Imaginary Friends

- POSTED ON: Feb 12, 2011


Recently I posted about the advantages of Online Friends
. Online friends is the term I use for people online with whom I actually communicate via the net. I know who they are, and they know who I am.

There are also people online, rather famous people. People I know, but who don’t have any idea who I am. I call these people “my imaginary friends”.

Here I mention three of them, who I find are imaginary friends worth having.

One of my imaginary friends is Gary Taubes, the science reporter who has university degrees from Harvard, from Stanford, and from Columbia….and not just easy degrees, but in Physics, Aerospace Engineering, and Journalism.

I’ve read his two books, Good Calories Bad Calories (2007) , and Why We Get Fat And What To Do About It (2011), plus I’ve watched his university lectures on YouTube.
  As a result of this, I’m convinced Taubes is an intellectual Genius.

Another of my imaginary friends is Tom Naughton, the comedian and writer who produced the movie “Fathead”. I got it from Amazon and watched it several times;
watched his YouTube lecture; and have read his blog. As a result of this, I know that Naughton is both intelligent and amusing.

A third imaginary friend is Brad Pilon, a bodybuilder who wrote the e-book, Eat Stop Eat, about the subject of Intermittent Fasting. I bought that book, and read it.  I’ve also watched all of his YouTube videos, and read his blog.
As a result of this, I think Pilon is articulate with muscles.

So, recently I saw an online connection between these three people. Tom Naughton did an excellent interview of Gary Taubes. For those interested, it can be found at:

Tom Naughton’s Interview With Gary Taubes

Then, imagine my surprise when Tom Naughton wrote a blog about Intermittent Fasting and mentioned that he had Brad Pilon’s YouTube video.

I suddenly realized….My Imaginary Friends are playing together.

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On Feb 13, 2011 wrote:
Glad to see you have your website up and running. I will look forward to checking in regularly as diet is my hobby also!

On Feb 14, 2011 Dr. Collins wrote:
             TexArk, ...I think this is you too? Thanks for coming by.....But what I'm seeing is that before I reply there's no name by your original comments, but after I reply, it looks like the original message is from me. As soon as I see what's happening, this will change.

On Feb 13, 2011 TexArk wrote:
I see that the comment will be anonymous so please know that TexArk just visited and commented above. I will work on the editing feature later.

On Feb 14, 2011 Dr. Collins wrote:
             Hi TexArk, As you know, this site just went up, so I appreciate you letting me know about any difficulties you might have with it. It was my understanding that this website doesn't support anonymous comments. The process is supposed to be that before making a comment, the person registers here (Your e-mail address is totally confidential), and you got to your e-mail click a link, then come back and log-in before making the first comment. Then in the future, all you have to do to comment is log-in. That's also the way No S and DietPower work. Your name is supposed to appear above the comment by your date. I'll talk to my son, the web-designer to see if there's a glitch.

On Feb 15, 2011 Dr. Collins wrote:
Hi, this is KCCC. Looks like you're having a great time creating this site. Love the "imaginary friends" designation - I have a lot of those too!

On Feb 26, 2011 Dr. Collins wrote:
             KCCC, Thanks for coming by, AND for helping with my editing.

On Feb 15, 2011 Dr. Collins wrote:
Interesting... when I posted, it also changed a prior post to my name. I did NOT say I'd work on the editing feature, lol! - KCCC

On Feb 16, 2011 Dr. Collins wrote:
Hello Phyllis, Very impressed with your site....well done! I'm doing well at 172 lbws. now and still "zero carb" meat only. If it comes out of the ground I don't eat it. Works for me. Hope you and your family are well. I'll be waching the site and I'm signing up for updates too. thanks, ultra_classic

On Feb 16, 2011 Dr. Collins wrote:
             Ultra/John, I'm so very pleased to see you here. 172 lbs! You are doing very well. I'm glad you found a food plan that works for you. This is a brand-new website and that is still being constructed. I'm thrilled you are interested in updates....I'm told that the subscription and search functions will be built in the near future. I started posting here as soon as the blog and comments section went up, because I was too eager to wait till the whole thing was done. As a zero-carb person, you'll probably be interested in the Why We Get Fat Disscussion that's going to soon be happening in BookTalk.

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