In this day and age it’s refreshing to see a person just tweet their sincere thoughts on a subject. That’s what Jerry Riekert, a self-described “simple man from New York who makes lamps,” appears to have been doing while watching this year’s American Music Awards. A simple tweet about liking some singers’ voices became strangely popular.
I'm not a fan of One Direction being a 50 year old man and all but they can actually sing #amas— Jerry Riekert (@jrtoh15) November 24, 2014
Riekert clearly wasn’t expecting the thousands of favs/replies/RTs, and also maybe doesn’t understand hashtags because he didn’t seem to understand how any of these teens and pre-teens found him.
how did the one direction fans find me I'm just a simple man from New York who makes lamps— Jerry Riekert (@jrtoh15) November 24, 2014
But in a moment of marketing clarity Riekert smartly decided to take advantage of this opportunity to sell some lamps, because that’s his life’s work.
here are some of my lamps I made opinions and critiques welcome 1 directioner fans pic.twitter.com/60dI6WL8Wr— Jerry Riekert (@jrtoh15) November 24, 2014
I will make a 1 direction inspired lamp if a member of one direction notices my lamps also what does 1d af mean not down with the hip lingo— Jerry Riekert (@jrtoh15) November 24, 2014
@jrtoh15 it means '1d as fuck' which roughly translates to 'a very big fan of one direction' - requires a lot of time and dedication— Saskia (@fishyfishoil) November 24, 2014
So anyways here is Jerry as an image macro: