Forgotten history

I got my Facebook page back the other day.

No one had hacked it, but apparently Facebook was afraid someone would, so it wanted me to use two-factor authentication to have access to it, and after I resisted for a couple days I let it send me a text and now it’s fine.

I think they claimed something about how lots of people may be interested in my account so I needed more protection. I know that’s not true because I have 155 friends and hadn’t posted in more than a month, when I noted that my cat Sasha had seemingly only just realized noise comes out of the thing in the corner of our kitchen counter — our Amazon Alexa.

However, my personal Facebook had also just been linked to my work Facebook page, which does draw a fair amount of interest, so that may be it.

Even though I barely use Facebook anymore, I do like the Facebook Memories feature to remind me of what was going on in my life at that time, but this one from 13 yeas ago today threw me off.

Oh my God! The CBS announcer just encouraged people to fill out the Census. CBS is part of the conspiracy!”

There was a conspiracy over the Census in 2010?

<<Takes to Google>>

“A post on the widely read in June warned: “I will tell you plainly, the NWO [New World Order] controlled American military wants these GPS markers so they can launch Predator Drone missile attacks, the aptly named HELLFIRE missile I might add, against a long list of undesirables here in CONUS, continental United States.”

Online Conspiracy Theorists Latch Onto Census GPS Units,” Wired

That’s right … there was. Someone even ended up dead over it. I had forgotten all about that one.

Looking at the rest of my Memories from that day, it’s clear what game I was probably watching while aghast that CBS may have been part of the New World Order that didn’t feature Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall (RIP) and Kevin Nash.

This time, at least Syracuse beat Vermont, because we Orange fans are still scarred to this day.

“Syracuse got their win over Vermont. Otto got their maple syrup. A good night.”

And it’s my father’s birthday. I don’t need Facebook to remind me of that one.

My dude …

Suzi and I were at dinner, minding our own business, when it felt like someone hit in the face with a shovel.

OK, maybe not that painful, but it is quite the sensation when you encounter someone whose idea of “getting ready to go out” includes “dumping approximately a quart of cologne on himself.”

The stench was so strong I could taste it.

He and his companion were sitting at the bar next to our table, and we actually moved to the other side of the table to get a little further away from him and possibly be able to … breathe.

I’m not someone who wears cologne, so guys … is bathing yourself in it something that works with women? For the women … is that something you like guys to do?


One thought on “Forgotten history

  1. Ugh, the cologne thing. I’m sensitive to smells, so that would’ve been an immediate turn off if that had been my date. A little dab’ll do, people! Maybe he was trying to overcompensate for not getting a chance to shower first?? One wonders.

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