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My friends call me Barry. From time to time I also hear the name Greg. Yeah, as in Greg Brady. The Brady Bunch represents a fun time in my life. But it’s only part of the story. There’s more to say and that’s what The Greg Brady Project is all about – a place to say it. So, I’ve invited some friends to join me and share their perspectives on the Brady’s, the 70′s and just about everything else. Now, I’m inviting you…

22 Feb
Bob Hunt

You And Me, We’ll Always Be Friends

written by Bob Hunt in Blog, barry | 3 comments


’1,774 friends and counting…’

Ask anybody – Barry Williams is a friendly guy.  Seasoned entertainer, keeper of the Brady flame, ever patient with perpetual repetitions of “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!”, the Real Greg Brady is as affable as can be.  And now, like a new and improved box of Safe Soap, Barry is friendlier than ever before, thanks to Facebook.  That’s right, if you’ve ever dreamed of counting Barry among your circle of friends, just head on over to his Facebook page and offer your friendship.  He’ll be happy to accept.

I must confess that Barry is a whole lot friendlier than I am.  Though we started our Facebook accounts at roughly the same time, his list of friends is currently more than 25 times greater than mine.  I say currently because Barry’s list keeps growing like an unstoppable kudzu vine.  Take note of when his name pops up on your “Live Feed” and you’ll see him add a dozen or more amigos in a single go.  Me?  I might have one or two adds, and that’s only once in awhile, not every time I sign on.

Of course, I sense that our friendiocity standards are likely different.  I try to keep my account manageable by limiting my adds to people with whom I have actually had a conversation.  This is comparatively easy for me to do because I do not have a legion of fans who wish to befriend me.  Barry, however, has more people who’d like to chat with him than I can imagine.  It’s time consuming just perusing his friend list.  It’s also fascinating, considering that mixed in among hundreds of unfamiliar names are the well-known monikers of quite a few celebrities.

This is where you can leverage your Facebook friendship with Barry for your social advantage.  At a party, for example, you might enliven a conversation by casually dropping a few names.  “Oh, yes, Jennifer Beals, Henry Winkler, Michelle Phillips, Sean Penn, Belinda Carlisle, Matt Lauer, Rue McClanahan, Don Johnson, and Robert Downey Jr.?  We’re all friends…”  At this point, technically you have not told a lie; you just have not yet finished your sentence.  And people get their sentences interrupted by all sorts of things, say, a sudden dryness of the mouth requiring an immediate drink of water, or a prolonged cough.  Should this happen to you, it would hardly be your fault if your audience deserted you with an unintended impression in their minds before you are able to find your voice again and finish, “…with Barry Williams.”

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3 Comments

    Scott Keith
    on Feb. 22nd, 2009

    Barry accepted me as a Facebook friend! I was wearing the tiki when he accepted me so maybe it is not bad luck after all. Thanks Barry, I mean Friend.

    Barry Williams
    on Feb. 23rd, 2009

    The Tiki is always good luck now.. Welcome. Best, Barry

    Joseph
    on Feb. 23rd, 2009

    You also know me in facebook

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