Astute folks will no doubt see where this is eventually leading.
I had a bunch of crap today and may not get to important posts tomorrow either but for now I'll just share an update on the whole The Social Network dealy from an article I read in the Globe this morning (note it'll only be free for a week or so unless you're going to a super cool bro college in Boston and have a free subscription): http://www.boston.com/ae/movies/articles/2010/09/26/aaron_sorkin_reaches_out_to_web_surfers_and_sources_to_fill_in_the_blanks_of_the_social_network/
The bits about anonymity, the "dark Internet spirit", smacks of someone who no doubt has run across certain imageboards of ill repute that reject the notion of facebook. Also it's so fucking true about people adopting artificial personae and attaching artificial importance to their actually meaningless lives. At some point I'll try to track down Jon Stewart's interview of Arianna Huffington where he tears apart blogging and facebooking and tweeting as tools in the gradual dumbing down of American society. There's also a piece out there somewhere about how PowerPoint caused the Iraq War by appealing to the dumbest parts of those responsible. Ugh, that's a lot of work though.
I started reading Against the Day last night, so don't be surprised if I suddenly start gushing like a fangirl at some point for Thomas Pynchon. I try to hold it in. I really do.
Seriously you guys :| .