Turns Out, It’s An Actual Thing

I encountered this very interesting exchange on Twitter last night.  It started with a real, working, stand-up  comedienne named Jen Kirkland:

I don’t particularly agree with that statement.  I have said before that I think all humor is subjective.  Not everyone loves the Three Stooges. Not everyone loves to be preached at.  Everyone’s wheelhouse is different. It’s a matter of individual taste.

What really interested me was THIS reply:

What DUMBFUCK is saying is “You’re making a hasty generalization in response to a hasty generalization.”

And that’s actually a fair criticism. It’s not a criticism that feminists want to hear in this case, but it’s fair.

But then he goes on to set up and fight a strawman of his own: the “racist patriarchy.”

Big with the buzzwords, no so much with logic, our DUMBFUCK.  Also, REALLY BAD MEMORY.

Perhaps he’s forgotten how he got kicked off that virulent rightwing website, DailyKos.  He was responsible for the now-famous ANAL RAPE SATIRE that was so poorly received that it took a day of calling his readers idiots plus ANOTHER DIARY specifically to call those readers idiots some more and to invite everyone too stupid to appreciate his satirical brilliance just to stop reading his diaries, kthxbai – to get him permabanned by Markos himself, that rightwing fuckhead.

So to recap the action so far: we have Jen Kirkland calling out men – #YesAllMen – for not understanding her jokes, followed by Bill Schmalfeldt – he of the “you’re all too stupid to understand my brilliant satire about ASS RAPE” – responding with

Already I can see this is going to go swimmingly for DUMBFUCK.

Cat West calls him out for his tone deaf response:

And then the fun really starts. Bill responds to this dim girl:

Here’s my written impression of Bill Schmalfeldt:

“People say I’m condescending…that means I talk down to people.”


If you get the joke, terrific! Glad I made you laugh.  If you don’t, I don’t care. No one is paying me for this, so I only have to amuse myself.  Anyhoo…

Taking zero shit from Mr. Butt Stuff, Cat bangs back:

What are the odds that Cat West checked out Bill Schmalfeldt on the Google Machine (the first hit is the first hit) before responding to his attempt to impart his perceived wisdom into that conversation?

“Smash teh pay-tree-ark-ee!!”

Pro-tip: it’s not

“I’m just a dumb old man with a pesky “y” chromosome and all”

that causes no one to take you seriously…

It’s simply:

“I’m just a dumb old man with a pesky “y” chromosome and all

…and everyone knows it.

And when you drop into a serious (or even an unserious) conversation and your contribution amounts to “I put on my shoes today without falling off the bed,” well…the pool of everyone just gets that much larger.

And we point.
And we laugh.
And we mock.

Because it’s FUN.


Author: Paul Krendler

The Thinking Man's Zombie

10 thoughts on “Turns Out, It’s An Actual Thing”

  1. Bill is a racist and a misogynist. He IS the "racist patriarchy." Sounds like he just called for himself to be fixed.

    Sounds good to me.

  2. Why does Mr DumbShit think he can butt into other people's threads and be relevant?

    No one care what he thinks, no one cares if he is alive.

    If he wasn't such a pain in the ass to people that have real lives and actually contribute to our society, he would be a perfect nonentity.

    1. Beg pardon. I care if he's alive. Because I keep wishing he wasn't and scanning obituaries in vain.

  3. One of my favorite comments from the anal rape "satire."

    Neuroptimalian to Bill Schmalfeldt May 20 · 04:07:31 PM
    You keep trying to blame "stupid" people, ...
    yet YOU are the one repeatedly demonstrating a spectacularly unremarkable IQ. Find a new excuse 'cause this dog won't hunt.

    Hasn't changed much, has he?


  4. Here's another...

    Element 61 to Bill Schmalfeldt May 20 · 08:12:58 PM
    You're a scumbag.
    You think it's everyone else's fault but yours, and that's pathetic. You're not funny, it's not a joke, and you need to understand that before you write another damned word for anyone, anywhere.

    The problem isn't the people reading your diaries. It's the person writing them.

    Even liberals can see through your bullshit, lardass.

  5. Good God, Bill, if the folks behind the "racist patriarchy" B.S. ever come to power, you'll be lucky if they put you up against a wall. It's much more likely they'll just let you starve, like you were a Ukrainian or other "class enemy". They sure as hell won't keep feeding you, giving you free medicine, and protecting you with the laws the way the "racist patriarchy" does.

  6. Wait.


    Nobody's paying you? Tell me, Paul, you're not doing this only out of love. And/or because it's so very damned easy...

    10,000 quatloos are being wired to your account NOW.

    For crawford421: Not necessarily will ALL Ukrainians be starved. The younger, < 16 years old, females, will be kept. And sorted later. I'm told.

    Because of if anybody is the 'racist patriarchy' it's Bill Schmalfeldts' most excellent friend Brett Kimberlin. That's just IMHO; don't sue me Brett.

  7. I find it hilarious that every time he deals with a woman, he gets his ass handed to him. And he never learns. You would think the scars left on his male psyche would cause him to rethink his strategy.

    This is one of the reasons I believe the "progressive" slant is a dodge. He can't handle anyone smarter than him and turns to playground tactics that ultimately fail. Progressives are not all that bright, but most are far brighter than him, which is really saying something.

    1. Are you implying there are people who are not smarter than him? I find that incredibly hard, nay, impossible to believe.


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