Helen Rittelmeyer is “worst ever” and “complete moron”


Erik Kain

Erik writes about video games at Forbes and politics at Mother Jones. He's the contributor of The League though he hasn't written much here lately. He can be found occasionally composing 140 character cultural analysis on Twitter.

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23 Responses

  1. Avatar Dan Miller says:

    I’d like to consider myself an adult, but I’m still a big fan of beer pong.Report

  2. Avatar greginak says:

    Wow, she discovered there is hyperbole on the internet. Has she ever watched Faux News?

    The world is better off with a bit less name calling and hyper-partisan poo flinging and bit more polite ( well mostly) attempts at communication.

    I’ve never read her before is, contrarian cranky rants her shtick?Report

  3. Avatar Dave says:

    It’s obvious Helen does not know me.Report

  4. Avatar Jaybird says:

    Chicks read this site? Had I known, I would have been engaging in more alpha male behaviors!Report

    • Avatar Bob says:

      “Chicks read this site?”

      Well, yeah.Report

      • Avatar Chris Dierkes says:

        other than Katherine and Matoko (and apparently Helen R.) I doubt it.Report

        • Avatar Jaybird says:

          If that’s it, I’ll go back to being nice to y’all.

          That’s a lot easier than trying to impress chicks, I tell you what.Report

          • Avatar mike farmer says:

            It’s much easier to disagree respectfully or with humor. I’m tired of all the blustering. This is a little different, but one tactic I’ve noticed from paritsans on both sides is to aggressively bombard every disagreement with every ideological cliche they’ve ever heard, enforced with non sequitors, assumptions, generalizations and prejudiced accusations, so that in order to respond you’d have to write 2000 word rebuttal. When you address one or two cliches, they ignore the answer and throw out 4 more. It gets to the point where “whatever” is the only response that saves you from exhaustion.Report

            • Avatar Jaybird says:

              Oh, the 2000 word rebuttal! That’s the best way to deal with that sort of thing.

              The one *I* hate, more than any other, is “you’re just spewing talking points”.

              What irritates me is when I have this thrown at me when I’m talking about some really oblique shit and they throw that out there.

              At that point, you pretty much *HAVE* to write the 2000 word essay.

              Of course, then you get to listen to them complain that you’re trying to bury them in verbiage.Report

            • Avatar Freddie says:

              You libertarians WOULD say that.Report

          • Avatar Katherine says:

            I’m impressed by people being nice.

            The amount of civil discussion is one of the best things about this site.Report

  5. Avatar mike farmer says:

    Freddie — Ha!

    A typical liberal generalization.Report

  6. Avatar Dave says:


    Can I get my shirt back?Report

  7. Avatar Ryan says:

    Helen is the worst blogger on the internet.

    There, I hope she’s happy.Report

  8. Avatar James says:

    I did my best. Sorry, guys. I’ll up the ferocity in future, see if that helps make things a bit more tumultuous & dramatic. Maybe call Rousseau a dickweed or something.Report

  9. You know, what I find far more disturbing that no one seems to have picked up on (or perhaps simply care about) is that with one wave her magic keyboard, Helen has cast us all as part of the “hipster set”.

    To quote The Champ,

    I says pardon? Well… I looose it! I Snap! Flurry of punches to the solar plexus… listen to the audio via the link above, you’ll get the idea.

    Hipster my eye, I’ve never been so insulted.Report

    • Avatar E.D. Kain says:

      Scott, that was the icing on the cake. The only reason I responded. As I said to Will the other day, regarding being called “bro” – I’m no hipster. I’m a gentleman.Report

      • It’s insult to injury given how much anti-hipsterism I’ve lent to our hallowed pages.

        I don’t believe in hipsters, I only believe in me.Report

        • Avatar Jaybird says:

          I asked my beloved wife to confirm for me that I wasn’t a hipster and certainly wasn’t a walking example of the “Stuff White People Like” website and she confirmed for me that I was not.

          So I got that going for me.Report