This is going to be very short. And it is my coming out to the few readers who don’t know my other more normal side.
I just had another epic lunch my mother cooked for me. And I decided to just check online to see how the day was starting back in the US early Monday morning. And then the news hit! BANG! A dude involved in the Trump campaign had pleaded guilty for lying to the FBI and was indicted. No big deal right? I mean, that should be expected with all this swamp draining going on all over Washington DC lol. But this was different. It just happened that the 30 year old dude’s name was the same as mine! Anyway, I rolled with it and tried to make the best of it and have some fun along the way, you know me. I went viral….
I was deluged with numerous media requests, emails, tweets and messages. I tried to keep up with them from my mother’s home dealing with sucky wifi. At this point, I have had more than two dozen articles written about me. I have gained almost as many followers I had as of Sunday, WOW! And the teasing has been non stop too.
I can not keep up with the blog while I am here, my mother has issues I need to attend to. It is actually time to get TBB back to what it originally was supposed to be, a little distraction about my dying hobby and certainly not the time suck it has been for five years. I have had LOTS of fun here TBBing and keeping you (and me too!) educated, entertained and inspired. The blog is not going to die. It will just take a back seat. I don’t know.
I am going to drop here my denial tweet which, as of the moment I am typing this in a small cafe in Larissa Greece with the best coffee and wifi, has now been liked 37,224 times. That just blows my mind. The Points Guy will never have a PR hit like this, I guarantee it lol.
And no, I have not pumped my TBB URL, my Amazon link or any plastic. But sometimes I sit back and think what if each like was accompanied by a CSP app #orgasmic.
Here is the link to my other Twitter page. If you are not following me there, feel free to do so. Check to see how many others with famous names who also went viral and reached out to me for support. The best ones were from Michael Bolton! The jokes are great, we might go on tour woohoo!
My fav tweet was: Buy Low Sell High = Never Lie to the FBI
Hopefully all this hysteria dies down because it is exhausting!
Be well everyone!
Of course it would not be a TBB post without the obligatory funny pic/gif.
Adios for now, time for another spinach pie! If I was back home in Ann Arbor I would be all over the kitkats lol.
Seriously, unreal! I feel bad for you having to have gone through all of that. Too bad you didn’t at least get a gofundme out of it!
You did miss an opportunity, though. Think about the kind of post and links you could have inserted if you had said “get miles so you can escape like I did for freeeee!” 🙂
Take care and have a great time with your mom.
Think if you did a gofundme for Singapore’s new suites class. Target liberal voters and states with Facebook ads. “I’ll tell you every secret trump didn’t want you to know as soon as I’m somewhere safe…” you could raise more money than Bernie!
Nick @ Personal Finance Digest says
Are all these new fans clicking on your Amazon link? I mean, what’s the point of having followers if you don’t monetize them?
The point? So you can be a big guy and get free PR trips and stuff! Wait, right? 🙂
Wow. What a day that must have been.
Been watching it on Twitter, man what a crazy ride! I didn’t even know you had a “regular” Twitter account.
Well the only “big news” yesterday according to the BA Copycat Club bloggers was “OMG Wow!! A New Head of Hyatt’s program!!” Who the hell cares.
Hope all is well with Mamma TBB.
I got to tell my ladyfriend when we both saw the article in the local paper (wire services for the win), “Hey! I know that guy! I just emailed him last week!”
I got props so thanks! Stay cool with the nutty media stuf and the rude twitterizers! Hope mom will be OK
You go viral FelonyPlanner and that’s the day you decide to basically shut down TBB? I always thought the mission was high-quality content curation and travel advice that others won’t post because they aren’t making money off it… you were the guy who let everyone comment and valued everyone’s input.
TPG would kill for an incident like this. If the Zodiac Killer ended up being a dude named Brian Kelly I can promise you he wouldn’t be shutting down TPG he would be pumping plastic off the newfound fame and skyrocketing to the top of Google searches.
Nothing is being shut down!
Not yet anyway 🙂
Just got interviewed by two Greek reporters. Word is out back in the village too. Guy at the car rental office “So, you are picking up the car to drive to Russia?”. Another cousin, same last name, had his screen on the CNN video telling me I am the first one from our village gone viral woohoo.
What a ride this has been.
Monetizing efforts to milk it: ZERO
But I already had someone in LA, in Atlanta, a guy in my local Starbucks and someone I talked to early this year reach out to me to do business. But mother comes first…No room for more for now. If I did not have TBB making mid three figures per month I could be making way more. But money is not high on my priority, it has never been around here.
Oh wait, you guys, that SPG Amex Business card offer is ending, last chance, hours left, tick tock blah blah blah 🙂
Now if I could only haul my fat ass to the gym one day…
Sadly, no book or movie deals either lol.
Sam (LMFAO) says
This is no laughing matter:
Jon Z says
I got a kick out of seeing your “fame” too. Once the other dude finishes his payments to society, he’ll be getting asked about redemption values for SkyMiles for years!
Also, be careful with your sex robot postings, that is one black swan that could definitely come back to visit in the future.
Best wishes for your mom and keep on TBB’ing!
Wow! You seem to be taking it well though.
Sure you can’t get a card link into your Twitter bio?!
TheFelonyPlanner! Love it! Even though Rene had over a million views of his video, he never got the exposure you are getting. Take care of your Mom.
You need to have thefelonyplanner.com redirect to your site.
btw my wife was approved for the Chase BA card through your link yesterday (or maybe it was the day before).
Firstly, best wishes for your Mom (and you and your family members dealing with everything).
Secondly, much respect for how you’ve handled this without trying to monetize.
Normally I’d congratulate you for being respected much more than the current US President. Sadly, however, it seems like that’s now true for most other human beings on the planet.
Also, starting your month off right with a CSP approval thru the site today!
Thanks everyone. Sorry no time to respond to each comment. The craziness appears to be dying down, thank God! But I am still having some fun with it. We are back to normal here with a new post. Almost back to normal…
Went for creme pie instead of spinach pie this morning. Diversify!
Ha, you were even mentioned in “Have I Got News for You” in the UK (https://youtu.be/IJazAgFjq68?t=13m23s) lol