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Gooble-gabble, gooble-gabble. One of us, one of us.

Hey, remember Daniel Knauf? He’s the Hollywood writer/producer who reacted to the death of Andrew Breitbart with a spectacular fuck-you-leftards I-am-Breitbart Twitter meltdownapaloozala last week. It was neat-o.

Well, he’s got this idea for a movie format. He calls it a box narrative. He’s written a complete script and hired actors and filmed the whole thing. In a house. Full of cameras.

And you — you internet-addicted short-attention-span ADD chipmunk, you — you can watch the story any way you like, by hopping around from camera to camera.

I don’t know if you can pause and rewind, or what. They haven’t released the thing yet and I’m hazy on details.

The first one is a horror movie about a paranormal investigation that goes horribly wrong. It’s by invitation only. Only the first 5,000 people to sign up can watch (at first, anyway). But they won’t release it until 5,000 people have signed up.

I’m in. Join me?

Be a part of…well, I won’t say history. These experimental narrative thingies never work, but heaven help me I love ’em anyway.

And we want Mr Knauf to feel the love, don’t we?


Comment from Mitchell TAFKAEY
Time: March 13, 2012, 11:37 pm

Looks cool! I’m in.

Comment from Scott Jacobs
Time: March 14, 2012, 12:03 am

I’m in too…

Comment from Pablo
Time: March 14, 2012, 12:19 am

I’ve been in since his epic liberation. I can’t believe he’s not at 5K yet.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 14, 2012, 12:20 am

I’ve been following this stuff forever. You know, the attempt to rewrite narrative fiction for computers. Remember the short stories that changed based on a decision tree? They were dreadful, but I still love3d the concept.

Recently, Dear Esther got a little closer. It disappointed. It could have been better than it was.

Actually, the closest anyone’s come to an absorbing and truly user-driven narrative is Skyrim. There was a main plot and shitloads of side plots, but the user was left to experience them (or not) in any way desired. Most absorbing game I’ve ever played.

Comment from blake
Time: March 14, 2012, 12:20 am

I’m in! I watched the meltdown live.

Should’ve driven down to Pasadena to have a drink with the man!

Comment from Elphaba
Time: March 14, 2012, 1:05 am

Thanks for sharing this. This guy rocks!

Comment from Oceania
Time: March 14, 2012, 1:11 am

I’m watching the melt down in Afghanistan.
Another American screw up. Say, how many wars have you lost now? It is more than the French!
And you’ve killed mor people than the Nazis … and have less rights than citizens under Natonal Democratic Socilism!

Comment from Glenster
Time: March 14, 2012, 2:00 am

Stoatie, I love you and your site, but I simply can’t stand to be around Oceania. I know, I fail at kum-by-ah tolerance. It’s my problem of course, but his daily droppings really stink up the place for me.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: March 14, 2012, 2:40 am

But Glenster – he tries so hard… Life on the streets ain’t easy for a troll. Admittedly his repertoire is a little limited but he does the best he can.

I don’t think the blog has enough traffic or revenue for a good troll. Of course, if we all buy some things from Zazzle, that might change

Anyhow, I’m in.

Comment from blake
Time: March 14, 2012, 2:42 am

I wonder if I’m a troll.

Nah. I got 99 problems but a bridge ain’t one.

Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: March 14, 2012, 2:55 am

Oceania’s envy of the United States is eating him up inside.

Sad, really.

Comment from Oceania
Time: March 14, 2012, 8:00 am

Well, there are at least two other trolls here than me …
Sad, but true. And you only make up 3.8% of the Worlds population … so you’d better get used to the rest of the world telling you what to do. πŸ™‚

Comment from Oceania
Time: March 14, 2012, 10:56 am

And remember … that’s National Socialist Troll to you!

Did you know that by Eugenics we can save the world from Global Warming? We can only reduce our damage to the planet by removing undesirable elements and thus reducing CO2 emissions.
Just look at America … they are full of Undesireables, and look at the carbon footprint? You even have a Mulatto as President with no Birth Certificate.

Sieg Amerika! πŸ™‚

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 14, 2012, 11:07 am

I empathize, Glenster. I really do. Somehow I find him too silly to get riled at, personally.

More to the point, though, the banhammer is a weak and easily defeated barrier. My experience leads me to believe that once you start presenting challenges to a troll, that’s when you buy yourself some REAL trouble.

