On Oct. 9, North Korea detonated a nuclear device. The same day, Aleksey Vayner blew up. Coincidence? Impossible is nothing.
Just for the record, we think this story has crested. Don’t get us wrong, our New Haven bureau will remain on 24-hour alert in case Alex gets kicked out of school — as the president of Charity Navigator is demanding — and we will forevermore bask in the glow of having helped to create a staggering cultural force. For example:
In other Vaynergate news:
- Aleksey goes international, landing on the pages of a London tabloid and our amusingly ad hominem comments section…
- … and American TV gets. even. stupider. MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch lauds Aleksey in a four-minute segment, calling him a “brilliant creative executer” and declaring “I’d hire him sight unseen.” To Donny, and whatever moron interviewed him: We have so much disdain for you. Can we make that font any more italic?
- Chuck Norris-inspired fan sites are sprouting everywhere, notably here (“When Sir Edmund Hillary got to the top of Everest, it said ‘Aleksey was here’ in yellow snow”) …
- … and people continue to make fake web pages in Aleksey’s name. Um, you counterfeiters get the irony here, don’t you?