I Am Spartacus

Stephan "Spartacus" Pastis recently attempted to sign up an account on Facebook for his mostly-autobiographical character Rat. Listed as "Pearls Rat," it lasted for less than a week before Facebook deleted his account because Rat wasn’t a real person.

I get the rules…but I have to say, I’m bummed. Stephan doesn’t have a website, or a blog, or a MySpace page — as far as I know, this is the first time he’s attempted any of this social networking nonsense. Plus, he wrote a message on my Wall, and I never got to read it.