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!
The Book Deal
With all the buzz, it wasn't long before Twitter Agent extraordinaire, Tyrtle Levine, swooped in to maximize The Mehssiah's commercial potential.
When I first heard of The Mehssiah, he only had about 4,000 followers. I usually don't pay attention before someone hits 10,000, but this was something extraordinary. I had just optioned the movie rights to the best-selling
I Hope They Serve Roofies At The Frat Party,
and I was looking for my next project. I was tempted to pursue another twitter blog called Stuff My Dog Says
, but I was afraid it was too smart for the general public. Too meta, because, you know, dogs don't talk. But The Mehssiah? I believed in him fully. And after reading about 20 of his tweets I was positive I wanted to represent him, provided he could get 20,000 followers.
The Twitter followers Tyrtle Levine so hoped for came and kept coming. Given the success of the Twitter blog, a book was inevitable and on September 13, 2009, it happened: