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From Encyclopedia Dramatica
Ranging from retarded creepypasta and questionable gods, there are many idiotic memes that originate from /x/ and its lurking dumbasses.
This one is no less retarded than the other ones. You know the Grifter makes you scared like a little girl.
The Grifter Video can be categorized as an epic trolling attempts which is always succesful. It serves as an urban legend in 4chan's /x/ board. It is a rare video [not] on the internet, only that IT DOESN'T FUCKING EXIST. It is supposed to depict shocking and disturbing contents which psychologically traumatizes the viewer for the rest of his/her life. All of the Grifter Threads always contain whether newfags asking for the video or oldfags raging over it, always results in a win/win situation and further troll feeding. But it is actually real.
The Grifter Video
Basically, The Grifter is the non exsistant final solution for trolling /x/. Never has a subject caused so much anger and butthurt, especially on /x/. The Grifter was made up by some faggot named something that no one cares about and will be forgotten due to being such a dumb-fuck namefag as a lame troll (though it is rumored that SA goons may actually be behind it). The pros took it much further, though, spamming it into forced meme status within hours. The Grifter, essentially, is Perfection Girl gullibility meets the videotape from The Ring meets Girugamesh spam. However, this video still might left as a mystery as to just who is posting new threads about it every five minutes.
The method is simple: Just make a new thread with any image and ask "hai guise, whar can i find the grifter?" or alternatively, "wut is da grifter?" This also acts as an alarm bell for any lurking trolls, who will promptly come out and tell you that the video is so disturbing that you certainly don't want to see it. /x/ will then get extremely upset by these posts, defending that the video doesn't really exist in EVERY SINGLE THREAD. Genuinely curious people may also inquire just what the video is about, to which those who have seen the video will respond that it is much too disturbing. This furthers the wrath of /x/, causing them to continue insisting The Grifter is a hoax. Calls of "nice try" and "you guys just want to keep it to yourselves!" are appropriate at this point. If the thread gets stale, just make another for massive damage. If there's already five threads about it on the first page, don't worry about that. What will one more hurt? In addition, it seems some /x/philes are actually willing to believe this shit, adding approximately 1.5 times the amount of lulz. Impersonating the_solipsist (just use a random fake tripcode) is also advisable, as most of /x/ won't even notice.
IT'S FOR REALZ!!!
HOW IS TROLL FORMED???
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