Living the American dream?

Yes, guys and girls, there are some awful people out there, trying to get you, on Social Media. Equally, if you get to know the right people, there are an incredible number of lovely people too. This story, you will be delighted to hear, is about 2 of the lovely ones.

On Facebook, there is one really delightful group, who show their appreciation of a Golden Age movie star, who is pretty special to me. Jean? No, Myrna Loy. But given she was one of Jean’s best friends in the industry, and the fact that in many of her films, she starred with Jean’s fiance, at the time of her death, William Powell, makes it a good place for me to visit. Hey, a couple of Jean’s later, lighter movies, they both starred in. If you want to check them out, they are Libeled Lady, and Wife v Secretary. And yes, the first of those has Mr Powell in it too!

There are a couple of lovely guys there, who I have fun with, even more so given thats the account where I have a bit more rein to play literally as Jean, at times. Anyway, yesterday afternoon, on the message thing on there (yes, I know, really technical stuff, not), I was asked if I fancied teaming up with them next summer, in LA, and visiting some of those Jean/Myrna/Bill landmarks around town. Not surprisingly, I think that idea is great, if it can be done.

The snag starts, they thought I was a permanent resident of Hollywood now, I only wish I was! Not only am I not that, I’m not even American, though I suspect I am more so, than some there lol! Not that it therefore becomes impossible, just a little bit more tricky. More tricky at the moment is my lack of funds, but I really hope by then, that things might be better! Doesnt feel like it at times, but I can only hope that we can all make it happen.

Oh, and if a wealthy Myrna Loy lookalike is reading this, wants to team up, and help subsidize the 3 of us, we might appreciate it, in more senses than one! And who knows, maybe ‘middle aged’ Jean can find her man, while she’s there? Fine, stop laughing, I know… But if I could live there for a while, would be great.

The video, what I might be doing for a while, if finances, and time, permit.

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You really should know better

You know that old saying about, if something looks too good to be true, it probably is? Yes, 999.9 times out of 1000, it will be. Well, in truth, its probably 1000, out of 1000, but lets be kind, someone might have people’s kindness in mind. No, I dont believe that either!

But seemingly, there are a lot of fools out there, in Social Media land. Or people are just so greedy for a rip off deal, they dont realize they’re the one being ripped off!

On Facebook this morning, I noticed that a couple of my friends had fallen for this

Attention Delta Lovers! For 2 day only we will be giving away over 950 First Class Delta Airlines flight tickets to a destination of your choosing for you and up to 10 friends plus $5,000 in cash to each person who Shares & Likes this photo, Comments “Attending” below and Likes our page then Click the “Sign Up” button on our page
Winners will be contacted via inbox message in 24 hours.

Yes, like anybody is going to give every person $5,000 for just liking, and sharing their page, let alone a major airline like Delta. And on top of that, 950 First Class air tickets anywhere, seriously? Oh, fine, the page is fake, carefully calling itself Delta Air, rather than simply Delta, or Delta Airlines, as the actual airline pages are. If you want a good laugh, the fake page link is https://www.facebook.com/DeltaAir-1069651189761132/?fref=photo

The scary bit, in just over a day, over 207,000 people have done as they were told!

A new one has appeared recently, offering this

Great news everyone! We have 250 custom Disneyland/Disneyworld gift boxes! Every gift box will contain 10 tickets to any Disneyland/Disneyworld Theme Park, $5,000 in cash and a Disneyland or Disneyworld t-shirt! Want one? Just follow the rules below to win.

1. Share this photo and Comment “Join” below.
2. Like our page.

All winners will be contacted within 24 hours!

which already has over 1100 people, in about an hour. The same people seemingly have a Disney World page, with the same offer, currently with over 4,000 jumped in. Yes, I know Disney is a big company, which is exactly why they wouldnt need to give away $1.5 million worth of freebies!

My suspicion, all these people are going to receive lots, and lots of spam mail in the very near future, and/or their details will be replicated by people in need of them.

Yes, its amazing how many people switch their rationality off, when they see an offer like this, isnt it?

Fine, the video, a wonderful song, which sums up what nearly a quarter of a million people need to do!