Monday, September 08, 2008

Will the Real Me Please Stand Up?

Saturday evening, I gathered some friends together to share a post-Hanna batch of bourbon slush. We drank, we ate, we sang karaoke, we passed another beer to the man holding a baby.

At one point in the evening, my friend Mike noticed that my computer was on, and that Facebook was up. So he did what any sane person would do: pulled up a chair and pretended to be me for a while. A series of IMs flew to his brother in Kentucky.

The next day, I was up at the crack of noon to read the transcript. Some stuff he got right: “You stupid whore” as a term of endearment, for instance. Some stuff was wrong: even at my most altered state, I use excellent grammar and punctuation. At any rate, Mike’s target fell for the charade and we all had a good laugh.

So I’ve been wondering how easy it would be to impersonate me. And for that, I need a volunteer. I need someone to write a post, as me, which I will put up sometime in the next few weeks. And then I want the rest of you to identify the fake Shannon. It’s an experiment, lazy blogging, and shameless self-indulgence, all at once!

Remember, it’s not plagiarism when it’s science.

PS: Here’s how to make Bourbon Slush. (Though I bumped the bourbon to 3 cups…for an extra cup of fun!)

13 comments:

Lemmonex said...

Yoinks...and EXTRA cup of bourbon. You ain't messing around, lady.

No one can replace you--sorry, I cannot even try.

[F]oxymoron said...

I like the idea. So is this the fake Shannon?

Shannon said...

Lemmonex - the extra cup is an extra cup of fun! Really, three cups in a whole entire pan of slush isn't much.

Foxy - No, this is the real Shannon.

Spartacus said...

No, I am Shannon!

LivitLuvit said...

I agree with Lem- I can't even begin to touch your blinding wit and revered degree of snark. I look forward to trying to pinpoint it, however...

Shannon said...

Spartacus - awesome. You be me for a while, and I'll be you.

LivLuv - Aw.

zipcode said...

Did you use good Bourbon i.e Makers Mark

freckledk said...

Did you just quote The Replacements? I love you!

Michael said...

You could get drunk drinking bourbon. Thought you should know.

Shannon said...

Zip - You know it!

Frecks - Indeed, I did. I was hoping someone would catch it.

Michael - No WAY. Actually, I drank one slush, then switched to beer. Much like a crack dealer who doesn't do crack.

Shannon said...
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Dana said...

I should try the slush. Might as well get some use out of living 30 minutes from the Jack Daniels Distillery.

Sometimes I think I channel you into my writing. My VMA liveblog was definitely written in the spirit of Shannon (http://www.mediascribbler.com/liveblogging-the-mtv-video-music-awards/). So maybe I should try being you for a day and see if I have more fun.

Ibid said...

Mmmmmm. Jack Daniels Slurpee.