Category Archives: The Lore and Lure of the Troll

Lessons from the Trollmeister (supposedly)

Two different troll playbooks are popularly believed to have been written by political henchman Karl Rove. One of these compositions is said to be a tutorial sent by Rove to “his people” in August of 2011 to teach them the … Continue reading

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A Logic Troll Debunked

Here are some superficially reasonable-seeming words from a logic troll, in a not quite offensively sarcastic tone: Come on man, dozens of police, including black officers, covered up the murder of this poor black child. Usually they catch murderers, but … Continue reading

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Trollish Ubiquity

Back when God was in diapers, Howard Greenfield wrote and Connie Francis sang a song that went, Yes, everybody’s somebody’s fool Everybody’s somebody’s plaything And there are no exceptions to the rule Yes, everybody’s somebody’s fool And now it appears … Continue reading

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Trollbirth

The terminology arrived first as a verb, adapted from fishing. Trolling is baiting a line and letting it trail behind a boat, to see what might bite. The expression “Don’t feed the trolls” should really be, “Don’t let the trolls … Continue reading

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