Cut Paul "@OceanMarketting" Christoforo A Break—He Might Just Have Roid Rage

It's been a heck of a day for Paul Christoforo, whose flippant email to a customer asking about his Avenger controller order has made Christoforo a walking memetic punchline. But maybe we should cut Christoforo a break for his overly aggressive emails: he could just be feeling the effects of roid rage.

We asked for official comment from "Brandon Leidel, Director of Marketing" using an email address with which we've previously corresponded in the past. ([email protected]).

Hey guys,

Is Ocean Marketing a third-party agency for you guys or in-house?


Joel Johnson

Editorial Director, Kotaku

We got a quick reply from Brandon.

Hey Joel,

3rd party agency we were using to help us through the Holidays. I think things are a bit blown out of proportion on this today.

Brandon Leidel,

Director of Marketing

[email protected]

Strangely, though, the email came from "[email protected]". A cursory Googling of that email reveals that it's one of the addresses used by Mr. Christoforo. It's even listed as a contact address in one of his "@oceanstratagy" tweets from last year. (If it is Mr. Christoforo's email address, he also enjoys collecting tropical fish.)

That same Hotmail address is also used as a contact address in a post on, a internet message board for people who used anabolic steroids. Under the alias "TheAngryPimp", someone who lists "[email protected]" as their contact address asks:

Guys whats up we have been here already im comming off a 16 week Test cycle its been almost 3 weeks my levels are almost back to normal i can post actual labs if you like im taking tamox 20mgs a day but my energy levels are shot im tired no motivation to go to the gym the past week whats the deal what do i need to do slap myself in trhe face and push or get some clen, winny or something else help and advice would be awsome i need my energy levels back and i need to get my arse in the gym asap, please get back to me anyone if you have advice im on msn [email protected] or post your advice here please. Thanks alot

"Tamox" is a common shorthand for Tamoxifen, an estrogen receptor antagonist used as "post-cycle recovery" compound for those coming off of a round of anabolic steroids. While we cannot confirm that "TheAngryPimp" is Mr. Christoforo, looking at other posts by the user yields a wealth of salient advice, including this especially trenchant gem given by "TheAngryPimp" to a forum newbie: "Your a real tough guy huh , relax with the roid rage lol,".


    Guys, don't mess with him. After all, he "wwebsite as on the internet when you were a sperm in your daddys balls and before it was the internet, thanks for the welcome to message wurd up"

    I seriously struggle to understand what that 'sentence' means.

      that isn't so much a sentence as a disgrace to any and all language...

        It's pretty much on the same level as anyone who's been far as decided to use even go want to do look more like. Total insanity, I tell you.

    You can be pretty sure it is him. He previously tweeted that his XBL (Xbox Live) account was banned for 3 days because his name was TheAngryPimp, the relevant screenshot is available in one of the many threads discussing this guy on reddit.

    Bahahahahahahaha that's hilarious.

    This gets better and better, I have been reading about it for nearly 2hrs now

      Man I want to post his Myspace page on the WoW forums so bad lol

    These public downfalls always make me uncomfortable, even if they have it coming... :S

    This is awesome, more!

    Bwahahahahaha! This couldn't be happening to a more deserving person. I HOPE HOPE HOPE his professional life is ruined after this.

    HAHA!!!!!!!! there is a pic of a huge muscle dud on this pages ad. Perfect!

    There's an update to this article on The Kotaku US site, showing a reply from the real Brandon Leidel. Says this Christopher guy strong-armed his way into the enterprise and as a result the marketing company Leidel works for backed out.

    I think the more interesting story right now, is in HOW exactly this Christopher f*ckwit strong-armed his way into a deal with the N-Control guys....

      Jesus, this is kind of heartbraking after reading this...

      this has the update you mentioned

    There is an update at Penny Arcade too. I am so with them (Gabe) on this one!

    a victory for nerd everywhere this guy sounded like the biggest douche bag and it makes me angry that up until this point he seemed to of had a relatively succesful career from what i can gather

    this guy is a complete nuthead and I expect he will never find a job in marketing or customer service ever again in his life.

    I personally could not give a rat's anus as to whether he acted like a total douche because of potential roid abuse. If he's the kind of person to go overboard on steroids, I can't imagine he'd have been too charming an individual to begin with.

    Just another meathead dipsh!t who's probably spent his life being a total asshat to people he deems his inferior. I can't be happier to see him slapped down a peg.

    "When these assholes threaten me or Penny Arcade I just laugh. I will personally burn everything I've made to the fucking ground if I think I can catch them (bullies) in the flames." - Gabe

    I was feeling a bit bad about how far this went, but Gabe put it so well in his post. I don't wish any physical harm on the guy or his family, but he really does have it coming.

    Wait, Shris sent an email to Kotaku pretending to be someone else?

    This guy looks a lot like someone who asked me to f*ck him in the arse with a very large rubber implement for $250 an hour... despite it being illegal in CA. Maybe he just hasnt met the right man yet?

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