Monday, 5 June 2006

Dorian fell off his bike



He also has a cold and has spent the last four days (incl. two days of accumulated RDOs) at home sniffing. And he got a MySpace blog or whatever it is, even though these seem to be for nine year olds. So every morning he opens his email and spends a joyous half hour rejecting the teenage emo californians who want to be his "friend." But on the other hand he seems to have admitted some quite repellent individuals to the inner sanctum of Frienddom. One has written, "thanks for the ass" ???

Do you understand MySpace?

12 comments:

Zoe said...

Poor ickle Dorian!

And I doubt anyone much understands MySpace. You forgot to mention that the "Thanks for the Ass" is in flaming electric blue letters.

Craig said...

Poor fella. Can I have his bike? Mine's broken... cheers.

My understanding of Myspace is that it's a place for people who like to collect things. It's the stong visual and emotional element. You either love or hate items on show there and comment because of that. That and Myspace thrives because of its viral emailing. Face it, who isn't curious to find out who or what sent them a message when nothing more than the knowledge of an email awaiting you at that site lands in your inbox?
I used it for a while, made friends, deleted them(some complained), made more before seeing the lack of substance and deleting myself.

cristy said...

MySpace seems like just the kind of site that I wanted to create for myself when I was 16, but the technology was too tricky for me.

However, I don't understand the mechanics of it at all - and don't really plan to find them out either.

Hope Dorian is feeling better soon.

Kate said...

I don't get MySpace at all, which makes me feel old and kinda out of it, which then makes me think I should investigate it just to stave off old-fartness.

But what with two blogs I'm supposed to write for, Flickr, photography, knitting, jogging, cycling, reading, working as a freelancer and at a cafe, having a partner and a dog (both of whom should come first on any list of priorities, of course), and friends in RealSpace I like to hang out with, I don't think I can be bothered.

kate(2) said...

It's also a viral marketing tool for musos. Apart from that I Know Nothink.

Ampersand Duck said...

No, and hence I outed myself as a complete doofus on his Arty fufkin blog by questioning the need to open a Myspace account. I still don't understand anything past the fact that it's much easier to sample his music there. And you get to meet some seriously odd people, which really could be the best thing about it.

That knee looks ouchie. Try some Arnica ointment. And a lot of coddling.

Ampersand Duck said...

oh, and right on, Kate (1)

Dorian said...

I have some selection criteria for approving friends on myspace if you're interested: 'freaks and weirdos', 'people who should be old enough to know better' and 'gybo people' (its a bulletin board).

I have nothing to offer regarding 'thanks for the ass'.

I'm not that comfortable about generating content for Rupert Murdoch so I will most likely delete myself in the not-too-distant future. Not that I really care THAT much.

I have some very desirable myspace friends, by the way - IsNot, Midnight Juggernauts, team9, and others so I must R0xorZ!1!

Kate said...

Not that I would disparage people who do find the time to bother with MySpace, of course, because I am not teh interweb snob. (Should have said that above.)

tigtog said...

My niece has a Myspace page that she hasn't updated since she got an emo boyfriend. It's a shame, she's quite witty.

Mel said...

UR jst jalooz coz im in Dorianz Top 8!!1!

girlprinter said...

What I love about this photo is that it looks like Dorian took his bad knee off to a photobooth for documentation purposes.