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  1. Deadly Laigrek says:

    This would be awesome if I actually, you know, used Facebook. This may force me to actually care and get an account.

  2. a_random_guy says:

    Actually care about Facebook? Given the privacy abuses that happen there like clockwork, I'll pass.

  3. Analee says:

    Favorite character, fictional or historical, known for wearing a headband or bandanna?

    For me, gotta be Little Steven Van Zandt from The E Street Band.

  4. gramps says:

    What they said.

  5. gramps says:

    Meaning a_random and Deadly.

    Headband? Tonto, of course.

  6. JeremyT says:

    I am interested!

    However, is there perhaps some way you could publish this content other than Facebook? Cause, you know… Facebook.

  7. M. says:

    Deep. Twitter sounds amusing. Perhaps I should get one.

  8. Efemmeral says:

    Facebook? Heck, I'm still working on your archives. Does anything ever happen with the forum?

  9. Shay says:

    Analee — Jess Harper (actor Robert Fuller) in "Laramie."

    Smokin'.

  10. AlphaCentauri says:

    Why do you need a Facebook page?

  11. Efemmeral says:

    They need approval? (snork)

  12. Doug says:

    he needs Facebook so he can get to know intimately the crazy nuts who post here.

  13. Analee says:

    @ Shay: Just looked up Robert Fuller on Google Image Search so I could re-associate a face with that name (used to watch Westerns frequently with my late father, and they're just not as fun to watch alone), and DAMN. My vote still goes to Van Zandt because I'm a die-hard Springsteen fan, but DAMN. I approve!

  14. Kirk Taylor says:

    Interesting hostility to Facebook. Did anyone seriously expect privacy and a lack of marketing and tracking? It's still a great way to keep in contact with the minor characters and stories from 25 years, 4 submarines 3 shore duties and dozens of cities in a Naval career.

    Just don't post anything you don't want everyone in the world to know about.

  15. Patrick says:

    Why do you need a Facebook page?

    Why do I need a second heart?

  16. Grandy says:

    This inspired me to order a copy of the Star Blazers live action movie that had english subtitles (and was all-region). We'll see how this goes.

  17. Joe Pullen says:

    I had a Facebook account once, but I seem to have misplaced it. Hey is this thing on?

  18. htom says:

    Like, and Jimi Hendrix is always the first person I think of in a bandana.

    I ignored FB for years and was finally dragged into it by my sister and some other family. It's also useful for some odd groups I belong to. Ignore the games, the apps, the requests to click, lock down your privacy, and you can be ok there.

  19. wgering says:

    @Patrick: …because you're a Time Lord?

  20. andrews says:

    Those of you who are lawyers may want to consider whether having a facebook page may implicate your state bar's advertising regulation. In some states, that regulation may be oppressive, or, as in this state, may be in process of becoming oppressive.

    If you have to submit your facebook page to the advertising committee as it changes, it could make having a facebook page rather a dicey proposition.

  21. David Aubke says:

    I second Kirk Taylor. Facebook is no more dangerous or evil than any other free service. Just don't post anything you don't want to be made public. I haven't paid very close attention but from what I can gather, the "privacy settings" are not to be trusted.

  22. a_random_guy says:

    Sure, it's well known that Facebook makes money off of its users' data. I'm not "hostile" to it at all. However, I am uninterested in having my data mined, therefore I do not use it.

    By the way, don't think you can outsmart Facebook with pseudonyms or whatever. My wife has an account under a pseudonym, filled with falsified personal data. that she has only ever used to look at things like what Popehat is planning. She gets the world's creepiest emails from Facebook. Creepy, because they keep asking her to reconnect to people she really does know. In other words, Facebook had zero difficulty figuring out who she really is.

  23. Patrick says:

    Andrews, you understand that we're not seeking, soliciting, or speaking to clients on Facebook?

    You understand that Popehat is not a law firm?

    You do understand that?

  24. David Aubke says:

    @a_random_guy,
    I think you've got to disable cookies (in all their various forms) and/or use an alternate browser or even OS to prevent ANY website from easily figuring out who you are. The other sites just don't have any reason to reveal to you how much they know.

  25. naught_for_naught says:

    Why do I need a second heart?

    Dick?

  26. PiperTom says:

    It's sad that the first facebook post I encountered from popehat was a link to a gratuitous piece on "corporate personhood" and (brace yourself) car pool lanes! The piece asserted that it had some bearing on the Citizens United decision. But "corporate personhood" was not at issue in Citizens United, which concerned freedom of association in connection with freedom of expression. Yes, forming a corporation is one way of associating with your fellows and you don't lose your right when you do that.

    Shame on unknown poster from popehat for this travestry.

  27. Patrick says:

    Linking is not the same as endorsement, Mister Microphone.

  28. corporal lint says:

    By the way, don't think you can outsmart Facebook with pseudonyms or whatever. My wife has an account under a pseudonym, filled with falsified personal data. that she has only ever used to look at things like what Popehat is planning. She gets the world's creepiest emails from Facebook. Creepy, because they keep asking her to reconnect to people she really does know. In other words, Facebook had zero difficulty figuring out who she really is.

    My experience has been very different; I have a fake account and Facebook clearly has no idea who I am. The account is full of fake likes and a fake life history (my poor guy spent 22 years working in an Orange Julius, until he got a job designing "underwater living units") and I get regular emails from Facebook asking me to be friends with people in Phoenix. I've never been to Phoenix.