Sometimes the truth hits you like a π in the face. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.) I use to think I was kind of cool—a delusion perpetuated by YA author Tera Lynn Childs at a book signing at Blue Willow Bookstore a couple years ago. That was before I noticed which Facebook photos and links I can’t help sharing. The photo above pretty much illustrates my point.
The truth is, I love nerdy humor and take great delight in figuring out geeky puzzles like Legos cartoon characters. George Takei—the actor who played Sulu in the original Star Trek with William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy—regularly posts hilarious pics he gets from fans with captions like: “Use the force, Harry.” –Gandalf. Or advertisements for Viagra altered to ads for Spice (yup, as in Frank Herbert’s DUNE series.) I laughed and shared. I couldn’t help myself.
So what have you learned about yourself from Facebook, the internet, online shopping, SKYPE, i-Anything? What surprises you about the things you find fascinating online that never hit your radar otherwise?