Thursday, April 1, 2010

April 1, 2010


The results of our informal, unofficial poll on our last blog post was overwhelmingly #7, which was to just keep writing our blog as Calvin and Jake. This was a pretty big relief. Mostly because we ARE Calvin and Jake and it would have really sucked to create a new blog next week called "Unmarried Mormons Who Are Confessing Stuff From Their Pad" and named ourselves Carl and Jeremy. (We actually DID think about that, by the way.) Thankfully, we don't have to do that now. We can just keep doing what we've been doing. Which is writing our blog in real time... without any sort of significant delay.

The option that came in 2nd place was #4 which asked us to answer some questions as honestly as possible. So we're gonna try to address some of your concerns. We've compiled all 232 comments and decided to answer the five most frequently asked and/or easiest ones to answer:

Question #1: Do you know Cameron Daley and John Maxim?

Answer: We've known of them for quite some time. We know them better now thanks to this email conversation that we're summing up for your viewing pleasure.

John Maxim: Hello, MBP. Cameron and I have received several friend invitations on Facebook over the last couple of days. When we ask how we know them, they all seem to point to your blog. Can you explain this to me, please?

MormonBachelorPad: Hi John. Some people seem to think we (Calvin and Jake) and you (John and Cameron) are one and the same. We disagree, for obvious reasons, but we weren't shy about reposting the information since we thought you might appreciate the additional traffic to your hilarious movie reviews and comic strips.

John Maxim: Cameron pointed out the additional traffic on his personal blog and we both got a little nervous until we figured out what was going on. When are you planning on coming clean?

MormonBachelorPad: Well, we weren't ever planning on formally denying it. In fact, even though you're really old guys, we don't mind being compared to you at all.

John Maxim: I've spent a little time today reading your blog. I can't help but notice some strong similarities between my relationship with Cameron and your relationship with each other in your blog. Some of the similarities are so strong, it doesn't seem like a coincidence.

MormonBachelorPad: Well, John, that's really easy to explain- [censored]

Q 2: Did you write the original blog post on mbprevealed.blogspot.com that exposed your "real" identities and then changed it to a comical pretzel story?

Answer: Yes we did. And we haven't decided what to do with that blog yet. We're pretty sure we're gonna keep it around and use it to confuse and confound everyone who happens to visit. So, be prepared.

Q 3: Do you write exposembp.blogspot.com... the blog dedicated to figuring out who you are?

Answer: For the answer to that really good question, click here.

Q 4: Do you run and/or operate any other blogs we should know about?

Answer: Yes. We are the authors of several blogs that we created and run for the sole purpose of throwing as many people off our trail as humanly possible. The blogs we write include, but are not limited to:

-The Boob Nazi blog
- Seriously So Blessed
- www.32yearolddivorcedandmarriedguyslives.blogspot.com (in the works).
-www.exposeMBPrevealer.com (essentially devoted to exposing us, in an extremely roundabout way)
-www.revealMBPexposer.com (trying to figure out who writes www.exposeMBPrevealer.com)

Q 5: Why did you delete your Twitter account, Facebook, and disable blog comments for a few hours?

Answer: Our original plan was to be as confusing as possible. Unfortunately, in the process of "deactivating" and "disabling" we inadvertently deleted our Twitter account. With Facebook, you can deactivate and reactivate with ease. In Blogger, "hiding" and "showing" comments is as easy as clicking a button. Unfortunately, when a person deletes a Twitter account... it's actually gone. Forever. And ever.

If you're interested and not technologically retarded, feel free to click this link and be cool like us.

Always and forever,

C and J

ps In case you didn't know, today is a holiday. We hope you have as much fun with it as we did.

87 comments:

Dara said...

wait a minute. i am SERIOUSLY so confused...

WilWheaton said...

I called it, and congrats, after all the hate and bashing since you posted the "Exposed" link you've gained 3 followers, which is really the only part of this I don't completely understand...

DCFresh said...

I hate April Fool's Day. Now I am just more confused.

