According to the memo, all hell was supposed to break loose. Protesters were scheduled to arrive at noon today in front of our building because our upstairs neighbors at MySpace had managed to piss them off big time. Security was instructed to let no one enter the building. MySpace employees were issued a gag order in case the media showed up.
Contrary to what one might think, the protesters were not irate parents taking the Predator Yellow Pages™ to task nor was there an aesthetic outcry against allowing members with no design sense whatsoever to create their own profile layout.
They were Naderites up in arms because Ralph wasn’t getting any MySpace love.
It turns out that MySpace/Fox Interactive Media are in cahoots with the Commission on Presidential Debates, an organization that views third parties as not worth their time.
I’m of two minds on this issue. On the one hand, there is a fundamental flaw in the two-party system that keeps non-mainstream views from being adequately represented. On the other, Ralph Nader is a self-righteous killjoy who desperately needs to get laid. So if riot cops were brought in, I had no idea which side to root for.
I needn’t have been concerned. Less than a dozen protesters were in attendance and the closest thing to storming the building was when one guy came in and asked the security guard if he could borrow a pair of scissors. She said no and told him to leave the premises.