It's all over YouTube.
Here is a video of him on Letterman explaining the whole deal. This interview was news to me:
I guess he does admit the whole thing was just a ruse, but the questions are...
- who was in on it?
- how did they keep it a secret
- why did they think this was clever (because it was really just sad)
- Is it a comment on celebrity as he says?
Or is it more of a comment on what a lucky jerk Jouquinn Phillips is and we should envy his ability to pull a year-long joke on the American people?