Oops. As it turns out, having an opinion on the internet triggers a lot of emotions from strangers.
To be honest, I think it’s great we have such an active community. A lot of comments were lengthy, well-written pieces explaining why someone did or did not agree with me. And, of course, a lot of them just said I was a dick.
Hate spammy ICOs and crappy cryptocurrencies?
So do we.
I don’t care if you agree with me or if you think I’ve gone insane, I think it’s really cool more than 1,000 people took the time to write something. There was so much gold in the comments I couldn’t resist the urge to take a closer look at the best of them.
Here we go!
A+ formatting, what can I say?
The all-caps intro works extra well because there’s a space in between every letter. Though not my style, the tildes are a nice choice, and thanks to my reply, I was blessed with the ability to reduce my favorite comments down to this top seven list. Thanks, Marcus!
Let me start by setting the record straight. I’m not actually Norwegian, but Dutch. My first name is Spanish, though, so I don’t get where this came from.
I’m happy the game is working out for Alex, though — 142 Pokémon is no easy feat! To top it off, he even has time for working out with his friends and making a lot of money! This guy truly has it all, except for a decent mobile phone.
Oh my god. Have you read this comment?
This must have been the funniest joke I’ve ever ”Sean” on the internet! By using my name as a verb, Sean goes where no man has ever gone before — with unexpected, hilarious results. I got slightly emotional seeing a true master of comedic genius at work. Thank you for this.
Fuck, this was painful to read.
It’s also probably the worst thing someone ever said about me. Come on, who the hell eats pizza with a fork? As it turns out, a lot of people.
I have a lot of faults, but there’s no reason for a blow this low.
Amar sounds like someone I would actually hang out with in real life.
His combination of careful argumentation and optimism really struck a chord with me. My favorite part:
P.S. If you are hurt by any of my words please forgive me. I really didn’t mean to hurt you
Now you’re just being nice. If you’re ever in Amsterdam, hit me up. Drinks on me.
This is actually true. I love you, mom.
I know it’s easy to dismiss an email like this for being too blunt, but if you look closer it’s not hard to see its beauty. It’s a simple, heartfelt message conveyed in a way that there’s no way to misinterpret it. Thanks for the amazing feedback, Max!
Shout-out to our amazing social media lord Matt Navarra, always gratefully picking up the best posts and crafting snarky replies to them.
Go over to the thread on Facebook and try him. Really.
It should go without saying, but we really love you.
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