FOND DU LAC, Wis. — Sometimes, all it takes to capture the Internet's attention is a good old-fashioned prank.
That's exactly what Kevin Manion learned when his idea to replace more and more photos of his father with actor Steve Buscemi started getting shared thousands of times on Twitter.
My brother has been replacing family photos with pics of Steve Buscemi and my mom hasn't noticed pic.twitter.com/d533C4yEZW
— Clare Manion (@claremaura) July 24, 2016
"It's ridiculous, but I'll enjoy my 15 seconds of fame," Manion said.
The prank's inspiration arrived when Kevin came home for the summer from the University of Missouri and needed something to do.
"I was bored; I figured why not, might be funny. Thought the family would get a kick out of it," he says.
While his friends followed daily updates on Kevin's Snapchat, it was his sister Clare who first had the idea to take the scheme to Twitter.
"Like magicians say, 'never reveal your secrets'...I got some stuff brewing, but I don't want to spoil it for anybody."