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Thursday, December 01, 2016

So blessed

It's always great to be recognized for one's accomplishments, but I feel so very honored and humbled to be included in the ranks of the most epic trolls of the Internet in 2016 by the Men of the West:
The 2016 Troll of the Year Nominations:
  • Donald J. Trump: for his presidential campaign.  Who can forget the masterful way the President-Elect played the media over and over again?  And let’s face it… his comment about Mexican rapists was classic old-school trolling.   Make a comment that superficially sounds awful but on close examination isn’t, then stand back and watch the explosion.  Or in this case… ride it to the White House.  Well played Sir.
  • Godfrey Elfwick: for his epic trolling of the Guardian.  We could just name these the Elfwicks and give them all to him.  The man is like a troll savant.  If we ever create a lifetime achievement award for trolling, it will really just be because we want to give it to him.  This particularly incident was noteworthy even for him though.  The real art is in the way the piece is written… it plays perfectly to the confirmation bias of the left… and yet has a trollish smell to it that cannot be missed by those of us on the right.
  • Vox Day and the Rabid Puppies: for nominating Chuck Tingle and My Little Pony for Hugo Awards.   Space Raptor Butt Invasion was nominated for the Hugo Awards.  Imagine the pretentious self-important types that hand out super important awards having to release that title or announce it at their stuffed-shirt ceremony.  Oh wait… we don’t have to imagine it.  We got to watch it live.  Thanks Vox.
  • The Baltimore Lyin’ Murderers: for the “Cheating to Win” game.   Its one thing to know the rules better than everyone else.  Its another to use the rulebook as a blunt force weapon to bludgeon the league that uses it.  Baltimore exploited a rule that does not add time back to the game clock after an offensive penalty.  So they just told all their players to blatantly commit holding penalties while the QB ran around and let the clock run out.  A million yellow flags hit the ground as soon as the play was over, but it didn’t matter.  Game over. Baltimore wins.  That’s some quality trolling.  Also…  Joe Flacco is not elite.
  • Senator Ted Cruz: for his speech at the GOP National Convention.   Some called it political suicide.  Some shouted praises of principled conservatism.  But everyone shouted… and that is the finest evidence of trolling there is.   The Senator from Texas as been an under-appreciated troll expert for years.  Let’s face it, the guy read Green Eggs and Ham on the Senate floor.
  • Jill Stein: for raising money for recounts in states Donald Trump won.  Campaign Finance Laws don’t apply to money being raised for recounts.   Call it shameless self-promotion… or a exploiting liberal butthurt in a blatant money grab…  either way it is clearly some quality trolling.
This is really a group nomination I'm proud to share with all the Rabid Puppies. But, as magnificent as our trolling was, it can hardly compare with that of St. Godfrey Elfwick the Wrongskinned or of the God-Emperor Ascendant himself. Sometimes, it's just honor just to be nominated.

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65 Comments:

Blogger Giraffe December 01, 2016 3:20 PM  

Don't sell yourself...short.

Anonymous daddynichol December 01, 2016 3:24 PM  

And just what does this award look like? What ever it is, it will be spectacular. Suggestions?

Blogger Ingot9455 December 01, 2016 3:25 PM  

It's an honor just to be nominated in such august company.

Blogger Alexander December 01, 2016 3:29 PM  

I feel empty to be honest. This is too soon on the heels of Godfrey, feels like we're just making up the numbers, so to speak.

Blogger Bard December 01, 2016 3:30 PM  

The Scalzi point system, the Milo fabulous scale, now the Elfwick award...what a great time to be Alt-Right.

Anonymous Tipsy December 01, 2016 3:45 PM  

@3/4 Alt-Right is august company. Ctrl-Left is aghast company! :-)

Blogger Noah B The MacroAggressor December 01, 2016 3:50 PM  

Nominated for an award? Tears of joy streaming down my face. Love is real!

Blogger JCclimber December 01, 2016 3:51 PM  

I'd forgotten that about Ted Cruz...

And I don't think the left has allowed themselves to realize just how badly Jill Stein - a candidate of ANOTHER political party - has trolled the Democrats.

But I still get a little chuckle over our nomination of Space Raptor Butt Invasion.

Blogger Noah B The MacroAggressor December 01, 2016 3:52 PM  

@VD Major refinery fire happening in Pavia.

Blogger Nate December 01, 2016 3:56 PM  

I love the fact that the Troll Awards actually include obvious troll nominations.

