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A Voice for Men's Attila Vinczer is trying to "dox" me. It's not going well for him so far.

Not Attila Vinczer
Not Attila Vinczer

This morning I found a strange message in my notifications on Twitter:

Mr. Vinczer followed up this perplexing tweet with a bunch more insinuating that I’m a “hack,” a “pathological liar,” a “criminal,” and so on — as well as some links to what he apparently sees as “dirt” about me. (More on the latter in a moment.)

Apparently Vinczer — the “Activia Director” for men’s rights hate site A Voice for Men and the son of the genius who designed that AVFM commemorative coin — was stung by my gentle criticism of his father’s coin-designing skills.

So he has decided to dox me, apparently going as far as hiring a private detective to look into my allegedly sordid life.

So far his doxing of me is not going very well, in that the “dirt” he has dug up about me is either wildly inaccurate, not particularly “infamous”– or not information about me, specifically, at all.

His most serious not-quite accusation: That I’m a criminal. His proof? He’s dug up a 2008 arrest record for some other guy named David Futrelle, roughly a decade older than me, with a different middle initial, and living nearly 900 miles away from me. This man — frankly, he seems like an embarrassment to all of us David Futrelles — was charged with the crime of “possessing stolen goods.”

In case anyone is wondering, I’ve never been arrested. Except once, by campus police, for participating in a sit-in protesting apartheid. (The charges were later dropped.)

The other, er, “information” Attila has dug up is, while actually related to me and not to some other guy, is just a teensy bit inaccurate.

 

Attila L. Vinczer ‏@Alvhun 9h  Who is @DavidFutrelle ? http://sic1.nguso.com/Illinois/1132/313412506/David-Futrelle.html …      Reply     Retweet     2 Favorited  David Futrelle ‏@DavidFutrelle 2h  @Alvhun Yes, you got me. "David Futrelle is a U.S. company located in 147broadst, AMFOHARE, Illinois." My phone # is indeed 773 555-4444      Reply     Retweet     Favorite     Delete  Attila L. Vinczer ‏@Alvhun 2h  @DavidFutrelle Bullseye. 3:18 PM - 15 Jul 2014 · Details Hide conversation      Reply     Retweet     Favorite  Tweet text Reply to @Alvhun   David Futrelle ‏@DavidFutrelle 1h  @Alvhun Feel free to give me a call. That number again is 773 555-4444. I'll just hanging out in my home in AMFOHARE, Illinois.

NOTE: There is no city named AMFOHARE, Illinois, nor do any real telephone numbers in the US start with 555.

He has also managed to figure out that I have (gasp!) practiced journalism.

And he’s suggested that I might be, er, the Antichrist:

But two can play at this game. So I have begun digging up information about this Attila guy. And what I have discovered so far is shocking.

 

David Futrelle ‏@DavidFutrelle  @Alvhun Attila Viczer, is this you? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attila  Were you the ruler of the Huns from 434 until your death in 453?

David Futrelle ‏@DavidFutrelle  @Alvhun Attila, were you responsible for "so many murders and blood-lettings that the dead could not be numbered?" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attila

He’s been pretty cagey so far about his career as Number One Hun.

 

David Futrelle ‏@DavidFutrelle 2h  @Alvhun Attila Viczer, did you plunder the Balkans, and attempt to conquer Roman Gaul and Rome itself, devestating northern Italy?      Reply     Retweet     Favorite     Delete  Attila L. Vinczer ‏@Alvhun 1h  @DavidFutrelle Can you be more specific professor of lies. 3:16 PM - 15 Jul 2014 · Details Hide conversation      Reply     Retweet     Favorite  Tweet text Reply to @Alvhun   David Futrelle ‏@DavidFutrelle 1h  @Alvhun You know what you did, Attila! The Roman Gauls will not forget!

And neither will I.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER: Attila Vinczer is not actually the “Activia Director” of AVFM. He is the “Activism Director.” Activia is yogurt that makes you poop, allegedly. He is also not Attila the Hun, as far as I know.

 

 

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kittehserf MOD
kittehserf MOD
6 years ago

I’ve been wondering what the hell Activia was.

What tossers these guys are.

Victoria
Victoria
6 years ago

Watching Vinczer try to dox you is kind of like watching a train crash into a sunset or something. It’s terrible, but you can’t look away.

Viscaria
Viscaria
6 years ago

My actual real PIs have taken an actual real photo of this “David Futrelle”s neighbourhood

Victoria
Victoria
6 years ago

On another note, the worst thing about it is that he probably views himself as some kind of mastermind genius or something.

AIT
AIT
6 years ago

Wow. That’s just s little bit desperate on their part.

