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.
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.