Friday, May 08, 2009

See me be VE

Good friend and long-time blogging cohort VE just returned from a Caribbean honeymoon cruise where he spent 8 days browning himself aboard a floating funfest while sipping fruity umbrella drinks and feasting on all-you-can-eat everythings 24 hours a day.


Ok, so I hate him. Done.

But I do admire his evil side.

A few weeks before he left he secretly asked 5 of us if we would pose as VE imposters on his blog while he was gone, in a clandestine experiment to see if anyone would notice. We even had to reply to his comments as if we were he... er, VE.

Well, I'm pleased to report that I think we succeeded. As far as I can tell from the responses to his followup post here, we fooled nearly all of his fools readers.

So hop on over here to see my imposter post. If you close one eye, you won't even be able to tell the difference.


In fact, my ruse was so convincing, that in an email to me the other day VE wrote this:

Well the stats are in and you got an A+ with your 54 comments on your imposter blog post. My gauge of success was two fold. 1. Could you fool them 2. Would you break the 40 comment threshold. The 40 comment threshold is my barometer to success. I hadn’t dipped below 40 comments since early Feb prior to my departing and your 54 was a very strong turnout. As such, you get 10 extra reader points on my blog tally. Congrats!
Well then, whatta ya know... sounds like I'm even better at being VE than he!

14 comments:

Roger said...

I love the fact that you left a message for VE and then, as VE, you answered and found yourself to be funny.

Would that make you narcisstic?

VE said...

Ha...you got an awesome comment tally. My gnomes still make fun of you (they wear Jeff mullets when you're around) of course. It was a fun project and I second Roger's comment about you commenting and then commenting back as yourself. That's just weird... Nice job!

Jeff said...

roger - Yes, that pretty much is the definition of narcissistic.

ve - It's just a good thing I thought my comment to myself was funny, otherwise it would have been REALLY weird!

Prefers Her Fantasy Life said...

I was wondering why his post were so much funnier lately.

Jen - Queen of Poo said...

What a brilliant evil scheme! I like the way he thinks. Judging by your success, you must have brilliant devious tenancies too. You even commented and replied to yourself. Ha!

Elizabeth said...

You fooled me!

Jeff said...

prefers - I thank you, VE doesn't.

jen - I kinda like my dark side. Makes me feel like Dr. Jeckyll.

elizabeth - I even fooled myself. At one point I thought I was VE.

annof thejunkdrawerblogfamily said...

I think maybe you found a part-time gig. You could be a paid fill-in when your favorite bloggers take a vacation. They do it for talk shows!

Karen MEG said...

Great imposter post! Talking to yourself on a blog... now that is an awesome way to drive up your stats and traffic.. kudos, Jeff!

Oh, wait a minute, that was on VE's blog...

Ed said...

I implications of the whole thing are mind boggling. Talking to yourself as someone else--brilliant!

Ed said...

That should read--The implications...

Mrs. R said...

You guys did a really good job. Couldn't tell the difference at all...

Jacki said...

There you go...start charging money to ghost-post on other people's blogs. You can use your VE post to prove that you can write exactly like them and their readers won't know the difference.

I mean, if you can be just as ridiculous as VE, then you can do it all.

Maureen said...

Yeah, you'd think *I* would have recognized ya... but no.

You got me too... dammit.

You are never to be trusted again. Just like I shall never trust VE again. Not that I ever did trust him... but don't tell him that.

But you???? I trusted YOU. Until now. Well done.