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  1. kate
    kate March 6, 2012 at 1:40 pm |

    Joe Schmoe is kind of amusing, truthhurts seems to be suffering some kind of butthurt from mama, possibly she wants him to get a job and get out of the house? So he’s just pissed at uppity women.

    But Mr. Courtney blows it out of the water and manages to make his plea into a giant bucket operation, throwing in every tidbit he can find on the beach — from uppity women, racism, classism, economic oppression, conservative memes and of course, hating the gays. So for his efforts I think he enjoys the award, which by the way, where’s the trophy? Can I see a pic of it?

  2. kate
    kate March 6, 2012 at 1:41 pm |

    enjoys = deserves. sorry.

  3. librarygoose
    librarygoose March 6, 2012 at 1:47 pm |

    Thomas Courtney because 0_ 0

  4. Wonderkitty
    Wonderkitty March 6, 2012 at 1:47 pm |

    Man oh man… I don’t know. I’m tempted to go with “the truth hurts” for statistics pulled out of his or her ass; but I’m also fascinated by alex’s brief and mysterious assertion that we can’t have it both ways – what were we trying to have exactly? Brevity is always charming, even in a troll, because at least I don’t have to suffer through paragraphs of hateful spew…

  5. archie
    archie March 6, 2012 at 1:54 pm |

    Courtney by a mile. The comment degrades all human beings and Courtney himself.

  6. Seth Eag
    Seth Eag March 6, 2012 at 1:55 pm |

    You can’t have it both ways, Alex. Stop commenting on other people’s sites and get to work on yours.

  7. Jadey
    Jadey March 6, 2012 at 2:01 pm |

    joe shmo – for attempting to persuade us that women only use irrational and subjective means to argue their points using… subjectivity and irrationality.

    I just loves me a hypocrite.

  8. Travis
    Travis March 6, 2012 at 2:03 pm |

    Courtney had me at ‘musings’. I like to imagine a suited gentleman lounging in a private topiary garden, writing in a leather-bound journal about how to destroy civil rights.

  9. Angel H.
    Angel H. March 6, 2012 at 2:36 pm |

    Courtney, for posting his diary of hateful “musings”.

  10. NBarnes
    NBarnes March 6, 2012 at 2:56 pm |

    The more than slightly cracked approach of re-editing NYT articles to include ‘feminist-faggot’ where he feels appropriate really sells thomas courtney to me. It’s got that ‘I am not a crackpot’ aura that goes beyond mere misogyny.

  11. Abby Spice
    Abby Spice March 6, 2012 at 3:21 pm |

    The truth hurts, because I love how exact his statistics are. 1.16:1? That’s some rape-denying, victim-blaming precision right there.

    I always wonder, these men who rant about how many men are raped–do they make gay jokes? Do they laugh at prison movies? Do they do all the things that make men not report their rapes?

  12. Kelly
    Kelly March 6, 2012 at 3:22 pm |

    I had to go for Courtney because of the use of “feminist-faggot.” I appreciate the alliteration.

  13. Seth Eag
    Seth Eag March 6, 2012 at 3:35 pm |

    I hadn’t seen any of the FNTT posts before and so just scanned backwards through them out of morbid interest. 1) They’re funny as all get out. 2) It appears that in an earlier edition (the so-called “Slutty Slut-Sluts” edition) a “thomas courtney” was both a contestant and, apparently, the winner. I know everyone seems to be a big fan and I don’t want to start any arguments…but I think he should be disqualified from this round. You can’t win twice. Without rules there’s anarchy.

  14. Katya
    Katya March 6, 2012 at 4:06 pm |

    I had to go with the truth hurts, mostly because of his reference to his feminist mother, but also because he manages to blame men for being raped (“most men don’t report that they got raped and robbed as to us it is generally something that we could have avoided as can women”) at the same time he is claiming that feminists ignore male sexual assault victims. And the fact that he works in a plug for his own program on reddit. Oh, there are just so many kinds of awesome there.

  15. Abby Spice
    Abby Spice March 6, 2012 at 4:11 pm |

    (To be clear, I’m in no way saying men aren’t raped, or that they’re not raped in large numbers, far larger than we know.)

  16. Cécile
    Cécile March 6, 2012 at 4:12 pm |

    Hooohooooooo! *dabbing tears*

    I would kill to see a dramatic interpretation of the truth hurts’ (rather humorless—!) little monologue

  17. Risa
    Risa March 6, 2012 at 4:13 pm |

    Although Courtney was very eloquent in his “musings” of hate, I have to go with Truth Hurts. There’s something endearing about a man defending himself and fellow members of his sex against rapist bitches and their terrorist vaginas.

