky with each passing post. [via this month's crypto-gram, a good read all the way around.]
posted by ChasFile on Nov 17, 2008 - 30 comments

Malwebolence.

Zeno of Elea, Socrates and Jesus, Weev said, are his all-time favorite trolls. He also identifies with Coyote and Loki, the trickster gods, and especially with Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction. “Loki was a hacker. The other gods feared him, but they needed his tools.” The New York Times investigates the ever-evolving, LOL-corrupting, epileptic-seizuring, iPod-leaving-on-gravestone-ing phenomenon of major Internet trolling, featuring interviews with Jason Fortuny, Weev, and a gentleman named Christopher Poole (prev). [more inside]
posted by Sticherbeast on Jul 31, 2008 - 91 comments

He's not, like, a garden item.

Potrait of an internet troll (with actual potrait of the internet troll). Includes one-bedroom apartment, dead-end and part-time jobs, and not-so-secret underground lair.
posted by orthogonality on Dec 24, 2007 - 93 comments

How to deal with hecklers

Baseball fans heckle Vernon Wells, and he throws them a personally-inscribed baseball which reads "Here’s your ball, now please tell me what gas station you work at so I can come and yell at you when you’re working. Please sit down, shut up and enjoy the game. From your favorite centre fielder, Vernon Wells." (See the followups at the bottom of that article, with pictures of the ball.) This past weekend, Ken Griffey Jr. throws his jockstrap into the stands because a dude has been heckling him. (Everybody is laughing in both of these stories.)
posted by LobsterMitten on May 14, 2007 - 28 comments

This is not your grandmother's uterus

Educational films about puberty... Then, and now.
posted by verb on Feb 3, 2007 - 10 comments

Patent trolls suck. (I own that)

Where can a company that owns nothing but legal documents force another company that actually does make products to pay them? In the USA! You too can be a patent troll. Just patent any dumb idea you have -- you'll certainly be awarded the patent -- then sue anyone who makes a product that looks remotely like it could be based on your idea. Congratulations! You made money by punishing people who actually make things! Hooray!
posted by raaka on Jan 23, 2006 - 22 comments

maybe a pleasant demeanor isn't one of the many benefits of marriage

Single life is fine till about 30, then normal people marry. Neil Steinberg fires a trollish, yet illuminating salvo across the marriage gap.
posted by 4easypayments on Jan 29, 2004 - 77 comments

Dear Ann Coulter: You're fired.

Dear Ann Coulter: You're fired.
posted by NedKoppel on Sep 5, 2002 - 41 comments

College Girls: Unpaid Whores.

College Girls: Unpaid Whores. So you think you're a great troller. You think you know how to spin your words with absolute precision to force your opponents into a saliva-spewing frenzied rage. Well, guess what? You're a nobody, an amateur. It's time for you to bow down before the One True Master: Cornell University doctoral candidate Joseph J. Sabia. I defy a single MeFite, of any ideology or political persuasion, to not find at least one statement in this article that doesn't completely infuriate them.
posted by aaron on Mar 19, 2002 - 90 comments

WHACK-A-TROLLTM

WHACK-A-TROLLTM Laugh. It's funny.
posted by NortonDC on Feb 4, 2002 - 10 comments

French retards can sue their birth doctors for not killing them in the womb...

French retards can sue their birth doctors for not killing them in the womb... I thought the link I posted about a woman suing her boss when she crashed her car after driving home drunk from a staff party was the height of lawsuit insanity, but this takes the cake: in France, if you are seriously disabled, you have the right to sue a doctor who failed to recommend an abortion to your mother.... .... Homosaywhat?
posted by tweek! on Jul 13, 2001 - 123 comments

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