Here comes the troll

March 26th, 2013 · 164 comments

Bill from Florida and his bride, Mara, both electrical engineering majors, decided to infuse their passion for their field into their “Circuit and Swirls”-themed wedding, complete with invitations featuring actual LED-running circuits. In the DIY spirit of things, Bill posted a video and a how-to guide on his blog. (So far, so good.)

A month or so later, after Bill and Mara returned from their honeymoon, they found this handwritten manifesto — excuse me, concerned warning — in their mailbox. (Because apparently plain ol’ Internet bile-spewing via, you know, the Internet would have been a little bit too passive.)

Dear Bill and Mara, Hi there. My name is Andrew and I’m from the Internet. I came across y’all (and what appears to be y’all’s address) from a post on Wedinator. Looks like Bill posted this one himself…shocker. I’d like to point out early on here that I mean you no harm—but there are idiots on the internet who might. Moral of the story? Don’t put your home address on the internet. P.S.: ads on your videos about your wedding crap? Kindy trashy. Sure didn’t notice these until y’all started getting views in the thousands.  So, the fancy blinky invitations? Pretty cool, and kudos on the homebrew, but three words: OVER THE TOP. There is no call for this, it’s just for attention. Seriously.  Key Points:  How many people are going to keep and cherish these thing forever?  Seriously, No one cares about your damn wedding. Folks go to weddings for only a few reasons. Social obligations, food, Liquor. Looks like this is an expensive, extravagant shindig. How much did it cost? Who paid? Or financed? How many grocery trip, tanks of gas, or house down payments is that? Most people who have extravagant weddings could care less about actually getting married, they just want to be in a wedding.  You guys are really pretentious. Personal blogs are bad enough, but wedding/relationship websites are kind of disgusting.  Over 50% of marriages end in divorce. Think about this: if you would be satisfied with a brief chapel wedding without guests and a road trip for a honeymoon, then you’re really ready to marry. GOOD LUCK.

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164 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Captain Hampton

    How many people are going to keep and cherish your passive-aggressive notes forever, Andrew?

    Seriously. No one cares about your opinions, you insufferable, lonesome prick.

    Mar 26, 2013 at 5:38 pm   rating: 257  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Skittles

      As much as I agree that the writer of the note is a pathetic loser. He/She did get immortality because once something is on the net it’s on there forever. Unfortunate as that may be in this case. You do have to give them some credit for pointing out that the newlywed’s address was available online. Not a lot of credit though.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 2:11 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Bee Good

      I think Andrew is right on. Actually sending the note…creepy? Kind of; but, as Andrew pointed out the couple did advertise personal info so they got a wedding invitation response. Funny? Yes. Why? – Because Andrew is right. Those people do suck because the are more than just pretentious, they are prideful of meaningless ideas like little children. Just because a pot calls the kettle black doesn’t mean the kettle isn’t black. Andrew may be a troll, but I would rather hang out with him before this couple.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 9:41 am   rating: 65  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   redheadwglasses

      ANdrew isn’t a troll b/c he pointed out the folly of being so trackable via a blog. He’s a troll because he decided to weigh in on how stupid all their wedding stuff is.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 11:48 am   rating: 63  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   redheadwglasses

      ANdrew isn’t a troll b/c he pointed out the folly of being so trackable via a blog. He’s a troll because he decided to weigh in on how stupid all their wedding stuff is.

      Bee Good: You’re an asshole.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 11:49 am   rating: 38  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.5   redheadwglasses

      Bee Good, you’re an asshole.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 11:50 am   rating: 40  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.6   redheadwglasses

      Sry for the numerous posts, internet hiccupped here at work. But I stand by what I said.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 11:52 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.7   F Saunders

      Wow, and written with a fountain pen too! That’s pretty unique.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 12:07 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.8   Charlotte

      Oh Bee Good. Andrew is right? Really? (Are you Andrew?) Let’s examine all that he said, ignoring the address thing since many people seem to agree that was a mistake (it was also literally a mistake, as Bill below claims).

      Ads on “wedding crap” — trashy? The video here is a how-to video, not a personal video of their wedding. What’s wrong with putting ads on something they’ve put time and effort into in order to provide a service for other people? If their views were in the thousands, then I think we have proof that there was apparently a small market for how-to videos on making blinking light wedding invitations. So, again, what is wrong with making a little money off of something that a lot of effort was put into and that was made to assist complete strangers on the internet? Should people who spend their time making tutorial videos only do it out of the kindness of their heart even though thousands of people are willing to watch an ad in order to get to the video? Again, why?

      Saying that people do things “just for attention” is one of the most irritating pseudo-insults that ever was. Let’s talk about why Andrew wrote this letter. Did he do it because he thought he was going to enlighten the couple? Did he do it because he thought he was going to help them? Or did he do it because he wanted his point-of-view to be heard by the couple? Because, dare I say it, he wanted some form of attention? If Andrew didn’t want attention for what he was saying, then he wouldn’t have said it. Simple as that. He would’ve thought his angry little thoughts and then moved onto something else. Instead, he put time and effort into writing a letter so that an anonymous couple on the internet would get it and read it and think about Andrew and his ideas. I think that Andrew wrote this letter “just for attention”.

      Desiring praise and attention from other people is not some sick disease, especially if the height of it is making crafty wedding invitations. If you start examining what people do and why they do it you’ll find time and time again that attention from one person or many people is either the main reason or one of the reason people do things. Wanting to be noticed by other people for what you have done is normal, doing harmless things in order to get noticed is also normal. I’d make the argument that when your shout for attention hurts somebody else, or is intended to hurt somebody else, that’s where you cross the line into something that is no longer acceptable. So, which action is more acceptable, making over-the-top wedding invitations, or handwriting a letter to strangers in order to insult them many times?

      Why does something need to be cherished forever in order to justify being made? Shouldn’t the activity only matter to the person doing it? If the couple had fun with what they were doing as they were doing it, then why would it matter how long other people keep the invitation? Is Andrew really suggesting that people shouldn’t create things unless they’re going to be forever cherished? Creativity requires some level of disposability, evolving ideas, trying, throwing spaghetti at the wall, etc. It’s simply irrelevant how long people with “cherish” the creation.