  18. Revser
    Revser March 6, 2012 at 4:27 pm |

    I almost went with Thomas because of his utter lack of sense-making, but I just had to give it to Truth Hurts. Introducing made-up statistics with “it is believed that…”? Classic, classic trolling.

  19. number9
    number9 March 6, 2012 at 4:35 pm |

    Courtney is really impressive. I think he actually believes that he will destroy all civil rights everywhere by editing multiple NYT articles. Also, the caps lock abuse – perfect dismount.

  20. Anon21
    Anon21 March 6, 2012 at 5:10 pm |

    I voted for thomas courtney, based on the mental image of him scrawling those rants in ALL CAPS with sharpie in his little moleskine journal.

    But, truth be told, he also scares me. That reads like the kind of shit they find when they search the house of a spree killer. I hope he doesn’t have access to firearms.

  21. Tim
    Tim March 6, 2012 at 5:53 pm |

    the truth hurts made me laugh for, in the middle of his rant, tossing in “Now the awesome facts don’t stop there,” like it was one of those, “wait, there’s more” late-night kitchen-gadget offers. But I’ve seen that 1.16:1 rape-ratio statistic somewhere in another entry — did he plagiarize someone? himself maybe? Is he getting a double entry?

    Somehow Junaid’s concise and well-written entry in the “why don’t you talk about what’s really important” category did it for me.

  22. Grace
    Grace March 6, 2012 at 6:39 pm |

    Courtney had me at ‘musings’. I like to imagine a suited gentleman lounging in a private topiary garden, writing in a leather-bound journal about how to destroy civil rights.

    YES.

    I’m going to work on fitting “feminist-faggot” into my lexicon to describe my daily life: “I’m going to a feminist-faggot dinner party this evening,” (okay, fine, those actually ARE the only parties I go to) “I’m looking for feminist-faggot literature,” “That coat simply screams feminist-faggot!”

  23. AnotherTracey
    AnotherTracey March 6, 2012 at 7:24 pm |

    joe shmo, for his psychic insights as to the REAL and ACTUAL motivations of those “crazy” ladeez.

    thomas courtney nearly won me with his suavely express hatred and because apparently the above comment was only a prelude (!) to a four page rant, but I agree with Seth Eag – as thomas appears to be a FNTT ‘frequent flyer’, why should he get all the love?

  24. Abby Spice
    Abby Spice March 6, 2012 at 7:28 pm |

    I voted for thomas courtney, based on the mental image of him scrawling those rants in ALL CAPS with sharpie in his little moleskine journal.

    That’s ridiculous, Anon21. Moleskines are for liberals. Possibly feminist-faggots.

    Speaking of, we need a portmanteau for that one. Femigots?

  25. Iam138
    Iam138 March 6, 2012 at 7:54 pm |

    I usually like the short ones, because in brevity is truth, or something like that. But this time, I went for the longest one, because mansplained something awesome, careening all over the place.

    Plus, the webinar, or whatever it was, where he was going to crush all opposition like bugs, sold it for me. Count me in for that, so long as I can log on anonymously.

  26. William
    William March 6, 2012 at 8:29 pm |

    Alex.

    Trolls are concise, assholes are long winded.

  27. Chocolate Tort
    Chocolate Tort March 6, 2012 at 9:26 pm |

    Thomas Courtney deserves a shout-out for effort because… dang man. I just hope he wears himself out with all that editing — otherwise it’s a little scary. But the truth hurt’s statistics whipped out of his (?) ass or a similarly minded ass’s ass* really touched me in my rage place. They’re so off the wall, too.

    *This is not to denigrate asses.

  28. Alexandra
    Alexandra March 6, 2012 at 9:57 pm |

    I was on the fence between the truth hurts and Thomas Courtney, but the “4 pages long” comment (WTF?) tipped the scale. Thomas Courtney, you are hereby freaky creep of the month.

  29. Dane
    Dane March 6, 2012 at 10:27 pm |

    Well… I was gonna go with courtney for feminist-faggot, but the truth hurts gets my vote because fucking REDDIT! I was addicted to that site for a while and that is the average user to a T. Wow.

  30. ecb
    ecb March 7, 2012 at 12:19 am |

    I was tempted to go with Courtney, but I have to wonder if maybe he’s legitimately mentally ill. The Truth Hurts sounded sane – which makes the comments worse.

