In the same interview with dcist
, Mann explained the album title: "I got to the title this really weird, long way 'round. The first thing that made me think of it was, I'd read this article about some study somebody did about the kinds of images people respond to. Most people respond to human faces. But apparently, across cultural lines, everybody responds most positively to a smiling cartoon face. I though that was really funny, so of course I felt like, 'Well, I've got to have a smiling cartoon face on my record. Clearly!' But then that got me thinking about this newsgroup that existed a long time ago, when I first got a computer. Me and this friend of mine would go on a newsgroup called alt.bitter, and it was all people who were, like, bitter about stuff."