Category Archives: Internet

People, places and things out there in the wide world of the internet (probably on web sites, but you never know where these things are going to turn up).

Elyse Porterfield, Whiteboard Jenny, and Internet History

I came across a blast-from-the-past from a half-decade ago: my posts on Elyse Porterfield, who was the actress behind the “Whiteboard Jenny” hoax.

Her Old website is dead and gone (never having gotten off the ground in the first place) but she’s alive and well on Twitter and Instagram.

If you’re in Colorado, you can even buy a house from her; her real estate bio is proud to note that she’s recognizable from the “Dry Erase Board hoax”

What happened to Mareena Silva?

It’s been just about 9 months since we learned of Mareena Silva, the woman in Colorado who went to Safeway to pick up an antibiotic prescription and was instead given methotrexate, which is an anti-cancer drug that works by hindering the development of fast-growing cells.

Unfortunately for her, “fast-growing cells” is a great description of a fetus.  So, last we heard, she was waiting to see how damaged her very-much-wanted baby would be.  At worst, the drug can trigger a miscarriage (and has even been used for abortions).

A Google search hasn’t turned up anything yet.  Does anybody know if her baby was born healthy?  Any updates on the story or the inevitable lawsuit and/or settlement?

When He Was A Peanut
Creative Commons License photo credit: jemsweb

Elyse Porterfield got married?

Elyse Porterfield Sings Along!
Image by chinese pirate productions via Flickr

Wow, this is one of those “time flies” kinds of things.  Anyone remember “Whiteboard Jenny” — the “15 minutes of fame” girl who supposedly quit her job by writing a series of notes to her boss on a hand-held dry-erase board?  That was actress Elyse Porterfield, who’s now Elyse Anderson after having gotten married last March.  Belated congratulations, Elyse!

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Whiteboard Jenny didn’t quit!

It’s old news now that “Jenny” who took a dry-erase marker to a white board and quit working for her boss “Spencer” was a hoax by the people at The Chive.

But who really is Elyse Porterfield?

ABC News has a nice story about her:

  • 22 years old
  • Colorado native
  • Move to L.A. in June 2010
  • A “featured extra” in the movie Project X (on the set July 16th according to her Twitter account)

It’s pretty common knowledge that she was named an Angelina Jolie lookalike by People Magazine last January.

She also has a Facebook page and a Twitter account

And alas, guys, I’m guessing she has a boyfriend — or at least seems pretty cozy with Matt Anderson (who, as of this writing, has a photo of himself with her as his Facebook profile photo)

Maybe he’s just a cousin or neighbor something… but assuming the Matt Anderson she went on vacation with is the same Matt on Twitter who she calls “my baby” I’m thinking the rest of you guys are going to need to cool your jets…

Does that help?

Kat Bockli: Modest WebCam Girl

The latest internet personality is Kat Bockli — maybe a flash-in-the-pan, but great while she’s here! She’s the thing that makes watching news feeds at interesting; as there are snippets of news stories and live unedited footage streaming in from across the country, Kat will let you know what you should pay attention to.

I’ve never been into this “webcam girl thing” (where guys pay to watch girls sit in front of them and… knit? read? I don’t know…) but I can see how it could be intriguing to just sit and spy on someone. There’s a certain charm to watching Kat sit at her desk and turn to you every-so-often with, “Hey, check out this video!”

In the past couple of minutes, Kat has disappeared twice — once to take a phone call. So, if you just see a “Email Us” video clip on the right-hand side of the page when you go to the site… that’s where Kat lives.