Vote Now for Man Boobz Troll of the Year! UPDATE: POLLS CLOSE EARLY


UPDATE: THE POLLS ARE CLOSED. Polldaddy pulled a little switcheroo on me, so I’ve got to pull a little switcheroo on you. I thought it was free, but it turns out that once you get more than 200 responses to a survey in any given month, you have to pay them $200 for a year’s memebership in order to see the rest of the results. Yikes! So I’m just closing the polls instead, and will announce the winners tomorrow. If it’s any consolation, all the winners won by large margins, so I doubt there would have been any upsets if I kept the polls open longer.

And the polls are open! Vote for Man Boobz Troll of the Year, and any of the other special awards you wish to vote for.

The polls will remain open until January 1, when I will write up the results and declare the official winners!

Feel free to campaign for your favorites in the comments below.

About David Futrelle

I run the blog We Hunted the Mammoth, which tracks (and mocks) online misogyny. My writing has appeared in a wide variety of places, including Salon,, the Washington Post, the New York Times Book Review and Money magazine. I like cats.

Posted on December 29, 2012, in kitties, top troll, TROOOLLLL!!. Bookmark the permalink. 121 Comments.

  1. Otis was deliberately clueless,

  2. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

    Yes, Tom Martin is pretty foul (especially his views on child prostitution), but I can see him interacting with people, maybe some people agrreing with his basic beliefs.

    Heheh can you imagine how TM would go trying to talk to anyone who doesn’t share his beliefs, though? He’d get one conversation (probably a brief one) per person if he throws in the W word as often as he did here, or started on about penguins and chairs. People would be edging away in no time.

    Steele, stop whining, you prat, you’re getting votes without a last-minute push.

  3. “I think Martin’s appearances here are simply much more monumental than Steele’s. The former is like a nuclear meltdown that eats its way to the planet’s core, while the latter is like a ghost that has to run away once you learn its name.”

    RumpleSTEELEskin??? :D

  4. Perhaps you were wondering what Steele was doing with his free time, now that he’s cut back on commenting here. Wonder no more!

    My favorite comment is this one.

    Times they are “a changin'” as Woody Allen would say.

  5. Wait, is he confusing Woody Allen with Woody Guthrie, and Woody Guthrie with Bob Dylan?

    As Gandhi once said, “Girls just wanna have fun.”

  6. In the immortal words of Billy Bragg,

    Caribbean Queen
    Now we’re sharing the same dream
    And our hearts they beat as one
    No more love on the run

  7. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

    It’s like Billy Crystal said, “You talkin’ to me?”

  8. Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III

    As Moe Howard said, “Make my day, punk!”

  9. As Abraham Lincoln famously asked, “Why does Rice play Texas?” And the answer, indubitably vyle, most indeed as with the seats of chairs, is because it is hard.

  10. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

    When Rudolph Valentino famously wrote, “To be or not to be, that is the question …”

  11. Kitteh, I am pretty sure that was Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer who said that.

  12. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

    Okay, Tulgey wins! :D

  13. I will always remember how moved I was to hear John Lennon sing,

    The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them in parliament.

  14. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

    Cloudiah, they were the same person. Rudy Valentino just worked part-time for Santa between films.

  15. Argenti Aertheri

    Cogito ergo sum.

    Or in Steele’s case, non cogito ergo sum.

  16. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

    “Cogito ergo sum.”

    Hey, it’s Danny Kaye!

  17. Argenti Aertheri

    Warning, google translate is insisting that the negative applies to sum (I am), not cogito (I think), please ignore google translate and use logic instead :)

  18. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

    But using logic is vyle MISANDRY!

  19. Argenti Aertheri


    Amazingly, accent marks are easier on the iPad. Auto correct doesn’t totally fail.

  20. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

    Is there a way to do accent marks in comments from a common-or-garden keyboard?

    ::slinks to corner of html shame::

  21. Argenti Aertheri

    Bring up a character map, or use a Unicode chart.

    Windows character map directions and on Mac. Unicode chart — by number and by language.

  22. I want to adopt Steele so much, but then he goes and says that “having sex” with drunk people isn’t rape and that feminists pretending it is leads to women in India getting gang raped to death and I’m like “Nope, does not want.”

    I voted you troll of the year, Steele. Why would you do this to me? :'(

  23. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

    Thanks Argenti! :)

  24. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

    Testing, testing


  25. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help


  26. Diogenes The Cynic

    Morkais, and what would that be?

  27. Diogenes The Cynic


    I’m terribly hurt. Gonna go to the corner and lick my wounds now. BRB.

  28. Argenti Aertheri

    Kitteh I’m always happy to provide HTML help, and math for that matter (OMGS John, really with the sperm jacking? Really? STDs are so much more likely!)

