Ira Flatow Doesn’t Get Social Networking

Ira Flatow
Ira Flatow

Ira Flatow, host of NPR’s Science Friday has denied my request to be added as his friend on both MySpace and Facebook. That’s okay. I didn’t wanna be Ira Flatow’s friend anyhow. He’s a big stupid dummy head.

Ira’s new book is called Present at the Future. Phooey! Why would I read about the future by someone who doesn’t even know how to use a social networking site??? Huh? Huh?? Huh???

Ira Flatow probably brags in this book about how he meets all these hot chicks on the MySpace, and they’re all sending him links to naked photos of themselves in exchange for his Credit Card number. And how he’s met all these wealthy Treasury Czars from unpronounceable African countries, who he’s sent his bank account information to so they can transfer their country’s Gross National Product to him for safe keeping. Or how Amazon keeps losing his personal information, so they’re always e-mailing him to verify his password at “,” which he figures is their sister site, and he can’t remember buying 3,000 copies of Ishstar for somebody in China, but oh well…

Why would I wanna be Ira Flatow’s friend?

Ira Flatow's MySpace Profile (Denied!)
Ira Flatow’s MySpace Profile (Denied!)

I thought you were cool Ira. Pod casts of Science Friday… Interviews with Richard DawkinsCarl SaganAnn DruyanDavid BrinChris Mooney… Chris Mooney’s my friend on FaceBook, I guess Ira Flatow isn’t as cool as the guests he has on his show. Like that isn’t totally obvious. Harumph!

Remember Ira? It used to be about the science. What good is it to learn all about science and not share it with everybody? Huh? Oh sure, you do that every week on Science Friday and probably in your book too, but I’m talking about on MySpace and Facebook. You’re a science proponent celebrity, which might be an oxymoron, but celebrities don’t get private lives!

Fine. You know what. I’ll read Ira Flatow’s Present at the Future, but I won’t like it. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to put some Science Friday podcasts on, curl up in bed, and cry myself to sleep.





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