August 28th, 2005


myspace credwatch : sunday styles

Wow. It's been a bad year for MySpace's underground credibility -- first it was bought by News Corp and now it's profiled in the "Sunday Styles" section:
The founders spread the word about MySpace through friends and anyone they happened to meet in Los Angeles at bars, nightclubs or rock shows. "Since we're telling people in clubs - models - suddenly everyone on MySpace looks really pretty," recalled Mr. Anderson, who with his trucker hat and sideburns looks as if he could be gigging in a club himself later on. [nyt].

Really, I just like to make fun of it because I don't use myspace and have only two people in my "friend space", one of whom is the site's founder. I think my y.a.s.n.s. love will always belong to good old friendster.

chair, apartment

weekend items

Friday happy hour was on the patio of a pizza place in upper Fremont, which sort of felt like being in a different country or city. The location, not the restaurant exactly. After a few hours of trying the waitress's patience, we departed to spend time at the Trabant Chai Lounge where we found a game called Ginnykub, the result of genius idea to combine scrabble and the not-particularly-popular Rumikub into one weird game.

When we made our way through the game and some singer-songwriter entertainment, it was time to go see Red Eye. If this were intended to be a comedy, I could maybe understand why it has gotten so many good reviews -- we were laughing out loud throughout. I think that critics just can't get past their love for Rachel McAdams (see the two thumbs up from Ebert & Roeper). The movie was ridiculous and horrible.