I’ve mulled this question over for a week with no real luck. I think I’ve finally settled on my answer, though. It is, of course: ‘yes’.
So far, I’ve counted @badbanana, @chinurse, @brilliantorange, @texburgher, myself, and then I gave up.
You’ve probably been sincerely flattered, as well.
If imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, then naked plagiarism is the most sincere form of Carlos Mencia Syndrome.
(I don’t know whether to be relieved or not that I’ve never been ripped off.)
Here’s what I had before I lost interest:
And about half of @badbana’s account.
Just made a ‘plagiarizer’ list on Twitter. Do other lists like this exist? Anyway, y’all’ll let me know if there’s anyone else to add, right?
Haha I know, Jason. I know. Thanks for your question.
Thanks, Ryan—it is. Perhaps you noticed the striking notes of Sicilian bergamot, accords of ocean breeze and the Italian sparkling cocktail Bellini? That must’ve been what clued you in. No? Then maybe it was the scent of petals of Tiara from Tahiti, lily of the valley and pink peony. Not that? Ah, then it was almost certainly a whiff of the base notes, which include accords of bright blond wood, sandalwood and white musk. I find this combination of notes is best described as a floral melody as complex and developing as Mariah’s voice.