  29. I missed so much while I was at the movies today.

  30. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

    What movie did you see? Was it good?

  31. LMAO at the Woody Allen thing! I have absolutely no idea where that could have come from, but now I really want to know.

  32. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

    Steele’s Brainfax!

  33. The Hobbit, finally. I liked it! It’s 2:45 hours long, but I only looked at my watch once, ha. Mr. Dammit is a huge LOTR fan, so it could have been 6 hours long and he would have not moved the whole time. I thought the 48 FPS made the movie even better. I know some people don’t agree, but there are always scenes in other movies that are distractingly blurry to me that were clear here. Martin Freeman was a perfect Bilbo.

  34. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

    I must say I like the look of Martin Freeman as Bilbo, though I won’t be seeing the film. Glad you enjoyed it! :)

  35. Wow, it’s so pathetic to watch them begging for votes.

  36. Varpole: The problem with your use of misandry isn’t that it has only one definition, it’s that to you it is all things to all purposes.

  37. @Melissa: I’m copying one of the final two comments I left for you in the other thread.

    It still seems more than appropriate (the other comment was just lining up quotes from your posts that showed how, grammatically, your sentence structure made women into the agents causing their own rape/abuse).

    Given what you said above, I won’t repeat that one.

    @Melitroll: I bet you’d agree with the kind of advice often women on how to avoid being raped, right? It’s just the kind of thing you’re saying here–women should make good decisions, and should not put themselves in situations where rape is inevitable, and should take the well meaning advice of caring people on how to avoid rape, right?

    If that’s so, and I bet it is, then I want you to read the feminist deconstruction of those helpful, caring, not at all blaming the victim on my heavens no (despite the subtext of “you get raped, you’re to blame, slut”) advice lists and think about how this might apply to abusers:

    To avoid you having to click a link which would take so much of your valuable time, I’ve reproduced them and given the link at the end:

    Ten rape prevention tips:

    1. Don’t put drugs in women’s drinks.

    2. When you see a woman walking by herself, leave her alone.

    3. If you pull over to help a woman whose car has broken down, remember not to rape her.

    4. If you are in an elevator and a woman gets in, don’t rape her.

    5. When you encounter a woman who is asleep, the safest course of action is to not rape her.

    6. Never creep into a woman’s home through an unlocked door or window, or spring out at her from between parked cars, or rape her.

    7. Remember, people go to the laundry room to do their laundry. Do not attempt to molest someone who is alone in a laundry room.

    8. Use the Buddy System! If it is inconvenient for you to stop yourself from raping women, ask a trusted friend to accompany you at all times.

    9. Carry a rape whistle. If you find that you are about to rape someone, blow the whistle until someone comes to stop you.

    10. Don’t forget: Honesty is the best policy. When asking a woman out on a date, don’t pretend that you are interested in her as a person; tell her straight up that you expect to be raping her later. If you don’t communicate your intentions, the woman may take it as a sign that you do not plan to rape her.

  38. oops, darn it, put in wrong thread–SORRY!

    On hoppitier note, I’ve seen it seven times and love it to distraction–YAY HOBBIT~!

  39. BTW I totally would have voted for Meller if he commented more. He’s the most entertaining troll by a mile, because who can forget Mellertopia?

  40. Ilithiana, seven times? That’s impressive!

    I noticed in David’s update that “all the winners won by large margins.” How long do you think it will take after the results are reported for the trolls to use that to accuse us of “groupthink” or being a “hivemind”?

  41. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

    @clairedammit – a New York nanosecond, probably!

  42. Argenti Aertheri

    Ithiliana — I sent that list to a friend the other day, he replied with “if you feel the urge o rape, castrate yourself”.

    I’m sure that’s vile, vile, misandry from vile misandrist feminists.

  43. :( Aw, I missed the voting! HOW WILL TOM MARTIN WIN WITHOUT MY SUPPORT?

    I am concerned for his trolling future, y’all.

  44. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

    Fear not, LBT! His future is assured after meeting Pierre.

  45. I <3 Myoo's trophy.

  46. Ithiliana: That list of rape “prevention” tips is going to have the opposite effect of what it was intended to do.That is, aspiring rapists will use these tips as what not to do when orchestrating a rape. A lot or rapists do use the buddy system: THEY BUDDY UP WITH OTHER RAPISTS FOR A “GANG BANG” AND THEN LIE TO PROTECT EACH OTHER AND SABOTAGE THE VICTIMS CREDIBILITY IN COURT!

    Effective rape prevention means empowering women with knowledge(and weapons too) to recognize when they’re in a dangerous situation and what the danger signs are. Even if it “feels” safe to them at the time.

  47. Der Fremde: Predators will always do shit like that… and any sort of list is irrelevant to a conspiracy to rape. But for the rest of the world that list is useful.

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