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image trolling news Someone Used the Name "Racist McShootface" to Troll George Zimmerman's Gun Auction
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Yesterday, George Zimmerman announced that he would be auctioning off the infamous gun used in the killing of Trayvon Martin as "a piece of American history". It did not take long for that auction to get pulled but Zimmerman managed to find a different website to host his auction after all.  

A troll on the internet wasted no time on vigilante justice though, going by the name of "Racist McShootface" and driving the price of the gun into the millions. 


via @nrothers


Eventually the troll account was disabled but it was enough to inspire other trolls to carry on his good work. Reportedly, the fake bid made it up to around $65 million. It's unclear if the trolls will ultimately shut down the auction or if it will go to the highest legitimate bidder. The website it is hosted on has made it clear that they do not manage the auctions that users host on their site.

So far the seemingly most legitimate bidder is Brez Morrell according to Gawker, who bid up to $485,000 before "Racist McShootface" derailed the proceedings. Also of note, and not particularly surprising, Brez Morrell's response to trolls was to defend Zimmerman and tell trolls that he (or she) hopes their "children get murdered". Awesome. 

twitter panama politics The Twitter for 'House of Cards' Just Trolled British Prime Minister David Cameron
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After David Cameron (and lots of other politicians) have been implicated in the Panama Papers debacle, the hit TV show 'House of Cards' dug up the above old Tweet from the British prime minister to troll him with this gif. 



police trolling drugs Police Troll Drug Dealer After Finding His Stash
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Apparently, London police found a "hidey hole" full of individual baggies of pot. Of course they confiscated them, but they were kind enough to leave a note. 

Who knows if the dealer will #GetInTouch. We're guessing, probably not. 

sienfeld advice Trolled Advice Columnist Wraps Up an Episode of Seinfeld in One Paragraph
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An unknown prankster sent in the plot of a two-part Seinfeld episode to the advice columnist Amy Dickenson. The episode in question is called "The Boyfriend" and just as the prankster writes, it deals with Jerry meeting his sports idol who then goes on to date Elaine. 

Amy answered as if it was any other question with a short paragraph that offers solid advice and would have probably cut the end of the episode very short.

She admits on her own website that she missed the joke but she seems pretty good humored about it:

Every once in awhile, I get punked by a villainous, fun-loving reader. I have some affection for these episodes because I often think that if I didn’t actually have a job, punking advice columnists is exactly what I would do with my time. But alas I do have a job and so I am left with the task of sharing my humiliation, as well as trying to enjoy readers’ reactions.


Here's the beginning of the episode in question:

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Stanford ran train over Michigan State on Saturday, bringing home an impressive 45-16 Rose Bowl victory.

Christian McCaffery put on a heroic performance as the game's star running-back, but the poor kid couldn't catch a break from an adrenaline-charged douche who did everything but grab the fu*king microphone and chuck it through the goalpost during McCaffery's interview.

Real-talk bro, GTFO. There's fan, superfan, and whatever the heck that guy in the background was. Don't be that guy.

guy edits bands wikipedia page to get backstage has beer with peking duk
Via: Peking Duk
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David Spargo apparently really wanted to meet the band "Peking Duk," so much so that he was willing to poorly edit the band's Wikipedia entry in order to convince a security guy he belonged backstage. Lucky for him, it worked.



The ill-placed and poorly formatted "Family David Spargo" was legit enough to dupe a surprisingly gullible security guard into letting David past him, where he introduced himself to the band:

"We ended up having a bunch of beers with him and he was an absolute legend. He wasn’t a creep or anything. He was like the most normal dude we’ve ever met. That’s what makes it more hilarious."

Was it worth it? Absolutely. 



Would it work a second time? Probably not.

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