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Chuck Tingle’s hilarious live-blog is the only debate coverage you’ll ever need

Is Trump a mass of screaming crabs from the void?


Jay Hathaway

Internet Culture

Posted on Sep 27, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 10:11 pm CDT

Hugo Award-nominated erotic novelist Chuck Tingle tends to divide humanity into two camps: buckaroos who believe love is real and the bad devilmen. Tingle’s Buckaroo party—Channing Tatum, Pres.; Chuck Tingle, Viceman—stands against devilman Donald Trump and has published a website devoted to fact-checking Trump’s “lies about his time in the void.”

There’s a lot going on here, but basically, Tingle is a master troll who’s created a bizarre, hilarious metaverse of sexy “Tingler” novels, and sometimes the line between the Tingleverse and the real world gets a little blurry.

In Tingle’s telling, presidential candidate DOMALD TROMP is actually a thousand crabs from a void dimension. In debates, he uses the clever tactic of talking about things that happened in alternate timelines as if they’d happened in this one—also known as “lying.” Someone has to call these things out, and Chuck Tingle is the man to do it.

On, you’ll find his scintillating liveblog of Monday night’s debate between “top wizard HILL CLINTONS” and “a shrieking collection of cosmic horrors barely held together by bloated stolen skin.” 

 The whole thing is worth reading, and you should follow his Twitter during the next debate, but here are a few highlights: 

It’s truly demented fun, but Tingle also manages to work in the actual substance of the debate, which included moments like Trump bragging about making the first black president release his birth certificate, saying he was smart not to pay taxes, and responding to a question about cybersecurity by saying his 10-year-old son is good with computers. 

Even Chuck Tingle can’t make this stuff up.

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*First Published: Sep 27, 2016, 5:17 pm CDT