  31. outrageandsprinkles
    outrageandsprinkles March 7, 2012 at 1:42 am |

    I voted for the truth hurts the second I got to “this comment will probably be deleted” and I never looked back. My absolute favorite troll tactic is when they say something purposefully offensive while daring the moderator to delete the offensive comment, thereby somehow proving them right. Hilarity!

  32. Orlando
    Orlando March 7, 2012 at 3:01 am |

    Margot at Reel Girl just had a guy tell her that it’s up to each individual to decide for themselves whether or not Sandra Fluke is a slut, so I might have to vote for an import.

  33. Natalia
    Natalia March 7, 2012 at 5:48 am |

    Thomas. I like it when they get creative.

  34. Sandy
    Sandy March 7, 2012 at 6:49 am |

    So I actually fudged Thomas Courtney’s submission slightly. He re-wrote approximately 12 NYTimes articles to include the phrase “feminist-faggot” like 28 times. It resulted in a comment that was four pages long when copied into a Word doc. So I only included the intro here.

    I was going to give him the nod already due to “feminist-faggot” and the sheer mess of it all plus editing NYT articles (wtf?) plus caps lock, but wow. Four pages. Talk about above and beyond. Well done Mr. courtney.

  35. samanthab
    samanthab March 7, 2012 at 7:24 am |

    ecb, I’m legitimately mentally ill, and it doesn’t make me hate minorities. Minority hating isn’t actually a symptom of mental illness. None of these people are exactly at peace with themselves, but if they’re going to foist their peace-less-ness on others, they have earned mockery. It’s a healthy response on our part.

  36. aboat
    aboat March 7, 2012 at 8:10 am |

    He re-wrote approximately 12 NYTimes articles to include the phrase “feminist-faggot” like 28 times.

    i just snorted tea up my nose. also:

    “AS I HAVE EDITED THEM”

    and “excerpts from my journal (or musings)”

    The paragraph of incredibly pompous poignant rhetorical questions adds a touch of class.

  37. evil_fizz
    evil_fizz March 7, 2012 at 8:24 am |

    In fairness, Thomas has posted so often he probably deserves his own category.

    The truth hurts takes it for me. Any time you talk about your mother and how the true oppression was women not wearing pants, you’ve opened up a wide lead as far as I’m concerned.

  38. cranterp
    cranterp March 7, 2012 at 8:50 am |

    The truth hurts got my vote for the kind offer to show me 6 ways I’m wrong, but I almost went with thomas courtney for his creative use of the word “such.”

  39. Angie unduplicated
    Angie unduplicated March 7, 2012 at 9:23 am |

    Disqualifying Courtney makes sense. He’s far from extraordinary, even with world-class logorrhea; the South is heavily populated by his (un)kind. He wants to be Faulkner but merely writes like a drunk.

    thetruthhurts-He’s a contender, and his name says it all. His attitude c about truth is that he’s being raped by it: obvious, since he will not consent to any other contact with it. His mother, bless her feminist soul, probably told him to stop his whining and pick up his own socks. If he only had a brain, he would be out fighting rape culture. If he only had a heart, he’d stop blaming half the vics. As is, though, he’s cowardly, lyin’ and his head rattles like an empty tin can.

  40. Caperton
    Caperton March 7, 2012 at 11:16 am | *

    But, truth be told, he also scares me. That reads like the kind of shit they find when they search the house of a spree killer. I hope he doesn’t have access to firearms.

    Seeing as how this guy has left probably a dozen comments of exactly this kind over the past few months, their compulsive and somewhat reality-resistant nature does make me worry a little. But I checked out his blog, just to be safe, and it seems like he’s more the bigoted-self-pitying-impotent-rage type than the photos-with-crosshairs-on-them type.

    My vote is for joe shmo for actually opening with “bitches be crazy.”

  41. Seth Eag
    Seth Eag March 7, 2012 at 12:44 pm |

    Seeing as how this guy has left probably a dozen comments of exactly this kind over the past few months, their compulsive and somewhat reality-resistant nature does make me worry a little. But I checked out his blog, just to be safe, and it seems like he’s more the bigoted-self-pitying-impotent-rage type than the photos-with-crosshairs-on-them type.

    There’s this. I’m almost positive it’s the same guy.

  42. Rob in CT
    Rob in CT March 7, 2012 at 2:04 pm |

    Courtney is so over-the-top vile that I’d go with “The Truth Hurts” mostly for all the “statistics” he pull directly out of his ass.

