Stayed up until around 5am this morning writing. As important as that is, it’s not at all imperative to this post. Fast forward four hours to 9am and the moment I crawl out of bed. I pick up my phone and scroll through my notifications like I do every morning. Although this particular morning, I might have been doing it from the bathroom.
I get to my blog comments and notice there is an unusually long one. I contemplate reading it later when I’m not so… indisposed…but the first sentence is a little odd. So I read the second sentence.
The third sentence.
The fourth, the fifth, the sixth and so on and so forth until tears are running down my cheeks and I resemble a psychopath, all alone and doubled over in fits of laughter.
I wasn’t sure how to take his comment, because in a way…the guy was making fun of me. Or us. Or maybe just himself. But his sense of humor is spot on and he coined a new term using my name. CoHo. And let’s not forget the “Hoovering.” That was probably my favorite line.
Anyway, so I share his comment on my blog and it quickly becomes the most viral post I’ve ever posted. Ever.
“Huh,” I say to myself. ”I must contact this feller.”
So upon conversing with Mr. J.R. Lewis, it turns out he has no other outlet for his odd sense of humor, which is why he’s leaving random comments on blog posts.
“J.R. Lewis,” I said. ”Go thee hitherto forth and createth thyself a facebooketh pageth! Thouest readers needeth moreth.” (I had swallowed a bug, apparently.)
So he did. And he asked a lot of questions like, “Should I use my real name? What about my real birthday? But what if I only think tacos are funny, and people get tired of taco jokes, because I just love tacos so, so much, ohmygod.”
I told him not to worry. If he became lame and annoying, the worst that could happen would be for people to delete him. He shrugged. (I think. This was all via technology, so I assumed).
He created his facebook page, despite the potential threat of possible deletion. It’s right here. Go friend him or subscribe. www.facebook.com/JRLewisbooks
Within minutes, his profile was flooded with people wanting more taco jokes. Now he’s garnered some sort of cult following, which I find slightly hilarious. I mean, the guy doesn’t write. He never even had a facebook. He thought I was talking naughty to him when I asked him about his Twitter. Now he’s getting requests to attend book signings? Really? Especially since the profile page he selected is JR Lewis “books”, yet, he has written no actual books. Maybe it’s a sign of something to come? Should we be so lucky?
Oh, and if you want to read that really long comment that sort of made a nobody become the winner of the internets today, you can find it here. He wrote it on this very page.