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Don’t Be a Jerk: New Service Allows You to Ship Absolutely Nothing to Your Friends

People have begun to lose their hopes and forget their dreams.

ChildlikeEmpressOk, first it was shipping glitter to people – something I would not wish upon my worst enemies – now nothing? will literally ship nothing for you. I mean, Nothing. Well, they’ll send a shipping envelope but there won’t be anything in it. Which is just mean. The site explains:

Nothing is MORE EXCITING than walking to the mailbox and pulling out an envelope with your name and address HAND-WRITTEN on it!

And nothing is more disappointing, confusing, frustrating and possibly scary (in that order) than opening that envelope to find……. absolutely nothing.

Getting packages in the mail is one of the few things to look forward to in this world, don’t take that joy and make it sorrow!

Not remotely true.

Not remotely true.

From $3.99-$8.99 this service will send an envelope which, if you were really intent on doing this awful thing, you could just do yourself.

The “CEO” of told Daily Dot, “I created SYFN after thinking how awful it would be to get sent glitter. I ultimately wanted to create something that would have a longer lasting effect than a quick glitter bomb, that being Nothing. Nothing has the power to linger in the recipient’s mind for days, weeks, or even months… It takes the recipient on a roller coaster ride of emotion and there is nothing more satisfying than hearing someone freaking out at the office all morning, knowing that you put them on that ride.”


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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."