How to Mess With a Plagiarist: A Lesson for Troy Holm from Doug Stanhope

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I am pretty sure a lesson that was drilled into our heads as kids is that it's bad to steal. Whether you are stealing a car, some money, or heaven forbid someone's school work, it's just wrong. Actually, stealing has been frowned upon since biblical times as it is even listed as one of the Ten Commandments. Someone should have told Troy Holm that.

Who is Troy Holm, you ask? Well over the last 48 hours Troy Holm has become a social spectacle being treated to a well-deserved bashing by the fans of beloved comic Doug Stanhope. You see, Troy has made numerous pages (Twitter, a blog, Tumblr, Facebook, etc.) of his "writing" which is actually brilliant comic Doug Stanhope's material. What kind of a douche would steal the work of a comic that is loved world-wide? A stupid one. A really, really stupid one. Lucky for us, Doug Stanhope put his loyal fans onto the scam that is Troy Holm, which subsequently shut down all of Troy's pages, and now he has some shit to say...

OC Weekly (Ali Lerman): First and foremost, you have created quite an awesome cyber beat down. I follow you on Twitter and I noticed last night that you posted this Troy guys blog but I had no idea it would turn into this shit storm!

Doug Stanhope: [Laughs.] I didn't even see all of it! I just saw that he was taking a handful of my bits verbatim. I mean, he was even putting my "pauses" in there! He didn't even try to make it his own! Then I went back and I noticed in comments he was using my bits as a conversation talking back to people! And he had all of these pictures of him and his "hot chicks" and all of these pictures at Hooters. He's a douche.

It's funny that you telling the fans to look at this blog then turned into a Facebook page called "Occupy Troy Holm" that is dedicated to ripping him a new ass. It's classic.

That just goes on and on! I looked at it and then went back later to check out comments and it was just pages buried!

It's so brutal and so funny. You have to be a little bit happy that he's taken everything down. His Facebook, Twitter, blog...all of that is gone!

It's beautiful! He'll probably not allow comments on his YouTube now, because I heard he has one. I had some shit to do so I missed out all afternoon. Someone was saying that in his videos that he was boxing and his friends were having him swallow a bunch of cinnamon or something. [Laughs.] When your friends are talking you into eating cinnamon just to see if you can do it, you're just a guy who is around for their amusement. You're "that guy."

How great does it feel to have all of these fans holding you down?

Yeah! [Laughs.] I wish I had somewhere better to place guide them! I'll screw this up factually but, I believe in regards to Troy that it's alleged that he started the crusades in part because his army was so bored that they were turning on each other. I think that has proven true with my fans. There is so much in fighting so I think the same rules apply. I think the army is getting restless and they need a target. That's my job. I'm going to have to find more targets. Harder targets! In these two days without a cigarette, a cocktail, or a Xanax I'm just trying to get a little R&R and my nerves were frayed. I needed a guy like that to hate.

So his timing is way off but he had perfect timing! I also read that he was stealing stuff from Dave Attell and Joe Rogan too...

Yeah, I definitely saw Dave Attell on his Twitter and there was definitely some Rogan on there too. The thing is when he was stealing my shit it wasn't like he took a joke or did one of my bits and credited me for it, he was stealing my persona. He's talking about stuff like these are his tales. Like the DMT story with Joe Rogan, he put it as it was him and Brett Rogan. Or the time I got rolled by a transvestite hooker, he put it out verbatim except he changes it from Phoenix to L.A. and Vegas. And he changes Mat Becker to Dan! Then he's promoting it on Twitter! I think he's trying to become the new Tucker Max because he was using words that I remember were "buzzwords" of that fucking easy shit. He was promoting on Twitter like, "come to my blog it's the true exploits of my drug and sexual escapades!" When I read his blog and some of his earlier stuff before he started stealing my stuff he'd wrote, "I'll have more stories out pretty soon!" [Laughs.] It's because he didn't even have any stories ever!

Besides the fans, any other ways you've been getting back at this tool?

I started posting at the bars he says he's a regular at like, "watch out for this guy!" Then I e-mailed his cousin that was listed under family on Facebook and I go, "Your cousin is a thief! All of his writing is my writing that he's plagiarized and changed the names. I just thought you should know that I'm assuming he's a big disappointment to the family!" I even e-mailed one of his most recent add's and told her, "You better watch out for this guy. Be really, really careful!" [Laughs.] I didn't want to be libelous.

I am guessing you haven't gotten a reply...although I wish you would.

[Laughs.] The biggest rub of this whole fucking thing is that nowhere on any of his sites said he was a fan of mine! Not that he'd give me credit but he didn't "like" my Facebook page and he's not on my mailing list for my website. It's like he stole my all of my shit and isn't even a fan! It's like having a stalker with the wrong number!

Haaa wow!! So what is the message you would like to give Troy since he's a total puss and shut down all of his sites?

Well, I harbor no ill will but I can't say that my fans will back off any time soon! [Laughs.] I'm not the most internet savvy guy so I just save them for these pseudo anonymous purposes.

Notable Quotes from the "Occupy Troy Holm" Facebook page.

