Archive for October, 2010

Jesus doesn’t have all the answers…

“Drop the “the”. Just “Facebook”. It’s cleaner.”

My ‘The Social Network’ appreciation post.

Just brilliant.

Facebook Lawyer: Mr. Zuckerberg, do I have your full attention?
Mark Zuckerberg: [stares out the window] No.
Facebook Lawyer: Do you think I deserve it?
Mark Zuckerberg: [looks at the lawyer] What?
Facebook Lawyer: Do you think I deserve your full attention?
Mark Zuckerberg: I had to swear an oath before we began this deposition, and I don’t want to purjure myself, so I have a legal obligation to say no.
Facebook Lawyer: Okay – no. You don’t think I deserve your attention.
Mark Zuckerberg: I think if your clients want to sit on my shoulders and call themselves tall, they have the right to give it a try – but there’s no requirement that I enjoy sitting here listening to people lie. You have part of my attention – you have the minimum amount. The rest of my attention is back at the offices of Facebook, where my colleagues and I are doing things that no one in this room, including and especially your clients, are intellectually or creatively capable of doing.
[pauses]
Mark Zuckerberg: Did I adequately answer your condescending question?

Mark Zuckerberg: If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you’d have invented Facebook.

Mark Zuckerberg: As for the charges, I believe I deserve some recognition from this board.
Ad Board Chairwoman: I’m sorry?
Mark Zuckerberg: Yes.
Ad Board Chairwoman: I don’t understand…
Mark Zuckerberg: Which part?

Marylin Delpy: The site got 2200 hits within 2 hours?
Mark Zuckerberg: Thousand.
Marylin Delpy: I’m sorry?
Mark Zuckerberg: Twenty-two *thousand*.

Eduaredo Saverin: Sorry, my Prada is at the cleaners, along with my hoodie and my ‘fuck you’ flip-flops, you pretentious douche bag!

Mark Zuckerberg: A guy who makes a nice chair doesn’t owe money to everyone who has ever built a chair.

Mark Zuckerberg: Ma’am, I know you’ve done your homework and so you know that money isn’t a big part of my life, but at the moment I could buy Mt. Auburn Street, take the Phoenix Club and turn it into my ping pong room.

Marylin Delpy: What are you doing?
Mark Zuckerberg: Checking in to see how it’s going in Bosnia.
Marylin Delpy: Bosnia. They don’t have roads, but they have Facebook.
[Mark says nothing]

Erica Albright: You’re going to be successful, and rich. But you’re going to go through life thinking that girls don’t like you because you’re a nerd. And I want you to know, from the bottom of my heart, that that won’t be true. It’ll be because you’re an asshole.

Gage: Your best friend is suing you for 600 million dollars.
Mark Zuckerberg: [sarcastically] I didn’t know that; tell me more!

Marylin Delpy: You’re not an asshole, Mark. You’re just trying so hard to be.

Tyler Winklevoss: I’m six-five, 220 pounds, and there are two of me.

Definition by Google

Google + misspelled search words = Google fun…

“Battlesheep” – did you mean Battleship?

“Astronut” – did you mean Astronaut?

“Jetleg” – did you mean Jetlag?

Wynn Love

When a friend asks you for a recommendation on places to stay in Las Vegas, there are the usual suspects: Caesars Palace, The Venetian, Wynn and maybe a few others. But when a friend asked me for such a recommendation via Twitter, I was pleasantly surprised by the actions of one particular establishment after I’d made them.

Pure and utter genius. A mere thank you makes me feel appreciated, and an early booking code may well be useful to my friend. But the simple yet effect act of reaching out, put a very genuine smile on my face. Some use social media for complex things, and others use it for something simple. This for me was just right. The small things really do count. And now, I love Wynn Las Vegas that little bit more than I did before.

Thank you Wynn Las Vegas.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

second base

Appreciation

Appreciation is something that passes most of us by while we’re busy making plans, busy working, busy meeting friends and busy doing something. We don’t always take a moment to appreciate what we have. We spend more time thinking of the things we don’t.

Someone once gave me an example of this, in a very simple and basic way…

When someone offers you chips, you think about how much better they would be with salt. When someone offers you chips with salt, you think about how much better they would be with mayonnaise. But at no point do you stop to appreciate what is given. We just don’t do that.

And that’s something so small and meaningless, but it’s the principal that is so powerful.

Pic of the day…

Tiger Woods fluffs shot and shoots straight at photographer Pain. I especially love the cigar smoking chap to the right. Full story: Google it.