Mission accomplished gentlemen, I'm giving you a virtual high five.

The Lady Girl said...

I am confused and will probably stay that way. A part of me thinks you're trying really hard to cover all of this up plus Cameron and John's blogs are private, so how could there be increased traffic? Can I still set you up with Savanna, Calvin?

WILL SOME ONE PLEASE start up a new Expose MBP blog that isn't ran by MBP? It was fun. Like a game of Hide and Seek.

Mary Cee said...

you have definitely succeeded in thoroughly confusing us all.

megan said...

Like everyone else has said, I'm more confused than ever. I read Cameron's blog after he made it public again and so much of it was SO similar... Are you being completely honest now?

Nicole said...

awesome

Waiting in the Wilderness said...

I can't believe people will actually fall for this. What is there to be confused about? This post is total nonsense. This little game of trying to cover it up so transparently is very boring.


They have been caught. They did not pull a prank "pretending" to get caught. grow a brain.

Autumn said...

I find it funny that WilWheaton actually knows how many followers you had to begin with before all of this happened. I find that quite... obsessive. You've thoroughly confused me, although I must admit that I might not be as confused as I'd like to think I am. Whatever. Wishy-Washy me says that I think I might be addicted to this blog just a little bit, and no matter how much you guys piss me off... I'll always still secretly love you little redhead, disgusting, sad excuse for men. :)

Brooke said...

Ya that was weird, I'm still confused but I did have a lot of fun stalking John and Cameron's personal blogs. They are just as, if not more, entertaining than you two.

Autumn said...

*redhead hating

Jill said...

So did the whole strip show thing really not work out? I'm pretty sure it got a lot of votes...

your pants are on fire, and I don't care! said...

I am just going to pretend that you are not lying (even though you did not choose option #2- to tell the truth) because, I like this blog too much to see it go away.

Nikki said...

I am seriously gonna bare my testimony about this whole shizzle the Sunday after Conference. I know this blog is true with every fiber of my being. I want to publicly tell MBP how grateful I am to have them in my life. :)N

All of the above said...

So you guys are obsessed with being famous, huh? That pretty much explains why you are doing this whole blog thing.

After checking out your personal blogs I have to admit you are more decent than your "characters" are.

John: I'm sorry you have had so many hardships and trials in your life. I hope you find a wonderful woman and you can create a family together. Hang on to the advice about choosing the cute girl with substance.

Cameron: Your kids and wife are adorable. You should always appreciate them. I do think it is a little insensitive of you to post about how "hot" other women are as well as to blog-stalk and flirt with young girls. She may not come out and say she is bothered by it but nobody really likes that. She is a sweetheart and you need to thank your lucky stars every day and not do anything to screw it up!

And for my part, I realize you guys are happy with the Mormon church, flaws and all, and I will stop sending out anti-church love notes. You're welcome. Carry on.

Nikki said...

And yes....I will be wiping away tears.

not confused said...

why are people still so confused?

carry on and just pretend like nothing happened.

nikki - I wish I could be at that testimony meeting. I think I would cry a little.

darlene said...

yes i agree. let's carry on and pretend like nothing happened.

(the next post, probably about claire... is going to be awkward...)

Anonymous said...

I think its cute when authors set up 'interviews' with their characters. Its fun to play with the fourth wall sometimes.

Laura said...

I'm so glad you're going to carry on. Please say that wasn't part of the joke? I'd miss this blog so much if it went away.

Laura said...

I'm so glad you're going to carry on. Please say that wasn't part of the joke? I'd miss this blog so much if it went away.

Anonymous said...

Why are you guys so obsessed with The Boob Nazi? Really? I read her blog, and she's mentioned you twice.

The Boob Nazi said...

Seriously?

Jade said...

Finally all is right in the world again! I was starting to have withdrawals from there not being another post, and actually having to do my homework since there wasn't any new posts to read. Nice job boys, you got us all. Happy April Fools!

Rissy said...

congratulations. I am officially so confused that I am finished reading.