Doug Stanhope: OC Weekly just called very impressed with the loyalty & savagery of my fans re: Troy Holm stealing me blind. He's disappeared but my fans haven't.
Frank Barbera: Troy Holm wrote Schindler's list. Not the movie, the actual list.
Gavin Huber: Please God take Troy and give us Bill, Carlin, or Patrice back.
Steve Mickle: This is the most fun I've had on Facebook in a while.. Stanhope for President!

Follow Doug on Twitter @DougStanhope and join the movement on Facebook so everyone is clear, it's not cool to steal. Lesson learned!


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29 comments
ilykthewayuthink
ilykthewayuthink

Ecstatic to read this! Troy Holm and his stupid blog wreaked havoc in my life for a short period of time, and I actually had to threaten to sue him for defamation of character in order to force him to change peoples names. I actually recall talking to him the night we met about his obsession with Doug's book and how it was the inspiration for his own life adventures which he intended to begin writing. Needless to say, I'm very happy to learn he has finally gotten what he deserves.

Sugar
Sugar

Stanhope needs some new material

Matt
Matt

I don't see why Stanhope is being so cunty about this, it's not like the guy is a performer. He's just some schmuck with a blog. I've been antsy after a few days off benzos too, but he needs to wind his fucking neck in.

Ahriman
Ahriman

I love Doug - the guy is a heroic mess of a man!

amber
amber

I hope he has learned his lesson, but this is the same thing as cyber bullying. 48 hours of bashing is enough, I think you guys should consider giving this guy a break. Stanhope, nice that you are riding hatred toward someone to your advantage, but I personally frown upon it. Holm is more than discredited and a plagerist, but maybe we should cut him some slack. Roasts are meant to be funny, but not hateful - it's just not nice.

Fred
Fred

Troy was kicked out of the armed forces, possibly for all the speed he does.

Travis Turner
Travis Turner

Would Doug care to hear from this guy personally? What's the quickest way for Doug to be contacted?

Jakearzate
Jakearzate

That asshole troy got me suspended in high school for a whole week. Everyone who knows him, knows he is an idiot

Dale Hoppert
Dale Hoppert

Everything's been said now, all ideas expressed, so we paraphrase familiar bits and plagerize the rest.

I wrote that 30 years ago. It remains true. It's not right, but it's true.

Rick Rodriguez
Rick Rodriguez

I've been overcome by exclamation points. I see them now when I close my eyes.

Insertfword
Insertfword

Funny this would wind up in Troy Holm's home paper.

If you're in the OC and know Troy Holm please point and laugh the next time you see him.

Name: Troy HolmFrom: Orange County (So Cal)Occupation: "Fire Fighter"/Sparkletts Delivery Driver/Plagiarizer/D-Bag.

Insertfword
Insertfword

Troy Holm wrote this blog, not Ali Lerman.

Heysteph23
Heysteph23

This article is pure comin genius.

J. Spike Rogan
J. Spike Rogan

I have no pitty for Joe Rogan. That guy is not funny, and his career is watching idiots eat goat nads, or watching two GEDs fight to submission. Yeah, real talent!

I'm with Gavin Huber, the world lost a REAL talent with the great George Carlin's passing. He was both a comic genius and the greatest American philosopher of all time. Regardless of what  "our owners" may spoon feed you in their media.

Rtdelorme
Rtdelorme

it's DMT, the drug, not the DMV.

xoxvk
xoxvk

He called his fans off of it after a few days, so not so cuntry.  The #1 cardinal rule in comedy is not to steal a joke... and this guy stole an entire lifetime's work.  Ridiculous.

Ricky Hollywood
Ricky Hollywood

Trying to make money and get famous off of stealing someone else's hard work is also just not nice.

Insertfword
Insertfword

Do tell.  What else do have on this d-bag?

Insertfword
Insertfword

Message him on Facebook.  I'm sure Doug would like to talk to him.

fred
fred

Ewudup...

I've been saying Troy is a douche for years!

Insertfword
Insertfword

Troy took the material verbatim and passed it off as his own life experiences.

BTW, Troy Holm wrote "Everything's been said now, all ideas expressed, so we paraphrase familiar bits and plagerize the rest."

I should add that I don't subscribe to the chain of thought that everything has been said, thus everyone steals from everyone.  Well, unless Troy Holm says it's been said and it's okay to steal from everyone, then of course it's a different story.

Captious Jack
Captious Jack

Rogan's piece on vain accomplishments* (e.g., climbing Mt Everest) is great!

*track 7 on Talking Monkeys in Space (2010).

Joey Mad-Fish McGolrick
Joey Mad-Fish McGolrick

Ummm you do realize that Joe Rogan is a stand-up comedian first and a T.V. host second, right? He's actually very funny and philosophical and laughs about his role in Fear Factor. You sure you're not just jealous that he's got your name?

3rd Wheel Marketing
3rd Wheel Marketing

Did you even read the article? It was 99% about Doug Stanhope not Joe Rogan. Besides, you look like you might be pretty familiar with sucking on a pair of gnads your damn self.

Ali
Ali

Haha sorry. Slip of my fingers when typing. I wish I could blame Troy. ;)

Rich McGovern
Rich McGovern

I guess i have lower self-confidence than most....but  I still can't imagine having the balls to make a bold statement like J. Spike, clearly having not read the article,  when his profile pic features him in yellow aviator sunglasses and a members only jacket.  

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