  43. Bitter Scribe
    Bitter Scribe March 7, 2012 at 2:28 pm |

    I just can’t decide enough to cast a vote, but I was fascinated by this bit from The truth hurts:

    I will be doing an AMA about chauvinism on the 20th of October …

    I’ve been trying to think what AMA could possibly stand for. The only thing that comes to mind is “against medical advice.”

  44. boredclerk
    boredclerk March 7, 2012 at 3:09 pm |

    I’m going with thomas courtney. the truth hurts just seems like he’s trying too hard.

  45. LotusBen
    LotusBen March 7, 2012 at 4:16 pm |

    These 5 trolls be crazy.

  46. Sandy
    Sandy March 7, 2012 at 4:42 pm |

    I’ve been trying to think what AMA could possibly stand for. The only thing that comes to mind is “against medical advice.”

    It’s a Reddit thing, stands for “Ask Me Anything.” As in, I’m whatever famous person, or I do or did such and such a job, or such and such a thing happened to me, go ahead and ask me anything.

  47. Sandy
    Sandy March 7, 2012 at 5:20 pm |

    Addendum to that: there’s also the secondary meaning as in “I Am A ____,” and “IAMA” is how they start out their brief descriptions of their AMA’s.

    I did a search on Reddit to find this dude’s AMA, just for lulz, and can’t find it. I searched by “thetruthhurts” and “the truth hurts” and “chauvinism.” I don’t use Reddit and don’t immediately see a way to search by date, so… I got nothing.

  48. 4catlady
    4catlady March 7, 2012 at 10:51 pm |

    I voted for The Truth Hurts for his fakakta logic and abuse of statistics, but must I admit Courtney really scares me and sounds like he’s off his medication.

  49. 4catlady
    4catlady March 7, 2012 at 10:54 pm |

    Okay…I sound like Yoda in my previous post. Here’s what I meant to say: I voted for The Truth Hurts for his fakakta logic and abuse of statistics, but I must admit Courtney really scares me and sounds like he’s off his medication.

  50. DouglasG
    DouglasG March 7, 2012 at 11:53 pm |

    This could be the Death Valley Division, with multiple worthy finalists. But at least my simplification rule of always voting for the other F-word paid off this time. Pairing both F-words made the concept sound almost chic, like a fashion line or something.

  51. Tapetum
    Tapetum March 8, 2012 at 1:45 am |

    Courtney – he had it at the opening, by asserting that he could bring down feminism. What? All by yourself dude? Good luck with that.

  52. khw
    khw March 8, 2012 at 3:39 pm |

    So hard to decide, the statistics invented by truthhurts are mind-blowing, but you have to love the term feminist-faggot, which I, too, want to work into my vocabulary.

    the feminist-faggot industrial complex???

  53. khw
    khw March 8, 2012 at 3:40 pm |

    in the end i voted for truth hurts – as others have written, mr. courtney has won before and i felt it was only fair to share

  54. Argenti Aertheri
    Argenti Aertheri March 8, 2012 at 3:50 pm |

    the feminist-faggot industrial complex???

    the feminist-faggot agenda?

    joe shmo’s failed attempt at stoicism won my vote though

  55. sriracha
    sriracha March 8, 2012 at 9:16 pm |

    I voted thomas courtney just for his inclusion of so many other isms, it makes me believe he really does believe his own hatred. -__-

  56. LC
    LC March 9, 2012 at 12:02 am |

    The Truth Hurts for the odd precision of the statistics and general delivery.

  57. Nimue
    Nimue March 10, 2012 at 10:52 am |

    I voted for Joe, “bitches be crazy” is such a CLASSIC.

  58. Comradde PhysioProffe
    Comradde PhysioProffe March 10, 2012 at 4:46 pm |

    The fact is this comment will probably get deleted but I don’t care as when it gets deleted it will only prove my point further.

    His point being that he loves jacking off into a void.

  59. P
    P March 13, 2012 at 7:05 pm |

    I’m wondering if anybody’s entertained the idea that Courtney might be genuinely mentally ill… his writing, especially the term “feminist faggot”, sounds so much like paranoid schizophrenia. Check out the writings of mildly famous schizophrenic Francis E Deq and I think you will be struck as I was by the similarities in structure and tone! (be warned, there is some extremely racist language in his paranoid rantings- NSFW) http://www.bentoandstarchky.com/dec/intro.htm

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