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Sean Parker (the dude from Napster and the one Justin Timberlake played in the Facebook movie), got married in a giant, elfin-inspired ceremony in a Californian redwood forest. Environmentalists got mad on the internet, and he wrote an impassioned response as long as anything J.R.R. Tolkien ever penned. This is our sister site Racked San Francisco's favorite snippet, "The Academy Award winning costume designer (for 'Lord of the Rings'), Ngila Dickson, was our co-conspirator, and her brilliant designs exceeded even our wildest dreams." [Racked SF]