Is this some sort of hipster irony? I srsly can't tell. I wrote an article for EJ called, Your face sucks. (And other things you shouldn't say on the Internet.) It's about how lame it is to post (anonymous) comments that aren't either supportive, constructive, or, barring any other redeemable quality, funny. Here's a screen cap of the first comment and its initial reply. You decide.
Also, call me a commenting neophyte, but is it really possible that AlpineLily got NINE thumbs ups? Can you thumbs up yourself? Or is it really possible that there is a legion (sorry, Ben) of people out there who both a) really hate Ben and b) can somehow write but not read.