Blogger The Rev December 01, 2016 4:00 PM  

Do the Elfwicks have a No Award option? Just to fully commit to the spirit of trolling.

Anonymous VFM???? December 01, 2016 4:01 PM  

Speaking of trolling...here is the ripest target I've seen in a while. Imagine if Scalzi had a genderqueer-bluehair-wiccan-vegetarian-ecoterrorist for a kid. This would be xir blog.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/panmankey/2016/11/the-republic-will-survive-im-not-sure-about-my-friends/

Anonymous BGKB December 01, 2016 4:02 PM  

And I don't think the left has allowed themselves to realize just how badly Jill Stein - a candidate of ANOTHER political party - has trolled the Democrats.

I tried to explain it to people but they just couldn't understand.

Anonymous Philipp December 01, 2016 4:09 PM  

"St. Godfrey Elfwick the Wrongskinned"

What a fantastic name!

Will school children in the future read of the trolling adventures of the famous St. Godfrey Elfwick the Wrongskinned?

Blogger ChickenChicken Sweep December 01, 2016 4:16 PM  

Slightly related: on that Guardian link, one of the stories is a pathetic leftoid wondering "What happened to complexity?" Apparently shrieking "racist, etc.!" at every opponent, or even less-than-committed "allies", is promoting a nuanced view of things.

What if John Lennon had imagined a world with just a bit more self-awareness?

Blogger ghostfromplanetspook December 01, 2016 4:17 PM  

2016 is going to be a hard year to top.

Blogger Salt December 01, 2016 4:22 PM  

Jill Stein: for raising money for recounts in states Donald Trump won

While the DNC wants the NC recount stopped. Hilarious.

Blogger Quizzer W December 01, 2016 4:24 PM  

@16 Naw. 2017 is going to be EPIC.

"Vox Day and the Rabid Puppies" is a great name for a rock band.

Blogger l' Américain December 01, 2016 4:26 PM  

I have to concede to the points about Cruz, though.

Blogger Robert Divinity December 01, 2016 4:34 PM  

Don't sell yourselves short. The Hugo Awards nomination of "My Little Pony" holds its own with the dazzling brilliance of Trump and Effwick.

Noticeably missing from the nominees: Milo. I mean, c'mon.

Blogger YIH December 01, 2016 4:36 PM  

Have to admit, that Baltimore Ravens one was funny. Obviously didn't see it, until now. The only player not holding was the punter. In fact, one DL is slung to the turf, stands back up - still being held. KEK
Of course, the winner can be none other than Trump, no one can top that.

Blogger Sam vfm #111 December 01, 2016 4:39 PM  

OT
Mattis to be secretary of defense

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr December 01, 2016 4:39 PM  

I'm sorry, Vox, but Trump has this one sewn up. 2017? Troll Wars, with Trump and Mattis vying for top honors.

Blogger praetorian December 01, 2016 4:40 PM  

2016 is going to be a hard year to top.

2017 is the year of the fire cock, friendo.

Hold on to whatever tattered remains of jimmies you have left: this is gonna be a bigly one.

Anonymous Elijah Rhodes December 01, 2016 4:43 PM  

Milo is an glaring omission. The Dangerous Faggot Tour is about is epic a troll as there can be.

Anonymous Sazerac December 01, 2016 4:48 PM  

Good work. This got me thinking if there is any appetite for a few more award categories since victory is sweetly remembered and repeated ritual humiliation of our enemies is even sweeter. I thought up a few below.

Best Shiv of 2016 (such as Trump telling Clinton she would be in jail or Jeb! can still be the first female President by Ann Coulter etc.)

The ‘stool in the corner’ Cuck award (Such as Matt Walsh running from a debate with VD, Glenn Beck in general)

Shitlord of the Year (CH might be covering this already as he generally has a shitlord of the week award but it is a competitive global field this year and some worthy contenders)

SJW/Gamma Full Scalzi of the Year Award (Alot of competition in this with TrigglyPuff and SJW reactions to Brexit not to mention the ongoing meltdown regarding Trump)

Celebri-Pig of the Year (Leslie Jones for being the first male in an all female cast and the Dunham horror etc.)

Official Cartoon/Satire (Again some good work in this category, Shitlord mag vol.3 comes to mind as does 'Crybullies')

The Golden Pepe: Premier Award for the Best Meme (Some great Pepe memes such as the wanted poster, Draft our wife's daughter memes and the Orc, immigration is rape culture etc)

Anonymous WaterBoy December 01, 2016 4:51 PM  

daddynichol @2: "And just what does this award look like? What ever it is, it will be spectacular. Suggestions?"

