You may remember this from last year. (See here, here, here, here, here, and here.) While the rest of the US is dealing with March Madness, on The Daily Show they have Third Month Mania.

March last year was a competition to find Donald Trump’s Greatest Tweet of All Time. Trump himself said, “Many people have said I’m the world’s greatest writer of 140 character sentences.”

There were a lot of Trump Tweets to choose from. It was hard just making the initial selection! In the end, the winner was this delectable example of irony:


This year we have the Bracket of Bullshit. The competition is split into two conferences – Donald Trump vs Everyone Else. Within each conference there are two divisions. To make your own votes, you can find this year’s Third Month Mania here.

Third Month Mania is fronted by Roy Wood Jr and Michael Kosta. Here’s their video introducing this year’s bracket.


Here’s how I voted.

Trump Conference: Division I

1. My choice here was Trump’s claim that his inauguration crowd was the biggest ever.

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2. Here my vote went to Global Warming. The Papadopoulos claim is probably greater bullshit. Howver, Trump’s failure to not only take NO action on Global Warming, but to reverse the actions of previous administrations, is more important.

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3. I gave my vote to the Visa Lottery Sham choice here. The reason is that Trump’s bullshit on this issue hurts so many people. His lies have consequences. His sheep believe him. I know there’s been a huge rise in anti-Semitic violence since the beginning of the Trump administration, and I’ve no doubt a check would find other minorities suffering similarly.

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4. I chose the lie about Comey losing his job because he was too tough on Hillary Clinton here. It’s outrageous that Trump would expect people to ever believe that, but of course some do.

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5. I can’t actually remember which one I chose here. (It was several hours ago.)

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6. This time my choice was “Biggest Electoral Win Since Ronald Reagan.” Once again, it’s a lie that his sheep believe too. His sheep believe the second lie too, but many were already into that lie before Trump was spreading it. His ignorance though increases hostility to minorities, which of course is something a president shouldn’t be doing.

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7. Once again, I can’t recall my vote. The first lie is ridiculous, and I doubt even the sheep believe that one. The second shows both his lack of concern for the people of Puerto Rico, and not wanting to expose that he has no idea what to do. The people of Puerto Rico are still suffering – many still don’t have electricity six months later.

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8. I’m pretty sure I chose the Voter Fraud Conspiracy here. Millions were spent trying to find fraudulent votes that didn’t exist just because of a stupid tweet by Trump. The second choice was bullshit, but most knew it – I even heard Fox News correcting Trump on that one.

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Everyone Else Conference: Division I

9. My choice here was the Logan Paul Apology. Mental illness is an important issue that too many people don’t take seriously. People with mental illness are seen by some as weak, or dangerous, for example. Then for Paul to use someone’s death to promote his channel is appalling.

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10. The fake Roy Moore witness got my vote here. Project Veritas are a disgusting bunch of people, and it pleases me greatly that they got caught out trying to fool the Washington Post.

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11. As you can probably guess, the Harvey Weinstein apology got my vote here. I think the less we talk about Louise Linton the better. Ghastly woman.

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12. Once more, I can’t remember which one I gave my vote to. Probably Paul Ryan. The Rachel Maddow thing wasn’t so much bullshit as just effing stupid! What was she thinking? I also think that it was Trump himself who leaked that tax return, so she got sucked in by the Bullshiter-in-Chief, which is especially silly for such a smart woman.

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13. I can’t remember what I did here either. The whole Bitcoin thing is stupid in my opinion, but I have no time for Hannity either, so I suspect Hannity got the vote.

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14. Tom Brady was the winner for me here. I know the man is popular in the US, but I really don’t like him.

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15. Roy Moore is the winner here. Laura Ingraham is just a bit€h, pure and simple.

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16. The Crisis Actors conspiracy was my choice on this one, though there was so much publicity about it I’m hoping it didn’t catch on too much. Anyone who believes Justin Bieber is a “Latin King” is a couple of notes short of a stanza.

