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February 04, 2007

Because I Have Not Yet Slathered Myself Thickly Enough Upon The Web...

...I now have a Facebook profile. Because it amuses me to have one, that's why.

Posted by john at February 4, 2007 09:13 PM

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Tania | February 4, 2007 09:21 PM

Nice, very nice.

Anonymous | February 4, 2007 09:35 PM

I'm thinking your bored

John Scalzi | February 4, 2007 09:36 PM

I'm thinking you're anonymous.

Kate | February 4, 2007 09:39 PM

I expected lovely pictures of you and your family. Now, I'm going to bed expecting nightmares.

Not nice Mr. Scalzi. Not nice.

Heather Braum | February 4, 2007 09:47 PM

oops...sorry John it was me. LOL

Simon Owens | February 4, 2007 10:21 PM

I added you

Shawn | February 4, 2007 10:29 PM

So this is what a clean office does to you?


JonathanMoeller | February 4, 2007 10:37 PM

Never liked Facebook myself.

The name brings to mind the sort of grisly trophy a deranged plastic surgeon might keep upon his nightstand.

TypesetJez | February 4, 2007 10:54 PM

I friended you :)

Jenny Rae Rappaport | February 4, 2007 11:00 PM


Simon Haynes | February 4, 2007 11:58 PM

"The name brings to mind the sort of grisly trophy a deranged plastic surgeon might keep upon his nightstand."

You too, huh?

G. Jules | February 5, 2007 07:31 AM

The name "Facebook" comes from the Harvard Freshman Facebook, a publication which gets handed out at the beginning of each school year with pictures of all of the first years. (Some of the Houses have House facebooks, as well.) As you'd expect, the first year facebooks get used to track down "freshmeat" and find people who didn't give you their full name for a reason. (I refused to send a picture in for mine.)

So when they started Facebook, it was as an online version of the paper facebooks. Hence the creeptastic name.

Jeremy Henty | February 5, 2007 07:45 AM

Strangely, I read the title as far as "Because I Have Not Yet Slathered Myself Thickly Enough..." and immediately assumed it would continue "...with Peanut Butter". I guess it's a natural progression from bacon on the cat.

Does his make me a strange person?

Ryan S. | February 5, 2007 08:22 AM

I friended you...and thanks for the confirm!

Johnny Carruthers | February 5, 2007 12:15 PM

Do you have a site on Xanga yet?

Scarlett | February 5, 2007 12:20 PM


Also, for those of you unfamiliar with Facebook, it has built-in stalker tools. So if you happen to be a lazy stalker...Facebook is for you.

Kaytie | February 5, 2007 02:56 PM

I added you.

I like the clean look at Facebook but I don't find it all that easy to socialize on it.

Which is a good thing--I certainly don't need another procrastination tool.

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