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About

True Capitalist Radio is a podcast radio show airing on Blog Talk Radio, hosted by a Texan pundit known as Ghost. The show was originally titled True Conservative Radio but was changed to its current name in 2011. The radio show covers a variety of topics including markets and current politics.

Online History

The politically right-leaning radio show True Capitalist Radio mainly consists of the host giving his opinions on current topics, giving stock and investment advice, and a call in segment called Radio Graffiti. The show gained most of its popularity when a large group of 4chan users stared a raid on the call in segments of the show in an attempt to troll him. The prank calls generally play soundboards or YouTube videos, and accuse him of racism and homophobia. One of the earliest known raids took place on December 3rd, 2009 and a recording was uploaded to YouTube by user KinetiK001.

These raids continued, and before long the radio show became famous for the neverending stream of trolling attempts that would unfailingly drive Ghost to incoherent rage.

First Hiatus

The show’s final episode aired on May, 15, 2012. The exact reason for the termination for the show was never made clear, but Ghost’s Twitter was hacked and rumors spread that the man was doxxed.

Ghost made an official goodbye stream for a few private users in his “capitalist army”. He goes on to talk about how he will focus more on his personal life and the entire stream was done out of character.

Ghost Returns

On November 13th, 2015 after 3 years of his hiatus ghost returned to the internet for an “emergency broadcast” originally uploaded on his Youtube channel

After this broadcast Ghost again went dark for another 4 months until March, 20, 2016 Ghost returned again to blog talk radio with a 30 minute show. At the end of this broadcast Ghost says he will return in April with full shows, a promise he fulfilled. This began the show’s second major run.

Second Hiatus and Return

The return of True Capitalist Radio lasted for approximately one year. On May 8th, 2017, Ghost officially terminated the show again, this time citing the large influx of fetishists in his listener base as the reason alongside a desire to rein in his alcoholism (A goal which hosting the radio show was obviously not conducive toward).

Ghost expressed a desire to eventually come back, and on October 31st, 2017, returned to the internet with a Halloween broadcast and a regular broadcasting schedule, but reduced the show’s broadcast from penta-weekly to tri-weekly.

Notable Broadcasts

Fandom

Remixes

Those with musical talent will make remixes of songs with Ghosts voice or references to the show.

Images

Melting Pot of Friendship

One of the most notable raids occurred on June 17th, 2011 and a recording of the event was uploaded to YouTube by user DarkRazorZ on June 19th. This raid featured Ghost proclaiming “I’m a melting pot of friendship!” (shown below).

The clip was posted to Reddit on June 19th in the /r/4chan subreddit and has received 1,452 up votes as of September 8th, 2011. It was subsequently posted to the Facepunch forums on June 22nd, and the Niketalk forums on June 24th. As of September 8th, 2011, the clip has received 207,611 views making it the most viewed Ghost raid recording on YouTube.

cans.wav

cans.wav is the fan nickname for the sound effect accompanying Ghost’s rages. Often, when Ghost becomes angered, the sound of empty cans being knocked around and against each other can be heard amidst the yelling, generally assumed to be a collection of beer cans on Ghost’s desk. Ghost has occasionally denied this, claiming it’s “just crap on desk”, but one piece of merchandise sold by Ghost was autographed beer cans “used in cans.wav”, confirming their nature.

Often, trolls treat each successfully-induced instance of cans.wav as points in a scoring system. The True Capitalist Wiki includes a page documenting the highest scoring episodes in the show’s run.

Ghost’s Catchphrases

Ghost commonly responds to prank callers by calling them all manner of derogatory terms, often racist or homophobic in nature (fruit bowls, g’damn Mexicans, internet buttstalker, the po’ (his term for black people or once every blue moon hippies)) the prank calls usually involve playing a sound clip from someone/something he hates; be it My Little Pony or the left wing politician du jour, remixing his voice clips into songs or self flagellating sentences, occasionally even sung live on the show and general trolling, derailing, insulting etc. When confronted with people that call him racist he usually flips out often time even resorting to “Guess the minority” if he believes they are “ethnic”, his little game that he swears isn’t racist. When he is particularly upset, a massive shuffling of cans can often be heard in the background. Ghost has spawned several catchphrases including “I’m an alcoholic”, “I’M A CAPITALIST!”, “Pooptickler? What kind of a name is Pooptickler?”, “I’m shooting pearls”, “TROLL TERRORISTS”, “You people will RUE the day…”, “I’m taking the necessary steps to ensure that… …PUNITIVE DAMAGES OUT OF YOUR ASS” and almost always before he rage quits during Radio Graffiti “Stick a fork in me, I’m done”.