This, in statuette form.

Anonymous Sazerac December 01, 2016 4:58 PM  

On another note that Godfrey Guardian column could have almost have been written by Scalzi. The gamma tough guy but emotionally crippled submissive to my wife act... always the victim yet always the secret king.

Blogger tublecane December 01, 2016 5:00 PM  

@20-I thought the My Little Pony nomination was in earnest. What was the category?
Short dramatic presentation? Which usually ends up meaning tv episodes, right? How many quality sci-fi/fantasy tv series are airing these days?. Maybe My Little Pony is the best; I wouldn't know. But I can see how it would be a troll, for obvious reasons. It could trigger feminists, at least.

As for Butt Invasion, well, that couldn't be anything but a troll.

Blogger tublecane December 01, 2016 5:02 PM  

@21-Could anyone explain to me how exploiting a loophole to win a football game is trolling?

Blogger tublecane December 01, 2016 5:06 PM  

I think these nominations ought to be limited to specific instances of trollitude. I mean, Trump's entire campaign? That's like a year and a half (or more unofficially) and a million individual trollings.

Blogger digra December 01, 2016 5:09 PM  

Scapegoat of the year - Weiner.

You know the categories have something in common? They all point to the flaws of human nature.

After a steady diet of propaganda for almost a generation, watching all this unfold before our eyes is extremely cathartic.

Blogger tublecane December 01, 2016 5:11 PM  

@26-How about the Comey, for being a pussy, trying to have it both ways or all ways, and pissing off absolutely everybody?

Blogger tublecane December 01, 2016 5:11 PM  

Or the Nate Silver, for smug wrongness.

Blogger digra December 01, 2016 5:12 PM  

Elfwick next to Aragorn, bit his elven name is Pepe of kek.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan December 01, 2016 5:17 PM  

Milo gave us Trigglypuff so WTF?

Anyway if you ain't trollin you ain't trying

Anonymous WaterBoy December 01, 2016 5:22 PM  

tublecane @30: "Could anyone explain to me how exploiting a loophole to win a football game is trolling?"

Considering that the definition of trolling comes from fishing slowly from a boat to get the fish to rise to the bait, its application to getting a rise from somebody else is fitting. In this case, it's going to get a response from the NFL Competition Committee to close that loophole after it was so blatantly exploited.

Not that the Ravens were intentionally prodding the NFL to change the rule, but that will be the end result.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash December 01, 2016 5:24 PM  

ChickenChicken Sweep wrote:What if John Lennon had imagined a world with just a bit more self-awareness?
Imagine self-awareness,
You can do it if you try
Imagine what you look like
as you bully, censor, disemploy
Imagine all the people
laughing as you cry...

Imagine there's no Marxists
It isn't hard to do
Freedom of association
and of religion too
Imagine all the people
living life in peace, you

You may say I'm a racist
But I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
Till diversity is gone

Imagine no Equality
I wonder if you can
No envy or repression
A brotherhood of man
Imagine just White people
living life in peace

You may say I'm a racist
But I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
Till diversity is gone

Blogger Nate December 01, 2016 5:28 PM  

@29 As I am the fellow that suggested The Cutie Map to vox in the first place... I can assure you... it was not done in earnest.

Anonymous A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents December 01, 2016 5:29 PM  

Speaking of the trollable, Lena Dunham is still out in Sedona, has posted some drunken rants to Instagram calling herself "a human wastebasket" after 1.5 glasses of wine. Good to see the effects of the election continue to work nearly 30 days later.

Trump 2016 for the LOLZ

Blogger Nate December 01, 2016 5:30 PM  

"Noticeably missing from the nominees: Milo. I mean, c'mon."

I'm sure Milo has plenty of nominations coming his way in the future. I mean... but come now... thing what this "slight" could bring us. A little more motivation for someone like Milo cannot possibly be a bad thing.

Blogger Franz Lyonheart December 01, 2016 5:35 PM  

Don't sell yourself...short.

Well trolled!

Blogger Anthony December 01, 2016 5:42 PM  

Not including Milo is a nice, subtle troll.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan December 01, 2016 5:48 PM  

Is Keith Ellison a troll of the ADL?

