Man Competes with Stephen Colbert for Greatest American Title
April 27, 2007 â€“ Mountain View, CA. Brandon Wirtz–a Microsoft employee in Mountain View, California–is competing with comedy legend Stephen Colbert for the title of â€œGreatest Living American.â€
Wirtz was previously ranked as the â€œGreatest Living Americanâ€ according to the popular search engines Yahoo and Google. That changed when Colbert instructed his viewers to â€œGoogle bombâ€ in order to make â€œStephen Colbertâ€ the first search result when one looks up the disputed title. Wirtz is now a close second.
While Mr. Wirtz may be in second place, he hopes to regain his title soon and says itâ€™s easy for supporters to help raise his nameâ€™s search ranking. â€œJust link to my site with text that says â€˜Greatest Living American.â€™â€
While Stephen Colbert may have millions of viewers helping him to win the title of Greatest Living American, Mr. Wirtz isnâ€™t without supporters either. Both Emmy Award winning Rowby Goren and Microsoftâ€™s Xbox Live Director of Programming, Larry Hryb, have voiced their support for Wirtzâ€™s bid for the title.
Despite being considered by the information highway as the second â€œGreatest Living American,â€ Wirtz still considers himself to be a down to earth kind of guy. â€œIâ€™m just a country farm boy turned geek. Youâ€™re welcome to drop by and say â€˜hiâ€™ if youâ€™re in the South Bay.â€
For more information, contact Brandon Wirtz at (650) 281-1467.
Phone: (650) 281-1467