      While casual friends sure go to weddings for that purpose, what a bullshit thing to say, especially if people have loads of friends. When you really care about a couple, you want to go to their wedding, you want to celebrate the beginning of their life as a legally wedded couple, you want to be there with them. Honestly, Andrew must not have very many people who care about him if he doesn’t understand that weddings aren’t only for the wedded. Family and close friends want to be there with you, they really, really do.

      I don’t understand why he cares who paid for it, or why he thinks it’s important to tell them that they could be buying more groceries or tanks of gas. Why does it matter to him? Unless the couple is spending their entire savings on the wedding, and then plan to bum off of Andrew for a few years, it has no effect on him whatsoever.

      I wonder if Andrew has some statistics to back up his claim that expensive weddings mean the couple doesn’t actually intend to be married forever but just wants to be part of something big and fancy? My guess is he doesn’t, but his assumptions are pretty indicative of his perspective on love and marriage, which are pretty sad. Nobody should get married if they don’t want to, but assuming that that means that those who celebrate their wedding in a very big way aren’t actually in it for the other person an unsubstantiated assumption that can only come from assuming that somebody who is extravagant is incapable of commitment.

      Pretentious. They’re pretentious. Wedding blogs are everywhere, so this couple doesn’t stand out. However, how many people handwrite insulting notes to newlywed strangers because they feel it’s that important that their voice be heard? I think Andrew’s going to find himself in a much smaller, and much more pretentious group, than those who are excited about their wedding and want to show it off.

      Everybody knows that marriage statistic. Everybody. I’m not even sure if it’s true, but it’s parroted enough that everybody knows it. He knows he’s not telling them anything new. It’s just a shitty thing to do to tell people that the choice they’re making is statistically doomed even though you know they already know that but decided to make the choice anyway. I wonder if Andrew finds cancer patients with a small chance of survival to tell them they’re idiots for trying chemo anyway?

      What is this with Andrew assuming that having guests somehow invalidates someones “readiness” for a wedding? Does he really think that the only reason somebody would want their mother, father, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, nieces, nephews, cousins, best friends and childhood friends there is because they want attention, but don’t really love each other?

      Again, Andrew’s perspective on having guests at wedding shows us that Andrew has a really sad relationship with other people. He thinks that the only valid wedding is one with nobody at it because celebrating with the ones you love is shallow.

      I’m sad for Andrew. The anger you have to feel at strangers on the internet who are happy and showing how excited they are about what they’re doing to do what Andrew did is pretty intense. And that’s really sad. I wonder what Andrew does when somebody he knows in real life does something actually worth being upset about? Though, perhaps that’s why Andrew appears to be so confused about human relationships — he can’t sustain any because he hates everybody.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 12:20 pm   rating: 230  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.9   jazzgirl205

      Wow, Charlotte.
      With each paragraph Andrew shrank in stature until he was a little weepy bug. Beautiful job. I hope both the happy couple and Andrew see your post.
      I was taken aback by the wedding with no guests as well. IMO guests are an important aspect of a wedding. Weddings announce to God AND your community that you are now a couple. That’s why my wedding was at my parish church with relatives, politicians, neighbors, clergy, and even a real cool elderly couple whom I suspect was homeless. My reception – at home.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 1:08 pm   rating: 44  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.10   Thneed

      @Charlotte,

      I liked your comment until I got to this line:

      > When you really care about a couple, you
      > want to go to their wedding, you want to
      > celebrate the beginning of their life as a legally
      > wedded couple, you want to be there with them

      Not every couple is able to get legally married. But that doesn’t mean they can’t get married, it just means that they can’t do the business transaction (wedding “license”) that the county demands.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 4:34 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.11   Nunavut Guy

      Wow,that was really long.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 6:58 pm   rating: 29  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.12   Maggie

      Charlotte, good grief, do you not know how to edit your thoughts? You seem like a chick who would drive any man crazy.

      I agree that while the letter in the mailbox IS creepy, the letter writer is NOT wrong. No one wants to read a blog about how some pretentious $%#& made his wedding invitations light up! Blogs, websites for engaged couples, etc. are all symptoms of a ridiculous sickness in our society. Wherein people think the world revolves around them & that everything they do is important. It’s not. No one cares about your wedding but you. And you’re not so interesting that people want to read your mundane thoughts on a blog.

      Mar 28, 2013 at 1:40 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.13   Maggie

      Charlotte, good grief, do you not know how to edit your thoughts? You seem like a chick who would drive any man crazy.

      I agree that while the letter in the mailbox IS creepy, the letter writer is NOT wrong. No one wants to read a blog about how some pretentious $%#& made his wedding invitations light up! Blogs, websites for engaged couples, etc. are all symptoms of a ridiculous sickness in our society. Wherein people think the world revolves around them & that everything they do is important. It’s not. No one cares about your wedding but you. And you’re not so interesting that people want to read your mundane thoughts on a blog.

      Jazzgirl, there is no god. And marriage was invented to pass ownership of a woman from her father to her husband. Of course we have changed that quite a bit but don’t act like it was some romantic, beautiful thing when it was invented, it was not.

      Mar 28, 2013 at 1:43 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.14   H for Toy

      Ok, ok… Maybe Andrew does have a girlfriend.

      Mar 28, 2013 at 6:13 am   rating: 65  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.15   BillP bang

      As a ‘Blog’ my website is aimed at helping get people interested in designing electronics and STEM in general. I post projects in detail for others to learn by and write software libraries to help other get started in programing.

      And I get over 10,000 unique visitors a month on average.

      So apparently some people DO want to read how we made our wedding invitations light up. I hope to see someone take the idea and make something even cooler out of it.

      Mar 28, 2013 at 8:09 am   rating: 105  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.16   Captain Hampton

      Maggie, you’re not so interesting that people want to read your mundane comments on a blog.

      Mar 28, 2013 at 11:30 am   rating: 64  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.17   Snicklefritz

      Maggie – a little harsh there, dontcha think?
      Did you drop into insult everyone, or just to prove how superior you are to everyone else?

      Mar 28, 2013 at 12:36 pm   rating: 42  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.18   H for Toy

      Two birds with one stone, Snicklefritz.

