Tip jar

If you like CaB and wish to support it, you can use PayPal or KoFi. Thank you, and I hope you continue to enjoy the site - Neil.

Buy Me a Coffee at ko-fi.com

Support CaB

Recent

Welcome to Cook'd and Bomb'd. Please login or sign up.

February 26, 2024, 12:13:32 PM

Login with username, password and session length

Defied Comedy - Graham Linehan is Still a Transphobe

Started by Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse, January 20, 2024, 11:52:44 PM

Previous topic - Next topic

Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse

Former comedy writer Graham Linehan has traded his career for ranting about trans people on the Internet.


---

Official thread theme song

Unofficial thread theme song


For continuing analysis of the alleged Father Ted writer's exceptionally public breakdown and subsequent deterioration

Timeline of events:
The Descent
- Done a bad transphobia in IT Crowd episode
- Instead of saying "soz", became the most notable transphobe on the planet
- Spent 21 hours a day on twitter misgendering, insulting and brigading trans people and their allies
- Attempted to have trans charity Mermaids' lottery funding pulled. Hbomberguy live stream to counter this raises $300,000 for Mermaids instead, then Mermaids got the lottery money anyway, meaning Graham failed on every level it is possible to have failed
- Depth charged his own career, lost his family
- Starting calling people paedophiles on Twitter
- Again: threw away his wife and children, his career and any positive legacy in order to call people paedophiles on Twitter
- Graham sleeps in a racing car, do you?
- Got kicked off Twitter permanently for repeatedly harassing people and calling them paedophiles, spent years lying about why he was banned

