August 30, 2006

It is at last indisputable:

I am old.

What, you might ask, has finally brought this fact home to me? Is it the fact that my back aches in the morning if I’ve taught too many aerobics classes the day before? The copious amounts of eye gel to which I am forced to resort to conceal the puffiness? The difficulty I have remembering even the most basic words?

No, I answer, it is none of these. The telltale clue is much simpler.

I don’t get MySpace.

I just don’t get it. What’s the point? I already didn’t get Friendster. MySpace seems even less useful.

However: I am working on a project for which I need both an elegantly designed MySpace page and an understanding of how to manipulate it (or the services of someone with same). If you can help me, please let me know.

If you’re willing to be charitable to the elderly, that is.

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18 Responses to It is at last indisputable

  1. tim says:

    Welcome to the fold. You may pick up your walker in the back… the line for pudding starts on the left.

  2. Carly says:

    I think that a prerequisite for ‘getting’ myspace is that you have an IQ below that of your average jar of mayonaise, so I wouldn’t worry too much about it.

    I don’t know how much coding you know, but anything you want to change has to be changed by creating a style in css. The ‘little bit of html’ it says you need in the faqs is a big fat lie.

    Most people use an editor to generate the code for them. One such editors is: That will give you a general idea of what the code needs to look like, even if you are then going to puzzle it out on your own.

  3. Hanuman1960 says:

    I’ve tried MySpace, but none of the links ever seem to work.

    I’ll be joining you in your dotage…

  4. Joe says:

    Recent photographic evidence proves that you, most certainly, are looking youthful and healthy! Remember, its more important to LOOK young than to FEEL young!

    (apologies to Billy Crystal’s “Fernando” character)

  5. Jess says:

    I’m willing to be charitable, but I wouldn’t know where to start. Besides, I don’t get MySpace, either. Of course, I’m even older than you, if you can believe that! 😉

  6. campbell says:

    No dear, with respect, ‘old’ is when you have to put on your spectacles to view porn DVDs or videos.


    One Who Knows

  7. LaunderLust says:

    I used to be obsessed with Friendster! But, like just about everything else, I quickly lost my obsession. While my friends were racking up 100s of Friendster friends, I ended up with only 66. Actually, it was 65 after one friend dumped me because somebody he didn’t like was my friend!

    I have a myspace account, but can’t remember my user name or password. That’s how much I use it.

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  9. Logan says:

    DList is better.

    I only use MySpace ‘cos I for some reason still hang out with straight people. If no help comes along, I’d be glad to give it a shot.

  10. Cliff says:

    I don’t get Myspace, Friendster, and all that jazz. It’s a nifty way to stalk people, so I guess maybe it’s for people with too much time on their hands.

  11. AHF says:

    I don’t understand the appeal of myspace and I’m totally in their target demo. You’re not old; you’re just sensible.

  12. Lynn says:

    Ew…MySpace is evil. DON’T DO IT.

  13. David says:

    I find MySpace pointless, but only because I can’t really wrap my head around what it is. I have a blog. What do I need a MySpace page for? I do have a Myspace acount, though I don’t even remember how or when it happened, but I only go there when I get some email saying someone left me a message. That happens about three times a year.

  14. Chris says:

    I don’t get it either, hon. And although I do have a MySpace page for my show, since so many people use if for entertainment networking, I refuse to get one for myself — in part because I don’t want to contribute further to anything related to Rupert Murdoch, and in part because I think MySpace is a bit unseemly for anyone over 20 years of age. Screw it.

  15. Sin says:

    I don’t understand what the fucking point of MySpace is. I mean…Orkut, Friendster, Hi-5, all of this social networking, it just needs to stop.

    Also I don’t know if it’s possible within the laws of this space-time continuum to actually have elegance in a MySpace page.

  16. goblinbox says:

    I loathe MySpace. It’s hideously ugly. There’s no reason it can’t be attractive, no reason at all. And there are eight or nine other sites that do the same thing and look better doing it.

    MySpace bites.

  17. Christopher says:

    I handle the publicity for a high-end cosmetics brand and I can reliably inform you that eye gel is the spunk of Satan. It has the immediate effect of calming the area around your eye. But because eye gel actually makes that sensitive area heavy with moisture, used regularly it will increase the general effect of dark and saggy.

    I agree with your comments on MySpace. I joined because of work (genuinely!) but I have zero interest in it, even though some of my friends are sending me comment things that involve cartoons of the word “love”. Or something like that. I wasn’t paying much attention, really.

  18. Greg says:

    What I don’t get is the people who put their myspace URL in their other profiles… then you have to sign up on Myspace to read their profiles? I’m sorry, most people are NOT that interesting.

    Hi Joel hunny 🙂


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