Of Doppelgangers and Practical Jokes

downloadWell that was fun. It seems our friend Newenglandsun hijacked Jess’ avatar to play a few practical jokes, pretending to be Jess.

He did a good job too,  got her voice almost pitch perfect. Of course, I was an easy mark, we always are when we want to believe. Eventually, of course I caught on mostly because of a comment that went to moderation, and that told  me his ISP.

There are ethical issues involved, not so much with the joke, but our avatars become, over time nearly a trademark, or a brand, and should likely be copyrighted (and maybe are, it’s bas been while since I read the TOS.

Still congratulations to him, he got me, and got me good. I would have to admit that I hope he enjoys his joke but doesn’t repeat it. once is funny, and I like to laugh at myself, more is not.

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12 Responses to Of Doppelgangers and Practical Jokes

  1. After today, I’ll be back to a dragon.

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    • NEO says:

      That’s wise, It was well done 🙂

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    • A “dragon”? That’s a Satanic metaphor! Ugh! 😉

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      • A lion is also Satanic. And your Jesus is also called a morning star in one of Peter’s epistles. Can’t remember off the top of my head.

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  2. the unit says:

    No shame falling for a joke, particularly one on the internet.
    I fell for one live once in a marriage.
    Resulted in a divorce. Shortly thereafter Randy Vanwarmer’s song ‘You Left Me Just When I Needed You Most’ came out.
    Ex and I had some occasion to talk by telephone (forget why as no children between us).
    I asked “Did you ever love me?”
    She said “I never loved you, I respected you.” Well at least I wasn’t Rodney Dangerfield and never got no respect. 🙂
    P.S. Old song, old story. Been better since.

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    • NEO says:

      Yep, i think we’ve all been there. 🙂

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  3. I’m not really certain if the Avatar used on WordPress is copy-righted or not. Most of my own Avatars I’ve copied off of google-images. I doubt I actually own those Avatars.

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  4. Reblogged this on Sedevacantist Papal Anglican and commented:

    I got NEO good! His words, not mine.

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  5. the unit says:

    All this over my head and I know it. My avatar will remain mom’s favorite flower, not Ellen or Henry David, nor other. If I had to pick a likeness, doppelganger, it would be maybe Gomer Pyle, and even then my baseball cap would be turned backwards when I use my chainsaw to trim limbs. 🙂
    And also, too many big words on this for me. Have doctor’s appointment Thursday. Have to tell him, my PCP, what meds the specialist put me on. I may get Carvedilol mixed up and say Sedevacadilol. I better write it down.

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    • NEO says:

      I’m with you on this one, Unit. over my head too but, i guess they’re having fun 🙂

      Good luck with the cox 🙂

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  6. No more identity theft for me.

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  7. NEO says:

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