They say truth is stranger than fiction. Well...this fiction is pretty strange. Read the Fakebook story that unfolded on Dave Cicirelli's Facebook page. How much of it would you have believed?
THE ADVENTURE BEGINS
Fake Dave announces that his life has been set to “repeat” and he needs to change it to “shuffle,” and various other statements that seem vaguely profound but are really quite foolish. He becomes a “citizen of the road, with no destination other than the many possibilities that lie just beyond the bend.”
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LIFE ON THE ROAD
Life on the road isn't as simple and free as Fake Dave imagined. Run ins with the law, with family, and with fast food's effect on the digestive system all cause trouble.
FIRST STOP, AMISH COUNTRY
On foot, Fake Dave makes it all the way to Amish Country to settle an old score…in the most juvenile way possible. His unfortunate decision to toilet paper a buggy leads to potential charges under hate crime legislation. This development expands the Fakebook audience, making him unusually popular for a hate criminal.
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STRANDED IN FARMVILLE
Stuck working off my personal debt in Amish country, I thought it would be clever to do a real life Farmville. But it turns out...even real Farmville is boring and everyone hated it.
FAKE DAVE RUNS AWAY (AGAIN)
Bored and frustrated with the farm, Fake Dave finds the courage to stand up to the Amish from his own critics.
SO YEAH...NOW HE HAS AN AMISH GIRLFRIEND Incapable of fulfilling even the simplest responsibilities, our hero skips out of Amish country early. To his surprise, Kate follows him. Uneasy about the addition to his trip, he reluctantly gives in to her charms. Now he has a travel companion.
TIP FROM THE ROAD: DON'T FLASH EXPENSIVE ELECTRONICS AROUND WHEN CRASHING A HOMELESS SHELTER THANKSGIVING
It didn't go well.
SOMEONE FINDS OUT
Back in the real world, someone figured it out. Rather than simply call Dave out on his lie, they annonomously taunt Cicirelli with cryptic text messages and real-world artifacts of Fake Dave's virtual journey.
ON SECOND THOUGHT, WALKING IS STUPID
Bruised and beaten, Fake Dave and Amish Kate have had it with the east coast, and their feet weren't going to get them their fast enough. They decide to freight hop to sunny Arizona. I'm sure it will work out.
Living in the desert in a tent...moments like this make fake life seem pretty appealing.
FAKE DAVE NEEDS MONEY
Short on cash after the robbery, and having to support both himself and his girl, Fake Dave uses his skills as an illustrator to land a job at a tattoo parlor.
Clearly in the proper mind set to be branding himself for life, he asks the Fakebook community for tattoo suggestions.
Kate cheats on Fake Dave on New Year’s Eve. He’s devastated and confused. The couple turn on-again-off-again for a tumultuous month, leaving our hero uncertain and full of doubts about his hobo lifestyle.
ROOTS VS WINGS
Fake Dave gets introspective, and begins to think of what he's given up.
Yeah. Then this.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
Being around Kate became to painful. In an act of desperation, Fake Dave did what he does best...run away. But this time, he's a little more torn, knowing he's leaving someone behind...
FAKE DAVE GOES NUTS
It turns out the perils of winter are nothing compared to the Arizona sun. He suffers from fever-induced hallucinations and is found passed out and naked. At least his neckline still looks great!
FAKE DAVE JOINS A CULT
Physically weak and emotionally beaten, Fake Dave falls prey to hospital bedside cult recruiters and begins spouting nonsense about the upcoming doomsday.
Yeah, it was crazy.
SOUTH OF THE BORDER
After a daring escape from the cult, this clown finds himself stranded in Mexico without a passport. Soon he’s crossing the border illegally.
HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY
Back in the real world, Elliot Askew had seen enough and called Dave out on Facebook. Surprisingly, all it takes is the honest truth to get people off the trail. "You caught me. I’m actually enjoying a long ski weekend in Jackson Hole. I’m taking a break from the slopes with a glass of wine at the Four Seasons."
Truth can be stranger than fiction, eh?
After being arrested, Fake Dave was charged under suspcicion of being a drug mule. After a short, but dramatic trial, he was freed of all charges.
Ralph stepped up and supported his son, where they had a long drive home to New Jersey to heal the father son relationship...just as Dave found out he may soon be a father himself.
END OF THE ROAD
Now that Fake Dave want's a DNA test, Kate's Amish again. Figures.
But he decides he’s tired of running. He signs off of Facebook and moves to the Amish community that hates him to be with the woman he maybe/sort of loves to raise what is possibly his child. The end.