This Was Inevitable — So I'm Glad It Was Well-Executed

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  1. Hughhh says:

    I'm just so happy right now. :)

  2. Jack B. says:

    … and the SEO payoff is almost immediate. Popehat shows up on Page One of google search results for "Kolabati Bahkti" and "crazy fucking lawyer".

  3. Brett Middleton says:

    "Kolabati Bahkti" was a central character in F. Paul Wilson's first Repairman Jack novel, The Tomb. She and her brother were the last keepers of the rakoshi (demons from India). When I did a Google on the name, references to Wilson filled the first few pages, though Popehat did manage to sneak in at the bottom of the first page.

    Something tells me somebody is rattling Ken's chain here.

  4. princessartemis says:

    It's a thing of beauty. whiles away a tear

  5. Bethany says:

    I actually laughed out loud.

  6. Lago says:

    we have a winner!

  7. AlphaCentauri says:

    Headers or it didn't happen ;)

  8. doug says:

    i am so excited that I might be able to by livestock feed thru popehat. just think of the extra income.

  9. Grifter says:

    Don't keep us in suspense!

    Which one did you request?

  10. BebeTaian says:

    I was wondering when someone would write a troll submission on ponies!

    Also, Ken, I did use the pony idea when someone wasted my time this weekend. And thank you. You see, I was off in the merry land of selling stuff online, when I got an e-mail: "Hey, I'm interested! Let's meet this weekend! I'll pay cash!"

    Cool. I stay home. Then, "I can't make it today. I'll have someone send you a cheque to cash and return me part of the money… blah blah blah…"

    FUUU. Fine. "Absolutely! But so you know, for non-cash or Paypal transactions, I require a pony fee. The pony must be exponentially more impressive per item removed…"

    Maybe they don't like Arabian breeds?

  11. adam says:

    you SO have to take them up on that offer….i'd pay money to see the blog post.

  12. Kelly says:

    Ba ha ha! Love it!

  13. Deadly Laigrek says:

    I vote for BRONY PSYCHOLOGY. When I read that, I almost died.

  14. Ancel De Lambert says:

    Teh win, teh utter and complete win. It's over, you're done Ken. The ultimate has been reached, one cannot improve upon perfection. You'll have to find some new bizarre demand to troll with. Maybe cherub dolls…

  15. Grifter says:

    Wait, we're voting now?


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  18. M. says:

    I agree that you've been trolled. Still totally for the greater lulz, though.

  19. AlphaCentauri says:

    Pony victim counseling does provide a lot of room for creativity. You have to tailor the therapy to the injuries.

  20. tsrblke says:

    Beaten to the punch.
    I considered that this would be humorous to troll, but sadly, also thought it was a bit over the top. (Plus with my email addresses being the same across all accounts, Ken might catch on and I'd never be allowed back.)
    Kudos to whoever decided the humor was worth the risk.

  21. LT says:

    I bet I could give you Brony Psychology articles at half the price they're offering!

    … except they'd be biased, as I'm a brony. (Hey, girls can be bronies too.)

    Whoever had the balls to troll like this deserves an award. I nearly snorted my coffee up my nose laughing when I read it.

  22. Tali McPike says:

    Oh My….
    I want this to be legit, but I know the likely answer is a troll. Either way my day has been made by this.

  23. Bear says:

    @Deadly Laigrek:"Hey Ken, can we get both PONY VICTIM COUNSELING and BRONY PSYCHOLOGY?"

    I think it would be a single article, bronies being a subset of pony victims.

  24. Kirk Taylor says:

    Only choice now is to call the bluff and see what kind of articles you get – I bet they'd be worth posting…

  25. mojo says:

    I was victimized by a pony as a child.

    No, really! The heartless beast stood on my big toe for at least 30 seconds before I could batter it into movement. I was psychologically traumatized by theis horror, I'm fairly sure. What kind of payout can I expect from the pony bund in compensation for this tragedy?

  26. Deadly Laigrek says:

    @mojo – You have my sympathies, my good man. I, too, was traumatized by a pony as a child. It was an ornery old pony and it refused to go any faster than a slow plod, even at the urging of its handlers. Stupid pony.

  27. Deadly Laigrek says:

    @Bear – Ahhh, I see, so you're saying that bronies are the quislings of the pony world. Of course, of course, it all makes sense now…

  28. Incunabulum says:

    Live by the keyword, die by the keyword.

  29. Marc Romano would not appreciate you making fun of his email.

  30. SarahW says:

    Hey, it brought me here. But where are the pony hats?

  31. Careless says:

    @mojo: when I was 9 I had a horse roll while I was riding it and then get up by stepping on my ankle. That hurt.

    In terms of long-term suffering, I think all the My Little Pony my daughter subjects me to is worse. You people joke about bronies, but they're real, and they're terrifying.

  32. Analee says:

    Best troll in the world!

  33. Bear says:

    Marc Romano is a brony.

  34. ElSuerte Diego says:

    Are the comments supposed to be off in the Patterico update thread?

  35. Ken says:

    Are the comments supposed to be off in the Patterico update thread?


  36. Scott Jacobs says:

    This makes me sad. I wanted to reminisce about the comment thread in the post in March. God, that was some epic fisking…

    FISKING, you perverts. I SAID FISKING.

  37. Alfred P Swillinger says:

    Ponies to the left of them, ponies to the right of them…

  38. Jenn says:

    This made my day.

  39. rev says:

    /me checks registrar for

  40. Connie says:

    My father's mid-life crisis is to be a horse-rancher. He CLAIMS it's to give me the pony every little girl wants. My response: I'm allergic to horses and you know it.

    That aside, this was hilarious.

  41. Scott Jacobs says:

    My response: I'm allergic to horses and you know it.

    Have you considered the possibility that he just doesn't like you very much? :)

  42. Connie says:

    @Scott – It's more likely he doesn't know me very well.

  43. John Pomeroy says:

    Just for your information… has a semi-My Little Pony featured article up. Funny picture

  44. Basil Forthrightly says:

    Damn. And all this time, I thought the key to pony SEO was embedding the magic phrase "taint-snorting pony" in page comments. I've been schooled.