      Mar 28, 2013 at 12:57 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.19   Jami

      Maggie = Bee Good = Andrew

      Mar 28, 2013 at 7:59 pm   rating: 29  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.20   Gladystopia

      Good grief, Maggie, do you not know how to click that little button that says “request deletion” when you multi-post?

      Or didn’t they teach you that at Holier-Than-Thou Academy for Self-Righteous Girls?

      Mar 29, 2013 at 2:31 am   rating: 40  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.21   Lisa

      I think those invitations are awesome and I would, in fact, keep it forever. I would go to work the day after receiving it and tell everyone about it. I would also make anyone who came to my house for the next three months look at it — “look at what my friends can do!!!”

      My husband and I had a fairly large wedding (at least, for our social stratosphere – many others would consider it small). I am pretty sure that fifty years from now, I won’t remember my tanks of gas or grocery store trips, and I won’t care much that it took us an extra couple months to get our down payment together, but I will remember that for one amazing night, we got to have our friends and family (some of whom have since passed away) all together in one room for an awesome celebration. The value of those memories far outweighs the cost of some beer, wine, and roasted chicken.

      Mar 29, 2013 at 7:24 pm   rating: 47  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.22   TheGnome bang

      ” You seem like a chick who would drive any man crazy. ”

      “And marriage was invented to pass ownership of a woman from her father to her husband.”

      Tip: If you’re going to pretend you care about misogyny, you probably shouldn’t display your own in the very same post.

      Mar 30, 2013 at 3:35 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.23   Alex

      @Maggie Three quick points.
      1) Charlotte’s post was long, but wonderfully edited. She expressed herself pretty clearly, I thought. You, not so much.

      2)You want to know the nice thing about the Internet? If you don’t care about something, such as a wedding blog, there’s 1,000,000 plus other sites to look at. Personally, I’ve been browsing lots of wedding sites trying to plan my own wedding. So yes, people do care.

      3)Being an atheist is ok, but for some people weddings are a religious event. You don’t have to agree, but Jazzgirl’s comment wasn’t even about religion, so why are you trying to pick a fight with her over it?

      Apr 6, 2013 at 12:10 am   rating: 39  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.24   BklynStar555

      I’m with you Maggie & Bee Good (and sorry, I’m not Andrew, but I think I would like him better than these self-important hipster-sounding douches!)

      Maggie you get double points in my book for being an outspoken atheist! Too many of us are in the closet…

      Apr 19, 2013 at 2:28 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   bekah

    wtf was the secret message? or did i miss something?
    point to the writer though: who is going to hold their thumb on that card for a full 30 seconds and then watch a full 3 minutes of it blinking?

    Mar 26, 2013 at 5:44 pm   rating: 28  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   H for Toy

      I might. All the DIY wedding invitations are tear-out postcards with bad rubber stamping. This would definitely be more interesting. After I’d RSVP’d, it would provide my children with hours of noise-free fun. Win/win for me.

      Mar 26, 2013 at 6:00 pm   rating: 87  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   H for Toy

      *diy invitations I receive.

      Mar 26, 2013 at 6:19 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   tch tch

      Is it morse for SOS?

      Mar 26, 2013 at 6:26 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   Codebreaker

      Morse code message: Bill and Mara Geeks Together Forever.

      Mar 26, 2013 at 8:18 pm   rating: 61  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.5   AuntyBron

      @Charlotte – you rock!!.

      @Andrew – I don’t keep the printed invitations either. They go in recycle after the wedding. I can dig an inventive entertaining internet invitation.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 6:43 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   pooham

    Hey Andrew, Nobody wants to mate with you.

    Mar 26, 2013 at 5:49 pm   rating: 60  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   Captain Hampton

      This Nobody person must be pretty desperate.

      Mar 28, 2013 at 11:55 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Adriana

    … aaaaaaaand I’m moving.

    Mar 26, 2013 at 6:01 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   The Elf

      Yah. A guy who would troll via mail over a wedding invitation is a little off-kilter.

      That said, geek couple should have been more careful with posting personal information on the internet.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 7:22 am   rating: 24  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Maggie

    Dear Creative Wedding Person,
    I mean you and yours no harm, but seriously, you pretentious assholes totally suck and I just want you to know that people from the internet (not me, of course!) might want to come harm you.
    Sincerely,
    Lonely, Bitter Hater

    Translated from English => Troll using Google Translate

    Mar 26, 2013 at 6:03 pm   rating: 152  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Ms Ann Thropic

      I was just going to say “Haters gonna hate.” , but you’re far more eloquent than I am, dear Maggie.

      Mar 26, 2013 at 7:40 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   Bethiepoo

      You win 100 Internets for awesome translation!

      Mar 26, 2013 at 10:32 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   kermit

    Internet Person –

    Ya know, if you’re going to call somebody pretentious, you probably shouldn’t use a freaking fountain pen to write it.

    Also, nobody is from the Internet. If you were really from the Internet, you’d be nothing more than a string of ones and zeros. People are logged onto the Internet. In other words, if you’re going to send a stranger snail mail, at least have the guts to include your real name and address, coward.

    Mar 26, 2013 at 6:21 pm   rating: 66  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   H for Toy

      Maybe he and Al Gore live there, and he borrowed the official Vice-Presidential fountain pen.

      Mar 26, 2013 at 6:27 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   kermit

      There’s official Vice-Presidential fountain pens? Do they sell them at the White House gift shop? Is there even a White House gift shop?

      Dammit, now I want one. Damn you for tantalizing me with it! How did you know it was my weakness.

      Mar 26, 2013 at 6:31 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   H for Toy

      That made me actually laugh out loud :) maybe Elf can get you one. She lives over that way.

      Mar 26, 2013 at 6:43 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.4   Wench

      While I agree with what you guys are all saying, posting your address on the internet? Hmmm, not something I’d do. And then go away so your property is left unoccupied? (I know I’m makeing an assumption there). Just sayin’……

      Angry Andres does come across as if he’s gone through a divorce or 3 though, I have to say….

      Mar 26, 2013 at 7:04 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.5   Nunavut Guy

      P.S
      I wrote this in your house.

      Mar 26, 2013 at 7:48 pm   rating: 84  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.6   madsci1016 bang

      Hey guys, Bill here.

