ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact

Lewis Pynchon took the time this morning to thank Facebook for letting him know that it’s Stan McCarthy’s birthday today – a bloke he hasn’t seen or heard of since he completed a COM305 group project with hin June 2009.

“While I appreciate the sentiment, I’m going to have to pass on passing on my birthday wishes to Stan this time around,” said the 28-year-old.

“No hard feelings, I just don’t think it’d be appropriate. I wish him every success in life, I just don’t think it’s right to let him know that.”

However, the East Betootanese part-time-stay-at-home-son revealed that it’s not the first time the American social media giant has reminded him of something socially inappropriate.

Just last week, Lewis was asked by Facebook if he’d like to see the live stream a former high school classmate had just begun broadcasting.

With his interest piqued, Pynchon clicked on the notification and was treated to Gilbert Sullivan ranting about the government while he punctuated each point to the forward-facing camera with a thrust of a Bowie knife in his other hand.

“Looks like Sully’s finally lost his mind! [laughs] You know, sometimes Facebook comes through with some gold.”

More to come.




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