The Twitter Ban
- Subsisted on thin gruel of his newly in-the-low-hundreds audience (down from 700k) on his paid Substack blog (with tip jar!), on which his sanity has clearly evaporated entirely. Posts consist of screenshots of tweets, transphobic misinformation, self-pitying rants and libel.
- Started regular YouTube vlog "The Mess We're In" with co-hosts Helen Stanisland and Arty Morty. Videos consist of transphobic misinformation, self-pitying rants and slander.
- Seemingly desperate to get sued, but also declares victory when his targets can't be arsed to do so
- Entire income is now tied to bigotry, no entertainment industry work forthcoming. Media appearances largely confined to GB News, TalkTV and various right-wing grifter YouTubes/podcasts. Blah blah Twitter ban blah blah transphobic canards blah blah lying about why his wife left him blah blah they stole my musical blah blah blah
- Engaged in increasingly bizarre transphobic shenanigans, including but not limited to:
Spoiler alert
- Sent things in the post to people like transphobic birthday cakes and white feathers (?!)
- Created false account on "Her" dating app to post peoples' private images; national reportage of this incident painted him quite accurately as a pathetic moron
- Went to Parliament and made an absolute loser of himself, again
- Has claimed to have received multiple visits from the police, admitted he no longer opens the door in case it's the cops come to do Stonewall's bidding
- Initiated 19/12/2021 "Gender Critical Coming Out Day", urging TERFs worldwide to compromise their safety by revealing their bigotry to others. Was widely condemned for this transparent attempt to take the heat off himself that clearly in no way benefits women
- Invited sceptic Aaron Rabinowitz on The Mess We're In, proceeded to talk over him and let Arty and Helen do likewise. Brought up various "gotchas", uninterested in Rabinowitz's nuanced answers or in the civilised discussion Rabinowitz was having with the other guest, gender-critical sceptic Andy Lewis, about actual science and evidence. Did a big cum in his pants when Rabinowitz said that trans women should be allowed in women's changing rooms. Subsequently hosted a livestream wherein he declared victory over Rabinowitz, to the surprise of no-one
- Will not be taking part in the Talking Ted podcast
- Went on Stephen Nolan's show and cried for attention while lying about why his wife left him
- Wants credit for inventing the brilliant tactic of "calling people you don't like child molesters" now that right-wing nutjobs are doing it
- Hosted a Special Birthday Mess to celebrate Netflix firing a bunch of minorities while his son was visiting. Son had to interrupt him ranting about Woke Doctor Who to give him his birthday present. Proceeded to do mocking impersonation of son to Helen and Arty
- Interviewing absolute nutcases on his vlog now, people with Empire of Japan flags on their ceilings and the like
- Has taken to uploading solo vlogs, some edited, more not, wherein he rambles about the Father Ted musical, Twitter ban, trans people existing and begs his various enemies to please fight with him or acknowledge him in any way, oh god I need validation
- Attended various anti-trans rallies/events, including Standing for Women 4th Birthday Event, one in Brighton (which various assorted fash groups also attended), right-wing circle jerk The Battle of Ideas (speaker), and launch of some transphobic book (featured speaker).
- Got all mad that some TERFs were unhappy about actual Nazis turning up to their transphobia demo, characterised them as "head girls" who managed to get all his friends to stop talking to him right when his wife was leaving him. Such feminism
- Live Halloween Mess We're In, Glinner tossed T-shirts at the crowd while bathed in eye-searing pink lighting. Pure deso
[close]
- Spoke publicly and wrote two articles about how "Chris Morris fans" have been harassing him for 25 years, complete with screenshots of CaB, cryarsed about CaB on Twitter once he got his account back, threatened to report the admin to the police
- Made Stewart Lee's 2021 "In the Pedal Bin" list and promptly added Stu to his list of enemies, encouraged his audience to heckle Lee on his then tour
- Cameo'd in Simon Hanselmann's masterpiece of pandemic fiction, Crisis Zone
- Claimed Hat Trick offered him 200k to fuck off so they can release the Father Ted musical without his name on it, which he refused. Jimmy Mulville has since confirmed to The Times that the offer was made
- Insisted that anyone working on Father Ted the Musical sign a declaration of "women's sex-based rights"
- Arthur Mathews and Neil Hannon now on the List of Enemies for not defending innocent Irish children from dangerous thoughtcrime
- Bitched on his substack about how JK Rowling gets to have a play but his musical is all cancelled and what an injustice it is, that was his PENSION, and surely radio host Joe Duffy's listeners would be interested in an Irishman's work being stolen away by British producers just like they stole the praties out of the ground and the teeth from the children's mouths. So far, Duffy has failed to notice him.
- Claimed to be suing Hat Trick, which will surely end well for him
- Comedian Michael Legge released a short one-man audio drama called "Grim Night" for Halloween 2022, heavily satirising Glinner and his sad existence
- Chris Morris makes Glinner's List of Misogynist Traitors for the crime of not standing up for Glinner
The Return
- December 22nd 2022 saw Glinner's glorious return to Twitter. Promptly resumed tweeting abuse to and about celebrities/former friends alongside outlandish transphobic canards, bleeding hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of followers a day in his first month due to how much more bananas he has become. He has learned nothing from the loss of his career, family and friends.
- Since rejoining Twitter, barely posts on his Substack, leaving it in the care of the mysterious (and unpaid) "JL".
- Bought a blue tick because of course he did
- Skewing increasingly to the right, saying Gamergate was all about freeze peach and people who spoke out against it were "misogynist grifters"; praising KiwiFarms for all the great doxxing they do did do; supporting/grovelling to transphobic politicians/far right grifters who hate women; praising the Catholic Church for "know[ing] what a woman is" despite "all its faults"; claiming trans people weren't targeted by the Nazis; claiming police ignored Asian grooming gangs because of political correctness; questioning whether vaccines and climate change are real; all that normal stuff
- Disappointingly, has managed to worm his way into appearances on "respectable" TV and radio stations such as BBC Radio 4, Sky News, and Newstalk FM, and interviews in supposedly decent newspapers such as The Times, wherein he did his usual whining while alleged journalists gently lapped at his hole