Regular Callers, Trolls, And Characters

Ghost has many regular guests on his radio graffiti show. A lot of his trolls put on a persona or play exaggerated versions of themselves to make him angry. Ghost refers to many of these people as “Troll Terrorists” Some note worthy callers include:

Ghetto Capitalist

Ghetto Capitalist – Ghetto Capitalist normally calls Ghost with the sound of a crying baby in the background. As his name suggests, he makes his living by scamming welfare programs such as food stamps and government assistance checks, to agitate Ghost’s capitalistic ideals.
h6. Tub Guy

Tub Guy – A caller who initially attempted to troll Ghost with a George Takei impression, but after Ghost mistook some background noise for the sound of bathtub water sloshing around, the character of Tub Guy was born. He will almost always call the show with a sexual remark followed by his catchphrase “OOOOH, MYYYY”.

Tri$ha

Tri$ha- Tri$ha is a transsexual (or “trans-testicle”, a term Ghost coined) female who calls in with a very high raspy voice. She will often make sexual advances toward Ghost or talk about her post-op surgery which will usually get ghost ganging over the mic.

Asho

Asho – Asho (at the time) was a 14 year old kid who would call into the show with fake child abuse stories, which often set Ghost off into ranting about single mothers. After Ghost’s return in 2016, Asho developed a new trolling tactic of bootlegging True Capitalist Radio merchandise, much to Ghost’s frustration.

Internet Buttstalker

Internet Buttstalker – Often called up with sexual advancements toward Ghost, and was one of the first major trolls. Ghost gave him the nickname Internet Buttstalker after repeated calls.

Suck Mah Dick Guy

Suck Mah Dick Guy – His pranks started with him calling up and just repeating “suck mah dick”, but over time his troll tactics got more elaborate. Occasionally he would call in pretending to have a serious conversation with Ghost, only to revert to his catchphrase once Ghost’s guard was lowered. On other occasions he would impersonate other callers for a while before yelling for Ghost to suck his dick.

Xarahox

Xarahox- Also known as The Piano Man, calls into play a short song on his digital keyboard nearly every show. Though initially on Ghost’s good side, Xarahox eventually started playing songs that would set off Ghost, such as playing the Inspector Gadget theme the day after a particularly infuriating Inspector Gadget-themed audio splice.

Coodoo17

Coodoo17 – Calls up and sings parody songs to Ghost. Coodoo started trolling Ghost toward the end of the show’s original run, and would often cause Ghost to end the show early in sheer rage. After Ghost’s return, Coodoo developed the character of “Germit the Gay Frog”, a parody of Kermit the Frog who would, again, make unwanted sexual advances on Ghost.

Tzeki

Tzeki- Tzeki claims to be a part of Anonymous, and is known for being British, very calm and somewhat intellectual. Tzeki calls the show into the show to antagonize and insult other callers like GOOFY_BONE.

GOOFY_BONE

GOOFY_BONE -GOOFY_BONE is a long-time caller that claims he has been persuaded by Ghost’s broadcasts to identify himself as a capitalist, and has produced several rap music videos that are available on his YouTube channel STR8LOCRec . At one time GOOFY had his own podcast show on Blog Talk Radio where he would take calls and play pre recorded sound files of The Engineer pretending as if he was in the room with him.

The African Booty Scratcher

The African Booty Scratcher is a caller ostensibly from central Africa (actually from Ukraine) who primarily trolls Ghost by agitating his racial biases and making unwanted sexual advances upon both Ghost and his wife.

The Engineer

The Engineer is a character that can be heard in the background of the show who is supposed to screen Ghost’s calls for him and manage all of the technical aspects of the show. The Engineer’s voice is an unintelligible mumble. Notably, the Engineer and Ghost have never been heard speaking at the same time, leading most fans to speculate that the Engineer is just Ghost. Fans of the show coined the term “The Engineer is a spy” in reference to Team Fortress 2 and also because The Engineer sometimes takes part in trolling Ghost by allowing blocked numbers to be put on the air or playing unfavorable music on the broadcast. On some occasions, the Engineer has even taken over the show by taking calls after Ghost leaves the room for one reason or another.

