Just when you thought Facebook couldn’t get any more annoying (seriously, people, stop throwing things at me), this article in the Boston Herald is sure to convince you otherwise.
It looks like Ben Mezrich — whom we have already identified as a Nazi-worshipping child molester with chronic halitosis and severely lopsided testicles — is fixing to use his special brand of journalism to tell the story of Facebook’s origins:
Facebook’s controversial beginnings in early 2004 at Harvard University – when several students were working on social networking sites simultaneously – have sparked news articles and a few lawsuits, but with Mezrich’s help the story may make it to the mainstream. Plus, veteran screenwriter Aaron Sorkin is already signed on to adapt the book into a movie, Mezrich confirmed.
Mezrich is most famous for his book “Bringing Down the House,” which was an engaging tale of a bunch MIT students who took Las Vegas for millions. You may also remember that in lieu of doing actual research for that book, he talked to one guy and then made up a bunch of shit.
But this time will be different, I’m sure. Now that Mezrich is rich and famous and has frosted tips, I’m sure the major players involved can’t wait to talk to him:
Mezrich, who doesn’t want to give too much away, says his story will be “about entrepreneurship at Harvard and about Mark Zuckerberg,” the Facebook founder who so far won’t talk to him.
The article also notes that Mezrich will be “working long hours through the holidays to get the book to his publisher, Doubleday.” So I guess all he needs is Zuckerberg to call him before, like, next Friday and he’ll be good.
Boston author Ben Mezrich pens tale of Facebook’s founders [Boston Herald]
House of cards [Boston Globe]
Bringing down the “Bringing Down the House” [Pax Arcana]