First and foremost, the story is completely fictional. Think about it for two seconds: the lady gets in everyone’s face on the airplane EXCEPT the guy who antagonizes her, to whom she writes a perfectly well-thought-out and easily-photographable note? Wouldn’t 7A be a window seat, and in that…
I completely love Elan Gale and think he is a mastermind genius and wonderful person and I can’t get enough of all of this. He is definitely my hero, and not even because he might have stood up to a rude lady on an airplane, but because I think in the end the joke is on us and we get to believe what we want to believe. He made everyone think about something we take for granted every day in our lives and he was funny about it too and I think that’s the most amazing thing ever. #notkissingass #seriously
Hmm, this coming from the guy who came in second place to Jesse Camp in an MTV contest (Google it). By the way, the break up on the Brooklyn rooftop was fake. Guess what? I have no evidence that it was fake, but I’m still able to make the claim. Was it plausible that a couple would break up right in front of a stranger on the roof? Or that a guy would be able to tweet the conversation word for word as it’s happening? How big was the building? Wouldn’t they know each other? I live in a building with over 240 units and I wouldn’t live tweet a breakup out of fear of having to face the couple afterwards. In either case, it’s really his and Elan’s word against someone who wasn’t there. Even though I thought the rooftop breakup might be fake, I also thought it was hilarious. I think that’s the bigger issue I have about Holmes’ post, besides his use of the expression “neither here nor there” (What a douchebag phrase if there ever was one). You can speculate on whether either live tweeting “experience” was the truth, but you can’t throw away a comment like “it isn’t particularly funny” without defending your case. Someone should be embarrassed, but it isn’t Dave’s Facebook friend. By the way, Facebook friend, Dave totally called you out for your benign statement. Not much of a friend. If I were you, I wouldn’t buy his book.