Friday, July 27, 2007

Beware Of Nerd



'Nerd' Taunt Drove Navy Man To Arson: Petty Officer Russell Tavares Traveled 1,300 Miles To Torch Rival's Trailer

People, you just can't make this stuff up. I mean, you can, but no one would find it credible.

Can you imagine driving 1,300 miles to get back at an online troll... or can you?

25 comments:

The Merry Widow said...

I know of one troll who needs a spanking(though he might enjoy that) and a thorough brain and mouth washing! With clorox and LOTS of laundry soap!
But torch his home? Nah, that would probably pollute the entire country!

tmw

nanc said...

yes, definitely - i'd beat the living tar out of that troll myself - pain in the backside he is.

Dak-Ind said...

OMG... brings home the meaning of the little sign i have on my computer desk...

"arguing on the internet is kind of like running in the special olympics... even if you win, you are still retarded."

cube said...

tmw & nanc: you guys have way more traffic than I do on your blogs &, consequently, more trolls. Beware.

dak: lol! So true. Thank goodness I don't have enough traffic to worry about them. Although I would appreciate some increased non-troll-associated traffic ;-)

The Merry Widow said...

Yeah, but we come here too. Something about quality over quantity?
This particular troll has made threats toward a friend's children, pedophilic threats! He seriously needs to be institutionalized.
A whole different scenerio than being called a nerd! Heck, I wouldn't be insulted, I'd just factor in the source and make a joke about it.

tmw

Brooke said...

"Can you imagine driving 1,300 miles to get back at an online troll... or can you?"

Well, maybe if the troll were ol' BrownStain... ;)

Caz said...

"Before this happened, the rule was: Nobody messes with the haunted house guy," Anderson said."

And then came the Internet, and everything went to shit.

Tee hee, tee hee.

I'm sorry, I know it isn't funny, particularly given that the guy is still being harassed, but it's difficult not to laugh at how seriously they all take themselves.

As I've said elsewhere, it's not the cover of anonymity, or the assumed anonymity of the Internet that turns people into nutters; no, these people are nutters in real life too, even when wearing a name tag or appearing in a police line up.

cube said...

tmw: Sorry to hear that. Some people just can't disagree politely

brooke: Ignoring them is worse punishment.

caz: You're right about these people already being crazy, but the anonymity of the Internet exacerbates the insanity by fueling their courage.

It's much easier to hit the send button than to tell someone off while looking into their eyes, nutter or not.

cube said...

tmw: Sorry to hear that. Some people just can't disagree politely

brooke: Ignoring them is worse punishment.

caz: You're right about these people already being crazy, but the anonymity of the Internet exacerbates the insanity by fueling their courage.

It's much easier to hit the send button than to tell someone off while looking into their eyes, nutter or not.

cube said...

Oh, I'm repeating myself again. Must be something I ate... ;-)

Etchen said...

OMG...what drama. Seriously, do you think they will both go on Jerry Springer when the guy gets out in 7 years?

cube said...

etchen: you've hit on the key word... drama. These people are reacting to cameras in their faces 24/7. It's all about drama.

WomanHonorThyself said...

yikes youre right..u cant make this stuff up!..heh

cube said...

No one has brought this up so I will. Being called a nerd isn't even a taunt in my book. Sheesh!

Jen said...

Remember when just being on the internet AT ALL pretty much guaranteed you were a nerd? Oh, how far we've fallen...

Jamie Dawn said...

While in CA, I've already torched two bloggers' homes because they called me a stupid hick, so yes, I CAN see myself travelling 1300 miles to torch a rival's place.

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