Meet Sonny Jimenez, the Real Estate and Plagiarism King of Houston
Let's say you want to be a real estate broker in Houston, but you're a bit of a fuckin' idiot.
Relying on underhanded tactics online in the hope that it'll drive traffic your way, you create a Web site called, oh, Texasrealtypros.com, and then, in a section of alleged client reviews and testimonials, you copy and paste testimonials from a real estate Web site based in Oregon. So you have a bunch of people talking about how much they dig their homes in Eugene, because you're too dumb-slash-lazy to find-slash-replace.
You also start a Facebook page, called Houston Heights, and you post links to stories from other sites, only they don't link to the original source, they link to Texasrealtypros.com, and, in many cases do not credit the source. (In your page's "About" section, you paste copy ripped from a Southern Living article).
You're also too lazy-slash-dumb to check to see if they're current; so you wind up doing things like lifting a January 2012 Houston Business Journal article about D'Amico's Italian Cafe proudly weathering the tough economy on July 2, 2013, the day the restaurant announces its closure to Eater.
That comes on the heels of pirating a three-year-old Houston Press Eating our Words blog piece on the top ten Heights restaurants, by which point half the restaurants are no longer in business.
Then the editor of the Houston Press calls and asks what's up. You kinda blow her off. Because you are, after all, Sonny Jimenez, self-proclaimed "Real Estate King," and, as evidenced in a YouTube clip of you wearing a porkpie hat and gold chain while partying with the ladiez, you're just that cool.