I met a troll at Grillin’ On The Bay.

He came up to me, told me how much he loved the site. I asked him if he commented much. He said he did, and reluctantly told me what name he uses.

One hundred percent troll, and he admitted it. I won’t say who it is, but, suffice to say, more than a few readers want to punch him in the face. Others, though, are big fans of his.

In fact, it surprised me how many people came to the booth on Saturday and told me about how they like this person or that person’s comments. The frequent posters to this site are little celebrities in their own right. Some are big fans of levp, and his “sensible” and “well-documented” arguments. Others enjoy Lisanne’s historical knowledge. Some get a kick out of local broker’s sarcasm.

But a number of people really seem to find the trolls a riot. Their provocations, senseless insults, over-the-top hatred… all insincere blathering to stir the pot.

Sometimes, I admit, I get a good laugh out of it. Most of the time, I get pissed off.

What’s your take on trolls?

P.S. – This particular troll ensured he would not get banned so easily by buying a Sheepshead Bites t-shirt. Are you a troll? Safeguard your trolling rights by supporting the site now! E-mail nberke [at] sheepsheadbites [dot] com!

P.P.S – Buying a shirt won’t really protect you from getting banned.

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  • Anonymous

    Awww…. no one likes my comments /sad face

    • Anonymous

      Ya gotta buy a shirt!

      • Anonymous

        gotta read the small text…. in this case it’s p.p.s. :(

        However…..

    • Local Broker

      I think he was trying to imply you are one of the trolls.

      • Anonymous

        Naa Ahhh!

        Faba is a troll!

        i’m a Hedgehog see…..it’s different.

        • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

          So you trample gardens?

          • Anonymous

            Rawr!

          • levp

            Wait, what? Rawr?!
            So either your daddy was a hedgehog and mommy – a tigress, or – … – ouch!!!

          • Anonymous

            Mini Growl!

            you have brought this cuteness upon yourself!

        • levp

          Ages ago, when I was a college kid, I was camping once in Crimean Peninsula.
          One night a family of hedgehogs have eaten most of our dry milk (and some other food that we didn’t secure due to having ingested a decent quantity of Crimean wine the night before).
          I woke up only to see their butts scurrying away…
          So now I know whom to blame!

          • Anonymous

            You got jacked by Hedgehogs! thats pimpin! atleast you know your food went to a good cause….Also thats what you get for not securing your food better. Hope you learned your lesson…

            Just be lucky they were Hedgehogs and not a family of Bears a Racoons.

  • http://twitter.com/nicktherat Nick the Rat

    you should set it so you can’t post anonymously. i hate guest. that asshole

    • Anonymous

      I agree with this notion

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

      Thirded.

      Guest is the worst troll here.

      Our two resident trolls aren’t really trolls at all. But some people don’t get what you and Faba are doing.

      Remember, Lenny Bruce died for our sins.

      • Anonymous

        Nick isn’t trolling…….. Nick > Faba

        • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

          Some don’t get what Nick is doing. Just as Faba outrages to make a point.

          Granted, Faba is not Lenny Bruce. Bruce felt the need to explain his jokes, and to his credit was able to do so without detracting from their humor. But Faba has explained himself generally.

          • Anonymous

            Wait, Nick is doing something?

            Yo Rat! whatchu Doin?

          • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

            Nick uses outrageous expression to make people think. It’s a persona, and it’s effective.

          • Anonymous

            Disagreed.

            That is all.

            i have spoken!

          • Anonymous

            Wait, Nick is doing something?

            Yo Rat! whatchu Doin?

        • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

          Some don’t get what Nick is doing. Just as Faba outrages to make a point.

          Granted, Faba is not Lenny Bruce. Bruce felt the need to explain his jokes, and to his credit was able to do so without detracting from their humor. But Faba has explained himself generally.

        • http://twitter.com/nicktherat Nick the Rat

          its true, im not really trolling, im usually giving my honest opinion… maybe i add a lil flavor to it… but i dont just crap on the thread. i dont think you can block anon with discuss, and (i dont know why, i guess the twitter integration) like discuss, so id prefer to be stuck with anon.