- Attended a bunch of wank I'm So Cancelled events, because this is the grift now
- His increasingly deranged and disgusting transphobia continues, lowlights below:
Spoiler alert
- Scoffed at the notion that a trans woman was raped 2000 times while serving a four-year prison sentence. Subsequently laughed about it on his vlog while co-hosts Arty and Helen looked visibly uncomfortable
- Was a horrible fucking ghoul about the murder of Brianna Ghey, using her tragic death as an excuse to screech that there's no such thing as a trans child, gleefully misgender her, and accuse trans folk and their allies of "politicising" her death
- A live "Mess We're In" was scheduled for 28th April 2023 at an Undisclosed Location. Twitter users did some digging and found evidence that the promoter was a Nazi. Live Mess suddenly postponed
- Finally had the chance to stand up to a trans? person using the toilet but claimed he was "jammed into a corner" otherwise he'd have been right there committing assault
- Shrieking and shitting about children identifying as cats, who are definitely real, he sees them in all the schools
- Attempted to get various people fired because how dare they call him a sad divorcé who should be ashamed of himself
- Initially refused accreditation by the police to attend a free speech event at a Conservative Party conference but the Tories nicely sorted his invitation out. Off he goes to lick lovely British boot not 24 hours after crying (again) about how English producers at Hat Trick stole away the work of an Irishman
- Attended Let Women Speak event in Dublin, is filmed giving the finger to Irish Mammies for Trans Rights (apologise to your mother, Graham!), and is photographed snuggling up with an actual fascist (Fergus Power) who later took part in a protest at Leinster House which featured gallows and an effigy of a politician.
[close]
- Appeared a number of times at Comedy Unleashed (a shitty right-wing comedy show), making his debut on Valentine's Day because what else would he be doing, having a romantic dinner with his wife?
- Mumblecore audio and shakycam of his wretched sets are released online. Graham's repertoire consists of jokes about how standing on a chair tricks your wife into thinking you're doing a manly task; an anecdote about how he once shat in the bath and left the shit there for a lady friend to see; and how being a straight man in Soho during Pride is just like being a Jew in Occupied France (complete with hilarious impression of a gay man as an SS officer).
- Became the subject of a Will Franken sketch (Thank You, Graham Linehan!) and a routine by Paul Mone (Graham Linehan Walks Into A Bar)
- Appeared in the Contrapoints video "The Witch Trials of J.K. Rowling" as a cautionary example of a cunt gone bananas
- Featured heavily in a Metro article about online radicalisation, as a cautionary example of a cunt gone bananas
- A theatre in Tel Aviv cancels a production of The Ladykillers due to Graham being a cunt gone bananas
- Leith Arches, a well-known pro-LGBTQ venue, pulls the plug on a Comedy Unleashed set after Glinner is revealed to be the Mystery Cancelled Comedian on the card. A second venue later cancelled the event (allegedly), leaving Glinner with no option but to do a sad little stand-up set outside the fucking Scottish Parliament, almost as if this whole thing was a publicity stunt from the get-go.
- Naturally, epic dick-sucking by the media ensues, with the exception of, unbelievably, TalkTV, who interview Glinner only to regret it immediately as he starts screeching about paedophiles and slandering all the people who are currently suing him. Glinner later threatens to sue everyone in TalkTV for daring to cut away from him for his own sake and interview people who disagree with him
- Has somehow managed to shit out a book, despite being on Twitter for 19 hours a day. He's also reading the audiobook, so if you hate yourself you can pay real human money to hear Glinner lie about and whitewash his cuntery in a tremulous voice that suggests he might burst into tears at any moment
- The book is serialised in the Daily Mail, and to the surprise of no-one who reads these threads, the story of his brave crusade against the evil trans overlords is a pile of great big massive lies with feckin' bells hanging off them
- Started stanning for Israel while the IDF murdered thousands of Palestinian women and children
- Booked to do a comedy gig in a literal barn February 2024. We're not even kidding
Previously on Shouting in Barns:
- Made a video promoting his stupid book of lies, wherein he does that thing where he sarcastically pretends it's a jolly old stocking stuffer and not a Tome of Great Import, also please buy a copy for all your friend. Desolation
- Spent Christmas Eve 2023 livestreaming his vlog with his fellow co-hosts, who have nothing better to do at Christmas but be hateful shitbags
- Mentioned CaB in another interview with some grifting nobody, describing CaBbers as comedians and comedy writers (why thank you, Graham) "who watch TV in order to slag off whatever they see" (eh, fair). Whined that CaB's been "targeting" him since IT Crowd season one. No Graham, you went off the deep end over the existence of trans people and were enough of a Big Name Comedy Writer that we noticed
- Continued his Very Important Work of being a cunt gone bananas by... continuing to be a cunt gone bananas. In a rare moment for these threads, most of the new stuff is comedy related.
- blah blah blah fighting with former colleagues/peers, bullying women, harassing trans folk, simping for JK Rowling, and begging for money. Umpteenth verse same as the first
- Characterises any support or affirmation of trans kids' chosen identities as "castration", "mutilation" etc., propagating the lie that little children are having gender reassignment surgery
- Circulates post-operative photographs of people he claims are minors who've had gender reassignment surgery, without the permission of the people photographed
- Continues monomaniacally posting abusive comments via his reinstated Twitter account
- Bizarrely insists that he ISN'T anti-trans??? and takes exception every time he's describe as such???
- Fantasizes about the day "when this is all over" and all his former friends grovel at his feet while he tells them to fuck off
- Is generally speaking an embarrassment to all
Graham's accomplishments thus far: Raised an enormous amount of money and awareness for trans people, got banned from Twitter, lost own career, legacy, friends and family, fucked his chances of ever getting a Father Ted musical made, caused a forum full of failed comedy writers and Chris Morris fans to discuss and care about trans rights, is the stupidest cunt on the planet.
TL; DR:

Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse

Guide to Glinner threads originally posted by Ambient Sheep

Prequel threads:

Graham Linetransexclusionary (2018/03/08 - 2018/07/22, 52 pages)

Twitter policeman Graham Linehan given warning by police about Twitter (2018/10/06 - 2018/10/19, 21 pages)

What happened to Adam Buxton and Graham Linehan's sci-fi sitcom 'The Cloud'? (2018/12/17 - 2019/01/01, five pages, despite the title it's mainly about the trans issue)



Main ~100-page threads: (spoilered for length)

Spoiler alert
Charity stream hosted to spite transphobic tosser Graham Linehan (2019/01/20 - 2019/08/02)

The all-new "Graham Linehan's a transphobic cunt" thread (2019/08/01 - 2020/02/11)

Graham Linehan's Beard Weekends: Transphobia III: The Sorceror (2020/02/11 - 2020/05/12)

Glinner Posts Mortem: Dying on Transphobia Hill 4: The (g)Room(er) (2020/05/11 - 2020/06/22)

Glinner V: The Dream(ed up) Child (molestors): A New Carbon-era (2020/06/22 - 2020/07/21)

Glinner Six Not Gender: Beyond Twitterdome: Racecar, backwards (2020/07/21 - 2020/12/27)

GVIINNER: cunt's gone bananas (2020/12/27 - 2021/03/15)

Glinner: Arty Morty and the Glinfinite Transness: The Hateful 8th (2021/03/15 - 2021/06/05)

Glin's Slide No. 9 - TransIXclusionary (2021/06/05 - 2021/08/07)

GLINTENDO GC: Bananac*nt Cis Tory X: You can't spell MUMSNET without TEN (2021/08/07 - 2021/09/07)

G11nner's erosion eleven: TERF speedrun (career/family skip, any%) (2021/09/07 - 2021/10/04)

Glinner 12: Angry Men Won't Wheest: Onward Cistern Soldiers: A bonkers dozen (2021/10/04 - 2021/11/03)

Glinna sadda defeata: 13 going on TERFy: How do you 13eat 13eaver 13other
2021/11/03 - 2021/12/19

Glinner XIV: CALOOH! CALLAY! IT'S GC COMING OUT DAY!!! 2021/12/19 - 2022/1/16

15 Glinutes of Shame: Lying in the Gettr Looking at the TRAs 2022/1/16 - 22/2/21

16 Handles: Glinner's Age of Descent 2022/2/21 - 2022/3/28

Wheesht 17: Alt-right, Alt-right, Glinner's Nearly Alt-Right (Deep Deep Down) 2022/3/28 - 2022/5/3

Graham Linehan Episode XVIII: Help Me Elon Muskenobi, You're My Only Hope 2022/5/3 - 2022/6/3

Greybum Muchtransanger - the continuing TERFery of Graham Linehan 2022/6/3 – 2022/7/19

The Continuing Transphobia of Graham Linehan: "The Father Ted Musical was my pension" 2022/7/19 - 2022/9/5

Graham Linehan's Exxtreme Transphobia 2022/9/5 - 2022/10/15

Graham Linehan's Transphobia - The Banana C(o)untinues 2022/10/15 – 2022/12/06

Yet Another Graham Linehan Transphobia Thread 2022/12/06 – 2023/01/10

The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Graham Linehan 2023/01/10 -2023/02/05

Last Train to Transphobia 2023/02/05 – 2023/03/17

Ok Grimmer 2023/03/17 – 2023/04/15

Further TERF 2023/04/15 – 2023/05/24

Shouting Into A Computer 2023/05/24 – 2023/07/28

Cisyphus 2023-07-28 – 2023-09-08

Fringe Beliefs 2023-09-08 – 2023-10-15

TERF Crowd 2023-10-15 – 2023-11-25

Shouting in Barns 2023-11-25 – 2024-01-20

Defied Comedy 2024-01-20 - ??? (You're reading it!)