      I just wanted to add we didn’t mean to post our home address. I just didn’t catch the fact that if you watch the video in 1080P and zoom in on the envelope you can see the return address label. Had I caught that in editing I would have blurred it out!

      Mar 26, 2013 at 8:56 pm   rating: 91  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.7   smittenkitten

      how do you know this was written in fountain pen? i have several of them (i’m a huge pen nerd and collect all types) and this note doesn’t really have any of the hallmarks of fountain pen, it just looks like a liquid ink type pen, like a magnaball or something. i’m just not seeing any of the variations of line thickness you get with using a nib.

      Mar 26, 2013 at 11:06 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.8   pooham

      I love pen nerds! (I have an office supply obsession.) I hope you stick around SmitKit. PAN could use a forensic ummm whatever-you-doer.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 12:30 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.9   pooham

      Hey Bill, aka madsci1016, what is 1016 for? I am slow.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 12:59 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.10   The Elf

      Yes, the White House has a gift shop. Ironically, it’s not at the White House.

      But I don’t live near there. I live on the Internet, third tube to the right, with Basement Cat.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 7:25 am   rating: 34  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.11   Splint

      Hey pooham, 1016 is their PIN.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 8:17 am   rating: 22  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.12   kermit

      @ smitten kitten

      It can’t be a Magnaball because that is a ball-point, liquid ink pen. It gives you consistently-colored lines, which this note does not have.

      The dead give-away that the note is written in fountain pen is the wide nib, which the writer does not seem to know how to handle properly. If I were to bet on this, I’d say he’s using those plastic Shaeffer calligraphy pens you can buy at craft stores because they have wide nibs and stale ink in them.

      The whole point (and pleasure) of writing with a fountain pen is that it’s slick, and doesn’t require as much force as a ball-point to keep control of it.

      If you zoom into the picture – especially on the “good luck” phrase at the end of the note – you see that the ends of the letters are darker in color than the rest of it. This is particularly evident on the “k”.

      The quickest way to tell if I’m right is for Bill to hold the letter up to the light and see how the ink is absorbed in the paper. If it’s splotchy, it’s fountain pen ink. If it’s consistent, it’s a roller-ball ink pen.

      Bill, if you still can’t tell by holding it up to the light, try peeing on the note. If the ink bleeds like a water-color painting, it’s fountain pen ink. If it just smudges or doesn’t bleed at all, it’s most definitely roller-ball pen ink. Most (if not all) pen inks are water-proof.

      Why, yes I have definitely thought about this too hard. And now I am ashamed of my dorkery.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 10:22 am   rating: 26  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.13   H for Toy

      Bill, whether you’re interested in finding out if it’s a fountain pen or not, I’d still recommend peeing on it.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 10:31 am   rating: 84  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.14   Jaylemieux

      “at least have the guts to include your real name and address”

      That would defeat the original logic of the letter.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 9:48 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   ElleDubs

    Hey, Andrew from the Internet:

    It’s “couldn’t care less.” If you’re going to be an asshole, at least don’t kill the English language while you do it.

    Signed,
    Pretentious English Snob

    Mar 26, 2013 at 7:41 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Lythande

      There’s actually enough of a debate about that that a large subsection of the population is offended by “couldn’t care less”. There was an article about it in a writing newsletter. Clearly “could” doesn’t make any sense, but so many people say it that it’s almost gained acceptance, disgusting as that is.

      Mar 26, 2013 at 7:58 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   lee

      THANK YOU!

      I came here to say the same thing. For the love of his holy noodles, please make it stop.

      Mar 26, 2013 at 10:41 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.3   Sir Puke

      On this topic, I read an article that stated “Couldn’t care more” would be the proper expression.
      You could make up something else, I reckon.

      Mar 26, 2013 at 11:21 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.4   Gladystopia

      I find “I don’t give a crap” is generally an acceptable alternative.

      Mar 26, 2013 at 11:58 pm   rating: 47  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.5   pooham

      But please make “For the love of his holy noodles” keep going!

      Mar 27, 2013 at 12:36 am   rating: 23  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.6   it's naptime

      I’ve become fond of “meh.”

      Mar 27, 2013 at 12:40 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.7   AuntyBron

      Actually, I COULD care less, but why waste the effort.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 6:50 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Meg

    Those invitations are beautifully done, and a nice representation of a techie couple. What a total curmudgeon to send that awful letter. I hate that Andrew took trolling to snail mail. What a terrible thing to receive about something you are proud of. You expect that misanthrope b.s. in comments sections, but not in your mailbox.

    Mar 26, 2013 at 7:43 pm   rating: 53  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Roto13

    Why do I feel like this notewriter probably eats possums?

    Mar 26, 2013 at 7:43 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Mime

      …and whatever else can be scraped off the road.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 12:17 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   pooham

      I love possums.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 12:38 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   it's naptime

      Sometimes they look cute, but mostly they look like ROUS’S.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 12:42 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.4   The Elf

      I don’t believe they exist.

      Mar 28, 2013 at 6:58 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   Rocket J

    Geez, how many points in Andrew going to touch on here? Everything about these people seemed to piss him off.

    Mar 26, 2013 at 7:45 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   The Elf

      It’s a good thing he wasn’t actually invited to the wedding, given that he holds such bitterness to the couple.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 9:46 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   linda

    Great idea. Pathetic whine.

    Mar 26, 2013 at 7:52 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   SilentPsycho

      We really need some good cheese in here.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 1:16 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Rachel

    Andrew is really the aunt that didn’t get invited.

    Mar 26, 2013 at 7:54 pm   rating: 55  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   Sylvie

    I think it was rude of him to mail this to their house, but I agree with what it said. Nobody does care about those dumb wedding websites, and most weddings are super boring.

    Mar 26, 2013 at 8:03 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   Deej

      You know what I do when I “don’t care” about something? I refrain from spending a lot of time thinking about it. This guy clearly cares a LOT.

      Mar 26, 2013 at 8:07 pm   rating: 158  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.2   Gladystopia

      See, here’s the thing about that…Unless you have a particularly heinous and exceptionally specific type of malware, or possibly a deranged wedding planner with a very sharp knife poised at your throat, you don’t HAVE to go to either their “boring” wedding website or their “geeky” personal blog. That’s the beauty of the Internet–there is a niche for every interest, and if I don’t share your interests, I can leave you in your niche and go pursue my own interests.

