Tom Martin top troll TROOOLLLL!! whaaaaa?

The Man Boobz Troll of the Year Award for 2012 goes to … MRAL! No, that’s not a typo.


The votes are in and the winner of the highly coveted Man Boobz Troll of the Year Award for 2012 is … MRAL!

Wait, you say, he wasn’t even on the ballot?

Well, no. The troll that got the most votes from you, my dear readers, was the verbose anti-Man Boobz crusader known as Steele —  also known as Mikhael Varpole and, briefly, as Torvus Butthorn. Indeed, Steele cruised to victory, getting 47% of the vote, as compared with the 33% received by Tom Martin, his only real competitor. (Dr. Pell came in third, with a mere 6% of the total.)

But as it turns out we’ve been played, big time. The troll we know and love as Steele turns out to have been MRAL all along.

Yes, that MRAL – the long banned commenter who cannot seem to walk away from this blog. We’ve uncovered and banned many of his previous sockpuppets, but somehow he managed to slip his boldest sockpuppet right by us.

Oh, sure. I and others here often wondered if Steele was for real; it seemed pretty clear to me that he couldn’t possibly believe everything he said. But it wasn’t until I went back  to some of “Steele’s” earliest comments here, in preparation for this post, that I discovered how justified these suspicions had been. Turns out that one of “Mikhael Varpole’s” IP addresses matched one used by an earlier troll, Scooby Doo on Zombie Island, who had been outed as MRAL a couple of months earlier.


“Torvus Butthorn” really should have been a dead giveaway. But otherwise the highly dedicated MRAL did a masterful job of keeping his troll character consistently ridiculous yet plausible enough to not be an obvious phony, and of hiding his particular obsessions in such a way that he didn’t give himself away.

So, congrats, MRAL, and you’re banned again.

After this, the rest of the results are a bit of an anticlimax.

Sunshine Mary wins the Special-est Snowflake award for Female MRA Trolls, with 52% of the vote. Driversuz comes in second with 32%.

Tom Martin easily wins the Worst Human Being award with a stunning 73% to David K Meller’s 22%.

Some Guy Bored With Your Schtick wins Most Tiresome with 58% of the vote; Diogenes is a distant second with 24%.

And JudgyBitch wins Most Pathetic Vote Beggar.

I hope they’re not all MRAL too.


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9 years ago


Do you have an ipod? If you do, iTunes has an option to switch sound to mono under the Accessibility section.

9 years ago

That is perfect. Just perfect.

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Some Gal Not Bored at All

Haha! Awesome!

(And I kinda want that book…)

9 years ago

hrovotnir: Guinea pigs will eat anything which is vegetal, so they will be on dirt… well no, they will in short order be on a bed of compacted pellets.

Bah, I was imagining somewhere reeeally big, ie: to mimic nature. Good point though, I’d be unlikely to manage it, they’d have to be rotated through multiple paddocks. Impossible anyway because they make me itch so badly!

We don’t have any foxes/raccoons/coyotes to eat them. Dogs are definitely a risk if they got in but I had a mental image of a dog-proof fence anyway. Cats can be an issue but if they were loose like and had good hiding places they’d *probably* be OK. My friend had two that had access to a gp-sized tube into the garage. One saw a cat and was GONE. The other actually let the cat nearly carry him over the fence without seeming worried until his owner rescued him. O_O

I love the mental image of burying them in grass!

We sell small animals at work too if people give them to us. Freaking idiots always trying to offload gps they didn’t plan for. -_- But yeah, once we got a massive tree of italian parsley and just watched them eat their way out of it, it was so cute.

I never used to like rabbits and guinea pigs (we don’t have hamsters/gerbils etc) until I worked with rabbits at the SPCA and established they’re pretty strong willed and awesome. (I’d love a Flemish Giant but again with the itchies! And swollen eyes and just no, damnit.) It took working with someone who loved her guinea pigs and had little free-ranging dudes for me to see their appeal. Now I’m always trying to convert people. lol

9 years ago

It wasn’t small, but it wasn’t huge (or we’d never have been able to keep track of them/corral them to move the enclosure.

Call it 6 feet by 3, with about 20-30 in it, and three levels to run in/on/under.

9 years ago

Oh… I did forget to say, I voted for Brandon.

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9 years ago

I hope those anti-whiny-kraken wards hold up…

…and that I don’t choke on my cupcake, damn! (I’ll be fine once I stop coughing >.< )

7 years ago

I couldn’t refrain from commenting. Exceptionally well written!

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