Karen said...

April 1st is my favorite.

Julie said...

I know this may be an indicator that I need to get a hobby but I actually sighed in relief to find out that you are going to continue to write. My husband is worried and is trying to get me into a 12 step program.

Thank you!!!

Kristin Lee said...

I'm not confused anymore.

Michelle said...

This entire blog has gotten awkward.

Elizabeth Downie said...

I don't know what to believe but I'm going to picture John and Cameron from now on when I read this blog. I'm one of the few people who liked the idea of you guys being over 30. lol (Although I did not like the idea that one if you is married.)

brooke said...

smile and wave boys, s m i l e and wave...

and now...as you were...

Jody Mac said...

Bahaha, well played gentlemen. Well played.

Anonymous said...

D.O.N.E

Crystal said...

I'm still really confused. And truthfully, I'm not buying it. But I was in a relationship with a lying bastard for several months and I just pretended everything was fine so...I'll do that here too. Because I love you guys. Sad, that my life keeps repeating this way.

Brittney said...

I don't see how anyone can be confused? Read 5 post from John and Camerons personal blogs and you will be confused no longer.

I'll tell you what else will happen too. You will want to keep reading about Jake and Calvins posts to find out how tgey became John and Cameron!

Jake/John and Calvin/Cameron, given the circumstances, I think you've done tge right thing.

Anonymous said...

Okay, so what you are saying is that the three nephites actually write this blog?

Heather Guymon said...

Did Crystal really just compare you guys to her cheating boyfriend?

What the hell is there to be confused about??? People are weird.

Shell said...

Right. I assume the "it's easy to explain the similarities [CENSORED]" was simply because you guys are the same people. Problem is, it seems like too big a coincidence. A J-and-C-best-friends-partnership ... where there are similarities such as discussing what would happen if the other person died... I'm sorry but I don't think that tons of people - especially guy partnerships - go around speculating about the disastrous results of the untimely death of one or the other in the partnership. Much less another J-and-C-best-friends-partnership.

Not buying it. said...

John and Cameron just happen to use phrases like L.O.S. and O.S. or 'horizontal makeouts' and argue about whether or not Kristen Stewart is cute and have identical writing styles as 'Jake and Calvin' with identically formatted blogs. Cameron just happened to meet his wife while living in a house that he and his roommates bought to avoid having to pay rent ever again during a movie night.

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain, fangirls. It was all just the most elaborate April Fool's Day joke ever. Also, they took the word 'gullible' out of the dictionary. Go look it up if you don't believe. Sounds like some of you are in serious denial.

Haley said...

What. The. Crap. Now I have no idea what's going on.

c a n d a c e said...

My heart is happy that the blog will continue.... john or jake, calvin or cameron - meh Love ya'll anyways. :)

One less fan said...

Disappointing. In all honesty guys, that is the weakest story you've written. It makes me think you guys are not as bright as you appeared. I read this blog because it was funny, but that is just weak.

It would be one thing to admit you're Daley and Henderson and end the blog in a funny way. But to pretend you can fake your way out of what was clearly an unintended exposure is pretty pathetic.

If you'd just ended the blog I would have walked away thinking you guys were funny and had kept up a pretty big joke for quite awhile. Now I'll walk away thinking you're just a couple of fame harlots who couldn't see when it was time to give up and try something new. I appreciate the desire to be famous, but this just seems like a sad attempt to hang onto a little bit of fame when your 15 minutes are clearly over. Kind of like Clay Aiken, except, he's gay. Wait...

Crystal said...

@Heather Guymon: Perhaps it was too literal of a comparison. My point was I'm used to pretending I'm not being lied to. Geez.

M and C said...

so confused. done reading.

Anonymous said...

This is ridiculous. Unfollow.

The Lady Girl said...

Heather Guymon = rude.

Sarah not so gullible. said...

*Clap*.....*Clap*.....*clap*...*clap*...*clap*...*clap*..*clap*..*clap*..*clap*.*clap*.*clap*clap**clap**clap**clap**clap**clap**clap*

(for those of you who would like, feel free to join in on the "Slow..Fast" Clap)


Also, heres a real joke-
How do you keep random gullible girls, who have nothing better to do with their lives, entertained? (To find out what the answer is, just keep reading MBP)

WilWheaton said...

The number of people still thinking they are John and Cameron still scrambling to cover things up astounds me...

You do realize that the MBP revealed blog, the only blog that outed them, the only blog that presented evidence that "Jake and Calvin" were "John and Cameron", was written by "Jake and Calvin" themselves, backed up by the face that after a day "Mormon Bachelor Pad Revealed" became "Mildred Benson's Pretzels Revealed"

And of course I knew how many followers this blog has, I'm a boy genius! Also I made a note of observing how many people left the blog over this shenanigan, but instead they came out with more followers than they had originally.

Chelsea said...

Man, I use to LOVE this blog, but it just keeps going downhill. I wish you guys would've just kept writing without this whole John and Cameron thing. I'm no longer interested in reading MBP at all. Darn.

Anonymous said...

Chelsea is right. "Jake and Calvin" were a funny idea. John and Cameron writing as Jake and Calvin is just uninteresting. Every time someone reads a post on this blog they'll be thinking, "Wow, it would be really funny if that had actually happened...but it didn't. What actually happened is a 35 year old divorced guy sitting in his underwear in front of his computer just made it up."

Oh well, good luck I guess.

Anonymous said...

That would've been funny if it wasn't so confusing. You guys try too hard.

Rachel said...

The only part I take issue with is calling people old. Like Old What's-Her-Name, the 29-year-old.
Spoken like a true, nearly-29-year-old, I know.

Alison said...

What is this??
http://nanti-sarrmm.blogspot.com/2010/03/confession.html

Craig Barlow B. said...

I just so happen to know both John and Cameron, and people who are still thinking it's them probably just don't know them. Most of the things made to tie them to Jake and Calvin are embellished to make them seem more similar. Although, this has been a genius promotional stunt. The last post had 237 comments. That's huge. Genius.

Meanwhile, I would like to submit another suspect on the list for the authors of MBP, me, Craig. It was me all along, I confess. If anyone wants to make out with me now, just let me know.

Mike said...

People are so dumb.

J and C, thank you for admitting the truth in a funny way that allows you to keep writing without ruining your blog.

The confusion may have been too much, but I think you dealt with it well considering.

Us intelligent ones get it.

Anonymous said...

i can't believe people give a shit about any of this. i can't believe i have wasted my time reading any of this. i am now dumber and want to kill myself. thank you. you are probably the most annoying human beings on the planet. actually, i think the boob nazi is the #1 most annoying. which makes you the #2 and #3 most annoying (take your pick as to who is #2 and who i s #3).

Megan said...

I really hate the person who outed you.

What an amazing idea:

A novel where we get to interact with the characters.

Ruined.

Not that I ever thought it was 100% real, there was always enough doubt that I was unsure.

I will continue to read and see how this goes, but I just don't know how it will work.

I'm sure you've considered this and I'm sorry you were forced in to a corner.

Drake said...

Ok, the 'gross, he's a divorced guy' comments are a little shallow. From how John/Jake describes it on his blog, it sounds like it was a pretty sad story and out of his control.

I'd be more concerned with the married guy getting his flirt on than the "35 year old divorced guy sitting in his underwear".

Elizabeth Downie said...
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Anonymous said...

Mike,

"Us intelligent ones..."???

Wow, the irony.

christina said...

lol that was good. u really did get confusing when u changed ur info on fb and twitter then back again. wow. nice job

Sam, The Nanti-SARRMM said...

Alison, it was only a dream. Or was it?

Anonymous said...

In addition to what Not Buying It pointed out, the facebook page "YOU can marry John if you're an 8+, have kids, and are a divorced widow" should end the debate. There Cameron talks about how John likes skinny girls, "has a history of dating girls with darker skin" and has a good friend named Andrea - all very, very Jake-ish things.

