The Good Old Days

Way back in time, when life was still silly and fun, I created a character on MySpace called Brad Boner. For some reason, he was obsessed with U2. I just remembered him tonight, and I had a good laugh at him/me.

I was inspired to created Brad when my BFF created “Olga”, after I confided to her that I’d opened a box of cosmetics that was mistakenly delivered to my house but addressed to someone named Olga. Olga was just there to tease me but she went on to make 43 friends.

Nowadays, I hardly ever see the BFF and the pleasure of screwing around on MySpace has been usurped by the deadly dullness of Facebook, where the etiquette is as strict as haiku and the blocking software is as ruthless as anything devised by the CIA.

I miss Brad and Olga and my relative innocence!

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17 Responses to The Good Old Days

  1. Romeo says:

    I also miss Brad and his inability to use apostrophe’s!

  2. Gosh myspace seems like zillions of years away – trust you to have created a ‘person’ such fun!

  3. Alison Cross says:

    I bloody hate Facebook. It’s the Devil’s Work, Sister. I want to communicate with people, not send goddamned hugs and prods and inform the world that I’ve just bought a bloody cow. Twitter’s better 😉

    Ali x

  4. Jenni says:

    Hahahaa, one of my friends created ‘Olly Flash’, and posted up pictures of herself to see if people would believe she was a boy. They did, and over the space of about 3 months he had become a myspace celebrity, with literally thousands of girls claiming he/she was the most gorgeous person they’d ever met. She eventually changed his name to some other dumb thing, but we googled him a couple of months ago-apparently he’s still quite big in Slovakia, where there are a couple of fansites about her/him!

  5. Ann says:

    I MISS BRAD AND OLGA! Oh, those were the days, Sister. Myspace was the genesis of our friendship. I fell in love with your writing and red lipstick there. And, I found Mr. Ann there. Facebook blows.

  6. Tricia says:

    Isn’t Brad now on Jersey Shore? But wait, he’s a Cordon Bleu chef, so maybe not.

  7. Aja says:

    I quit facebook and lady lemme tell ya, it feels goooood.

  8. RLC says:

    I remember a girl in high school started dating this “mega babe” called John. He would post flirtatious messages on her Myspace. He was a male model. We could see he was a male model from his profile photo. We could also see he was fake from his profile photo, as it appeared to have a watermark from a modelling agency on it. We Googled the agency. Sure enough, there was John, a California-based (we lived in Melbourne) model named Jason something-or-other. We confronted “John’s” “girlfriend” about our discovery and were told that he was from California originally but was pestered by too many women and paparazzi so he moved to Melbourne and changed his name.

    We teased her a lot about this all through high school. Now I feel really bad for her, having to make up a fake boyfriend just to feel worthwhile.

    Brad Boner, on the other hand, is bloody hilarious. Interesting to see he claims to like Wim Wenders and Neitchze (sp?) but has not decorated his profile with 100+ stills from Wim Wenders films and/or Neitchze (sp?) quotes, which is what true Wim Wenders and Neitchze (sp?) fans do.

  9. JK says:

    Well now Facebook can be fun, despite whatever the rules are (I can’t say from experience, only because someone sent me a link).

    http://failbook.failblog.org/

    I really like the one concerning German sausages.

  10. honeypants says:

    Awww, I miss Brad & Olga too! I remember when Brad first tried to friend me, I wasn’t in on it yet, and I immediately denied him wondering who on earth that U2 obsessed wanker was. HAHAHA!!! The good old days indeed…

  11. Aja says:

    Oh my goodness RLC, your tale makes me sigh a breath of relief at having finished high school. That poor lunatic. I guess everyone lief about things in high school but that is taking it one step too far.

  12. Brie says:

    Too go even further back in the Internet history…my siamese cat Sims had a profile I made for him on Friendster (Remeber Friendster?) and had over 200+ friends while I only had 20.

    Sims was popular with girls from Taiwan and Southeast Asia.

  13. Nicole says:

    I’m going to go one further and see if anyone remembers “MakeOutClub”…? It was the worst..you just listed your internet resume of key words and posted a picture looking dejected. My boyfriend from high school was on it and listed his name as “Testicle Mutiny”.

  14. Sister Wolf says:

    Tricia – Ooooh, Brad was ahead of his time, abs-wise, wasn’t he?! But yes, he is very accomplished.

    RLC – Good point, but maybe he’s just too busy with U2…

    Brie – Hahahahahaha!

    Nicole – Testicle Mutiny must be a band name by now. I’ll google the MakeOutClub.

  15. Mark says:

    Brad is genius. I would do Brad. I believe The Jersey Shore’s ‘The Situation’ owes all of his success to you, though.

  16. The ex Anton says:

    Brad! I totally miss Brad and all the advice he would give me on picking up the bitches. I hate Facebook. I think the problem I have with it is that it’s too family friendly. Everybody and their grandma is on it. Literally!!! I don’t like that.

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