The other day, I proclaimed a Rob Wells Appreciation Day and we all enjoyed a trip down Memory Lane to relive some of Rob's greatest blogs ever. When I did that, I had no idea of the repercussions that would arise from my actions, and quite frankly, I've been a bit surprised. Over the course of the last few days, I've received numerous reports detailing Rob's reaction to the proclamation. I'll condense here for brevity, but apparently the whole thing went a bit to his head.
- One blog reader saw him out on the sidewalk, wearing a sign saying, "Down with Pioneer Day! Celebrate Rob Wells Day instead!"
- Another reader reports that he made copies of my blog and sent them by the caseload to his fellow bloggers over at Six LDS Writers and a Frog. He enclosed notes to each of them, his note to the Frog reading: "Take that, fly breath."
- He allegedly plans to run for governor in the next election (His slogan is, "If SuperDell can do it, why not Rob Wells? After all, Rob has his own day." Yeah, I thought that was a little long for a slogan, too).
- He has allegedly petitioned for Utah to change the state flag to one bearing his picture right in the center, surrounded by laurel leaves.
- Rumor has it he'll be appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight to plug his new book, "Robison Wells: the Man, the Blogger, the Floatbuilder - a Modern-day Noah." (Yeah, that title is a little long, too - apparently he needs to work on that).
- He's (allegedly) meeting with city planning officials in California to discuss changing the Hollywood sign to read "Robbywood." He argues that it's really a very simple fix and he can do it himself with some lumber and nails.
Honestly, dear readers, I had no idea he would take my little tribute so much to heart. All I meant to do was express my appreciation for his tremendous talent ... and it backfired on me. I shall be very careful with the content of all my blogs in future, lest I incite another riot on this scale.