July 31, 2003

A while ago some other MCB grad students sent me an invite for a service called Friendster. Basically, it's a six degrees of separation website. Since I was spectacularly bored that day, I signed on, noticed that some friends from high school were also part of it, and then never thought of it again. Today, one of those friends from high school sent me an email suggesting that I go look at Friendster again. And so I did.

Apparently the new fad on Friendster is to create profiles for famous people. I found Jon Bon Jovi, Christopher Walken, and Rod Farva. Then I found fictitious people, like Reed Richards, Buckwheat, and Dark Helmet.

But I really lost control of my Laugh Muscle when I found the Friendster pages for inanimate objects. Apparently The Death Star likes shopping at Fashion Bug. "In bed" stuff irritates Fortune Cookie. Trendy Shoes wants to meet like-minded socks. And, my personal favorite, Germany's favorite TV show is Hogan's Heroes.

Ahhhh....the wonderful things geeks do when bored.

Posted on July 31, 2003 10:39 AM

i was so baffled when you initially told me about this. 'why does jacob think i need new friends?' i wondered. 'is there some plan in the works to boot me out of the crew?' now i know that you just wanted me to get to know germany better.

Posted by: didofoot on July 31, 2003 11:05 AM