Trolling Tools

Soundboards and remixes using clips of Ghost are often used to troll the show. Trolls will play songs over the microphone in order to anger Ghost. The most notable songs are Fuck You Texas, Boss Nigger, The My Little Pony theme song, My EBT, Various Eminem songs and many more. Trolls will often take audio clips of him talking and play them out of context. Trolls have made faked clips of him beating his children or saying racist remarks. Some examples:

Know Your Meme Store

External References

Blog Talk Radio – The Ghost Show Online Radio by Ghost

Reddit – 4chan trolls a texan radio host over and over and over and over

Facepunch – Ghost Politics/Capitalist Army Radio Talk Show Discussion

Niketalk – 4Chan trolls Ghost’s capitalist radio talk show, dude loses it

True Capitalist Wiki – Cans High Score

Good for You

I’m on my 14 carats
I’m 14 carat
Doing it up like Midas
Now you say I got a touch
So good, so good
Make you never wanna leave
So don’t, so don’t

Gonna wear that dress you like, skin-tight
Do my hair up real, real nice
And syncopate my skin to your heart beating

Cause I just wanna look good for you, good for you
I just wanna look good for you, good for you
Let me show you how proud I am to be yours
Leave this dress a mess on the floor
And still look good for you, good for you

I’m on my marquise diamonds
I’m a marquise diamond
Could even make that Tiffany jealous
You say I give it to you hard
So bad, so bad
Make you never wanna leave
I won’t, I won’t

Gonna wear that dress you like, skin-tight
Do my hair up real, real nice
And syncopate my skin to how you’re breathing

Cause I just wanna look good for you, good for you
I just wanna look good for you, good for you
Let me show you how proud I am to be yours
Leave this dress a mess on the floor
And still look good for you, good for you

Trust me, I can take you there
Trust me, I can take you there
Trust me, I, trust me, I, trust me, I

Hold on, take a minute, love
Cause I ain’t trying to fuck your image up
Like we mess around in triple cuffs
Stumble ’round town, pull your zipper up
Pants sag like I don’t give a
I ain’t trying to fuck your business up
And I ain’t trying to get you into stuff
But the way you touchin’ on me in the club
Rubbin’ on my miniature
John Hancock, fuck the signature
Any time I hit it, know she finna fall through
And every time we get up, always end up on the news
Ain’t worried bout no press and ain’t worried bout the next bitch
They love the way you dress and ain’t got shit up on you
Jackpot, hit the jackpot
Just met a bad bitch without the ass shots
You look good, girl, you know you did good, don’t you?
You look good, girl, bet it feel good, don’t it?

Cause I just wanna look good for you, good for you
Baby, let me be good to you, good to you
Let me show you how proud I am to be yours
Leave this dress a mess on the floor
And still look good for you, good for you

Trust me, I, trust me, I, trust me, I

It’s never easy to say goodbye to people you care about, but finding the right words to express how you feel can make the transition smoother and more memorable.

We’ve rounded up goodbye quotes to help make your goodbyes a little easier. Whether you are saying goodbye to a loved one or to a coworker, we’ve got a farewell quote for you.

Goodbye Quotes For Friends

Friends are the family that you get to choose. Your closest friends are your confidants, therapists, sidekicks and some of your biggest supporters. Make sure that they know however near or far they are, you’ll always be there for them.

  • “You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing.” -E.B. White (Charlotte’s Web)
  • “Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.” -Richard Bach
  • “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” -A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh)
  • “Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.” -J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
  • “Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end; it simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again.” -Unknown
  • “So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.” -Helen Keller
  • “Yesterday brought the beginning, tomorrow brings the end, though somewhere in the middle we became the best of friends.” -Unknown
  • “Good friends never say goodbye. They simply say “See you soon.” -Unknown
  • “Though miles may lie between us, we are never far apart, for friendship doesn’t count miles, it’s measured by the heart.” -Unknown
  • “You and I will meet again, When we’re least expecting it, One day in some far off place, I will recognize your face, I won’t say goodbye my friend, For you and I will meet again.” -Tom Petty
  • “Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.” -Henry David Thoreau

Goodbye Quotes For Coworkers

Coworkers have such a huge impact on our work environment. Depending on how close you are, saying goodbye to your coworker can be a huge blow. Even if you aren’t close to the person leaving, it is still polite to write them a short note. Let them know their contributions will be missed. These quotes would work great on their own or accompanied by a personal message.

