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Nov
08

myspace heroes: kick-off edition

I was looking for a feature … and a feature found me.

My friend Mil is one of the most entertaining girls I know. Her text messages about the hell that is her work environment make me laugh out loud when they happen. Someday, she’s going to be an insanely famous lawyer once the stars get in alignment and then she’s going to take Judge Judy and kick her off the bench. All of this with southern grace and charm.

But she sent me an e-mail that I immediately knew I could capitalize, so I wrote her back and thanked her for the supreme inspiration.

So, today, I unveil the kick-off edition of MySpace Heroes, my look at the *cough* best of MySpace‘s best. As “Stuff White People Like” observed in July, MySpace had “gone from a virtual utopia to Digital Detroit, where only minorities and indie bands remain.”

I’ll let you be the judge. For today’s entry, I give you “Brandon.”

Now … for those of you from West Virginia, you may be thinking, “Hrm … his shirt looks a little familiar. Where have I seen that kind of shirt before.”

Wait for it … wait for it …

You’ve seen it on any number of offenders cataloged in the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority’s Web site.

Yes. That’s right. This guys’s default MySpace photo is his booking shot.

More proof?

Yes, yes, readers and friends. It says … “me in jail.”

That’s gonna be tough to beat. Mil’s introductory nomination has set the bar very high. I’m confident there are more just waiting to come to light.

Got a nominee for the next MySpace Hero? E-mail me! girlofwords [at] gmail.com.

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8 Responses to “myspace heroes: kick-off edition”


  1. 1 Another Paige
    November 12, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    I didn’t realize just how incredibly white I really am until I looked at “Stuff White People Like”. Now I’m REALLY depressed…

  2. November 13, 2008 at 12:35 am

    How white are you, Another Paige? 🙂

    Type Writer (who was described as a “pseudo-black” by a black American when he first came to this country. Really.)

  3. 4 Another Paige
    November 13, 2008 at 8:18 am

    Apparently I AM actually as white as I look! And I look REALLY white! LOL
    The only reason I had hoped otherwise is that I ran a Hip-Hop camp for kids for several years and they assure me that I’m awesome, although they may just be humoring me cause I can kick them out…

  4. 5 Ann
    November 13, 2008 at 9:57 am

    As someone who once fraternized exclusively with law enforcement, I can regale lots of stories of parolees asking for their shots so they can use them later (hey, man, lemme get dat picher) and others requesting their parole officer be their Myspace and Facebook friends where they brag about their illegal doings.
    *sigh* Idiots.

  5. November 13, 2008 at 11:59 am

    “women lots of women”

    hope he had a pen pal while he was in the clink, lol…..

  6. 7 The Original Paige(tm)
    November 13, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Ann! LMAO!

  7. 8 girlofwords
    November 13, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Ann must be referring to Officer Fats. I always wanted to meet Officer Fats.


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