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Now there’s proof Merton and Ben are different people

Remember “Merton”?  He is the Chatroulette wunderkind who noodled  around on the piano and made up lyrics for random visitors to the video chat site about six months ago. Many people were convinced he was, in fact, Ben Folds in disguise, and he attracted considerable attention at the time. We wrote about him back in March.  Both Merton and Ben denied that it was a stunt. Now there is video proof showing them both, side by side, after the Denver show last week (though, after seeing the Winklevii portrayed in The Social Network, I am still skeptical). Merton, who lives in the Denver area, contacted Ben, who agreed to meet up with him after the show.  The meeting resulted in a video which was posted on along with a story about how the meeting came about, and how Merton pledges he will never reveal his actual identity.  We’ll see.

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