      In Andrew-from-the-Internet’s case, I’m thinking those interests probably include celebrity-stalking, professional holier-than-thou-ness training, and/or making sculptures of the neighbors from used toothpicks, rusty bottle-caps, and discarded Band-Aids.

      Mar 26, 2013 at 8:57 pm   rating: 70  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.3   Emvee

      Actually, lots of people care about “dumb wedding websites,” specifically people who are planning weddings and looking for cool ideas. People who aren’t planning weddings just tend to refrain from visiting said websites.

      Mar 26, 2013 at 10:40 pm   rating: 47  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.4   Tom

      Weddings are only super boring if the people having them are boring or overly traditional about it. My ceremony clocked in under 10-15 minutes, and then the afterparty was an outdoor BBQ. We had a water gun fight, too. So if the weddings you go to are boring…welp.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 9:57 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.5   AP

      People DO care about the wedding websites. My guests certainly appreciated that I put important things like, I don’t know, directions and hotel contact info on it.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 10:13 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.6   H for Toy

      I have to agree with Gladystopia. I’m not interested in say, My Little Pony porn, so I never go to those websites. If I happen to click on a YouTube video that doesn’t interest me, I stop watching it, and never watch it again. You would not believe the postage this saves me.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 10:25 am   rating: 72  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.7   Raichu

      You like a thing I don’t like. Waaah! Stop liking it!

      Mar 27, 2013 at 11:57 am   rating: 36  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.8   Laura

      I have been following all of your comments for years now, and have never posted… until H for Toy mentions My Little Pony porn. I didn’t know anyone else knew about that. Can I just say WTF?? Stumbled upon those websites while preparing for my daughter’s Rainbow Dash 5th birthday party. Wow. Just wow.

      Mar 29, 2013 at 10:31 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.9   H for Toy

      I’m also a frequenter of Cracked.com, Laura, and there I found out probably more than I ever needed to know about it (and “bro-nies” and Rule 34). I first found it the same way you did, though; do not click on random YouTube videos just because you girls see Twilight Sparkle in the screenshot.

      Mar 30, 2013 at 10:22 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   Sir Puke

    The couple should’ve posted a video of a “pretentious” ceremonial burning of the note.

    Mar 26, 2013 at 8:04 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   f2point8

    I love it when people get creative and show off their talent. They make me jealous not for what they’ve done but for the fun they must have doing it. Brahvo! to light up wedding invitations!

    Mar 26, 2013 at 8:05 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   Lauri

      You’ve hit on exactly what Andrew’s problem is. He’s one of those people who just can’t stand when someone goes above and beyond what’s considered the norm because it makes the person feel inadequate. Just like the bully who picks on the smart kids or the kids who do well in choir or theater, etc. It makes them so mad that someone is inadvertently showing them how so-so they are (in their own minds). Not to start a war, but I chalk the Apple-hating up to this as well because there’s no rational reason for anyone to be so mad about some people’s choice of computers.

      Apr 1, 2013 at 6:50 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   Kiare

    I think my favorite part is Andrew’s comment about the ads on the videos. And how he didn’t notice it until they had views in the thousands.

    So he was offended by it, but kept watching it? CREEEEEPY.

    Mar 26, 2013 at 8:06 pm   rating: 53  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   pooham

      Any predictons on when and how we will see Andrew in future headlines?

      Mar 27, 2013 at 12:43 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   AMoparGirl

    Andrew sounds like a gay virgin.

    Mar 26, 2013 at 8:18 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   AMoparGirl

      A old bitter gay virgin.

      Mar 26, 2013 at 8:19 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   Judith

      Old and bitter, maybe–but I happen to know more than a couple very cool gay virgins, and they don’t sound a thing like Andrew. So, no.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 7:52 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   CupKat

    Andrew’s handwriting looks strangely like my own. Quit being a dick, handwriting-sibling.

    Mar 26, 2013 at 8:19 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   ZeaBunny

      Andrew’s handwriting looks suspiciously like the handwriting of an Andrew I know… incidentally he is a consummate ass…

      Maybe the same Andrew? In which case, this couple needs to watch their backs – he really is a sociopath.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 10:43 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   greg house md

    Jeesh, kinda stalker-ish. Andrew needs either A) a job or B) to stop browsing wedding sites…

    Mar 26, 2013 at 8:19 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   pooham

      Am I the only one who upon glancing at this comment read “Andrew needs either A Blow job…?”

      Mar 27, 2013 at 12:45 am   rating: 38  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.2   Christine

      I did too!! Thank you for admitting it – shared weirdness is much better than lonely oddity (see Andrew’s note for evidence of that.)

      Mar 27, 2013 at 8:39 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   Pixy

    I am so jealous of these invitations. Maybe I wouldn’t keep one and cherish it forever, but I’d certainly get a kick out of it! I’m not engaged or even in a relationship, but I still love looking at geeky wedding stuff like this or stuff they have on Off Beat Bride, just cause it’s so cool to see the awesome stuff two creative people come up with when they’re celebrating their love. If you guys read any of these comments, congrats on your wedding!

    Mar 26, 2013 at 8:29 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   Hillary

    I’m with the guy about not putting your home address on the internet. That is just stupid. But everything involving wedding planning- go crazy! It’s your wedding. There’s no reason for some random stranger to dictate anyone’s wedding.

    Mar 26, 2013 at 8:30 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   RoxyRocketeer

      Bill replied to an earlier comment. It wasn’t posted, there was a return-address label that you can’t read unless you watch in 1080p and then ZOOM IN. So Andrew had to go out of his way to be creepy-stalkery to get that address.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 9:01 am   rating: 35  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   Kim

    I can’t imaging going to the lengths of SNAIL MAIL to troll someone. This guy must be unemployed and live in his mom’s basement with tons of time on his hands.

    And “I’m from the Internet??” Good god, what a freaking tool.

    Mar 26, 2013 at 8:31 pm   rating: 30  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   Hillary

      I think the whole point of the snail mail deal was to prove that he knew where the couple lived because they put their address online for some reason.

