Will You Be My MySpace
Friend? - June 23
MySpace is now the new AOL. Everyone and their mom has a
MySpace account. In Chico Alexander's mind, even Lorenzo
Lamas's light pen has a MySpace account...and it may
have, for all we know. Everyone else seems to have an
And it seems like everyone else wants to be my friend.
I'm usually a private person, but I'm always up for
friends. I have a Pokerroom account with friends. I have
my MySpace account with friends. I have a LiveJournal
account with friends. So I would love to get friends.
But not all of these people really want to be my friend.
I'm getting friend requests from bands I've never heard
of. Movies and books and albums all want to be my
friend. Women like Hot Ashley and Kinky Monica who have
sites with webcams on it want to be my friend. So just
like AOL, MySpace also has a problem with unwanted
My name for it? MySpam.
So imagine my surprise when Modi wants to be my
friend. Modi? Modi was one of the comics who got
early face time on Last Comic Standing. He also may
or may not be in the Last Comic Standing internet
tournament (as of this column, he hasn't shown up in
the tournament brackets yet.) Now he does have a
cool profile, and he does have LCS alumni like
Jessica Kierson writing on his page, but his page,
like almost every other celebrity page, is nothing
but a glorified billboard, advertising where he is
going to be next and to come to his shows.
But then I had a thought. Maybe, just maybe, as
unlikely as it seems, he actually goes to his
profiles and reads his e-mail from his fans. I
decided to test it out and sent him an e-mail,
thanking him for the friend request and asked him
why he e-mailed my profile. I have yet to hear
anything back from him, and I may be waiting until
ANT wins Last Comic Standing All-Stars #17 before I
hear back from him.
It's all well and good to have a profile. I cross
the line when you are not only using it as
advertising, but you are tossing Friend Requests out
and using them as fliers. Not only am I not likely
to sign on, but I'm probably more likely to be
turned off and not want anything to do with your
show or your merchandise.
Maybe I should make my own
profile. Is GsnnHaterade available?
No. E-mail Gordon Pepper at
Or hit up his MySpace... if you can find it.