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Stan Fletcher Rules the World and I Want a Piece

Updated on November 16, 2010

Stan Fletcher Rules the World and I Want a Piece

There's this guy, Stan Fletcher. He writes a lot of hubs. We think that's his real name. He might be the President of Procter and Gamble, or a Sound Engineer working on The View, or perhaps a generic guy who simply possess a unique gift for writing hubs. His avatar is dangerously handsome: strategically tousled hair framing perfectly engineered cheekbones. We wonder if he could walk through an airport without being mobbed by rock stars and professional athletes.

I wrote a tribute hub to Stan way back before following Stan was considered cool: A Day In The Life Of Stan Fletcher. I was a fan before everyone else jumped on the bandwagon. I saw the Stan Fletcher trend germinate in the minds of hubbers and Internet readers everywhere. Certainly I don't take any credit for Stan's success, but if I got some free and unsolicited credit I wouldn't turn it down. Stan is a self-made man (according to his avatar): he doesn't need me to toot his horn.

Stan wields prodigious influence in the virtual world of HubPages. Many of us bow down to his offbeat take on everyday life and his knack for connecting verbs with nouns into sentences. He then melds the sentences into paragraphs which dovetail together as compete hubs that communicate culturally significant concepts such as "Are you a Walmartian?" and "Why I Love Babies."

Stan strides this landscape of boilerplate text and Google Ads with a gentle grace that, frankly, makes me quite jealous. I can't speak for fellow hubbers who reside in his shadow, but it's time for me to piggyback on some of his hipness. Knowing I'll never have his movie star visage without government-sponsored facial reconstructive surgery, the best I can hope for is to appropriate some of his ideas.

My plan is to launch a series of Stan's Stolen Hubs. I encourage all of you to do the same. If we band together we can keep him so busy writing cease and desist orders that perhaps his output of original hubs will reduce to a trickle. Who's with me?

I'll get the ball rolling with this hub:

Pretty Good Ideas for Your Next Hub

It will not be as good as Stan's "Killer ideas for Your Next Hub", but it has to be better than my Kitten Cannon hub, which cost me one of my favorite fans.

Here's How To Help

You can help me in my selfish quest for a hunk of Stan's World.

  • Browse my list of Pretty Good Ideas for Your Next Hub. Ignore the startling resemblance to a similar list that Stan may or may not have written at an earlier date.
  • Identify a Pretty Good Idea upon which you can build.
  • Write the hub and report back.
  • Ignore Stan's threats, whines, and digital foot stomping: he can't hurt you, I think.

Gratuitous image of Stan Fletcher, courtesy of Stan Fletcher.
Gratuitous image of Stan Fletcher, courtesy of Stan Fletcher.

Everyone is a Winner

There will be no contest, unless I think I can make money from it. Everyone gets a digital trophy and an orange slice. I plan to appoint no judges, no arbiters, and no neutral parties. If you want to compete, join a bowling league and write a series of hubs about virulent rental shoes. If you want to leverage all the hard work Stan has put into his writing, then welcome aboard.


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    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @drbj : it's a real orange. Stan's worth it.

    • drbj profile image

      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      Clarification please. Is the orange slice prize a slice of a real genuine orange? Or one of those too sweet manufacured candy thingies that taste like orange sugar?

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      Marie Giunta 7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Like you nicomp, I discovered Stan very early into his hubbing career and if this means we all get to read more funny hubs then bring it on I say!

    • Austinstar profile image

      Lela 7 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      I have made a typo before. I wrote it down. September 7th, 2001.

    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Austinstar : You doubt I will win?

      That must be a typo.

    • Austinstar profile image

      Lela 7 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      I also voted up and funny, but have you realized that this hub qualifies for his contest? 10. Why Stan Fletcher is my favorite hubber?

      I doubt it will win first place, but you might make a decent showing and receive a token condiment package for your efforts. Good luck!

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      Scribenet 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Stan does rule the world! It was timely that someone should write about these people (Walmartians)!

      But I must add, it is a close contest...Stan better watch his back, you are there to give him a run for his money!

      In my haste, I forgot to say how I enjoyed this Hub... voted up and funny!

    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Scribenet : That is my favorite Stan hub.

    • Scribenet profile image

      Scribenet 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Okay, I am all for it.... but first...

      I have to go read Stan's Hub on Walmartians; which I have missed.... do Walmartians really exist? Are they just made up to look like real customers?

      I think I have a Walmartians addiction...see ya later....


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