The one filter I’ve imposed on him — don’t use the n-word — is so trivially easy to get ’round technically that he had to do it once just to make the point.

I’d just as soon not start down this road, to be honest. Can we just stick with ridicule for a while?

Comment from Can’t hark my cry
Time: March 14, 2012, 1:53 pm

Trolls tend to feed on ridicule–if you are that desperate for attention, it doesn’t matter if the attention is negative. On the other hand, it’s pretty easy to keep track of whose comments are going to annoy you unbearably, and simply not read anything that person posts. The name-switching only interferes briefly with that strategy. . .

Comment from Ric Locke
Time: March 14, 2012, 3:03 pm

I have to support Stoaty on this one, both on the technical grounds she mentions and for another reason that may be surprising.

In dealing with trolls you’re working in a situation that’s totally unfamiliar: the attacker has all the advantages. In the “real world” that’s rare — consider missile defense, for instance. Whether by original intent or no, the Internet’s basic design allows persistent dissenters to break through in almost every circumstance, and there are a large number of services out there designed to support that ability, from anonymizers to people providing multiple IPs. At the end of the day, the only working anti-troll measure is what used to be called “manners” or “politesse”, and we have neither established norms for Internet politesse nor any means of enforcing them other than the consciences of the participants. The identifying characteristic of a “troll” is lack of conscience expressed as gleeful, deliberate violation of of what norms do exist, and banning them soon turns into a game of Whack-A-Mole, with the troll popping up from unexpected directions and laughing raucously, and that can absorb all your time and energy, cause your blood pressure to skyrocket, and generate a bitter, cynical attitude that may be worse than the troll.

The other reason is somewhat related. So far, other than some technical matters that are hard to check and/or irrelevant to anyone who cares about the subject, I haven’t yet seen Oceania or his(?) related sock-puppets utter anything that isn’t true at some level; it’s just that they’re twisted ’round so that black = white. As an example, Barack Obama does in fact meet the technical requirements to be called “mulatto”; the fact that there are maybe a hundred or so people in the U. S. who give a damn is irrelevant to people who want to turn it into a denigration.

For those of us who’ve traveled in third world countries and met with the oligarchies thereof, the versions Oceania provides are de rigeur — our systems and procedures in general work and theirs do not, but self-esteem won’t let them admit that, so their only alternative is to characterize the things that work as villainous measures to be opposed where possible. In that context New Zealand is a brightly-polished turd, a third-world country with all the resentment of the more-successful that status inevitably implies but with an overlay of literacy and “intelligence” (Progressive definition: the ability to gloss on Marxist doctrine at the drop of a hat); that overlay creates a sense of self-importance and perceived self-virtue that turns the residents of those small islands into one of the most bigoted societies on the planet. For those who mostly stay home, Oceania’s droppings provide a window into that attitude that can be valuable, because the attitude is pervasive (if not the majority) among the self-appointed elite and their lackeys all over the Earth.

Let him alone. Analyzing his crap is a useful mental exercise.


Comment from mojo
Time: March 14, 2012, 3:08 pm


Nice “Freaks” ref, tho…

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: March 14, 2012, 4:36 pm

I just don’t read him.

BTW: Sweas, I’ve got a preposition for you. Email to follow.

Comment from sandman says nothing to see here
Time: March 14, 2012, 5:33 pm

I’m. in. On Oceania, I’m out. When I read its ramblings for long enough, my eyes go crossed and I wish Oceania could be flushed. Not possible. Ultimately its smugness and over the top antics render it easily ignored, pathetic…small. I enjoy passing Os comments the same way I pass some trolls over on AOS. Most often I read rather than comment. Dame Weasel, Uncle B, Ric, Some Veg…they and the other commenters make this a great blog. Os just a yapping small dog running around a very small yard (NZ) pooping where he lives. God forbid it ever leaves that tiny chunk of rock and be near real people. Pity those people.

On a happy note, Mister Knauf digs guns and cusses..a lot. Can’t be all bad.

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: March 14, 2012, 6:13 pm

Um… I think that this might work, its a pretty clever idea and it appeals to modern youtube/narcissism mentality.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: March 14, 2012, 6:20 pm

Trolls suffer from the same puerile epater les bourgeoises mindset as the sort of ‘performance artists’ who think that eliciting disgust or annoyance in their audience is ‘transgressive’, whereas it’s lazy, trite and intellectually vapid. Oceania is too silly to be worth bothering with. And while Kiwis are generally cool, there’s no Law of Nature that says one of them can’t be a complete bell-end.

