Tuesday, March 20, 2007

In Other News...

Buy Someone Else's MySpace Pals (from News.com.com)

You can buy handbags, blenders and vintage Tupperware on eBay, but did you know you can also spring for 100,000 friends? That's what one bidder got by purchasing someone's MySpace.com account for more than two grand late last month. The seller claims to have more than 100,000 friends on his or her MySpace profile (while the gender of the seller is unclear, the sell page does sport a picture of a buxom blonde).

The online space, according to the seller, was registered on the social-networking site four years ago, and was one of the first 50,000 accounts. Bidding started at $2,000, with the winning bid (by someone with the eBay user name "girlsliketheboyswithferraris") hitting $2,125.

At most recent glance, there were somewhere around 10 MySpace accounts for auction on eBay. One seller says he or she has a million MySpace friends.


In other news, life itself was deemed redundant, and plans are now in place for everyone on Earth to be digitized and placed within the servers of the World of Warcraft. Citing the rise of violent crimes, poverty, hunger, disease, and war, officials across the globe voted nearly unanimously in favor of the "Troning" of humanity. City populations will be placed on individual servers, and citizens wishing to move can do so for a moderate fee, at which point all accumulated possessions will be digitally transferred to your new residence. Household pets will not be eligible for digitization, but electronic simulations of your pet will be available in upgrade expansion packs.

The President's new Secretary of Defense, Leeroy Jenkins, was unavailable for comment.