Sunday, January 27, 2013

Shut-up Stupid Sunday: Trolls

People like to rant about all the Trolls on the Internet, but do they remember what life was like before the Trolls moved on to message boards and X-Box live? I think not!

Traveling was horrible, having to stop constantly where a Troll was defending a bridge. Then having to answer no less than three questions, at least two of which were riddles. The delays were maddening.

The positive aspect of having the Trolls gather on the Internet could be seen as early as 1990. In 1986 Trolls unleashed a horrible attack on humans, the movie Troll. With humans reeling from that assault they tried to launch the death blow, Troll 2, however the Trolls had moved on to the early Usenet and Gopher based IRC and weren't available for the film. They had to use Goblins instead.

So to all those who complain about Troll gathering on the Internet, I say, “Shut-up Stupid. Having the Trolls on the Internet means we don't have to deal with them in the real world. We can freely cross bridges without having to answer questions. If the Trolls weren't busy on the Internet we might have to face the horror of all horrors, Troll 3!”

By Darrell B. Nelson author of I KILLED THE MAN THAT WASN'T THERE

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