The universe of trolldom has just lost a consummate master of the art: Fred Phelps. The guy trolled the fucking Supreme Court!
Acting like the biggest asshole in the country made him famous. You have to respect that.
And let's remember that his genius lay in the decision to picket military funerals. That's what put him over the top. Schmucky homophobes, you can find them anywhere. But going after dead soldiers -- brilliant.
That was a man who intimately understood the theatre of trollery. Fred Phelps, the Bard of Bigotry.