[close]


Also related: (spoilered for length)

Spoiler alert
Graham Linehan and Arthur Mathews (2009/12/13 - 2009/12/15, one page)

Graham Linehan points out the absolute turdness of Jack Whitehall (2011/03/21 - 2011/03/27, two pages)

Comedians inciting their followers/fans to savage their critics (2012/06/18 - 2012/09/28, 50 pages)

Graham Linehan wants you to work for him for no money (2013/06/18 - 2013/06/22, three pages)

The Walshes on BBC4/RTE, by Diet of Worms & Graham Linehan (2014/03/17 - 2015/01/22, one page)

Graham LOLnehan (2015/04/20 - 2018/10/09, six pages)

Pope Ted: The Father Ted Musical (2018/06/02 - 2018/06/10, four pages)

Limmy vs Linehan (2020/01/20 - 2020/01/23, one page)

Going apeshit at unisex bogs (2020/02/06 - 2020/02/09, five pages)

JK Rowling TERFing her legacy into the bin (2020/06/07 - 2022/04/14)

GC Rowling's Battlefield TERF, Part 2: Fantastic Wheests and Where To Find Them (2022/04/14 – 2023/08/05)

GC Rowling's Icky Bog Adventures, part 3: The Prisoners of Trans Cabal (2023/08/05 - ???)
[close]

Glinner: thread for backseat moderators and hand-wringing (2020/06/20 - ???)



A little light relief - H.S. Art threads

What's Graham Linehan up to? (2019/05/29 - 2019/06/10, one page)

Imagine if Graham Linehan (2019/11/12 - 2019/11/13, one page)

Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse

Notes on the thread:

Slimmed timeline somewhat, added reason Chris Morris made the List of Enemies (he didn't stand up for Graham Linehan). It's still too long. I'll revise it some more as we go through this thread.

Sonny_Jim

#3
Rowling Lunch:



They (not Graham) spent over 2 hours trying to add as much transphobic guff as they could and got banned from Wikipedia for it.

king_tubby

Thanks @Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse

In the pub tonight a non-terminally online friend was talking about Jon Ronson's new podcast and how he was right to disparage old Graeme.

The Late Satoru Iwata

Cheers for the thread, @Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse! I wish I'd waited for this one before doing my 'failed comedy writer' post at the dreg-end of the last one.

Also, Graham really failed to do something spectacularly stupid at the end of the last one. I assume he's just running late.

Milo

Quote from: Sonny_Jim on January 21, 2024, 12:04:23 AMRowling Lunch:



They (not Graham) spent over 2 hours trying to add as much transphobic guff as they could and got banned from Wikipedia for it.

The reply to their ban appeal that claims they are a totally reasonable and neutral person is very good.

QuoteHow gullible do you think that we are? You personally attacked a well respected editor based solely on your personal bias against her gender identity yet your unblock request does not even acknowledge that this is the main reason for your block. How could you possibly expect anything other than an indefinite block for that? You are not the victim here. We have to protect our editors from abuse and your block was entirely necessary to achieve that. Had you not been blocked for that then you would have been blocked for edit warring. Had you not been blocked for that then you would possibly have been blocked for your extreme POV edits. --DanielRigal (talk) 23:38, 20 January 2024 (UTC)

Moj

If nothing else, Poirots' giant timeline that nobody reads has just pointed me to the existence of Crisis Zone, which I've just read a ton of. It's demented and hilarious, so thanks for that.

Greyhound

Quote from: Milo on January 21, 2024, 08:30:15 AMThe reply to their ban appeal that claims they are a totally reasonable and neutral person is very good.


That reply is amazing. Also based on the edit history I'm pretty sure that's a Stuart Campbell/Wings Over Scotland alt account? It created the page for Wee Blue Book and has tons of edits on Stuart Campbell's page + other Scottish independence stuff. Also started life as AlanLertreader but changed to AnnaLertreader at some point - I guess womanface is ok when you're doing it to troll wikipedia?

Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse

Quote from: Moj on January 21, 2024, 08:49:36 AMIf nothing else, Poirots' giant timeline that nobody reads has just pointed me to the existence of Crisis Zone, which I've just read a ton of. It's demented and hilarious, so thanks for that.
Absolute masterpiece. Hanselmann is a legend - a comic nearly every day for nine months. I got the book version too.

Milo

Quote from: Greyhound on January 21, 2024, 09:14:58 AMThat reply is amazing.

'you are not the victim here' is even a link to the wikipedia article on DARVO.

Kankurette


Barry Admin

Quote from: Sonny_Jim on January 21, 2024, 12:04:23 AMThey (not Graham) spent over 2 hours trying to add as much transphobic guff as they could and got banned from Wikipedia for it.

I see one of the edits they tried to make was to change "she" to "Wadhwa." So sad and petty.

Add Jimmy Wales to the enemies list. "He's not even a real whale"



jobotic

Funny how they miss out the word "all". That would be a weird thing to believe.

As in "if you believe that women have all penises and that".

dissolute ocelot

Quote from: Milo on January 21, 2024, 10:05:44 AM'you are not the victim here' is even a link to the wikipedia article on DARVO.
Quotea reaction that perpetrators of wrongdoing, such as sexual offenders, may display in response to being held accountable for their behavior. Some researchers indicate that it is a common manipulation strategy of psychological abusers.
Oof!

Catalogue Trousers

Quote from: The Late Satoru Iwata on January 21, 2024, 03:44:20 AMAlso, Graham really failed to do something spectacularly stupid at the end of the last one. I assume he's just running late.

Or maybe, just maybe, this lolcow's finally all milked out?


Stinky Lomax

This reminded me to donate to Wikipedia.

Mid-nineties Father-Ted-watching, Amiga-Power-reading me would be very sad to see what happened to Linehan and Stuart Campbell.

jamiefairlie

Quote from: jobotic on January 21, 2024, 12:04:27 PM"if you believe that women have all penises and that".

That sounds like a bait line laid by Ma and Pa Bacon before they kick fuck out of Biffa

stonkers

Quote from: Greyhound on January 21, 2024, 09:14:58 AMThat reply is amazing. Also based on the edit history I'm pretty sure that's a Stuart Campbell/Wings Over Scotland alt account? It created the page for Wee Blue Book and has tons of edits on Stuart Campbell's page + other Scottish independence stuff. Also started life as AlanLertreader but changed to AnnaLertreader at some point - I guess womanface is ok when you're doing it to troll wikipedia?

That's deffo Campbell going by the writing style

Mx Wrongs

Quote from: Stinky Lomax on January 21, 2024, 04:17:51 PMThis reminded me to donate to Wikipedia.

Mid-nineties Father-Ted-watching, Amiga-Power-reading me would be very sad to see what happened to Linehan and Stuart Campbell.

I'm pretty sure, by his own admission, Stuart Campbell was an obnoxious cunt even back then.

thr0b

Quote from: Mx Wrongs on January 21, 2024, 06:36:37 PMI'm pretty sure, by his own admission, Stuart Campbell was an obnoxious cunt even back then.

He was. And he was also a really good games writer. The two weren't mutually exclusive, and probably the former helped the latter.

But now he just does the latter.

Mx Wrongs

Quote from: thr0b on January 21, 2024, 06:51:14 PMHe was. And he was also a really good games writer. The two weren't mutually exclusive, and probably the former helped the latter.

But now he just does the latter.

He designed levels, the real hard work on old platforms like that was done by programmers and artists. Like where he started off, on 8-bit ZX Spectrum games, someone else actually did the hard work.

Games journalist, like music journalist? He was also a grifting cunt way back in the day.



madhair60

it doesn't make you a grifting cunt just to have a donate button. i have a donate button for people who like my stuff, which is free.

campbell is a fucking cunt though. and it makes me sad because i used to love his stuff.

Quote from: Mx Wrongs on January 21, 2024, 07:05:00 PMHe designed levels, the real hard work on old platforms like that was done by programmers and artists. Like where he started off, on 8-bit ZX Spectrum games, someone else actually did the hard work.

