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Imaginary People Are More Real Than You Know

gparker674 Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 12:46 PM
I find it unconscionable that people find this funny. None of us know for sure why or how this happened. There doesn't seem anything he could gain from it. Possibly it was done to embarass him or harm his career. I never find it amusing to laugh at someone's foibles. Perhaps because I look back on myself at his age and remember the times I thought I was in love. It wasn't until my 40's that I experienced lasting, unquestionable love. Just sayin.....
Andrew292 Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 9:49 PM
You're right. None of us knows. But Occam's razor still applies. There is a straightforward path to explain all of it. We have a religious conservative young morman. He is the star athlete at a conservative catholic school, in a very traditional football program. The imaginary girl friend was probably created, with the aid of friends, to help him deflect questions about his personal life, that he didn't want people asking, and certainly was not ready to answer. It became an issue when he started getting national press. Which is when she "died".
Who hasn’t laughed at the revelation that Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o had a “fake” girlfriend? I meant to spend five minutes on the subject on my radio show and ended up doing an hour and then making fun of it randomly throughout all three hours. As funny as it is, and it is pretty funny, it’s also not foreign to me.

A friend of mine (who I won’t name) has fallen for this several times. The hoaxes perpetrated against him eventually evolved to the point of fake woman needing money to get out of some horrible situation that...

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