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Comedian Leaves Strangers Random Instagram Comments

This is why I leave my Instagram on private. (Also because of all those nude photos I post.)

John Purcell, a comedy writer, has made a habit of writing totally random and hilarious comments on strangers' Instagram photos for the past few years.

He's even created a Tumblr to document them, Hello Stranger.

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Just how many porch swings would he own at this point?

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John Purcell told Mashable,

I randomly started leaving comments on strangers' photos about three years ago. It was just a fun thing to do when I was bored and sometimes I would text screenshots of my comments to my girlfriend or friends. They seemed to think they were funny so I decided to make a blog and post them all there.

He's doing the Lord's work.

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Honestly, some Tiffany out there is going to feel really supported.

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Purcell used to use Instagram's trending photos to find images worthy of a random comment, but the app no longer has that feature. Finding photos is harder for Purcell and now a bit "less fun."

He is now forced to scroll until something pops out to him.

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His ability to suck the sex appeal out of a thirst trap is uncanny.

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The New York comedy writer said,

It's just a fun, silly thing to do. I never post mean or abusive comments on anyone's photos. The point isn't to make fun of anyone. Just to post a comment that makes absolutely no sense in relation to the photo.
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Purcell only comments on photos that a lot of comments, so his jokes often slip under the radar.

Once, however, someone found his Instagram and left a weird comment of their own. His account is now private.

Could these all just be a call for help?

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Dad, if you're reading this...

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Citations: This guy writes hilarious comments on random Instagram photos just for fun (Mashable)