Blogger Noah B The MacroAggressor December 01, 2016 5:54 PM  

Time to repost: General Mattis Crosses Potomac With 100,000 Troops; President, Senate Flee City

Blogger Noah B The MacroAggressor December 01, 2016 5:59 PM  

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Blogger Heian-kyo Dreams December 01, 2016 6:17 PM  

Men of the West,

Y'all forgot Noah Ward and the necromancer animating Hillary's corpse.

Blogger JACIII December 01, 2016 6:42 PM  

Nate has a new boyfriend ^^^^

Blogger CM December 01, 2016 6:49 PM  

@Tublecane
I thought the My Little Pony nomination was in earnest. What was the category?
Short dramatic presentation? Which usually ends up meaning tv episodes, right? How many quality sci-fi/fantasy tv series are airing these days?. Maybe My Little Pony is the best; I wouldn't know.


It wasn't just that it was MLP that was the troll. The specific episode was pretty blatant anti-socialist/marxist.

Blogger Nate December 01, 2016 6:58 PM  

"It wasn't just that it was MLP that was the troll. The specific episode was pretty blatant anti-socialist/marxist."

multi-level trolls are the best trolls.

Not just MLP... but MLP mocking SJWs.

Blogger Nate December 01, 2016 7:01 PM  

I think Scoobius Doobius has asserted that he's better at mental masturbation than I am.

my delicate lilac scented feelings may never recover.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash December 01, 2016 7:03 PM  

Scoobius,
Shut your whore mouth. No one, literally no one on the face of God's green earth gives a ratfuck what you have to say.

Blogger VD December 01, 2016 7:08 PM  

Scoobius. Shut your whore mouth. No one, literally no one on the face of God's green earth gives a ratfuck what you have to say.

Can confirm. Man, the delusion is powerful with these Secret Kings.

Blogger tublecane December 01, 2016 7:13 PM  

@49-"the specific episode was pretty blatant anti-socialist/marxist"

Yes, that's why I thought Vox actually liked it.

Could be both, though. He likes the theme of the episode AND it's a troll because he knows they'll hate the theme. Also, it's My Little Pony.

Blogger Nate December 01, 2016 7:25 PM  

"Yes, that's why I thought Vox actually liked it. "

I will bet you 1000 dollars vox has not watched 3 minutes of it.

Anonymous Jaciii December 01, 2016 7:55 PM  

So disappointed in the bronies. We served a Hugo up on a silver plater.

They're no daiseys!

Blogger VD December 01, 2016 8:32 PM  

I was just playing around

Shut up, Gamma. And don't.

Anonymous dogs say woof December 01, 2016 8:47 PM  

"Shut up, Gamma."

Now that there is some weak tea. I won't elaborate, becuz you clearly don't want me to. But...... well, ya know.

Signed, the secret stooopid retarded king.

Blogger Farnarkel of OZ December 02, 2016 1:34 AM  

Have Godfrey and Alene Composta ever been sighted in the same room together.
The left is such a target rich environment that dumb bombs from a great height work well.

Blogger wreckage December 02, 2016 4:31 AM  

@59 Arlene Composta! Maaaaaaate!

*secret Australian hand-shake*

Blogger Farnarkel of OZ December 02, 2016 4:42 AM  

@60..Fondly remembered on the Cat and..sadly..Bunyip. Such a well rounded piss take.

Blogger The Kurgan December 02, 2016 8:17 AM  



I will bet you 1000 dollars vox has not watched 3 minutes of it.


I'm pretty sure no ilk watched even 3 minutes apart from you Nate.
And I include Gay Steve the Koran Burner in that loose coalition of misfits.

Blogger Jordan179 December 02, 2016 10:09 AM  

I watched the episode. I'm a fan of the show. Which is surprisingly right wing for mainstream television. MLP is, essentially, about how to be virtuous in an imperfect world. And that particular episode was about the flaws inherent in socialism. Not kidding.

Blogger Jordan179 December 02, 2016 10:09 AM  

I watched the episode. I'm a fan of the show. Which is surprisingly right wing for mainstream television. MLP is, essentially, about how to be virtuous in an imperfect world. And that particular episode was about the flaws inherent in socialism. Not kidding.

Blogger Sweet One December 03, 2016 11:53 PM  

"•Donald J. Trump: for his presidential campaign. Who can forget the masterful way the President-Elect played the media over and over again? And let’s face it… his comment about Mexican rapists was classic old-school trolling. Make a comment that superficially sounds awful but on close examination isn’t, then stand back and watch the explosion. Or in this case… ride it to the White House. Well played Sir."

I couldn't have said that better.

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