Faint Praise
Faint Praise
6 years ago

Has Vinczer ever said anything good about you? Anything?

AIT
AIT
6 years ago

just a little*

Curse you, typos!

serrana
serrana
6 years ago

Viscaria, I thought David lived here.

kittehserf MOD
kittehserf MOD
6 years ago

serrana, I’m hearing those cats:

I’m David!

No, I am David!

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

I can’t help myself

tesformes
6 years ago

Of course, Atilla left out the most important piece of information: David is not only a criminal from Illinois, he’s also several hundred people in the comment section!

magnesium
magnesium
6 years ago

He’d probably have a way easier time digging up all the places articles you’ve written, and who you wrote them for, if he looked at the part of your personal website that lists them.

Viscaria
Viscaria
6 years ago

No one has yet been able to officially confirm that this “David Futrelle” is not actually the real alien basis for the Alf TV show. Coincidence??

Phoenician in a time of Romans
Phoenician in a time of Romans
6 years ago

David Futrelle once dressed up as a woman to cross teh Atlantic more cheaply. The boat sank. Coincidence?

http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-survivor/lily-may-futrelle.html

Alice Sanguinaria
6 years ago

How the hell did the PI not find out that David is a whole bunch of ferrets and cats? O_o

thewatchingdog
thewatchingdog
6 years ago

My Gaul Janissaries were very interested in this mans personal information…

Elizabeth Fitzpatrick
6 years ago

“This man — frankly, he seems like an embarrassment to all of us David Futrelles…”

Long time listener, first time caller – I did a little spit-take upon reading that line. It gave me a bit of a chuckle, which tends to happen when I read your blog. Thank you.

Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
6 years ago

Is it just me, or does that guy look like the villain from a 1980s action movie?

He’s about as inept as one, anyway

seranvali
6 years ago

He’s set a PI to ‘dig up the dirt’ on you? Hahahahaha!

Falconer
6 years ago

Darnit, all my Antichrist jokes are in-jokes from Slacktivist. Poo.

At least Mr. Vinczer is canny and knows better than to come over here and beg us to get in touch with David, he might be in trouble, I’m not saying he did anything, but wow is he in trouble.

barkeeperin
6 years ago

I love the “as far as I know” disclaimer on the Attila the Hun claim. That’s just a perfect ending punctuation for this foolishness.

I had figured Dave Futrelle was from CATmandu. It seems obvious when you think about it.

serrana
serrana
6 years ago

What the hell is a “non living fact”? David, do you have those? I don’t have those.

Auntie Alias
Auntie Alias
6 years ago

Attila: “Bullseye”
LOL

I love that you’re playing the AVFM game of making “accusations” in the form of a question and then not biting when he tries to prompt you to say something defamatory. GOOD STRATEGY. Because did I ever mention that Attila claims to have 25 personal lawsuits in progress? I kid you not.

grumpycatisagirl
6 years ago

I’m confused about living versus non living facts. If he’s trying to find out facts about David’s life, what would non living facts even be? Also, facts aren’t living things in the first place.

LBT
LBT
6 years ago

Man, I’d hate to be a PI. I imagine most of the jobs you get are shit like this.

RE: serrana

What the hell is a “non living fact”?

Ask Hades. Dude’s gotta ton of ’em!

Lea
Lea
6 years ago

David has never said anything nice about neo-nazis either. So?

Why should he have something nice to say about bigoted, talent-free, dishonest fools?
What a bunch of entitled crybabies.

gorillaella
6 years ago

Tilly wrote a letter to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth – can’t remember why – in which he referred to himself as “wondrous”. O yes he did.

insanitybytes22
6 years ago

May I say something about doxing? I used to be concerned about my anonymity, fearful of doxing threats, reluctant to have random strangers find out who my children were, for fear of putting them in danger. People can get quite nasty when you challenge them, especially men, and I am a girl, after all. I didn’t want my internet outspokenness to harm my family.

So while walking on eggshells, gently avoiding conflict, and keeping a low profile, the unthinkable happened. I was doxed, hacked, had my identity stolen, the whole nine yards. There were numerous threats to, “ruin my reputation.” Hubby with his usual sarcastic wit, promptly said, “honey, what reputation??” It was perfect because it made me laugh and he was absolutely right. I’m not rich and famous, a secretive politician, or somebody living a double life. There is nothing I am ashamed of saying on the internet that I wouldn’t back up in real life. It’s nice to have your privacy respected, but to those who have no honor, KMA.

Viscaria
Viscaria
6 years ago

I’m glad the doxxing didn’t end up being too bad for you, insanitybytes22. I’m sorry that you went through it, though.

