Evite Etiquette

Dear Abby . . . when you reply to a party invitation on Evite, shouldn't you make a clever comment? -- for instance, if someone goes through the trouble of naming their pig roast "There Will Be Pork," then shouldn't you reply with something funny that acknowledges this allusion, such as "we will drink your porkshake!" --- or, as my friend Tim suggests, is this quick-witted wordplay pretentious, annoying and gauche?

18 comments:

zman said...

The whole point of the "comment" field for your evite response (much like this blog) is to show your dazzling wit so that other party-goers will seek you out, or at least have something to say when they meet you at the party. "OMG can't wait ;)" and other responses of that ilk don't add a ton of value to the evite process. Tim is flat wrong.

rob said...

concur. tim is obviously a dimwit, intimidated by the clever bon mots native to evite culture.

really just kinda wanted to use 'bon mot' in a sentence. i'm sure tim is no dumber than the average jersey resident.

oh. sorry.

Dave said...

that's what i think too, but i didn't want to bias the question. tim is soooooo wrong.

rob said...

really hope that tim = tr. otherwise, the underlying premise of that previous comment goes off the rails.

Dave said...

tim does not equal tr.

rob said...

well look at me making friends on the internet

Mr. Truck said...

not tr tim. fishy tim.

Squeaky said...

So ... what was your witty comment?

zman said...

Mine was "A PT Anderson-themed pig roast!" which is another way of saying "I get your cultural reference!" Dave said "I'll drink your porkshake." which is another way of saying "I get your cultural reference AND I have a relevant cultural reference with which to reply."

zman said...

rob, you know the Tim in question. Think Klam 2.0.

Lecky said...

As you have approached Oscar Wilde-like levels of wit on this blog, you should share your gift and go to evite and comment immediately. To deny other party goers a comment from Dave would be wrong.

You should hit on Tim's wife at the party, though, just to prove you are straight.

rob said...

duh, of course. that tim is both a dimwit and a prince among men.

Mr. Truck said...

i may start just having "evite parties"-- the only get together is on the evite, where people can vie to make the wittiest comment.

my first party will be a hawaiian luau on cinco de mayo, and i will call it "hawaii five o de mayo"

zman said...

I'll drink your poishake.

rob said...

that's a haoler, z

Marls said...

I stand corrected. As Zman pointed out, Evite provides a forum for witty repartee, witty wittiness if you will. I now know that Evite is so much more than a place to go to get the time, date and address of a party. Now I, like others in the know, can wander the party seeking out "bobbyR284@yahoo.com" for his clever thoughts and ignore "A.Zman@prodigy.net" because he made no response at all.

Word has it that McSweeneys is shutting down their website in favor of an invitation portal that promises to be the height of sometimes clever but always pretentious comments.

Marls said...

As for "hawaii five o de mayo", if invited I will be there commenting on my hope that everybody gets lei' d.

You can book it Daveo.

Dave said...

see! despite his sarcasm, marls had to make a witty comment about a party that doesn't even exist!

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