Thursday, June 29, 2017

So, are you like famous?

Attorney: I was googling you recently to find an article you wrote and I found out there's someone else out there with your name who is kind of famous.

Eli: What do you mean?

Attorney: When I googled "Eli McCann" some stuff came up for an attorney also named Eli McCann and that person is apparently some kind of celebrity.

Eli: Oh. Well, I'm definitely not a celebrity, but I do have a small web presence outside of lawyering so I guess you have discovered that.

Attorney: So . . . you're saying the stuff I saw was actually about you?

Eli: Yeah. I hope you didn't go back too far. Or read too much. Some of it is probably embarrassing now that I think about it.

Attorney: You dated Britney Spears?


Eli: Yeah . . .wait. What?

Attorney: I'm talking about a TMZ article that came up with some blurry photo of Britney Spears with a mystery guy and then like hundreds of people in the comments told TMZ that the picture was of an attorney named Eli McCann.

Eli: Oh my gosh. No. I thought you had found my site or storytelling podcast.

Attorney: Ok. That's what I thought. Those comments were clearly not about you then.

Eli: Um . . . well . . . actually, they were about me.

Attorney: So you did date Britney Spears?

Eli: No. Just a whole bunch of people said I did.

Attorney: So you are really famous.

Eli: Definitely not.

Attorney: But hundreds of people wrote to TMZ to tell them that they were aware of a rumor that you were dating Britney Spears. You are obviously famous enough for that to happen.

Eli: No--it was because--this is hard to explain--the people who read my blog are . . . well . . . you know what. I am that famous. Good point.

So, I had kind of forgotten about this. And reading through the comments again just made me so happy.

I love Strangers.


~It Just Gets Stranger

25 comments:

  1. Did a Stranger ever get the TMZ t-shirt they offered up? Swag is v. important you know

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  2. In the words of my daughter: This makes my heart happy.

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  3. I just love that I had to scroll down so long before finding one comment that DIDN'T reference you! Has Trixy forgiven you yet?

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  4. This post is very, very good. Thank you for living in the world, EM.

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  5. Am I the only one that can't see the comments on TMZ?? This was before my time, I really want to read them!!

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    1. I can't read them either! Therefore, I request that Eli perform a a reading of them for a Strangerville Short, and maybe he could get Meg, Jolyn, Matt, Skylar, etc to read some of the comments as well.

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    2. Yeah, I can't either...

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    3. Yeah me neither man! I want to understand this potentially glorious host of comments. The struggle is real.

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    4. If only I could see the comments, my life would be made whole. I feel so empty inside...

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    5. It feels like someone just offered me ice cream, then dropped it down my foot.

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    6. Really, though, not being able to read those comments has simply RUINED my Thursday, which was going so well.

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    7. You should all go into an intense state of mourning for not being able to read these comments. I mean like sitting Shiva with the mirrors covered and everything. They are freaking awesome.

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    8. I couldn't read them on my phone but they pulled up on my laptop. Maybe try a different device.

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  6. You bring so much happiness to my life. Thank you for creating this crazy (is that offensive? Oh I don't care. This place IS crazy) world.

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  7. So the obvious question is why was he googling you?

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    1. Well, he said it was to find an article that Eli wrote but maybe that was just an excuse and he wanted to find out info about Dr. McCann...

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  8. I am pretty sure I left one of those comments. We do your bidding, good sir, all over the internets. As long as it doesn't involve ANYTHING THAT WE DONT KNOW ABOUT, (wink, wink, nudge, nudge, slow head nod to Tami) (I don't even know what that was supposed to mean, in that previous parenthesis, but it was fun to type out)

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  9. Some of the comments really are so classic. You could take screenshots for the people that aren't seeing them? For the people, Eli!

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  10. Now that we're talking about blasts from Stanger's past, does anyone else remember Eli and Daniel playing "Meow that Tune" when they were in Palau?? Because that is now a legit game on the radio that you can play to win stuff that radio shows give away, like concert tickets and souls.

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  11. Oh this was so much fun! I totally forgot about it! We should do it again sometime

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  12. You know what is really fun? Google "Eli McCann" and then just scroll through the images search. It's a fun walk through memory lane, and for some reason there is a model shot of Matt smizing, and Daniel (I think?) and then a glamour shot of Mr Duncan Doodle and the amazing tongue!

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  13. Oh my gosh, I remember when that happened! Good lesson in remembering that the internet never forgets!

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