GETTING ALL MY FACTS ON FACEBOOK

This post was inspired by Johnathan Mahler’s New York Times Sunday Magazine (1/1/2017) article “Search Party”

GETTING ALL MY FACTS ON FACEBOOK
(To the tune of “There’s a Small Hotel,” by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart)

Trolling from some news
That will serve my views
Getting all my facts on Facebook.

Whey check for a source?
Trust that site? Of course!
I’m getting all my facts on Facebook.

What is true or untrue is
No longer consequential
Tweets are instrumental
Presidential.

No one wants the facts
Lies are what attracts
Likes and followers on Facebook

Post a made-up rumor
To create abject confusion
Give truth a contusion
Spread delusion.

Truth’s now pliable
What’s undeniable?
Reality’s a cake
With fake news quick to bake
When getting all my facts on Facebook.

© 2017 by Robert S. Steinberg, Esquire
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PLEASE “LIKE” ME!

Officials at tourist destinations are becoming frustrated with “Selfie” takers endangering themselves and disturbing others with antics to obtain “likes’ on Facebook or Twitter.  It seems many are more interested in self-promotion than in the iconic spots they visit.  Thus, Stonehenge becomes a “selfie” backdrop instead of a fascination ancient mystery to gaze upon, ponder and marvel at.  See also “Selfie,” posted December 20, 2013.

 PLEASE “LIKE” ME!
(To the tune of “Moon River,” by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer)

Please” like” me!
I’m so insecure.
Feel desperate to be your
new friend.

I’m boasting
in my posting.
And all of my hopes now
on your “like” depend.

My ego needs a little boost.
On your page can I roost
with you?

My vanity’s bold, to be sure.
One cannot be demure
If “likes” you are to score.
Please “like” me!
Please do!

Lyric © 2015 by Robert S. Steinberg, Esquire
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