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Trump Conference: Division II

17. The “very fine people on both sides” statement got my vote. I suspect Trump believes that, so I’m not sure it’s proper bullshit – it’s just wrong. He probably knows what he said about his winery is bullshit, but I suspect the comment got lost in the rest of the noise.

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18. My choice here was the, “we’re the highest taxed country in the world” statement. Trump was nowhere near the first to say it – it’s a Republican talking point from way back. He was probably just repeating what he was told, didn’t check, and probably believes it. However, it’s a statement that’s been pi$$ing me off for years so I was glad to give it a vote. It won’t surprise me if most by far vote for the “No Chaos” tweet here.

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19. I’m pretty sure it was Trump’s TV habits I voted for here. That’s an outright lie and deserves a bullshit vote. He probably believes the Time magazine covers thing in his own mind. I’m sure he’s on the cover of most Time magazines he’s ever read!

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20. Trump telling everyone the tax bill would be bad for him, “Believe me,” was where I was clicking my mouse. As for the families of fallen soldiers, I think even the sheep know that other presidents do the best they can.

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21. The CNN won’t show crowds, while CNN were actually panning over the crowd, was good for a laugh, but it was no one in the Trump campaign having any contact with Russia that got my click.

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22. I don’t see either of these as very important. I’m sure Trump believes that he would be a hero in a school shooting situation. We all like to think we’d do the right thing. Personally I doubt he would, but no one knows until the situation arises. Anyway, it got my tick because I’d forgotten about the Sweden thing, but I’ll probably remember the hero thing.

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23. My vote here went to Trump’s claim that he’d brought in the most legislation ever, even claiming to break Harry Truman’s record. Well, that’s sort of correct. He’s apparently done the least since Truman. The claim about Christmas is just ridiculous. It’s really annoying that he and his mates in the pussy-grabbing club like Bill O’Reilly continue to perpetuate this myth, but I didn’t want to give it my time. I suspect most people will go for the Christmas claim on this one though.

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24. Of course, the claim that Obama put a “tapp” on his phone was my choice on this one. The other is just another example of Trump’s ignorance, so isn’t even really bullshit.

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Everyone Else Conference: Division II

25. The Seth Rich conspiracy is awful, and it’s disgusting that Hannity continues to perpetuate it. I don’t even know who Bow Wow is, so could hardly send a vote his way!

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26. I think of the Wells Fargo thing as outright fraud, and far worse than bullshit. As for Sean Hannity, in my mind he’s a bullshit merchant (as we call them in New Zealand) so this was an easy choice.

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27. Neither of these events was on my radar before Third Month Mania. Pelosi got the vote.

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28. My vote goes to Bill O’Reilly in this bracket because, well, it’s Bill O’Reilly. How stupid does he think we are?

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29. Normally, my assumption would be that anything Alex Jones says is outrageous bullshit and I should vote for it. But FFS! The US ended slavery around the world and should get some credit? Carlson probably believes what he says, in this case anyway, and I’m quite sure Alex Jones knows everything he says is bullshit. However, slavery is too important an issue, and it’s still going on in dozens of countries including the US. So, Tucker Carlson got the vote.

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30. I don’t know who Mario Batali is. He’s not on my radar. I think the Hurricane Harvey shark was a great piece of bullshit, and it was good to have something fun to vote for.

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31. I think Ted Cruz was telling the truth here. It’s quite satisfying to be able to vote for Kevin Spacey. It also makes up for not being able to vote for Cruz!

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32. I was torn on this one. The Mike Pence NFL walkout was outrageous. I was previously unaware of the situation relating to Cosmopolitan, which is completely disgusting. My assumption is they surely didn’t know the woman had cancer up front. I have no time for Mike Pence so voting for him was finishing on a high.

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This is Round One, so there are a lot of match-ups to go through. Once again, here’s the link, so you can go and make your own choices. You’ve got four days!

In my text above, I’ve given them all a number so we all know which one you’re referring to. Let me know what you think. Where am I wrong? Where do you agree with me.

Most of all, have fun!


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