It all started just one week ago as an amusing blog idea between two friends perched in their comfortable lives on opposite coasts of the United States to mostly amuse one another in fits of boredom. We used a friend as the mean standard by which all the souls of this Earth would be judged, an honor in itself. When this initial post was proudly displayed on our respective gmail and facebook statuses we assumed, and rightfully so, that everyone would understand that the blog did indeed rise from the doldrums of our minds’ eyes.
HOWEVER, one man, one legendary fucking man, took a less conventional route - a route which he should have known better than to take - and for some reason, in his infinite wisdom, assumed that this blog was, in fact, a random act perpetrated by strangers; assumed that it could have been created by someone other than a handful of close friends; assumed it could have been created by a specter of the world wide web, a ghost dipping and dodging through the alleyways and shadows of the interwebs.
After a series of intimate gchat conversations and even a conference call over the weekend, it dawned on us what a rare - truly once in a lifetime - opportunity had been set at our feet.
wtfthey mustve gotten into one of our facebooks
Andrew: i dont understand how htis site works
is it a virus?
andrewep22: let me go through my thinking with you
Lenny Pruss: let’s hear it
andrewep22: on the one hand..i think this is either you, groth, or jaffe.. if it isnt any of you fools, then im just hella curious
andrewep22: dude i dont think this is one of our friends
Lenny Pruss: dude, it has to be
if its not its just too bizarre
andrewep22: all i know is 80k people think im a wuss
and 80k people think wags is worse than hitler
And just like that, one humorous blog post turned into a delicious unintentional prank - a prank who’s lure was too powerful to overcome and thus we had no choice but to submit to temptation.
From Friday to Friday, with the dawning of each new day, a meticulous game plan arose, and our diabolical “genius” (your words not ours) combined with your stunning naivety churned out some brilliant wrinkles: the fake hits counter (holy cow, we’re almost at 100K site visits!), the use of moles (tush karp, amanda ehrman) and our own denial of knowledge or involvement. All of this led to you suceeding in taking down our original post but only throwing flames on the fire of this ruse which led to the point of a near mental breakdown.
We apologize for the stress this may have caused you Mr. 2dudes, old friend, but in fact we could not have helped ourselves.
So with that, Mr. 2 dudes, Andy, brother, we want to congratulate you on being named the #1 person and friend in the world this week, an honor we give to you for providing us, your friends, with joy and laughter we thought only existed in some nebulous fantasy world.