For a close coworker

  • “Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • “They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.” -Confucius
  • “Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.” -Mahatma Gandhi
  • “No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.” -Robert Southey
  • “True friends don’t say good-bye, they just take extended leaves of absences from each other.” -Unknown

For an acquaintance

  • “Life is a journey, not a destination.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.” -Garrison Keillor
  • “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” -Semisonic
  • “This is the beginning of anything you want.” -Unknown
  • “Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again.” -William Shakespeare

Funny Goodbye Quotes

Sometimes a lighter message is what’s most appropriate for the situation. Use a funny goodbye quote to send them off in good spirits.

  • “Don’t ever tell anyone anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.” -J.D. Salinger
  • “Bye Felicia!” -Ice Cube (Friday)
  • “It is so hard to leave—until you leave. And then it is the easiest thing in the world.” -John Green (Paper Towns)
  • “I’ll see you in another life. When we are both cats.” -Tom Cruise (Vanilla Sky)
  • “I make it easier for people to leave by making them hate me a little.” -Cecelia Ahern
  • “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go” -Oscar Wilde (The Duchess of Padua)

Goodbye Quotes For Family

Family is irreplaceable and forever. Even though you carry family in your heart at all times, physical distance causes real pain. Help support your family member in their new chapter and show them they’ll always have your love and support.

  • “It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.” -Ernie Harwell
  • “If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” -Paulo Coelho
  • “All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.” -Anatole France
  • “Goodbyes make you think. They make you realize what you’ve had, what you’ve lost, and what you’ve taken for granted.” -Ritu Ghatourey
  • “It’s sad, but sometimes moving on with the rest of your life, starts with goodbye.” -Carrie Underwood
  • “I can’t remember all the times I told myself to hold on to these moments as they pass.” -Counting Crows
  • “It’s not the days in life we remember, rather the moments.” -Walt Disney
  • “Our memories of yesterday will last a lifetime. We’ll take the best, forget the rest, and someday will find that these are the best of times.” -Styx
  • “Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.” -Flavia Weedn
  • “The magic thing about home is that it feels good to leave, and it feels even better to come back.” -Wendy Wunder

Goodbye Quotes For Someone You Love

Saying goodbye to a significant other is one of the worst types of goodbyes. Whether the goodbye is permanent or temporary, it’s still very hard to be away from the person that you love.

For him

Show him how much he means to you and how much you’ll miss him, while making sure he knows that you support his new chapter.

  • “The two hardest things to say in life is hello for the first time and goodbye for the last.” -Moira Rogers
  • “A man never knows how to say goodbye; a woman never knows when to say it.” -Helen Rowland
  • “It takes a minute to say hello and forever to say goodbye.” -Unknown
  • “Saying goodbye doesn’t mean anything. It’s the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it.” -Trey Parker
  • “I hate the feeling when you have to say goodbye to someone you want to spend every minute with.” -Unknown

For her

She was always there for you when you needed her. Be there for her during this change in her life and let her know she is loved, appreciated and will be missed.

  • “Goodbye is the hardest thing to say to someone who means the world to you, especially when goodbye isn’t what you want.” -Unknown
  • “Moving on is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard.” -Dave Mustaine
  • “Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.” -George Eliot
  • “The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected.” -Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook)
  • “When I had to say goodbye to you, my love, it was like saying goodbye to my life.” -Unknown

If you will reunite

  • “Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.” -Rumi
  • “The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” -Charles Dickens (Nicholas Nickleby)
  • “You know it’s love when you have been saying goodbye for how many times but still you’re not ready to leave.” -Unknown
  • “There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” -Mahatma Gandhi
  • “We’ll meet again, Don’t know where, don’t know when, But I know we’ll meet again, Some sunny day.” -Vera Lynn (We’ll Meet Again)

