Now, please excuse the pussyfooting around, but this news is for your eyes only. It is very important for our purposes that you click through to the blog to see it. The Local Yokel community has a little quick and dirty housekeeping thing to attend to, so everyone get out your secret decoder rings and follow along in the process. Also, please share our news. It’s important to our readers. Think of it like one of those trashy open secrets (you know, like when someone is having an affair with a subordinate in the office).

Facebook has some totally absurd “you have to be a real person with a real name policy,” which is utterly laughable, but we won’t get into all the reasons we think this is wildly farcical. Some jerk (probably an affiliate of the Church of Scientology, since we just made fun of Xenu again, and maybe that hurt them in the feelie-weelies) reported our shared account as not a real person. We’re changing Local Yokel. He will have the completely real person name of Frederick Hicks. It’s absolutely true, one of the Local Yokel correspondents is named Frederick Hicks! What are the odds?!

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What we must ask of you is that you follow FC Local Yokel, the group, instead of posting on the wall of Frederick Hicks.  And let your interested friends know, too. Silver Linings: FC Local Yokel will be a better online community because of this, because those of us with shared concerns can consolidate and interact on a single page. As it is now, half of us are commenting in one place and half in the other. So, a minor annoyance, but the important thing is that you know and share the news, so that it works. That is all! Thank you for your cooperation and support!