You don’t tug on Superman’s cape, you don’t spit into the wind, and you don’t pick on PyroDice

The news story behind this one is a little old, but damn if this isn’t interesting. Back in 2005, a little online flamewar started up between a Texan and a Navy guy. The Navy guy, who used the online handle “PyroDice”, drove 1300 miles to the Texan’s home (a trailer) and burned it down, because the Texan called him a “nerd”. He took pictures the whole way and posted them online. It’s like a cross between the crazy astronaut lady, the end of Jay and Silent Bob Strikeback, and Donald Sutherland’s scene in Backdraft.

I want this to become the online forum bogeyman. If you get in a flamewar with somebody, just tell them “You better watch it, or PyroDice is going to come for you!”

And seriously, why didn’t anyone see this coming? The guy had “pyro” right there in his handle, and just check out his eyes in this picture:

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~ by mattbear on July 27, 2007.

One Response to “You don’t tug on Superman’s cape, you don’t spit into the wind, and you don’t pick on PyroDice”

  1. I didn’t even read the story yet (don’t worry, I will). But I’ve got to say that that kid belongs in American Beauty.

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