Meijer, via foursquare
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…which has made me realize how quickly I’ve become dependent on it’s being there. I’ve gotten very used to filing quickie links there.
That’s the kind of social networking site I find useful, as opposed to, say, Friendster, which has finally and incontrovertibly proven itself too sucktastic to bother with. It’s easy to cancel, though.
Can’t act. Slightly bald. Also dances.
— RKO executive, reacting to Fred Astaire’s screen test.
Cerf/Navasky, “The Experts Speak”