Monday, August 24, 2009

Imposter Post

One of the posts put up on this blog is an imposter. Rack your brains loyal followers. The question I had in my head was - would you know? Would you be able to tell the difference if someone else was writing? We've sometimes said in "group" that we'd know each other's writing anywhere. Apparently We were wrong.

It slipped in here under the radar, a post lent to me with the blessing of the author, who wrote it over a year ago. Comb back through the archive and see if you can spot it.
All I'll say is it happened sometime in August. It didn't even raise an eyebrow.
I am telling you now, (for those of you who might worry about such things) I will not play such a trick again, it was a once off experiment, and I was being a bit lazy that day, ie didn't want to write my own post.

19 comments:

Domestic Oub said...

Was it the desk one?

Totalfeckineejit said...

Was it that one in the false beard and dark glasses/

Drama Queen said...

Maybe the Economist?

Niamh B said...

Oub you're too quick
TFE - nope, I think you're seeing things again - get thee back to a physician.
DQ - No that was all my own work, (and my own real hair) but I was a bit tired doing it, so you're probably partly right.

Next question.... Who was the dastardly masked blogger who wrote the Desk as Wall post? One of my highest viewed posts ever by the way...

Dublin Dave said...

Would it be TFE?

Uiscebot said...

Twas Dublin Dave..

Jessica said...

My money's on DQ.

Although I feel at a grave disadvantage not having met any of you personally.

Out of the group.

Disadvantaged and alone, that's not a good combo. Think I need some ice cream. Too bad it's too hot here in Thailand for ice cream to stay solid in my freezer.

Though perhaps Ms Oubliette is pulling the wool over our eyes by being so quick to hazard a guess?

Jessica said...

Okay, this is my final answer. I really regret hitting the Publish Your Comment button so hastily.

Clearly, the writer is Dublin Dave.

And I'll stand by that.

Drama Queen said...

Wish it had been me Jessica. I fear I would just have been resigned to my fate, and stand there forever. Or even more patronisingly, found a reason to be sorry for the people who provide bad service! Maybe I am a TFE!

But of course has to be dastardly Dave with his all seeing eyes. How did I not read that when I looked back at the blogs?

Totalfeckineejit said...

Seamus Heaney?

Domestic Oub said...

If it was DublinDave then I'm really cross. Thought I got the exclusive there. Sigh. Always upstaged by VariousCushions...

Niamh B said...

TFE - I don't know how you did it, but you have correctly identified my mystery blogger, an impatient man when he gets to the library, myself and famous Seamus have been colluding for months on how we would pull off this amazing scam. The rest of ye are way off!

Totalfeckineejit said...

I knew it!!He was dropping all kinds of veiled hints down at The Horse shite bar in The (newly refurbished) Shelbourne.He's such an old Fox isn't he? How did you get on with him? Do I get a prize? I was hoping for an uncooked ostrich (with giblets), or an iron lung, but anything would be nice.

Matt Bolton said...

was it me?

Niamh B said...

No budget for prizes unfortunately.
No Matt, at least, I don't think so... I'm so confused.

Uiscebot said...

Thats a poor attempt at a bum steer Various!

Anonymous said...

What are you trying to insinuate Uisce bot?
Various would never mislead her readers, eh ... apart when she's feeling lazy that is...

SH

Niamh B said...

You tell em Seamie

Dublin Dave said...

I still think it's the best post ever!!!