More "Efron Scandal” Fallout

"Yo, Wayne, I need a dope rhyme for 'fellatio.' Help a brotha out."

The satirical story about prolific Southern rapper Lil Wayne collaborating with High School Musical star Zac Efron has inspired one sensitive soul to pen this heartfelt piece of fanfiction on his blog.

All that's left now is for Weezie and Zac to do the very damn thing writer Ben Westhoff conjured in his fevered imagination. Can you say “multi-platinum sales”?

Now here's that scintillating exchange:

Zac: Oh my God, did you read that article? That's... I mean, that's crazy, right?

Weezie: Yo man, don't sweat that ish, them muvfvkkers don't know shee-it bout how we do. You my new brother from another mother, naw mean? That's blood son, that's love, my true brother.

Zac (steps close): Really? That's awesome, and so deep. Vanessa never gets that deep with me.

Weezie: That's cause Nessa Baby ain't your man, baby. She ain't your brother. She can't hold you like I can.

Zac (steps closer): Hold me?

Weezie (bounces): Yeah son, when the chips are down you got to hold this nigga, and I got to hold you, cause you my brother now, that's blood, that's life!

Zac (steps close): So like, you know, whatever, right? If I was all, "whassup my nigga!" and then stepped up to you like now, then-

Weezie: Tha black is hott, the black is hott

Zac: Bet on It! Umm, that's... that's one of my songs. The song I sing. "Not gonna stop till I get-" ahem, my shot. Am I standing too close to you?

Weezie: Boy you could stand in me and it wouldn't be close enough! Cause we blood now, the blood is in our veins and in our soul, BIG WEEZIE!

Zac: Yeah... totally, yeah.

“The Efron Scandal” Gets Internet's Panties in a Bunch

Wayne and Zac: brothers from other mothers, fo' sheezy.

Have you read Ben Westhoff's “The Efron Scandal” feature yet in this week's OC Weekly? Dozens of thousands of 'net surfers have (enough—30,000 and counting—to crash our site, temporarily). Among those readers are those who work for very popular hip-hop magazine XXL, snarky pop-culture rag Radar, snarkier music blog Idolator, high-traffic rap blog (can't find the link now, sorry), A Socialite's Life gossip spot, gossip queen supreme Perez Hilton (OMFG!!!! LMAO!!!) and many other sites. And some dim bulbs at British tabloid The Sun. The Internets are absolutely aflame with conjecture about the reality of “The Efron Scandal.” To my utter shock, many gullible mouth-breathers post comments to websites. Nurse, the smelling salts...

The Sun swallowed the satirical story [i.e., IT'S FABRICATED TO AN ABSURD DEGREE TO PROVOKE LAUGHTER, HAHA] without an iota of skepticism, and ran this tabloidy piece about adorable High School Musical co-star Vanessa Hudgens, alluding to Zac Efron's alleged extracurricular activities with Dirty South rapper Lil Wayne. Those nitwits couldn't even attribute our story properly, calling OC Weekly a “US magazine.” I can just imagine the Sun editor saying, “Oi, all those yank publications are the same, innit? Let's fuck off to the boozer, mate.”

My favorite responses so far have been on, where some obviously sharp-witted readers note that, while they realize our article is fictitious, they admit that they wouldn't be surprised if a Wayne/Zac collab did happen. That crazy Weezy mofo will work with damn near anyone... See, it's funny because it's (almost) true.

But the overwhelming impression I have over the hysteria “The Efron Scandal” has generated is that some people don't recognize comedy gold, even as it's repeatedly conking them upside their thick heads.

UPDATE: New York Magazine (skeptical) and VH1's blog (gullible) add their $.02.