It's over girls.

Kellie said...

Haha.. you guys are so full of it! I don't believe a thing you say anymore. There's no way those things are just coincidences. No way.

Anonymous said...

Wow, how can anyone be confused. Look at the dates that everything happened.

Everything was meant to confuse you. Its a joke! April Fools. There is no more confusion.

Girls = Gullible

Kialei said...

You guys (Jake&Calvin/John&Cameron) make me smile.

I'm also amazed at how caught up people become in who is writing this... The entertainment this blog provides doesn't come from knowing the authors, from whether or not the stories are real, or from whether they happened yesterday or 10 years ago... you read a story, you like or dislike said story, you move on. If they keep writing, you still read the same entertaining story.

So what's the problem?

And I admit, there are too many reasons to believe that John and Cameron write MBP to believe this post.

But who cares?
The arbitrary, cyber "Jake and Calvin" are still Jake and Calvin, no matter who is behind the curtain.

Maggles said...

All of this chicanery reminds me of Lost. Minus the smoke monster.

Honestly, I don't care who or how old they are, because whoever they are, they're very engaging and oh so clever. It's entertainment, people. Keep it in perspective.

Write on, MBP, write on!

Anonymous said...

the fact that you told us the 'truth' on april fool's day is confusing.

Craig Barlow B. said...

So I guess no one is taking my confession very seriously. Too bad.

OK I think I got it... said...

so in your converstation with "john" you told him that *some people* think you (jake and calvin) are them (john and cameron) but you disagree.

then you admit to writing the original post on the reveal blog, which means *some people* are actually you (jake and calvin). so you are the people that said you were them in the first place.

but you disagree with yourself that you are the same people as yourselves?

and then you say that you weren't ever planning on formally denying that you are them, but you disagreed with the people saying you were them. but those people were actually you.

at least all those girls will stop flirting with you. that was nauseating.

Anonymous said...

Craig. I'll make out with you.

Anonymous said...

Craig. I'll make out with you.

Krys said...

Well done, boys, well done.

emmakaren said...

I totally get it. hahahaha. How can you mnot get it?! This is why I love you guys! :)

emmakaren said...

I totally get it. hahahaha. How can you mnot get it?! This is why I love you guys! :)

Anonymous said...

Hey. better these guys older than younger. How would you feel if you find out these guys are actually 16 when your 23? yuck yeah? hahahahha

Andee said...

well...I'm done reading.

betcha 10 bucks said...

uuummmmmmm...

half the people here that say they are never coming back or reading again will be back, guaranteed!

just look at boob nazzi and autumn.

Never Again Until Tomorrow said...

I agree. When you announce to everyone that you're never reading again, it just makes you look like a moron when everyone sees another comment from you two days later. How about this? If you decide to stop reading... Stop.

Never Again Until Tomorrow said...

Plus, does anyone else have a hard time picturing Calvin writing a post then changing a diaper followed by going to work and taking someone to jail? No way. I don't think so.

Christin said...

I think that we all need to look at this blog for what it really is. A grand story about one of the greatest "Bro-mances" of all time. That should clear up the confusion. I don't think they are gay at all, just friends having a great time. Lucky us we get to join in the dysfunctional fun!

Craig Barlow B. said...

It looks like at least one anonymous person, or two very similar anonymous people will make out with me. So my efforts weren't completely in vain. Now I just have to wait for the contacts to roll in.

Erin said...

confusedddddddd
that felt incredibly pointless.

whatever. stop with the bullshit and go back to make out posts.

Stephanie said...

I think this is all just so funny! Now - if only you where older and single.....unless of course you are looking for a couger :)

Anonymous said...

Craig. We'll chalk that up to three. Actually I'm pretty sure we have a mutual friend who spoke pretty highly of you...

Taren said...

the fact that 232 care to ask such questions makes me hate you even more.

Tiffy J. said...

Craig...I'll make out with you. I'm bored with Provo boys.