First: Mark S. Manasse.
If you are new to this blog, you might not know about/understand the references to Mark S. Manasse, who became the butt of a long-running joke on my blog years ago.
Either a very, very good sport or way too important to acknowledge my online-pseudo-antagonising-BS, Mark S. Manasse hasn't contacted much over the years. In fact, we have only ever had one direct correspondence. A little known fact is that I indeed did directly email Mark S. one time many, many years ago (late 90s, I believe) to let him know we had similar names (I'm not a stalker at all)...and he politely emailed me back...basically saying "that's cool, creeper." Ha!
Mark S. is famous for a number of reasons, by the way. He was a part of a band that was the first to broadcast live on the internet, he is a Microsoft bigwig, and he happens to be very similarly-named and similarly-looking to me!
In 2009, I pretended to challenge him to a duel over Google search-term-dominance...luckily, he ignored my dumbass-antics. Like I said...he's smart. Smarter than I am, that's for sure.
My other infamous foil is, of course, the one, the only, Eva Longoria.
Before Liam Neeson. Before Miley Cyrus. Eva Longoria was the original target of my fake-online war.
In this blog from 2008, I tried to explain why I pretended to feel the way I was pretending to feel. Little did I know I was not alone! I got message after message after message from people from around the world who felt the same way I was pretending to feel...except it seemed like they meant it! Ha!
So, coming in at a tie for number 8, my favorite blogs about Mark S. Manasse and Eva Longoria.
Click Here --> My Google Duel With Mark S. Manasse