Tracy
Tracy
6 years ago

I have dug up a non-living fact – this, oh yes, this, is one of Mr. Futrelle’s distant ancestors.

http://exytinglyfe.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/il_570xn-1862891661.jpg

I can haz PI skillz.

cloudiah
6 years ago

If David’s “infatuation” with the MRM and AVfM is proof that he’s the antichrist…

Anyway, he’s forgotten that we already celebrate MUSAF (Make Up Shit About Futrelle) day here in these parts. We’re good at it.

Tracy
Tracy
6 years ago

Aha! Another non-living factoid. Mittens Futrelle, rebellious 40’s trombone player, hot-stepper and killer-diller fur shedder, is a DIRECT RELATION. Note the resemblance.

http://th02.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2010/200/1/4/Zoot_Suits_are_the_Cat__s_Meow_by_alex1830.jpg

Indie Lipped
6 years ago

Holy shit! The way you responded!!!!! XD

Cthulhu's Intern
6 years ago

Isn’t every day Make Up Shit About Futrelle Day?
Every time David burps, every scented candle in the world’s scent gets stronger and every chair gets even harder.

House Mouse Queen
6 years ago

How many people here have been accused of being David? I have!

kittehserf MOD
kittehserf MOD
6 years ago

Hey, look, I found the model for the AVfM coin!

Nitram
6 years ago

Avfm claimed they were doing the same thing to my husband years back. Raised a “smear fund” campaign to dig up “dirt.” All that ever came of it was a bunch of bullshit they were relating on a thread. “Well, we know xyz about him..” Etc. funny thing was everything they claimed to “know” was just flat out false. I was tempted to join the thread and correct everyone, but I figured let them believe all the bs. Although it fizzled out quickly, the whole thing really did freak me out. I felt like looking over my shoulder. I thought someone had keyed our car when it turned out our son had just scratched our car riding his bike too close to it. Felt paranoid. I hope you’re doing ok David. It’s funny stuff, but it can also be a mind fuck.

kittehserf MOD
kittehserf MOD
6 years ago

House Mouse Queen, we are all David. This is a living fact.

I see David has been marketing more tees.

http://rlv.zcache.ca/shirt_for_cats_in_person_suits-r1d0afdaa4fb5488d88bfd8c02facb1b9_va6lr_324.jpg

wewereemergencies
wewereemergencies
6 years ago

Oh jeez David watch out! Soon Attila may find out that you have a blog! He’ll find a blog that isn’t yours, but he may find one none the less. At some point he might even find out that you have pets (or Furrinati overlords) though he’ll undoubtedly find stunning proof that your pets are rabbits.

Is the only requirement to work for AVFM extreme incompetence?

kittehserf MOD
kittehserf MOD
6 years ago

This, meanwhile, is the Davidcat PI David hired to find out about Attila the Poop.

http://teresaflourlamb.com/imgs/weatherwhiskers/filmnoir_cat.jpg

damselindetech
6 years ago

“average Futrelle eats 3 spiders a year” factoid actualy just statistical error. average person eats 0 spiders per year. Spiders Futrelle, who lives in cave & eats over 10,000 each day, is an outlier adn should not have been counted

jayemgriffin
6 years ago

@Falconer: Obviously, David is not the Antichrist. There is no “Futrelle” mountain range.

…OR IS THERE?

A Wolverine
A Wolverine
6 years ago

so assuming he isnt flat out lying about the PI (i dont think it is unreasonable to give mras less trust than i give random strangers), thats yet more money that could have been spent on actually helping someone wasted on something stupid.

Flying Mouse
Flying Mouse
6 years ago

Jeez, how on earth can Atilla Vinczer think he needs to hire a PI? Look at all the stuff we’ve found about David already, and we’re not even trying!

For example, I think I discovered proof of his earlier, undisclosed career in photojournalism.

And possible evidence of participation in the Tour de France (though I’ll have to dig deeper to see if any doping allegations were ever levied).

Alice Sanguinaria
6 years ago

Some MRA over at AMR tried to call Attila Vinczer a feminist troll false flagging for MRAs. LOL

opium4themasses
opium4themasses
6 years ago

Ugh, doxxing. A fool and his money are soon parted? Cause the PI probably got the easiest gig ever.

The Activia thing makes me think of the excellent Sarah Haskins.

Tracy
Tracy
6 years ago

Proof of David’s sordid rock n’ roll past.

Tracy
Tracy
6 years ago

Evidence of David’s online piracy. His accomplice is unknown… it may also be David.

SKA
SKA
6 years ago

I mean I knew MRAs had fragile egos, but this is something else. Don’t try and criticise them or even joke about them or they will literally try and ruin your life.

Although that fail hilariously, so at least there’s that.

Tracy
Tracy
6 years ago

David is Legion.

(I am procrastinating going to bed.)

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