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Female gamer gets perfect revenge on sexist troll by telling his mommy on him

The gaming world is not a safe place for women. A British study found that more than half of female gamers have experienced verbal abuse, 40% have received obscene messages, and 10% have been threatened with rape while playing online.

Female game reviewers are prime targets for male harassment as well. "I don't know any women in the industry who haven't experienced [harassment]," Kallie Plagge, a reviewer at GameStop.com told The Daily Beast."It varies by how outspoken you are on Twitter, for example, but I think we all get demoralizing comments, whether it's about our appearance or about the things we say."


Recently, Plagge published a review of a new video game called Days Gone that she gave a score of five out of ten. In her critique, she noted that the lead character Deacon was "selfish, and it's simply boring that the game is uncritical of him."

Her lukewarm review of the game resulted in a backlash on social media. Plagge received over two dozen Facebook messages and countless tweets. Most of them were from men who complained that she was prejudiced "SJW."

(SJW stands for social justice warrior and is a pejorative term used against activist progressives.)

"It was very clear [from] very early on that it had nothing to do with the content of our review," Plagge said. "It was very much just that guys wanted to find an excuse to say sexist things to women."

One harasser sent Plagge a disgusting message and she found the perfect way to get him back.


via Kallie Plagge / Twitter


Plagge did a quick Facebook search and found the harasser's mother and shared a screenshot of his disgusting message.


via Kallie Plagge / Twitter



via Kallie Plagge / Twitter

"Hello! You don't know who I am, but your son does," Plagge wrote to the woman via Facebook. "I thought you might want to know the kinds of messages he sends to women he doesn't agree with. He sent me this because I wrote a review of a video game."

"I am so sorry," the man's mother replied. "He is 37 years old and I am so going after him. He definitely has problems. I will straighten him out!!!"

Dude is 37 years old and does this shit. Way to make a mother proud.

Plagge's revenge had to feel sweet, but it just shows the amount of work that's to be done before women can feel they can participate in the gaming world without being harassed. But at least there's one guy out there who's going to think twice before sending any more disturbing messages to women online.

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1991 blooper clip of Robin Williams and Elmo is a wholesome nugget of comedic genius

Robin Williams is still bringing smiles to faces after all these years.

Robin Williams and Elmo (Kevin Clash) bloopers.

The late Robin Williams could make picking out socks funny, so pairing him with the fuzzy red monster Elmo was bound to be pure wholesome gold. Honestly, how the puppeteer, Kevin Clash, didn’t completely break character and bust out laughing is a miracle. In this short outtake clip, you get to see Williams crack a few jokes in his signature style while Elmo tries desperately to keep it together.

Williams has been a household name since what seems like the beginning of time, and before his death in 2014, he would make frequent appearances on "Sesame Street." The late actor played so many roles that if you were ask 10 different people what their favorite was, you’d likely get 10 different answers. But for the kids who spent their childhoods watching PBS, they got to see him being silly with his favorite monsters and a giant yellow canary. At least I think Big Bird is a canary.

When he stopped by "Sesame Street" for the special “Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake” in 1991, he was there to show Elmo all of the wonderful things you could do with a stick. Williams turns the stick into a hockey stick and a baton before losing his composure and walking off camera. The entire time, Elmo looks enthralled … if puppets can look enthralled. He’s definitely paying attention before slumping over at the realization that Williams goofed a line. But the actor comes back to continue the scene before Elmo slinks down inside his box after getting Williams’ name wrong, which causes his human co-star to take his stick and leave.

The little blooper reel is so cute and pure that it makes you feel good for a few minutes. For an additional boost of serotonin, check out this other (perfectly executed) clip about conflict that Williams did with the two-headed monster. He certainly had a way of engaging his audience, so it makes sense that even after all of these years, he's still greatly missed.

This article originally appeared on 08.21.18


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