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The Set of 400: #59 – My Favorite Display of International Rowing

Today! Because if your clients want to sit on my shoulders and call themselves tall, they have the right to give it a try –

The Social Network (2010)

Directed by David Fincher (x4)

Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella, Rooney Mara (x2), Justin Timberlake (x2), Dakota Johnson, Rashida Jones (x2), Joseph Mazzello (x2), David Selby, Brenda Song, Wallace Langham, John Getz (x2), Douglas Urbanski

Before Facebook completely destroyed society, it was the absolute best way to check out what that kid who sat across from you in sophomore English made for lunch that day, and whose kids turned out to be absolutely hideous monsters. It was great! And it was the only show in town, because what were we going to do, go back to MySpace? That fucking ghost town? No thank you!

We are filled with endless regret, Tom. We should have known the world was wide enough for MySpace and Facebook, and yet we forsook you. Damn us. Damn us all to the hell we currently occupy.

And in 2010, this was still pretty much holding true. Sure, Twitter might’ve been around, but it wasn’t the stirring conduit of great international news and presidential opinion that it is today. And Instagram was just getting underway – who the hell was an early adopter of that thing? I can’t make a status update of how I’m feeling without a snap of my dumb mug?? Nope, Facebook was a titanic, culture-shaking improvement on life, and everyone you ever knew wished you a happy birthday. It was amazing. Continue reading

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Fun and Informative Online Survey Time!

Back in the day, people used to email surveys around to their friends, with a bundle of generic questions on them, so their friends could get to know them better, and in theory would then fill out these surveys themselves, perpetuating a cycle of information exchange and harmless secrets being divulged.

 

Then Myspace came along and turned this innocuous novelty into an even bigger pile of time wasting than it already was.  Now there were surveys about every stupid thing imaginable, from your favorite sport survey to favorite Gatorade flavor surveys to Do You Remember the 80s? surveys to Do You Remember Last Thursday? surveys.  Survey overload commenced, and yet people still fill this silly shit out.  Usually it’s the same people filling out essentially the same survey over and over again. 

 

Hey, that’s fine, do what you like, but how do you think the surveys feel about this?  They aren’t taken seriously by anyone, not even their moms and pops (which I guess would be the archaic email surveys).  They are used to blow a half hour before passing out in the wee small hours of the morning.  So what happens when the surveys finally have enough and put your sorry ass in its place?  Well, worry no longer, because I encountered one of these pissed off motherfathers the other day… Continue reading

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