Is Writing Crazy Fake Craiglist Posts Just a Normal Hobby Now?

Every single day (maybe even every hour!) strange bits of Internet drift across the Jezebel transom, forcing us to ask ourselves: Real or fake? Unbelievable true story, or rank bullshit? This is such a common question in this office that today we find ourselves asking: What's weirder, some real-deal crazy Craiglist… » 8/15/14 3:20pm 8/15/14 3:20pm

#EndFathersDay Was Brought To You By Trolls

If you were paying attention to Twitter earlier today, you might have been more perplexed than usual by one of the trending hashtags. By midday, #EndFathersDay was awash with Proud Twitter Reasonables who simply couldn't believe that Twitter Activists Had Gone Too Far in calling for Father's Day — in supporters' eyes,… » 6/13/14 8:30pm 6/13/14 8:30pm

The Star of This Week's TIME Cover Is a Rape Pennant

Next week's issue of TIME tackles some pretty heavy issues — rape on college campuses ("We gotta change our school name! Rhinelander Academy for Personal Enlightenment makes a terrible acronym!), the kidnap of 276 Nigerian girls, botched executions. But perhaps most horrifying and unfathomable of all: Joel Stein's kid… » 5/15/14 10:21am 5/15/14 10:21am

Justin Bieber: Internet's Best Troll, or Batman's New Robin?

I'll be honest: sometime around the monkey-abandoning incident in Germany, I hopped aboard the Justin Bieber hatemobile, which is basically just an overloaded jalopy driven by a foul-tempered orangutan named #1JoostinHatrr (apes can't spell). I was convinced we were watching the very public entropy of a… » 9/14/13 11:15am 9/14/13 11:15am

Drunken Cornell Students Troll the New York Times

For a trendpiece on how social media is killing the college bar, the New York Times headed upstate to prep Bacchanalia Cornell University to get some juicy quotes from bros and bro-ettes just trying to enjoy a fishbowl full of vodka in peace before heading back to a fraternity house for some sex. And while the piece… » 9/27/12 11:10am 9/27/12 11:10am

Tweet Generator Hilariously Spams Abortion-Restricting Lawmakers with…

Are you an on-the-go woman with a burning hatred for the angry old white guys who are trying to regulate your ladyparts? Do you desire, more than anything, to have conservative lawmakers' personal input on your Down There Problems? Does your busy schedule mean you have no time to ask them all of the women's health… » 7/17/12 4:50pm 7/17/12 4:50pm

Pervy Troll Successfully Tittybombs Advice Columnists

Inspired by the now-infamous TIME magazine Boob-In-Mouth cover, a merry prankster or gang of pranksters decided to see what sort of advice famous internet columnists might dish out to someone in a really fucked up (but really fake sounding) situation involving their mother, their mother's breasts, and a younger… » 5/22/12 10:25am 5/22/12 10:25am

Newsweek Declares Barack Obama Gay

In a harried effort to outdo TIME's "breastfeeding toddler" cover, Newsweek unveiled the cover of this week's issue: the President on a backdrop of what appears to be outer space, head encircled by a rainbow halo. Underneath that, the headline "The First Gay President." Barack Obama's wife and daughters are going to… » 5/14/12 11:50am 5/14/12 11:50am

Trolling Politicians' Facebook Pages With Vaginal News is Hot New Trend

It started with a single post to Virginia Delegate Ryan McDougle's facebook wall. Now, it's become a trend that's sweeping the nation, like Silly Bandz or Brazilian waxes, and there's no sign of it letting up: women are flooding the Facebook walls of politicians who have attempted to legislate their way into women's… » 3/20/12 5:00pm 3/20/12 5:00pm

How To Get Totally Famous By Trolling Republican Presidential Candidates

Watch out, kissing babies and candidates saying how madly in love they are with the troops— this election cycle, there's a new bit of daily drudgery in town— relentless trolling of candidates by non-supporters whose totally surprise questions for the candidates are captured on video. While many stunts have already… » 1/03/12 12:25pm 1/03/12 12:25pm