Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Truth about my Facebook Friends

You want to know the truth about my facebook friends? Well, here it is…
I like them.
You see my social skills blow, so getting to know people on line makes socializing a lot easier. And better still, its opened doors to many new experiences and ideas from people I never would have met or interacted with.

On facebook I’ve seen remarkable 3D sidewalk drawings. Photographs that took my breath away. Enjoyed images of beautiful women in various stages of undress. Learned of scientific breakthroughs that staggered me. (Was especially amazed at that device that can create in plastic, an actual 3 dimensional figure from a blue print drawing, also that artificial skin that heals burned human flesh) Also got to hear the last song ever written by Lennon-McCartney, ‘Just like old Times’. Written by the duo while Paul was visiting John in Los Angeles in 1974. It was never released.

I see biblical postings and positive affirmations from people trying to convince me their religion is the one true one. Read postings from atheists trying to convince me there is no God. Enjoy images of beautiful women in various stages of undress. See pictures of animals in cute or funny poses. Consider political opinions of people whose views are the exact opposite of mine. Am made aware of corporate shenanigans. Laugh at hilarious cartoons, comments and photos; ponder adages from famous people of the past. Enjoy images of beautiful women in various stages of undress. Download free books from Amazon. Trade ideas with fellow authors and songwriters. Learn how to dunk Oreos without getting your fingers wet. Watch videos of my favorite bands. Laughed at some of the most hilarious obscene comments that I’ve ever seen. Heard what a gun with a silencer actually sounds like (it’s still pretty loud.) Been startled by teens parading around dressed like Nazis and Klu Klux Klansmen. (WTF!)

I have made friendships with people from other parts of the country and of the world.  Have reconnected with old friends I haven’t spoken with in decades. Facebook has also made it possible for me to publicize my business www.aripublishing.com and my blog http://zackaryrichards.blogspot.com (but since you’re here you already knew that) Gave me the opportunity to announce that my latest book ‘Storytime’ has received 9 five star reviews. (It’s available on Amazon) and has provided the opportunity for endless, unashamed, self-promotion. For example, you should pick up a copy of my very popular novel ‘Noon The Rise to Power’ now at
before the sequel Noon 2 The Resurgence comes out this summer.

So, yeah, I’m a big fan. And here’s another thing. Even though I might not agree with what someone posted. Or find it offensive, I don’t report them or even unfriend them. I enjoy the freedom facebook provides and would rather be occasionally irked than have it policed by the hyper-sensitive, easily offended, prudish, schoolmarm squad. And frankly I do find it funny when someone posts a photo of a potato shaped like a penis and labels it the ‘Dicktater”
 Did I mention it also provides images of beautiful women in various stages of undress?

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