Games journalist, like music journalist? He was also a grifting cunt way back in the day.




Hah. I remember when he put his Invision forum behind a paywall (because he was pretty much unemployable at that point), leading to an exodus of regulars. I'm sure at one point he was trying to charge money for rom downloads, which was somewhat dodgy. He must've been fucking delighted when the whole Scottish Independence angle just fell into his lap, the grift that keeps on giving.

Mx Wrongs

#28
Quote from: Ron Maels Moustache on January 21, 2024, 07:35:07 PMHah. I remember when he put his Invision forum behind a paywall (because he was pretty much unemployable at that point), leading to an exodus of regulars. I'm sure at one point he was trying to charge money for rom downloads, which was somewhat dodgy. He must've been fucking delighted when the whole Scottish Independence angle just fell into his lap, the grift that keeps on giving.

He was fencing off other peoples work to hoard clicks for himself (tangentially, he also ran link farms pushing gambling scams or similar), and obviously pissed off some of the actual authors. He's a grifting charlatan, a bit like his simping fuck Graham really.

Damien Burke
unread,
22 Nov 1998, 08:00:00

Or should I say CLEAR *is* Stuart Campbell.
Foolish old me, on seeing chunks of my web site republished on the CLEAR
site (some of the author's permissions to distribute their games from my
"Free games" page), emailed CLEAR to ask them to link to my page rather
than copy it without even crediting it.

While 'Bongo' then credits my site by name (but not as a link), he won't
link to the page with the original permissions on them... a few
deliberately argumentative and obtuse emails later, with much use of the
royal 'we' and I finally twig what is going on. Must be getting slow in
my old age. Look at the headers from the last mail from 'Bongo' (my own
address slightly mangled by me here):

More detail

Campbell's long-standing sock fetish

Received: from popmail.dircon.co.uk by jetman.dircon.co.uk with POP3
id <7552....@popmail.dircon.co.u> for <jet...@popmail.dircon.co.u>
; Sat, 21 Nov 1998 23:44:48 +0000
Return-Path: <cl...@bingoandbongo.com>
Received: (from root@localhost)
by popmail.dircon.co.uk id XAA05476
for jetman; Sat, 21 Nov 1998 23:43:09 GMT
X-Envelope-To: <spe...@jetman.dircon.co.u>
Received: from monsoon.dial.pipex.net (monsoon.dial.pipex.net
[158.43.128.69])
by popmail.dircon.co.uk with SMTP id XAA05471
for <spe...@jetman.dircon.co.u>; Sat, 21 Nov 1998 23:43:09 GMT
Received: (qmail 26574 invoked from network); 21 Nov 1998 23:43:08 -0000
Received: from userm284.uk.uudial.com (HELO stu) (193.149.78.80)
by smtp.dial.pipex.com with SMTP; 21 Nov 1998 23:43:08 -0000
Message-ID: <011101be15a8$c0ab66a0$724e95c1@stu>
Reply-To: "C.L.E.A.R." <cl...@bingoandbongo.com>
From: "C.L.E.A.R." <cl...@bingoandbongo.com>
To: "Damien Burke" <spe...@jetman.dircon.co.u>
Subject: Re: http://bingo1.future.easyspace.com/rights.htm
Date: Sat, 21 Nov 1998 23:43:33 -0000
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain;
charset="iso-8859-1"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
X-Priority: 3
X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 4.72.3155.0
X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V4.72.3155.0

So from that we see Bongo is really a Pipex user, using the same version
of Outlook Express as Stuart, and Outlook Express signed onto the SMTP
server as 'stu'. The message ID also includes 'stu'. Not conclusive
proof I know, but it's good enough for me.

Bongo's initial postings show the same headers, i.e. identical to
Campbell's later posts.

Let me guess Stu - someone else is trying to pretend to be you, right?
Even in email? Getting to be a habit, this.

So this journo starts his little CLEAR organisation, but is speaking to
IDSA for a magazine article? Conflict of interest, anyone? And he had
'nothing to gain' from that thread... yeah, right. As in the Digitiser
debacle, the CLEAR site asks people to blindly copy some text and send
it on...

Stuart Campbell - once a respected YS writer - now just another trash
journo who doesn't even have the decency to credit his sources...

[close]

Mx Wrongs

haha, they can't even sugar-coat his failures for him