Everyone has at least seen, if not actively engaged in, one … and I have occasionally gone out of my way to provoke one ¹ just for the amusement it affords me ² — I’m a psychologist by nature and training ³, so it’s hardly surprising, is it?
But, if you want to see the best, you’ve gotta go find where the nerds/geeks hang out …
Not being best suited to physical violence, they go in for intellectual/existential assault … and the thing about that is that it can be much more vicious than physical assault on occasion — clinically cutting in fact.
One of the best … i.e. cleverest and funniest … retorts I have ever seen in one was at the end of a long diatribe, full of extremely personal aspersions, and went like this …
I flooded your mom’s port!
Eeeeeeeeew … really … that’s just unnecessary! ⁴
Of course, I’m gonna have to get it printed on a T-shirt — I even went and designed one, look 😉
¹ Mac vs PC, for instance — although I don’t actually bother with the whole ‘versus’ thing and just go straight for the jugular, so to speak ; )
You may recall that, recently, I claimed to be a saint in waiting … that, fundamentally, I do not target the innocent…
² Yes, I know it’s called ‘trolling.’
³ I poke things with sticks …
… to see what they do when poked with sticks — it’s important to know!
⁴ It’s as bad as the day I had a visual flash on the indubitable origins of the expression “run like buggery” — I don’t say that any more.