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When Filling Out a Personal Ad Don’t Copy Someone Else’s

By: Bobby Finstock on 03/1/10 @ 8:06 am

I’ve been blogging for a pretty long time and I have had my crap ripped off more times than you can imagine. For the most part I really don’t care, I’ve lost my shit once or twice over it but 90% of the time I take care of it privately. (Mostly I let it slide, who really cares about dick and fart jokes?)

On Monday night a girl who I used to date in Buffalo told me that she came across a personal ad on Craigslist that was a rip off of my about me section or more specifically the one I modeled for my “dating experiment”.

I thought she saw something that was probably similar to that profile, when I finally had time to check I saw that he pretty much lifted the entire thing filling out some information about himself. He posted it on both the Rochester, NY Craigslist and on the Buffalo, Ny one as well. Since the ads will eventually time out here is a copy, I highlighted the things he copied from me and tossed in some comments.)

I would like to think that I am not a very complicated person but after reflecting on what to write here I have discovered that I am a train wreck. Damn these profiles! Instead of sitting here and writing a really long and boring story about my life I decided to just give you a bunch of random facts about me:

Since I have been brave enough to share my picture with you be sure to include one of yourself in your reply !

-My name is Mike, but for some reason my whole family calls me Mikey which drives my absolutely crazy

-I am 28 years old, but when the alarm clock goes off in the morning I feel like I’m 50 !! (not a morning person)

-My dad always used to tell me most people always spend as much as they make…man was he right.

-I can’t snap or whistle but I can blow a mean double bubble.

-I can roll my tongue but can’t cross my eyes but I wish it were the other way around.

-My sister and I were born on the same day three years apart, which I still think is the worst birthday present I ever received. (Really? He couldn’t even take this out, you would think someone would call him on this. How does he cover this?)

-I have scored a basket in basketball, a goal in both hockey and soccer but have never hit a home run in baseball during a game (bar league softball does not count)

-I started out going to college at the second largest concrete structure in the world (the pentagon is first and SUNY Albany is second, if that doesn’t turn you on well you are out of luck) (He did go to SUNY Albany class of 2007, I found it on his MySpace profile… oh we will get into his personal information a bit later.)

-Reading the Snapple fact of the day from the cap of a bottle of Snapple makes me happy.

-I believe the little things in life are the most important.

-The number one thing that attracts me to a girl is her smile

-I can nail just about any movie quote. Proving once and for all that I know everything about nothing.

-One time I tried out for Jeopardy and doing so actually proved that I don’t know everything about nothing so ignore that last statement. (Obviously he isn’t smart enough to try out for Jeopardy, he couldn’t even lift a profile right.)

-I work out at the gym 3 times a week, but then come home and usually consume more calories than I burned

-I think I am solid poker player or at least I like to think I am

-There is nothing better when your girlfriend leaves your apartment but it still smells like her

-I have received many gifts from friends & loved ones throughout my lifetime, but to this day my favorite is still a homemade birthday card a secret admirerl gave me in ninth grade.

-One time I fell down a flight of stairs in the middle of a lecture center while coming in late to a class in college. (It feels like the Seinfeld Episode where Kramer sold all his stories to J Peterman.)

-I played in a band for several years during college and can sing & play guitar fairly well…at least that’s what my mom tells me

-I watched 27 dresses last week and actually liked it…however you will never catch me admitting that in person

-My two favorite possessions are my plasma TV and my MR T. bobblehead

-I love to travel. I have been to Punt Cana, Domincan Republic…even Japan, but my favorite destination is the Subway Sandwich Shop on the corner of my street (Obviously if you look at his pictures you can determine he isn’t on the same diet as Jared)

-I can usually tell in the first 60 seconds if I have chemistry with someone, which is most likely why I am still single (Oh I can think of plenty more reasons why you are single and if I have anything to do with it we are going to keep it that way.)

-Fox News is evil. American Idol is rigged….and The Hills should be cancelled

If you’ve made it this far, then you might as well take another small step and drop me an email or instant message and we can see where things go.
A few photographs of yourself along with a some fun facts in your reply would be much appreciated.


Mike also included some pictures of himself in the military (which he isn’t in) of course when I found his MySpace profile all the pictures were different.

Fake Mike

Mike ripped off not only an entire profile but pictures as well. That is kind of sad. Here is what Mike really looks like.

Fat real mike.

So Mike is obviously a pretty big fake ass douche that is using my content in an attempt to get laid. (And I can tell you from personal experience my content does not get anyone laid.) I e-mailed Mike and told him it wasn’t cool that he ganked my shit and asked him to take it down… He ignored me.

Now that the fair warning is over it is time to fuck with him.

Tomorrow: I get my revenge

About the author

Bobby Finstock

Finstock is founder of Pointlessbanter.net. He is known for his encyclopedia like knowledge on the life and times of Scott Baio. In the future he hopes to write again under his own name in order to impress the ladies and build his celebrity to the levels of other failed internet writers.

19 Responses to “When Filling Out a Personal Ad Don’t Copy Someone Else’s”

  1. Byron says:

    You do realize you are Mike. He is your persona that comes out when you take ambein.

  2. Sarahh says:

    In my attempt to come up with something witty pre-java the comment above me just takes the cake.

    And is kinda eery.

    HALO, My name is Bobby Finstock, You stole my dating profile, prepare to die.

  3. Raeann says:

    Take pleasure in the fact that his badly ripped off profile will not get him laid.

  4. Meghan says:

    The part about the sister threw me too…I guess if you can invent the possibility of getting laid this decade why stop there?

    If you have found this retard I suggest you check the trunk of his car for duct-taped co-eds and an empty case of Little Debbie snack cakes. The fake beard and glasses will be in the glove compartment.

  5. PJ says:

    They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, did his profile include a “Freaking” too? And as a side note, the way the pictures are setup it looks like Fake Mike is shooting Fat Real Mike.

  6. Patty Punker says:

    i’m sorry but this is pretty funny. and funny gets you laid. at least this guy has that part of the equation figured out (he did choose good material). but being a fucktard … that’s one step forward, two steps backward.

    can’t wait for tomorrow!

  7. Uncle Finstock says:

    I have a strange feeling that “rip-off Mikey” may in some way be a by-product of your grandfather, so doesn’t that entitle him to the family DNA ? Plus, I’m going to rip him off now because like the commercial used to say, “I wanna be like Mike.” Revenge, you gotta love it.

  8. LOTNorm says:

    Maybe he’s that dude from Quantum Leap.

  9. Bella-Trix says:

    Looking at this bloke no wonder he pretends to be someone else.
    I mean lets be honest, you probably would get a small dog and sleep with Paris Hilton before he ever gets laid.

    I have had people rip off parts of my profile, use my picture/s – and blogs. Its sad when people can’t come up with their own shit.

    BTW you blog drives once more the reason home, of why I taught my 15 year old daughter how to figure out if a person is real or not, including age, location, information, pictures etc.


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