If you must part ways

  • “You’ve changed me forever. And I’ll never forget you.” -Kiera Cass
  • “This is not a goodbye, my darling, this is a thank you.” -Nicholas Sparks (Message in a Bottle)
  • “I have learned along my journey that letting go doesn’t mean loving less.” -Alex Elle
  • “Saying goodbye is the hardest solution of any problem. But sometimes it’s the only choice we have…” -Anurag Prakash Ray
  • “At some point, you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life.” -Unknown
  • “Even if we can’t be together in the end, I’m glad that you were a part of my life.” -Unknown
  • “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” -Dr. Seuss
  • “You had me at hello, goodbye and everything in between.” -Shannon L. Alder

These quotes and sayings are the perfect addition to your goodbye card. Pair your card with a personalized going away gift to send them off and show them that they will be missed. Hopefully these goodbye quotes and sayings help you express your feelings and make saying farewell a little easier.

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There is a reason why one of the very first things we learn as social beings is say hello and goodbye. We are rational creatures. We understand and work best when there is a timeline, when we know that we start at A and arrive at B. We like that. It gives us a false illusion of stability.

When we enter someone’s life we open something. A story starts being written. We say hi. Wouldn’t it be nice to also acknowledge them when we leave? We are good with openings. We are great even. But when it comes to closure, not so.

When someone exists you life and forgets to say goodbye you are left waiting, regardless if you are logical enough to accept that they are gone. There is always a what if. Always a question unanswered. Most of the time you just want to know if it’s over. Are they coming back? Can I move on? You all know you don’t need anyone’s permission to move on (or generally do anything) and you shouldn’t wait for it, but you do it regardless, because, although you know you are in charge of your own actions, you are also aware those actions have consequences outside of your control that sooner or later you’ll have to deal with. You need a goodbye.

But then, when we are on the other side, when we are the ones leaving, we forget the neurotic stage of waiting and exit the stage without so much as a bow. We don’t want to deal with it. We are over it. We want something else. I know that it is true we don’t always get what we want (isn’t that the point of this whole article?) but we sure need to give answers. The other half of that what-ever needs them. So please give them that. Say goodbye.

Because there were two playing the game. You said hello. You were there for the laughs. You were there maybe for some cries too. Don’t let them think that that hello wasn’t real. And worst of all, don’t let them think that just because no one said it, it’s not over now. Not if for you it is. It’s cruel and no matter how many eye-rolls you might stage when you see another missed call from them, or wonder out loud in front of your friends why aren’t they getting the message, the pathetic one of the two is you. It doesn’t matter what they did to make you want to leave. Those are their demons to deal with. It doesn’t mater that they changed, they cheated, they lied or they simply faded away. Because at some point in your life that person you laugh at right now was someone of value to you. You spent time and energy and maybe even a few heartfelt moments with them. So trying to make them small and insignificant doesn’t say anything about them but quite a lot about you. And it will haunt you. Because at some point in your life you will be left hanging. You will wonder and call, and text. You.will.wait.

So answer that text. Call back. Say Yes. Say No. Because using indifference to send a message does one thing and one thing only: it hurts people. If that’s your purpose, if you want to hurt them, to make them wait maybe you should face the mirror and ask yourself why are you playing with a goodbye you don’t want to deliver. Because knowingly acting in such way that grantees you will be on someone’s mind means you either want them but feel it necessary to test/play with them first or that you are a downright asshole. But if you are ignoring them because you are stressed, bored, have moved on, don’t feel it or simply don’t have time for them in your life right now, do them and yourself a service and tell them. It’s not easy. It sure ain’t fun. You get to be the bad guy. You get to hear the screams and cries. Maybe you even get lucky and hear some very on the point insults. Letting people down is not easy. It’s not easy for them and it’s not easy for us, the ones doing it.

Be the kind bad guy instead. It’s worth it.

It’s ok if you can’t always do it. You need that lesson. You need to see that ugly part of yourself too. But please try be the bad guy when you decide something is over. There are very few cases when leaving and not saying goodbye makes sense. Be the bad guy in their eyes now and not yours later. Say goodbye now so you can say hello without remorse later. So they can say hello without fear later. And maybe, if you’re lucky enough, to meet someone to whom you’ll never want to say goodbye to.