For years (like years) I thought that Todd Levin was an old-ish gay guy, because across the top of his site it always said “Olde Gay? Me Hey” and I read it as: Old? Gay? Me? Hey! (yes I am). And I read it on-and-off always in that mindset, and nothing I read ever seemed to contradict that interpretation.
Also, the first couple of weeks I was reading Josh Allen I thought he was black. I remember being kind of disappointed when I found out he was just another white man on the Internet.