Monday, July 25, 2011

Come Monday...The Despicable Social Network

“Come Monday…” is a weekly series that will involve a review of, or commentary about,  websites, movies, documentaries, television shows, sports, music, and whatever else may tickle my fancy at the time.  Be assured that these reviews will be generally positive, as in accordance to the Jimmy Buffett song “Come Monday.”  This is subject to change, however.  In fact, I would be most derelict in my duties to neglect going on a rant every once in a while.  For rants promote change, and change can be good—right?  Therefore, since good is generally considered as being a positive force in 99.3% of the parallel universes that I am aware of, even a rant could be considered as being something positive, and a genuine hissy-fit would be even better (so I’m told).

Last Saturday, I inched a little closer to getting caught-up with all that is happening by watching a couple of movies that came out last year (or maybe a year or two before). The first one was [The Social Network], which is about Facebook, which made me ashamed for having anything to do with it.

No, it is not so much that Facebook is so despicable. Although, there is much about it that I certainly despise. For the movie focused upon the founder, [Mark Zuckerberg], who makes [Dr. Sheldon Cooper] seem far less intolerable.

Okay, maybe that was a little harsh. For the Mark Zuckerberg in the movie makes Dr. Sheldon Cooper seem quite lovable.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, there has to be something seriously wrong with the boy, and I should know better than most that it is probably not his fault. For from what is depicted in The Social Network, which is supposed to be treating him more than fairly, he really doesn’t understand that it is wrong to screw your friends and steal ideas from others.

Perhaps not to anyone else, but I found it rather interesting that [Justin Timberlake], who is at the top on the left, looks more Mark Zuckerberg, who is in the middle, than [Jesse Eisenberg], who did play him in the movie and is at the bottom on the left.  Could it be that Timberlake didn't want his name associated with such a despicable character?

No, that can’t be it. For Timberlake played [Sean Parker], who is credited with being the founder of [Napster] in the movie, and the way Timberlake played him left little doubt that he fully understood every despicable move he was making.

Yeah, I am quite sure that a great amount of artistic license was being applied in The Social Network. On the other hand, I am also quite sure that quite a few on Wall Street were applauding the sheer audacity of Zuckerberg and Parker in the movie. For when it comes to business in a capitalist society, if you can’t keep your rear covered, you are asking for “it.”


Nope, there is nothing like flipping the script, and the second movie I watched last Saturday did just that. For [Despicable Me] had me feeling as good as The Social Network had me feeling bad.

If you haven’t seen it, [here] is a listing of the times it will be on HBO. Of course, if you have HBO, you probably have access to their [On Demand] service, and if have that, you can watch it anytime you like for as long it is available.

Hey, if you don’t mind spending a little dough, Despicable Me really would be available for viewing anytime you liked if you bought a copy. No, Amazon, nor anyone else, is paying me anything, but (LIGHTBULB!) (it’s in the movie) that is something for me to see about…

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  1. We have dish network and right now we have one year of free starz. The social network has been playing on one of the starz channels and I just caught the last 5 minutes of the movie about a week ago. I was going to check to see when the next time was that it would be on

  2. All capitalists are enemies of the people!

  3. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Ann!!! Well, if you have the same reaction as me, you find The Social Network to be entertaining, but it is certainly not a feel good movie. Nonetheless, it is good to get some insight about the people who play a very large role in cyberspace.

  4. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Adullamite!!! There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death. {Proverbs 14:12 NIV}


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