So we watched The Social Network last night. Meh. I know I’m late to the party. Not that being on the tail end of some things is new for me in recent years. Especially movies. Because I am still living the Facebook life I guess it seemed a little forced since it’s so soon after it all happened.
I mean, is Facebook, twitter, get-back-to-me-in-15-seconds-or-I’ve-already-moved-on the world we live in now? By that of course I mean, with all the purging thoughts going out online is it like more time has gone by than actually has and as a society we feel that 2003 was already EONS ago? Because nine years really isn't all that long ago. Really.
I found it way too hard to follow at times although I knew the basic story. We all did. Didn’t we? We’re all on Facebook aren’t we? I mean the thing did kind of take over the world. Literally.
But the movie is never as good as the Facebook is it? Wait, what? There’s an actual book Called The Accidental Billionaires that the movie was based on and not just Facebook? Oh, sorry. I just assumed.
It had everything of course – mystery, suspense, romance (kinda), hipsters in hoodies, slick guys in suits, musicians as actors, people so cool even you haven't heard of them yet, dark shadowy filming, I think I even saw an explosion and Bruce Willis hovering in the background somewhere. Wait, what? I didn't? Oh, sorry. I just assumed.
I will say that it was great to see Michael Cera in the lead role, he never smiles and I like the shaky just-on-the-verge-of-tears tone in his pre-pubescent voice. Wait, what? Michael Cera is twenty-four and that wasn’t him in the movie, it was Jesse Eisenberg? Oh, sorry. I just assumed.
Anyway, watching the movie got me thinking about blogging and the stuff we put out there for the world to feast their eyes on. I’m pretty much happy to share just about everything – yes I slept with that person, yes I smoked weed (read: smoke if given the chance), no I’m not at all sure what really happened that night and I still don't regret it because I learned not to do that ever again, etc. – but not everyone is comfortable with sharing details of the past.
So I had this entirely different post written up, one asking a very pointed question. It mentioned a bunch of people. But even though I have no issue with being that outright forward other people might not understand why I’d do it. So I deleted the names and then I deleted the entire letter. And then I wrote this instead. Your welcome.
Because if I learned anything about watching the movie last night it was that sometimes you say things online and, not only is there no take-back but, it will cost you millions of dollars to make it right before you have the chance to make a movie about it that will make you even richer and more popular.
That was the moral I was supposed to take away from The Social Network right?