Meet the local man whose new Facebook friendship with a girl is legit almost at 500 likes
When satire enters the real world.
In what is a classic case of art imitating life, THIS fantastic article on satirical website The Betoota Advocate has legitimately happened for local Perth man Blake, whose last name is being withheld for fear of further embarrassment. Now, the old, "liking your mate's new friendship with a girl on Facebook" gag isn't particularly new. In fact it's something that's been a part of Blake's life for basically as long as he can remember. He, along with many among his friend circle and many friend circles around the world, has often experienced a few cheeky "Likes" from the lads whenever a new social media friendship popped up on the Facebook platform.
Sometimes it was just a couple, sometimes it crept into the double digits. Every now and then a stray comment may even pop up attempting humour at either party's expense. But that was all about to change for Blake when he met Saffron (last name withheld for similar reasons to Blake's, although let's be honest, if you're reading this you probably know all parties involved). After meeting at a local nightclub the night before and exchanging no more than a few pleasantries, but an obvious attraction, Blake decided to follow-up the next day with an innocent Facebook friend request. Saffron, the lovely, innocent person she is, acknoweldged that it was nice to meet Blake, and becoming friends on Facebook was a great start to hopefully continuing what promised to be a great friendship.
That was July 31.
It's now Tuesday, August 9, and his friends, obviously hungrier than a Jurassic-period Bantersaurus Rex, have sent the likes on this new Facebook Friendship skyrocketing towards 500. To be honest, there's a good chance that by the time you're reading this it's ticked over the magical half-tonne mark. It is most definitely some kind of record for this type of fun-filled skullduggery, and it's been an enlightening and humour-filled experience for everyone involved. Saffron, obviously realising what the fuck was going on around the 50-like mark, has accepted that her and Blake's friendship is now the stuff of Facebook lore. Whether their real life friendship really gets going remains to be seen.
But for now, it's definitely Facebook fucking official.