      Mar 26, 2013 at 9:43 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.2   madsci1016 bang

      See my comment above. We didn’t mean to post our home address. I just didn’t catch the fact that if you watch the video in 1080P and zoom in on the envelope you can see the return address label. Had I caught that in editing I would have blurred it out!!

      Mar 26, 2013 at 9:45 pm   rating: 26  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.3   Dewi Morgan

      I’m not sure what’s second-saddest about this. Saddest is clearly the guy who wrote the note.

      But competing, also-sad things:

      - Snail mail is nowadays seen as a huuuge amount of effort such as would only be gone to by people sending out beautiful wedding invitations, and crazy people.

      - Letting people know your address is bad… how? This is what directories have done for ever. Yet everyone thinks it’s bad. Even though it’s on every letter we ever get or send, every order form, our pets, and if we’re sensible, any item that we’d like to have returned when lost.

      - Fountain pens are now sullied by association.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 1:33 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.4   Will

      = Letting people know your address is bad… how?
      As Andrew so brilliantly demonstrated, the Internet is full of crazy people. The less personally identifiable stuff you leave lying around online, the less there is for a troll with an axe to grind to find.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 3:49 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.5   kermit

      Will, that’s not really fair though. A lot of decent people are on the Internet.

      Frank from Postsecret.com posted his real address on-line and requested that people send him postcards with secrets on them. It’s been at least 7 years now and he hasn’t reported anybody sending him creepy stuff or finding axe-wielding maniacs on his doorstep.

      That being said, I agree that it’s not a good idea to post identifying information on a personal blog. I’ve been telling this to people for years (even pre-Facebook), yet people who are naturally open (or want to make themselves Internet brand celebrities) just don’t listen.

      To a tiny degree, I do agree with Andrew. I’m glad Bill is getting married and wish him well, but I don’t particularly want to hear details about his wedding, or anybody else’s wedding. I’m happy for you, and in some cases I’ll even buy you a moderately priced gift, but stick a cork in it. (Hence the reason I don’t visit wedding sites read the wedding section in the paper). His wedding is not really a big deal to a bunch of people on the Internet, and people are bound to make fun of it. Mailing him a real letter is completely out of line, though.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 4:28 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.6   Sorcha

      The thing is, wedding sites are not meant for random strangers on the Internet. They’re for the happy couple’s friends/family/blog-followers/doppelgangers/etc. – people who are already interested in their lives. Making fun of people because they have a wedding site is pretty ridiculous, unless you’re one of those people who still believes that the Internet should be reserved solely for business and education, in which case, why are you here?

      Apr 1, 2013 at 10:13 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   Lala

    So nerdtastic!! Lol, but it took me the first word to realize it was Morse. Not about to wait for 10 minutes to figure that out…I hope it wasn’t something important like: this is NO LONGER a tarts & vicars themed wedding. IJS.

    Mar 26, 2013 at 8:58 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   pooham

      It took me until I read this comment to figure that out. You better provide translation!

      Mar 27, 2013 at 12:50 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.2   H for Toy

      I think someone did up at the top of the comments. Unless they were being funny, but I don’t think so. It was something like Bill and Mara, geeks forever. Geeks together forever. :)

      Mar 27, 2013 at 6:16 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   EO

    If these people were the diabolical attention-seekers Andrew implies, they would have already written a false PA letter to themselves, then submitted to this site for sympathy and more views of their wedding invites. :O Proud geeks/nerds maybe … but I don’t think they’ve reached ‘evil genius’ level yet!

    Mar 26, 2013 at 9:14 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   Dude!

    Actually, I think Andrew’s use of “I could care less” was quite accurate… He could (and probably should) care less.

    Mar 26, 2013 at 9:15 pm   rating: 68  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   pooham

      Dude! You’re our new psychoanalyst!

      Mar 27, 2013 at 12:51 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.2   H for Toy

      Wait, you’re giving out jobs? First it was director of handwritingology, now psychoanalyst. Did I miss PAN Career Day?

      Mar 27, 2013 at 6:36 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #26   scott hall

    Holy crap a handwritten letter that he PAID to send to them? Andrew is BUTT DEVASTED

    Mar 26, 2013 at 9:18 pm   rating: 27  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   NoHopeLost

    The best thing about this is that LEDs of that size are not that expensive. Less than a dollar each according to the internet. So Andrew from the internet is even wrong about the “expense” of the invitations. I am guessing that the paper and the printing/ink probably cost more than the LEDs.

    Mar 26, 2013 at 9:20 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   Rene

    His letter starts out douchy & graduates abruptly to almost hostile. Dude, here’s some Xanax. Go sit in the corner.

    Mar 26, 2013 at 9:52 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   KPod

    Hi Andrew, this is Karen from Real Life. You’re drunk. Go home.

    Karen

    Mar 26, 2013 at 10:07 pm   rating: 49  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   H for Toy

      Ha. As if he ever actually leaves the house.

      Mar 26, 2013 at 10:15 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.2   Lindy

      Could “Andrew” really be a scorned ex of Bill or Mara? Who else would take the time?…

      Mar 26, 2013 at 11:54 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.3   KSing86

      Lindy, that’s EXACTLY what I thought! Whom else would go through the trouble?

      Mar 27, 2013 at 8:59 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   Jen

    Wow. F*ck that guy. F*ck him right in the ear. You rock on with your gorgeous, geeky, creative wedding invite, Bill and Mara, and screw the haters. Especially the creepy ones who zoom and freeze frame videos just to send you hate mail.

    Incidentally, if you have the opinion that “most people” don’t care about weddings and only go because they are obligated and want a meal, then you must have the dullest friends and family alive. I’m lucky that the majority of the weddings/partnership celebrations that I’ve been to have been really fun and really individualistic celebrations of the love that two people are sharing. Don’t hate on cool, weird people because all your friends are boring.

    Mar 27, 2013 at 12:31 am   rating: 41  small thumbs up

    • #30.1   Raichu

      For real. That was so cynical. I think “Everyone” here means him and maybe his family…I like going to weddings in order to celebrate marriages. Maybe I’m weird.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 10:46 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #31   MrGrumpy

    Bless him, he left a comment on the video too. And then if you look on his YouTube profile, you can see his Twitter. It’s…. illuminating.