        • http://twitter.com/nicktherat Nick the Rat

          its true, im not really trolling, im usually giving my honest opinion… maybe i add a lil flavor to it… but i dont just crap on the thread. i dont think you can block anon with discuss, and (i dont know why, i guess the twitter integration) like discuss, so id prefer to be stuck with anon.

  • Barkingspider7

    Whoever wants to be a troll, be a troll. Just don’t be mean. Some of these comments by “guests” have been really cruel.

    • http://twitter.com/nicktherat Nick the Rat

      blatant name calling and cursing does not add anything to the conversation :P

  • Anonymous

    TROLLS!

    YOU SHALL NOT PASS!

  • Anonymous

    HEY EVERYONE!

    Check this out

    • Anonymous

      Saw this on Shark Tank, Ordered right away, Since we work in environments that are hazardous

  • Faba

    I would like to thank the Academy for this Life Time Achievement Award.
    First of all I would like to thank God for not existing and giving me this opportunity to piss off every religious nut-job who walks this earth. If it wasn’t for you this world would be a happier and healthier place, thank you. I also would like to say thanks to my parents, my Irsh and 1/16th Cherokee mother who made sure I never go to sleep without a beating no matter how drunk she was. If it wasn’t for her brass belt buckle and poetic verbal abuse I would have grew up a different man. And my father a proud Black gentleman who taught me everything I know about this world, dad I never met you but I heard you are up for parole in 2034, I’m sure you will teach me everything you know about how to survive in this harsh world. My little sister… what can I say? I love you. If it wasn’t for your fertile vagina and daddy issues I would have starved to death long time ago. When you were 16 and already had your 3rd child you bravely stood inline in Welfare office and demanded those extra 14 food stamps so we all had something to eat at then of the month, you are and forever will be the only breadwinner in this family. I will also would like to thank all my stepdads, I love you all as much as cigarette-burned stepson can. You all have special place in my heart. Also who can forget friends? They are the glue that keeps all those broken pieces of your life together. Charley Manson, you are my one true friend. Remember that time when I felt suicidal in my cell and you told me the funny story how you became Helter Skelter? That story still makes me laugh to this day. Charley, you are kindest, gentlest soul I ever known, I’m sending hugs and kisses to that forehead of yours.

    And last but not least, my fans and more importantly haters. If it wasn’t for your racism, bigotry, stereotypes and plain old hatred for one another I would not be the troll I’m today. You are the only reason why I exist. I thank you all, please never change as without you I will not be relevant.

    Special thanks goes out to Nolastname, you are the most beautiful girl on this board!
    My man BrooklynBus I remember when we were riding shortbus together and now you used to be in charge of one, some day I want to spell as well as you do.
    My muse Lisanne!, if it wasn’t for you I would have never picked up another SLR again.
    My great fellow trolls ShadowLock, Nick the Rat, Arthur Borko, levp better luck next time losers! You not dumb enough to get to my level, peace hater wannabes!
    And, and, and, that girl in the SB Bites booth…you are the cutest thing I seen in the last few weeks! My real name and cellphone number is….

    We will return to Loser Awards after these messages…

    • http://twitter.com/nicktherat Nick the Rat

      • Anonymous

        Wow…… ….

        That was awful.

      • Anonymous

      • Anonymous

        i can’t stop listening to this now……….

        Damn you Nick!

    • Vinny Boombatz

      Faba, you have inspired me. One day, maybe, I’ll be 1/10th the troll and hateful soul that you are. Be brave, be grave, be blessed and forever young.

      • Anonymous

        get in line.

  • Anonymous

    HURRY UP AND BUY!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    USING THE FACEBOOK APP, COURAGE WOLF………… IT HAS SPOKEN!!!!!!!!!

    http://i52.tinypic.com/ut11t.jpg

  • nolastname

    An oldie but a goodie. ;-)

  • Anonymous