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Facebook faceoff: Nickelback vs. Pickle, Pickle wins
As of this week, a pickle managed to get more Facebook fans than super-popular bro-rockers Nickelback.
The Canadian band logged somewhere in the neighborhood of 1.42 million fans on the social network, but a group page, "Can this pickle get more fans than Nickleback?" created by somebody clearly of the anti-Nickelback establishment, set forth the imaginary competition to eclipse that number. The pickle now claims in excess of 1.5 million fans.
"THANK YOU EVERYONE! SALUTE THE ALMIGHTY PICKLE!!!" said the group's owner, also listing a number of charities for people to donate to, so long as she has their attention.
Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger, who apparently could not take such humiliations, posted on the group's wall "This site will be closed in two weeks." Which alludes to some threat of unlawful use of copyright. Or something. Poor sport.
Why is a pretend Facebook competition between a pickle and Nickelback important? Not only can an artist's name be heralded these days, but also as easily tarnished. Just look at that last Britain's Christmas No. 1 competition. What is defined is redefined. Put that to a tune, Kroeger.