Sunday, 28 December 2008

Hate Mail

As some of you may know, several of our videos - but one in particular - is subject to an amazing amount of hateful comments. This video is called 'REAL GHOST FOOTAGE', and is one of my favourite Goshdarn videos.

If you haven't seen the video, here it is...



Anyway, I received a comment a while back from a user named Ryman120. He commented on the video saying this...

wow sutch nerds

And, as you do, I had to take this comment from a humorous point of view. Therefore, he was fairly miffed when I replied...

Nerdy enough to tell you that you spelt such wrong!

He really wasn't happy by this point, and so we had a lovely little conversation...

calling me a nerd? your the one who cares about spelling!and i didnt mean to press the T key you dumbassno backoff befor i kill you(might wana start sleaping with your light on)

And finally, I came back with...

Wow. Don't make me start on all the spelling and grammatical errors in that comment...

Anyways, I had totally forgot about this whole thing (I make so many witty comments in the average day that I can't keep tabs on all of them), so had a memory jog when I logged on to YouTube today, to find this message waiting for me...

rember me nerd!!!!!!hhahahahahahahah no one cares about spelling,ur just liek a 12 year old kid!!!!!so dont be trying to tell me what to do and how to spell i fininshed collage, and live in an apartment have friends,when u mover out and get a job? then we can talk =)

It actually wants to make me break down and cry - what is the world coming to, when a graduate of 'collage' can't spell. Or use correct grammar. It's shudder-worthy. Now, I know that isn't a real word, but I don't want to make Ryman120 feel that bad by being so literate.

I hope that douchebag reads this.

-Tom

10 comments:

Megan said...

Ohh Tom, poor you just ignore him!!
Remember we don't think you al nerds at all and even iff we did (which we DON'T) it would only be one of the reasons that we love you two and your videos!
Meg
X.x.X

Fernando said...
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ALLUSAngells said...

Ignore, the no-live, and please keep going and going and .....

Brent said...

Don't pay attention to the negative hate spammers. My two boys love your videos!

Fernando said...

History is cyclical, which is unfortunate. This is a very usual situation during school years, undoubtedly involving a matter of mere IDENTITY. Something like that happened to me. Okay, I don't want to disturb your holidays with this subjects, but that what you told us might be something known as "reciprocity of the opposites", usually found in identities under development. Don't tell me this is not interesting?! [Crickets…]
See, man is arguably a social being. That what we normally call "identity" doesn't rise out of the blue, is not with us since the beginning, doesn't exist prior to us. I might be wrong, but there is not a test tube labeled "Thomas Rippon". I mean, there is no such thing as an "essence" of a given being. What we are comes as the result of a contrast. Simple comparison. We define who we are and which role we assume "by means of a negative statement". Identity feeds and relies on the disclosure of the opposite. In a set A and B, A equals not-B, B equals not-A. In Spanish the etymology of "we" (nosotros) is "opposite to others". You may think - What the hell is this guy saying? What is all this impertinent yak? Well, what Ryman120 is doing, besides showing envy (envy as praise disguised in hatred), is just a reaction to the childish pseudo-threatening instinct of his gang: he's marking his territory, securing his identity, which is... what is the opposite of nerd? See, it's just funny that he's calling you a nerd. But wait... is this offensive? Do everybody acknowledge it being so? I may not know English slang (besides that one in some low level American movies) a dictionary defines it as a stereotype of a person passionately pursuing intellectual, popular or social activities. You may not need to be reminded of this definition, but I do. Of course, from a different point of view (Ryman's) this is offensive. It may be interpreted as "everybody writes bad and writes with bad spelling" (which is popular). You, on the other side, use words in the right way, do not make spelling mistakes and, most importantly, are interested in activities out of the general preference, unusual. VoilĂ : these are the opposites.
So, what can be done regarding somebody showing irrational hatred towards a harmless and funny video? Nothing. It's useless arguing with him, you may as well just ignore him and stop worrying about it. If out of ten comments only one is a praise, then grab it and ignore the rest. Forget the others, and the others will forget about you. I assure you not one of them is right. Besides, I bet Ryman120 couldn't see the ghost in the clip…

cycyg said...

There is no way to top Fernando`s 455+ word encomium... other to cordially confess that I am a crazy Gashdarn fanboy and that I love you two, too... lol
Happy New Year!

Witangemot said...

I'm not really sure if Fernando's lengthy disquisition on the subject of self-definition by way of opposition is particularly relevant, but I think we can safely conclude that Ryman120 is a bit of a dick.

Goshdarn - Sam said...

My god. This was a popular topic.


Sam

Fernando said...

[Annexe] I've seen all of your videos, but I hadn't paid attention to these details. You were right: 'REAL GHOST FOOTAGE' has unfairly received a lot of malicious comments. I wonder how it could be possible. We can mitigate this problem through humour, but it will remain a problem. I'm so sad about hurtful responses dedicated to good people. I'm irritated with those who only know insulting, sowing fear, denigrating respectable work of others. But, you cannot behave in the same vandalic way… A big hug for you man!
Wait a moment... we want Xmas song that u promised or gonna kill u bastard!!!

Ian France said...

That vid's awesome, I don't care what any a-hole says. You should make another one of these videos like a rip off of Most Haunted or something like that, with creepy green night-vision and all that crap. Nice.