Sunday, June 1, 2008

Did Ray Allen just friend me on Facebook?

A Ray Allen friended me so I friended him back. I checked out his profile and he pretends to be *the* Ray Allen, you know the shooting guard on the Boston Celtics, photo, green jersey and all. He friended me and the Cato Institute, so far no one else. Oddly I've read somewhere that the real Ray Allen is in fact a libertarian and also quite intellectual. What are the odds that this is *the* Ray Allen? If not, what is the best theory to explain the behavior of this trickster?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Facebook tends to shut down overactive fake celebrities...if the account stays open after he "friends" a lot of people, or people start "friending" him, there's a much better chance that it is actually him.

I'm basing this argument on anecdotal evidence - my own. I had about ten celebrity accounts, including Warren Buffett, and I was shut down after a few months. I've still got one active though, and it's realistic enough that people keep asking me if I'm really him. I've never confirmed or denied it, just because I get a kick out of it.

You might just have to request some proof.

Anonymous said...

You're on facebook!? Here comes a friend request...

Anonymous said...

My mother knows little about basketball and resembles Barack Obama's white grandmother in, um, certain respects. But when she saw me watching the Celtics on TV she said "There is something about Ray Allen. I don't know what it is about him but I like him."

Maybe she was picking up on his intellectual, libertarian, friend-of -Sam vibe.

Michael said...

Obviously, odds are against it being the real Ray Allen. A simple explanation is that it is an undergrad (the plurality, if not majority population of Facebook) that digs your worldview (and maybe is a Celtics fan to boot).

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