Meleander: Sirrah, be wise, be wise
Trollio: Who I? I will be monstrous and wise.
(John Ford, The Lover’s Melancholy, 1628)
It was peak troll. Not just the troller troll’d, not just a through-the-looking-ass moment of meme eruption into the mainstream, but something else, one of those moments stolen from a Lynch film, when normal people act batshit crazy while keeping the straightest of faces.