Comment from HowardDevore
Time: March 14, 2012, 7:08 pm

Whenever I see a comment from Oceania I just skip over it, since in the end its just a less humorous version of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upvZdVK913I

Comment from rustbucket
Time: March 14, 2012, 8:35 pm

Yep, I’m in. I, too, can’t believe he ain’t hit the 5K mark yet. Looks…interesting.

Comment from DawnMB
Time: March 14, 2012, 8:57 pm

I’m a lurker. Rarely do I do anything more than read, but I popped over to sign up, just to support this guy. It took a lot to “come out” as he did. Don’t really watch horror movies (I like to sleep!) but again, we can’t change the narrative by sitting on our hands. Thanks for letting us know about this!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 14, 2012, 9:05 pm

Also, DawnMB, if it gets *too* scary, you can switch over to the garage camera and watch paint dry.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 14, 2012, 9:44 pm

Best spam EVER:

My Sister said she would buy me a sex toy for my birthday.
Im going to be 16 and asked her why she wanted to buy
me that. She said that our older sister done that for her 16th birthday
and thought she would pass the same thing onto
me. She suggested the rabbit. What do you think?.

The rabbit. Definitely.

Comment from Oceania
Time: March 15, 2012, 2:21 am

Thank you my Adoring Public …
However many of you have the wrong end of the stick, so don’t lick your fingers – please.
As for me being a Communist, Marxist or other Yucky compasion. No. You Americans are more Communist than you can imagine. Hand outs for bankers? Industry? State bottle fed IMC? I could go on … but lets face it – you’re BANKRUPT! Morally too! Religiously so …
Simple – isn’t it? Da … that’s Communism.
Many of you haven’t travelled, nor know what the rest of the world thinks of you. Some will have their revenge upon you for your countries actions. You can bet on it.
And Stoaty has never suffered a Troll-Bot DNS attack … although I can see myself being blamed for that …. I could become an Anti-American ‘terrorist’ … alas I’m too busy, and many Imposters here try to impersonate … but alas, there is only one.
Just remember, your real Patriots – like Christopher Boyce.

Comment from naleta
Time: March 15, 2012, 5:17 am

I signed up the day after his outpouring. And I vote for the rabbit, too. πŸ˜‰

Comment from orabidoo
Time: March 15, 2012, 6:23 am

+1 on the rabbit.

It worked for shy Samantha. http://tinyurl.com/77wygg3

Comment from orabidoo
Time: March 15, 2012, 6:58 am

Other than Lord Flash-Heart (and maybe 2-3 clumsy other ones) I do not think the kiwi pimpled compulfive mafturbateur used many socks to post here.
And he only did so after someone else used that handle first πŸ˜‰

We Murkans may not be the planet’s most reliably rational or warlike tribe. I do admit that is true.

But to pay attention to criticism by the antipodean piece of flotsam who drifted Stateside of its own accord to avail itself of our famed edumacation is not a worthwhile proposition.
The buoyant horse apple is furthermore in no apparent rush to drift back to whence it came from.
Where would it be better off? 1934 beer hall in Bayern? son, you can be a national collectivist all you want. I sprinkle my own personal radiator ammonia-rich fluid upon you and half-a-squad of your loser groupies.

I have lived and worked between 60N and 41S. The biological beginnings were not in Murka. I was thrilled to change the flag when I was 31, so it wasn’t a rash move. It was the best decision I have ever made. I just hope the country outlasts me.

It really is astonishing that we pay attention to the judgments of floating chunks of equine excrement bobbing by the beach. They can foam and ferment all they want.

Comment from Oceania
Time: March 15, 2012, 11:15 am

Are you on lithium for bipolar?
You do know that it increases the length of your neuronal primary cilia in situ by at least 50% at a theraputic dose?
Probably increases the receptor area for somstatin and serotonin also.
Pity about renal fibrosis, but if you knock down GliSuFu using Kif7 RNA interference, you may reduce fibrosis – or use Jungle Thunder vine extract.
Now, getting back to RCD virus for Americans – and Mexicans alike.

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