Trollquotes – 3 Easy Steps to Pissing Nerds Off

- 12-20-10Cool Stuff, WTF? Posted by Luke Gallagher

A few days ago we posted an image that ignited some nerd rage because it featured the guy from Firefly with a Star Trek quote mis-attributed to Han Solo (Only wrong on one level, the Star Trek part, because we all know Captain Mal is Han Solo..).  Unbeknownts to us (until now) the misquoting, misidentify of these pop culture idols was just the beginning of the nets newest form of image meme. “Trollquotes”, as they are called piss off anyone and everyone by intentionally getting the specifics of fandom all wrong.

Here’s how Trollquotes work (as articulated perfectly from our friends at urlesque):

1) Get a picture of someone people idolize. Obi Wan Kenobi, Barack Obama, Captain Kirk — any beloved public figure will do.

2) Slap on a famous quotation from a similar character from a different book or movie. Pick something close enough that a non-fan might legitimately confuse them. If you’re using Captain Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation, for example, you’ll probably want to grab a quote from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Babylon 5 or Battlestar Galactica.

3) Attribute the quotation to a third character, from yet a third universe. This way, nothing about your image is correct, and you’re trolling fans of all three characters at once. Here’s an example of a successful Trollquote: a picture of Gandalf from Lord of the Rings with a quote from Star Wars’ Yoda, misattributed to Harry Potter‘s Dumbledore. Anyone who knows anything about these fictional universes will immediately go, “YOU GOT YOUR WIZARDS ALL WRONG AARRRRRGHH STUPID.”

It’s really just a step-by-step, 1-2-3, easy process on evoking nerd rage. Make one up, put it on a t-shirt and watch the hilarity ensue.

Actually, if any of you bastards out there are crafty with the ole’ Photoshop and want to try your hand at “trollquotes” we’d like to see your work (Email our Senior Editor Luke Gallagher – lukeg37atgmail.com). If we get enough subs like -I dunno- more than one will feature on the site. There is nothing more gratifying than pissing off your own kind. Go my bastards. Go and evoke the anger of your fellow nerds. DO IT NOW!

Below are a few more examples of “Trollquotes”

The one that started it all

http://i2.wp.com/i.imgur.com/rV6OC.gif?resize=482%2C300

Here’s one for Urlesque

Here’s one from Urlesque commentor Sitalk

http://i2.wp.com/img522.imageshack.us/img522/9082/borgtrollquote.jpg?resize=475%2C475

And now, some nerdbastasrds originals …

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Here are some entries from fans of nerdbastards..

from Christian Brosche:

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From Steve Weddle:

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  • Ack

    ha!

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