Why do you vex me vis-a-vis the GOTTDAM Social Network so late at night? I am so riled up I had to bring the computer upstairs to blog properly, not on the iPhone.
I am not more moral than you. That is redonkeylous. Alls I said was that the movie was good, okay, meh, whatever. But I did not love it. That is all. You know what I think was a better movie? The Town! I enjoyed that more! I think the Social Network suffered by my seeing it late. Me seeing it late? I’d heard you raving about it for months and expected the next My Dinner With Andre. And was a little underwhelmed.
Now let’s talk about Mark Zuckerberg. I’d bet every big huge business like FB has some seedy beginning story like that. Who’s screwing whom and who got Left Behind. I don’t think it’s a revolutionary topic. It’s MONEY. The only f’ing reason The Social Network was made into a movie is because of Our Times. It’s the confluence of our internet obsessed culture (hello, yes, that’s me), our LOVE for hearing about people who make one jillion dollhairs and the Tech Savvy At Risk Youth (hat tip to Dan Savage). Where’s the movie about Meg Whitman and the juggernaut rise of eBay? Where’s the movie about Jeff Bezos and the huge megastore that is now the Amazon dot com? Where’s Steve Jobs movie? (ugh – surely there’s been one?) I’m sure there are several people in those stories who were Left Behind and used and abused. It’s just timing. It’s not some new phenomenon.
In summary – I didn’t not enjoy the movie. I liked it. I did not love it. It had nothing to do with the morality of the protagonist. If anything, I was fascinated by his brilliance. I like the smarties. I like watching how weird the super smarties are!
That is all!
Kanye West – I have no thoughts on him really. His swagger both repulses me and compels me. I guess we call that Mission Accomplished. I think he is a Boy Genius for sure, quite talented. I started to listening to “Stronger” a lot after Emily mentioned it and he is poetic with the lyrics. But ugh what a douchebag. I would not go so far to say I like him. Or Mark Zuckerberg. My tastes are more refined than that.
Now excuse me while I go watch Jersey Shore.