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The Famous And Now Forgotten Word Warrior- The Paperclip Guy!

October 17, 2017
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Do you remember way back in the foggy mist of Internet time the first and most infamous troll of all, the Paperclip Guy?

He would always be lurking around the corner of any Word document you were typing; just waiting for his chance to add his two bits about what you were writing, like a Stasi spy eager for a promotion within the ranks.

He considered himself the main protector and overseer of our beloved English language and, although eternally polite, would thoroughly infuriate you with his constant infringements upon your space; like a mosquito trying to drink her limit before closing time.

He was always at your disposal like an unwanted valet, ready to serve you endlessly as you diddle away at any sort of manuscript you had the misfortune to put upon the Microsoft template.

What is not well known is how he eventually went over to the Dark Side of the Force.

It got ugly, folks!

He went from being Sebastian Cabot to a Sith Lord in a time short even by Internet standards.

For those who can still remember him on old computers (say around 2004?) here were the tell-tale signs that he was becoming a digital dictator.

Roger Freed

I am a roamer and a rambler and on occasion I find time to sit down and write something. I was a regular on three humor websites and have had cartoons and mostly humorous articles published both in print and on websites in the U.S. and Europe.
As soon as I can find the right place far enough back in the woods I will settle down and see what it means not to change addresses every six months.
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5 Responses to The Famous And Now Forgotten Word Warrior- The Paperclip Guy!

  1. October 18, 2017 at 10:47 am

    He was my only friend.

    • Roger Freed
      October 19, 2017 at 9:00 am

      I can’t tell you how sad that is.
      Almost as bad as my enduring love for Oscar the Grouch to whom I still send Valentines.

  2. Roger Freed
    October 17, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    Remember the third clone on the right side of the fifth line in the second prequel movie when all the thousands of clones are attacking? That was him in disguise.

  3. October 17, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Where did he hide his red lightsaber all those years? Impressive.

  4. October 17, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    I remember that annoying Paperclip Guy! May he rest in peace. 😉



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