Saturday, September 08, 2007

Inside the Comic Book Mind of Judd Bagley

UPDATE: Judd Bagley copped a plea to eight drug felonies in April 2013. See "Closing the File on a Criminal and Junkie Named Judd Bagley," March 30, 2015, describing his arrest and conviction for repeatedly forging a doctor's name on prescriptions.

I'm sure a lot of us have wondered, "how does Judd Bagley live with himself?" Sure he's stalking critics of for money, but what really goes on inside his head when he is behaving in such a publicly nauseating way? What is he thinking?

Well, we now have a window into the mind of's "director of communications." The O-Smear blog has found that Bagley views what he is doing as a form of "Black Ops." You know, sort of like Sergeant Fury and his Howling Commandos or any of the other great comic books we read when we were kids. Except that we've grown up. Most of us.

There have been clues to this weirdness in the past. In posting under the pseudonym "ipfrehlee" on a Yahoo stock board a year ago. he referred to himself as "gathering intel." The O-Smear blog now finds that he has a folder on his computer called "Black Ops," and that he used a related IP address to vandalize Wikipedia.

Bagley reacted by solemnly pledging to attack Wikipedia even more . I quote:
I just got an iPhone and am going to edit like mad with it, until every iPhone user in the USA is blocked. That will be quite an army!
An Overstock-paid iPhone I'd bet.

A veritable Howling Commando, our Bagley. He may not be mature, but he is consistent. As Sergeant Fury used to say, "Wahoooooo!"

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