The Birth of the Mehssiah
Although no one knew his real name at the time, on Febrary 15, 2009, Simon Korchowski started the Mehssiah Twitter account based on the simple, but timeless, notion that there is nothing funnier than "Meh." Urban Dictionary will tell you that "Meh" is a word used to describe indifference, but in the hands of the Mehssiah, it reached epic proportions.
Part of The Mehssiah's success came from the support he garnered from some of Twitter's most famous tweeters. One early fan was Twitter phenom and humorist, Michael Ian Black:
I'm still blown away by The Mehssiah. I mean, I'll take a topic like the appearance of my poop or maybe what kind of Pop Tart I'm eating and just riff on it, doing like 200 to 300 characters a day. Sometimes I even have to split up my jokes between tweets. But the Mehssiah, man, he was so disciplined. "Meh." Just three characters to say, "Hey, you're mediocre and my dislike of you doesn't rise to the level of generating a full sentence or even a real word." Brilliant. He may have not been the first to use the word, but he was the first to give himself a Twitter account with a Meh-based pun name in it.
Michael Ian Black wasn't the only one to take notice. Internet all-star, actress and sex symbol to millions of boys who previously only achieved orgasm with the assistance of Tolkien references or Vulcan ears, Felicia Day, was also enthusiastic.
The Mehssiah! OMG guys! So good! :) Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Support from Neil Patrick Harris came slightly later, helping spread The Mehssiah's message and humor to a whole new demographic:
I remember I was crafting a tweet about how much I love acting and being gay and suddenly I get a reply like two seconds later from The Mehssiah. You know what it said? Yep, "Meh." I LOL'd. Saw his point. He was saying, "Neil, enough already. You're apparently the happiest, nicest human alive and you love acting and being gay. We get it." But he didn't say all that. He said, "Meh." So good!