Kenm explains his craft
May 6, 2016 4:48 PM   Subscribe

 
GOOD post
posted by killdevil at 5:17 PM on May 6, 2016 [4 favorites]


Every once and a while you hook a mod, which is exciting.
posted by All Out of Lulz at 5:25 PM on May 6, 2016


r/KenM
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 5:32 PM on May 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


This one is my personal favorite. Just some good old-fashioned, harmless (for a change) tomfoolery on ye olde innernette dot com.
posted by mhum at 5:36 PM on May 6, 2016 [38 favorites]


"There are more cells in our brains than there are brains in our entire bodies."

Made my day.
posted by crazylegs at 5:54 PM on May 6, 2016 [17 favorites]


I was just making my wife read some /r/KenM posts a few minutes ago. I really loved his take on the drone fuel delivery that's up now.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 6:00 PM on May 6, 2016


ha ha I made you think I'm stupid
posted by ryanrs at 6:04 PM on May 6, 2016 [4 favorites]


ha ha I made you think I'm stupid


More like Poe's Law as performance art.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 6:12 PM on May 6, 2016 [5 favorites]


The Rembrandt of comment trolling? More like the Manzoni of comment trolling...
posted by oulipian at 6:19 PM on May 6, 2016 [2 favorites]


I bet he has less than a hundred Twitter egg accounts.
posted by Artw at 6:35 PM on May 6, 2016


Metafilter: Innocent idiot, nice guy vs unnecessarily hostile assholes.
posted by Bobicus at 6:43 PM on May 6, 2016 [2 favorites]


Holy shit this is good.

not like those baloney brain politicians waysting r money
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 6:53 PM on May 6, 2016


Does all of Tumblr use vim keys for navigation, or just his page?
posted by clawsoon at 7:09 PM on May 6, 2016


This one had me laughing until I started coughing, especially his closing comment.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 7:18 PM on May 6, 2016 [14 favorites]


The beauty of Ken M is that he's not aggressive, like most trolls, he just wallows in his pretend ignorance.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 7:50 PM on May 6, 2016 [15 favorites]


Not a bad singer/songwriter either.
posted by carsonb at 7:52 PM on May 6, 2016


Check this new hack!
posted by Navelgazer at 7:53 PM on May 6, 2016


How does he come up with this. It's brilliant.
posted by heyho at 7:59 PM on May 6, 2016 [2 favorites]


Yep, we've found the perfect candidate for Trump's VP.
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:09 PM on May 6, 2016 [4 favorites]


He's baked.
posted by sfts2 at 8:15 PM on May 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


I like the one about only have 2-3 really long spaghetti noodles.
posted by If only I had a penguin... at 8:26 PM on May 6, 2016




Much funnier than I imagined.
posted by bongo_x at 8:29 PM on May 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


I love that the classic World Wide Web sense of trolling is preserved and personified by KenM, and I appreciate his act of benevolent ignorance riling up the indignant masses. That is the art of the troll, and it is so much funnier and more subversive and delightfully infuriating than the twits doing actual harmful bullshit like doxxing and swatting. Stumbling over a KenM post in the wild can make my entire day. All the KenMs, all the time.
posted by none of these will bring disaster at 8:41 PM on May 6, 2016 [29 favorites]


I read all of his comments in the voice of the Red Letter Media guy. Somehow, that makes them even funnier.
posted by Pistache at 8:44 PM on May 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


Stuff like this always makes me miss Usenet discussion groups.
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 8:47 PM on May 6, 2016 [10 favorites]


Makes me think of Alan Abel.
posted by bongo_x at 8:51 PM on May 6, 2016


Milk Prices is still my favorite.

He's quite good, but its too bad its so easy to make a KenM "account", so I've seen a lot of ... less than clever stuff with a similar name.
posted by lkc at 8:55 PM on May 6, 2016 [2 favorites]


I wonder how he feel about oxygen cylinders and a crowbar?

I think of Alan Alda.
posted by clavdivs at 9:23 PM on May 6, 2016


Horseysurprise is one of my go to's for a laugh, but i try to let the posts build up so i don't go through them all at once. I hope this video doesn't kill the magic of the characters' anonymity though. I do have to say that the punchlines are my least favorite part. They're never as brilliantly inept as his setup comments. I almost wish he would just make his initial dumb comment or two and never give away the fact that it's a joke.
posted by Conrad-Casserole at 10:08 PM on May 6, 2016 [2 favorites]


I actually started coughing I laughed so hard at this one.

http://imgur.com/l3iapyq
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 10:23 PM on May 6, 2016 [26 favorites]


Ah! I've been going through the nosleep podcasts and just realized he's the one who wrote the April Fools ep. I was surprised because it was much better written then those stories usually are, even being farce.
posted by lkc at 10:28 PM on May 6, 2016


and of course they explain that in the last minute.
posted by lkc at 10:35 PM on May 6, 2016


Every once and a while you hook a mod, which is exciting.

I knew Ken M; I worked with Ken M; Ken M was a friend of mine; you sir etc etc
posted by cortex at 12:00 AM on May 7, 2016 [8 favorites]




we are ALL kenm on this blessed day :)
posted by Brokor at 6:25 AM on May 7, 2016


Oh god, the cells in our brains, the homemade bacon... I had to explain to my wife why I was cackling like a loon. Thanks for the post, which has livened up another gray dreary drizzling day!
posted by languagehat at 7:45 AM on May 7, 2016


Now this is pod racing trolling!
posted by nubs at 8:07 AM on May 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


This one's my favorite.

He's the modern Jack Handy.
posted by meandthebean at 11:10 AM on May 7, 2016 [3 favorites]


We make our OWN bacon and it is healthier with tastier flavor.

My wife crushes hot dogs with a rolling pin.
posted by straight at 11:38 AM on May 7, 2016 [5 favorites]


The co-opting of "troll" has eliminated the irreverence necessary to be a good (classical) troll. For shame.
posted by rhizome at 12:25 PM on May 7, 2016


The fact that people click thumbs up or down for his comments adds a nice, fat, funny cherry on top.
posted by Paris Elk at 1:32 PM on May 7, 2016 [3 favorites]


Vulgarity is the fool's fig leaf.
posted by 4ster at 6:07 PM on May 7, 2016 [3 favorites]




Are you actually that stupid?

Not to my knowledge
posted by raider at 10:22 AM on May 8, 2016 [1 favorite]


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