This is a special section of the 12 Angry Men Blog where we celebrate the best Troll to be found anywhere that week. While there are many varieties of troll, ranging from the fuzzy-haired dashboard decorations to the waylayer of the Billy Goats Gruff, we enjoy a well-executed jabbing that leaves an adversary stammering for a response. Any moron can produce a flame — mere sewage dumped upon the city square — but to produce a good Troll is a work worthy of the celebration of men.

The Troll of the Week segment will be written frequently enough to be termed “periodic”, but the actual label “of the week” is merely idealistic ambition, and it is not to be taken seriously.

There was great pressure to arrive at a suitable inagural Troll of the Week for the 12 Angry Men Blog, but this one has all the elements of a great troll. The geek-adored actor reading a smooth riot act to a washed-up ball-bouncer.

Context of Troll:

Bigot Tim Hardaway, after a 13 season NBA career, and doomed to a lifetime of never fitting comfortably into a compact car, made easy headlines for the PC obsessed by taking advantage of a small town radio host offering him a microphone, which he used to formally decree that he hates gay people. This sent the literate classes to their blogs, and the managerial classes to their water coolers in search of their pound of flesh, mostly extracted from their hapless readers or sycophants, respectively.

Execution of the Troll:

After a great deal of lawyers wrote a great number of meaningless words demanding and giving apologies, the lack of sincerety of which were never in question, the “gay community” (in the form of George Takei) responded to Mr. Hardaway’s flame with this excellent video “Public Service Announcement”.

Apparently, Takei was watching Kahn pretty carefully in Star Trek II, and remembered that revenge is a dish best served cold….

Ah, Takei, the most awesome possible way to respond to Hardaway’s flaming comments…

For this troll as a counter-rant to quench the raging flame, George Takei is awarded the inagural Troll of the Week , and will receive an honorary beer at the Man Lunch.