    Mar 27, 2013 at 2:27 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #31.1   Alice Chapman

      I think I know as much as I want about Andrew ‘from the internet’ without reading his twitter.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 2:54 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #32   hellcat

    WOW, this guy spent waayyyyyyy to much time thinking about this. Obsessed much? Feels like a creepy stalker to me, writing to them at there home crossed the line.

    Mar 27, 2013 at 8:04 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   Jami

    Wiat! I’ve got it! “Andrew” is really wedding planner David Tutera! He’s upset that they went ahead and did a wedding that spoke to them rather than humiliating themselves on reality tv letting him suck all the personality and creativity out of their day!

    On a side note, trolling via snail mail is nothing new. I got such a letter from my ex-boyfriend’s best friend after I dumped him for abusing me. It’s just that it’s easier to do it via the internet now a days.

    Mar 27, 2013 at 8:17 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   Ashley

    Wow, if trolls start sending me creepy handwritten notes instead of just making anonymous comments on blogs, that’s it. I quit the internet.

    Mar 27, 2013 at 9:14 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   Bee Good

    I think Andrew is right on. Actually sending the note…creepy? Kind of; but, as Andrew pointed out the couple did advertise personal info so they got a wedding invitation response. Funny? Yes. Why? – Because Andrew is right. Those people do suck because the are more than just pretentious, they are prideful of meaningless ideas like little children. Just because a pot calls the kettle black doesn’t mean the kettle isn’t black. Andrew may be a troll, but I would rather hang out with him before this couple.

    Mar 27, 2013 at 9:34 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #35.1   Jami

      Andrew? Is that you?

      Mar 27, 2013 at 10:12 am   rating: 25  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.2   redheadwglasses

      You’re still an asshole, Bee Good.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 11:58 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.3   jazzgirl205

      Hey, BG,
      There’s these things out now that are called Fun, Love, Friendship, and Happiness. Check ‘em out!

      Mar 27, 2013 at 1:25 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.4   Kris

      Its not advertising when someone has to up the resolution and ZOOM IN to get it. Or did you just ignore the responses from Bill?

      Mar 28, 2013 at 7:48 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #36   J

    I just have to say these are the coolest cards ever, and to dis this mind blowing creativity is amazing. Keep Making and Congrats on the wedding!

    Mar 27, 2013 at 10:20 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   Raichu

    How the hell is this even any of your business, Andrew?

    You’re free to think these guys are pretentious (I’m somewhat in agreement with that myself) but the fact that you obviously put a fair amount of energy into researching them and being angry about it says a lot of not-so-great things about you.

    Mar 27, 2013 at 10:43 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #38   Slerte

    Andrew’s writing looks girly. I think it’s from a girl that Bill dumped and she is now bitter about him marrying somebody else.

    Mar 27, 2013 at 11:04 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #39   redheadwglasses

    1/3 or more of my coworkers are electrical engineers, and this is totally up their alley. They program their Christmas lights to blink in sync with Christmas music.

    This is just TWO COLLEGE STUDENTS using what they’ve learned to have creative wedding invitations that represent their chosen career field.

    Calling them pretentious for doing this? That makes you a fucktard. Just like Andrew.

    Mar 27, 2013 at 11:56 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #39.1   jazzgirl205

      Pretentious? Just who do you think this couple is pretending to be?

      Mar 27, 2013 at 1:27 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #40   Nomnom

    You know, for how great the advice of “don’t put your address on the internet” is, I bet a lot of people have never had to get a job where the primary method of sending out your resume is through the internet. And what do you put on your resume? For some reason it’s your address! What about when they told you as a kid to NEVER put your full name on the internet? Now suddenly you’re an adult and you had better believe you email address should be some variation on your full name or you will not look professional.

    As for this note – totally and completely inappropriate in every single way shape and form. These people’s weddings are none of Andrew’s fucking business at all. Andrew is obviously an EVIL person, a dark entity trying to brings other people down. What a fucking loser.

    Mar 27, 2013 at 12:34 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #40.1   Thneed

      Why on earth would I put my address on my resume? It’s got my (mobile) phone number and my professional email address. If they’re in the same geographic region, they recognize my area code, and that’s all they need to know. Nobody needs (or gets) my address until they want to send me a hiring package that needs a “wet-ink” signature.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 4:25 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #41   Monica

    I haven’t read through all 101 comments made so far (I’m trying to spend less time on the internet), but I have to say this:

    I hate weddings. With a passion. No matter how much I love the people involved. I probably would have thought this couple and their wedding were completely insufferable. But to send a letter to the couple complaining about it? Good effing god.

    Andrew, if your worst problem in life is your annoyance with the wedding plans of two strangers, I would gladly trade all of my problems for all of yours.

    Mar 27, 2013 at 12:41 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #42   redheadwglasses

    I think Andrew is the same guy who sent the nasty letter about the neighbor’s homemade backyard deck/patio.

    Mar 27, 2013 at 12:52 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

     
  • #43   redheadwglasses

    Or, what is Andrew doing looking at wedding stuff online? Maybe he’s just pissed that his girlfriend has now raised the bar on their wedding invitation designs, and he’s expected to fold 150 origami invitations.

    Mar 27, 2013 at 12:54 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #43.1   H for Toy

      There is no way Andrew has a girlfriend.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 1:25 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #43.2   LouieLouie

      Andrew’s twitter feed makes for interesting reading, including his tweet “Why are women so boring? Eh…” So the guess that he doesn’t have a girlfriend is fairly accurate.

      Mar 27, 2013 at 10:23 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #44   Hannah

    Holy shit, Andrew, get a hobby. There are no required websites on the internet, look at a different one.

    Mar 27, 2013 at 1:08 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #45   The Elf

    Andrew: “I’m from the Internet and I’m here to troll.”

    Mar 27, 2013 at 1:24 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #46   Jolly

    Truly spoken like someone who will never have to worry about sending out wedding invitations, or marriage in general. What an obnoxious douche.

    Mar 27, 2013 at 1:48 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #47   depro

    Dear Andrew:

    Choice is a hell of a drug.

    Mar 27, 2013 at 2:18 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #48   beth

    Once a guy on the train passed me a note secretively as I got off at my stop. He was probably about 50 years older than me.

    It told me that my name tag was visible and that people might use my visible name to steal my identity or stock me.

