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Favorite troll?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by esquire., Oct 1, 2004.

  1. Nick M

    Nick M Well-Known Member

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    I'm with you. I'd be skeptical, but I knew someone who had the same level of obsession/disconnection from reality as Josh, only with regards to computers rather than clothes.
     
  2. imageWIS

    imageWIS Well-Known Member

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    Is there any other kind?

    Jon.
     
  3. BjornH

    BjornH Well-Known Member

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    At the time, I did some research/snooping on the web and found Josh participating at computer programming boards so I was leaning towards him being real, in some sense. The MM board would not have lasted as long without him.

    I sometimes suspect some stakeholders of sparking discussion by trolling and SteveB has even admitted to troll at times, although he has not confessed directly to trolling here. Nothing wrong with benign trolling but flaming and baiting can ruin a board.

    B
     
  4. JBZ

    JBZ Well-Known Member

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    I followed the entire Kalra saga from its inception, but I have a soft spot for ClassyFreddy. That thread was a hot topic right at the time I first discovered the Style Forum.

    Also, there's some really useful information in the ClassyFreddy thread, so I was able to learn while I laughed.

    Regards,

    JBZ
     
  5. HRHAndrew

    HRHAndrew Well-Known Member

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    The infamous ClassyFreddy.  That was a memorable afternoon for me.  Is that thread still around?  Be funny to read through it again.  Although I actually may be "an ass".
     
  6. Steve B.

    Steve B. Well-Known Member

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    Andrew: Welcome back. We've missed you. Bjorn: I'm particularly trolly when it comes to politics. As the election approaches, I'm really going to try and behave. All of you feel free to chide me INB. BTW, what is the perception of our current president in Sweden? Â [​IMG]
     
  7. imageWIS

    imageWIS Well-Known Member

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    Ditto. Haven't seen one of your posts in ages.

    Jon.
     
  8. vero_group

    vero_group Well-Known Member

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    I was not aware that the U.S. currently had a president in Sweden. [​IMG]
     
  9. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Well-Known Member

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    it's part of the shadow government...but only in the summer months.
     
  10. JohnG

    JohnG Well-Known Member

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    I have to go with Mr Thraco favorite on Josh.

    I still think of the "transparent collar stays" every so often.

    John G.

    Edit- the transparent aluminum collar stays was my introduction and first posts to Mr Andys forum. I read the archives as much for Josh posts as the knowledge. Long live Josh
     
  11. Steve B.

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    I'm actually with you on this one, vero (I think). I thought since it was both Kerry and Bush's assertion last night that "we lead the world", it'd be interesting to know what the rest of the world thought of that leadership. [​IMG]
     
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    Steve, I thought you were going to cut back on the trolling...
     
  13. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Well-Known Member

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    this is a funny thread, all the memories...i guess i'd have to vote for kalra since he's the only one i'm really familiar with.

    thanks for the chuckles guys - i really needed them this morning.

    /andrew
     
  14. BjornH

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    Well - since you want to let the proverbial cat out.... I can't speak for swedes as I don't mingle enough but it's fair to assume that they have the same views as Icelanders. The most rabid right-wingist in the nordic countries (and probably europe) would be a soft-bellied liberal to the avarage American. We are all for Kerry and were very pleased with the outcome of the debate, at least as it was presented to us. Will this do ? Â [​IMG]
     
  15. christian

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    Some of the latter links concerning Josh do not seem to work? Is anybody else having this same problem?

    And, how do you link up a post from another forum? I have also found one which I think we could all appreciate.
     
  16. HRHAndrew

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    Thanks, but my visit was/is to send a PM. Not sure if I am able to moderate myself enough to visit frequently.  As evidenced by this fast response.  
    I would say all Nordics, and most Europeans would find John Kerry unacceptably right wing. And Bjorn, you are dead-on when you write that we Yanks would find your most rabid right-wingist to be socialists.
     
  17. Stu

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    I agree. The Internet provides the opportunity for some clever soul to play this huge practical joke on all of us daily. Josh was so inane, yet so brilliant in a comedic way, that I always wondered if that were not the case.
    Like he dedicated his life to making our days more surreal. It was almost Andy Kaufmanesque performance art.
     
  18. esquire.

    esquire. Well-Known Member

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    I've changed my vote to Josh as well. We should use his questions as a link to Frequently Asked Questions. They're really funny, but they're really informative to any newbies out there. But, they're a lot better when they were edited by that one poster who put all of Josh's best posts together in one thread.

    The best trolls are when you really don't know if the person is being serious or not. Its a fine line, and eventually, they always stumble.

    NickM: Why do you think Joshua on the askandy forum was an evolution of Josh? Do you have any threads to back this up?

    Does anybody have a list of the pseudonames marc39 was using on the askandy site. Its obvious when he's talking about Raphael, but it still gets confusing trying to keep track of who's who on that forum.

    marc39 best troll was when he used the name of David B's tailor to attack David. It was so freakin' funny.
     
  19. jcusey

    jcusey Well-Known Member

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    There are a number of reasons to think so, but take a look at some sample threads: The etiquette of white lab coats How do I reconcile my interest in clothing with philosophical abstractions? Is Simon Cowell the ideal European male? The Gap makes the best value dress shirts. Is my beanie's coloration too feminine? Look, I'm not trying to dump on poor Josh, but you have to admit that there's a familiar ring to these posts.
     
  20. Brian SD

    Brian SD Well-Known Member

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    Trolls on a gentleman's board are quite different than your average trolls, that's for sure. I remember a long while ago on this forum, someone posted the "etiquette of farting," and I thought it was rather hilarious. I laughed for a long time reading that. On more sophisticated forums, you have more sophisticated trolls.

    I also liked when the Tommy Hilfiger post was made, and someone registered "Tom Ford" and "Helmut Lang" and posted as them arguing against each other... "Helmy, you are so off my buddy list."

    Honestly, though, Kalra is one of the best trolls I've ever seen. He was so incredibly classic.

    Okay, about Josh. I never went to the modern man forum, but I read this and wow, my eyes are watery:

     

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