SocNet Movies, Places and getting on with it.

I'm sure you remember me mentioning the 'Facebook Movie' called 'The Social Network'. It's the story of Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of facebook from way back in 2004 and some of the trials and tribulations there have been along the way. If you're interested, the UK release date is October the 15th, so a little under a month and if you'd like another shufty at the trailer..... Here it is:

Well, if you know about that 'facebook' movie, you might already know about a second one, which might show up in the UK if it gets enough attention. 'Catfish' has been billed at 'The Hitchcock film that Hitchcock never made'..... 
They had no idea that their project would lead to the most exhilarating and unsettling months of their lives. A reality thriller that is a shocking product of our times, Catfish is a riveting story of love, deception and grace within a labyrinth of online intrigue.
Excellent concept and deserving of a run. It's won plenty of critical acclaim, so let's hope we get the chance to see it on our green and pleasant land.  Here's the trailer for your delectation:

Those of you that have been paying close attention will have seen the launch of Facebook places in the UK this week. Now you may already be aware of my opinion, but I'm just not over impressed. You can create a "place" anywhere you like and check-in. But the worst of it is that your friends can check you in to any of these places whenever they wish. That's the default setting. So you can expect to see people being checked in left right and centre to places that they've never been to or are never likely to go near. Just for fun of course. I already checked a few friends of mine into the carpet shop yesterday just because I was looking for a rug that "really tied the room together"....

Only I wasn't of course. But it makes the point. Knowing facebook, this is only going to lead to trouble of some sort. I can already feel myself being checked into rehab. Fun times.

As for getting on with it, well that's just what I'm about to do.  My list of jobs decreased a little, but when I'm not rigidly focused, I'm easily distracted which is why I found myself cycling instead of shredding or sorting out the garage.

The "Done" List:

  • Expenses
  • Haircut
  • Hoovering
  • Bed dissassembly and reassembly
  • General tidying up of stuff

The "Still to do" List:

  • Paintwork touching up - various locations
  • eBaying some items for the iPad fund
  • Shredding
  • Garage clear out
  • Re-Installation of the hardtop on the car ready for the winter

No rest for the wicked, or even the "Liberal Fuzzy Middle Classes" it would seem. ;-)

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