    I was a little weirded out and couldn’t decide if it was creepy or nice of the guy to pass me a note. At least it wasn’t his digits, you know? He had some major years on me there.

    The first half of this note reminds me of the guy.

    The second half… yeah. Not so much.

    Mar 27, 2013 at 7:17 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #49   Amber

    If these two had just been a couple of randoms who decided that “Hey! Flashing lights are awesome!” then yeah, I suppose the invitations might’ve been a bit much. But I think the fact that they’re both electrical engineering majors makes it kind of clever. It actually says something about them, rather than being flashy for the sake of sparkles.

    Then again, maybe it’s just my inner magpie talking. Point is, when it’s something that represents the people involved, I don’t think it’s “pretentious.” And maybe it’s due to the fact that I’ve only been to a couple weddings in my life, but I love them. The receptions, on the other hand, tend to be too long. :P

    Mar 27, 2013 at 9:56 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #50   Jane

    Wow. Most people on this site have no idea what trolling actually is. Andrew is being a condescending snob, but not a troll.

    Also, what’s with the homophobic comments!?

    Mar 28, 2013 at 12:21 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #51   My name is Princess!

    The dude is definitely single and bitter about it.

    Mar 28, 2013 at 8:56 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #52   You might find out where I live if I give you my name

    Has anyone else ever been to whitepages.com? I’m pretty sure most of us have our home addresses on the internet…

    Mar 28, 2013 at 4:39 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #53   Ann

    What a delightful level of complete psychosis from Andrew! If he were to have posted this to their blog, I’d have thought he won a special prize for being so butthurt over the lives and choices of complete strangers, but to write it by hand and mail it takes it to a level that makes me want to cry. Unless, of course, he’s doing this ironically, in which case, it’s a stroke of brilliance.

    Mar 28, 2013 at 7:24 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #53.1   Gladystopia

      Through the power in no way vested in me by absolutely anyone, I hereby declare Andrew From The Internet to be the inaugural winner of the newly-created Nobel Prize for Advancement in the Field of Butt-Hurtedness and its Various Manifestations.

      Mar 29, 2013 at 2:42 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #54   Ann

    Andrew is “correct” on a few points. He’s completely non compos mentis on a few others. But he does not know these people, and as far as we know, these people did not request feedback from random trolls on the internet. So his doing this is akin to my writing to a neighbor to point out how ugly their lawn furniture is–it could be the ugliest stuff on earth, but I’m still in the wrong. What’s next, e-mailing a coworker to tell her that her new hairstyle looks like complete shit, and “I just thought she ought to know”?

    Mar 28, 2013 at 7:30 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #54.1   Jolly

      While I don’t condone passive-aggressive notes/douchebaggery of any variety, I DO think it is considerably more pathetic to actually go out of your way to track down information on people who you have literally never interacted with and will never have to deal with in your life, vs. just dropping a douchey note in with someone you see every day. I feel like the disproportionate ratio of effort invested to benefit he will see from this pretty much invalidates every point he had (which as far as I can tell, was basically “DON’T DO STUFF YOU LIKE, AND DEFINITELY DON’T POST THINGS YOU ARE PROUD OF ON THE INTERNET, WHERE ASSHOLES LIKE ME CAN ELECT TO VIEW THEM AND THEN GET OUR PANTIES IN A TWIST OVER IT BECAUSE WE SEEM TO HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO/WORRY ABOUT.”)

      Apr 1, 2013 at 3:54 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #55   notolaf

    “I’m from the internet”

    LOL

    I do get what he meant, but still…what a mental picture!

    Mar 30, 2013 at 1:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #56   Kelly

    So, Andrew – Just saw your Twitter feed. Nobody gives a damn about how much you work out, or that you like to nap and enjoyed Spring Break, either. And perhaps this tweet –

    “I’ll never understand why people will ditch all of their friends once they become involved in a relationship. Fucked up if you ask me.”

    …may explain Andrew’s issue with weddings.

    Apr 5, 2013 at 1:27 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #57   Alex

    Wow Andrew… Just wow. I’ve been following lots of wedding sites trying to plan my own. If you don’t like it, leave. Tracking them down just to troll is sad.

    As far as this 50% of marriages ending in divorce goes. That statistic is probably the most quoted stat EVER, but it’s nowhere close to accurate (The actual percentage is something like 20% Still high, but not as high.)

    I’m having a ceremony partly because I only get to do this once, and my sister has personally promised to file for divorce for me if I elope. There won’t be any alcohol though, so I suppose my guests have one less reason to show up… Pity.

    Apr 6, 2013 at 12:00 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #58   xdrachel

    My address is in the phone book too. That doesn’t give some creep the right to lecture me.

    Apr 6, 2013 at 2:15 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #59   jj

    Gee, Andrew must not have much of a life. When a blog I follow goes all ‘wedding’ or ‘all baby’ I just unsub from them, not get snarky. Poor Andrew, poor, poor Andrew. No life.

    Apr 6, 2013 at 10:11 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #60   jdaniel

    Andrew, just, quietly go away.

    Apr 7, 2013 at 3:26 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #61   electrician springfield mo

    Trolls are everywhere and in real life. Just do what you believe is right and follow your heart!

    Rose

    Apr 9, 2013 at 12:29 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #62   CEO

    I find it humorous that people are bashing a couple about their wedding blog. It’s a flipping BLOG. No one asked you to look at it. If you were a friend, you’d have been invited but you ONLY know about this because some douche with an internet connection & a fountain pen put into a letter what HE thought and the couple posted it (unless Andrew took the time to upload it before he sent it?).
    Get off the train already. There’s literally thousands of blogs – do you troll all of them? Or just bash ones you find out about from someone else.
    The fact is – and without a doubt… Andrew is a douche bag with WAY too much time on his hands. He’s creepy and fancies his opinion so much that he has to inflict in on others to the point that you want to get a restraining order. He hides behind anonymity but likely searches for evidence of his actions on the internet with google searches of “Andrew from the Internet”.
    Leave the poor couple alone. Get a hobby that occupies your time. Find some way to put your hateful anger towards something positive. You are truly a waste of human skin outside of the laugh I get from how important you take yourself to be. You’re not any better than the bloggers.

    Apr 13, 2013 at 2:54 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     

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