Monday, 28 June 2010

Van Gogh Doesn't Read Facebook

I hate to be the one to break the bad news, but many of the pages on Facebook are not actually read by the celebrity in the photo.  Anyone can start a page and put, say, a picture of Bugs Bunny in the corner, but truly, Bugs doesn't actually read the page or answer the comments.

I've been browsing some of these fan pages and here are some examples:

Comment:  I love your paintings and have admired them for years (Mona Lisa?  WAY COOL)!  I wonder if you would take a look at my page and give me some advice?  This would be, like, so appreciated!

Response:  Here is a bouquet of flowers for you.  I hope you like the gift.

Comment:  I'm a true fan.  I didn't even know that they still made silent movies!  Can you please send me your autograph?  This would be totally awesome!

Response:  Hey fans, help us change the world.  Please join the cause, donate and invite all your friends.

Now correct me if I'm wrong, but the answers don't seem to correspond to the comments.  Not only that, the same responses show up on all kinds of pages.

There are some well known people that actually use Facebook, but if you're looking for Beethoven, Picasso, Lincoln or Jim Morrison, I'm telling you now that Facebook isn't a line to the other side.

(If this news causes major disappointment, please don't pass this information on.  I don't want to be the one saying there is no tooth fairy)!


  1. what about Santa? what about Rock Hudson? are you saying they may not exist?

  2. No no....I'm not saying that at all. Pay no attention to me!