My Little QuackJanuary 2, 2008
I suppose I should take this as a compliment? I’m not sure. Imitation as flattery? In any case, it appears that I’ve inspired some netizen out there to go around masquerading* as, well…me.
Whoever it is, this person is dumb enough to consistently misspell my nic (using “Chenzen”), but bright enough (or provocative enough) to link back to my blog when they post. I’m not sure if this is the work of one person, but I got a hint from the first appearance that it might be someone who recognized me from my days at LGF.
So, whoever you are, if you’re reading this, congrats. I’ve noticed you. To everyone else, I realize that on the internet it would be hard to know for sure whether a post is made by the man or the impostor (assuming they got around to spelling the nic correctly), but not impossible. Only I have the Blogger, WordPress.com, gravatar, coComment, technorati, TypeKey, Disqus, NewsBusters.org, Daily Kos, Digg, Wonkette, etc. accounts under the legitimate handle “ChenZhen”, along with the official seal:
Accept no substitutes.
P.S. I was a little torn as to what to put in the title, but “quack” just stuck me as the most fitting from the selection.
*Update: It looks like “Chenzen”‘s comments have been deleted over at the Ron Paul blog.
Update: Another sighting. This time on Breitbart.com (and they spelled the nic correctly this time).
|Chenzhen January 4th, 2008 – 12:45 am|
The next thread will really disappoint this loser.
Update: Interesting to see that I’m not the exclusive victim of this tactic. I guess it means that I’ve hit the big time!