For Mark Zuckerberg, the creation of Facebook was a meteoric rise to the top that involved ego, cunning, a whole lot of betrayal and -- as meteoric rises to the top so often do -- hookers and cocaine. Like theBehind the Music
of computer geekery, that's the subjectThe Social Network
tackles, with Aaron Sorkin on the script and David Fincher in the director's chair, plus a boatload of almost universally swooning reviews to back it up -- several critics have compared it toCitizen Kane
, which is about the highest praise you can get.
Because we here at Westword are also cunning and not averse to stepping on a few backs on our way up the ladder, we managed to finagle some tickets to a sneak preview of The Social Network tomorrow night. And get this: We're just giving them away.
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You like that? You like that, do you? Well, then. Here's what you do: Scroll on down to the comments section and post there what you will post in your Facebook status if you get the tickets. We've got nine admit-two passes, so the first nine comments get the tickets -- but it has to be a viable status update. Our determination of whether it is or isn't will be completely subjective.
When you do comment, be sure to leave a valid email address in the field, so we can get back to you and get you the tickets (promise we won't spam you). The screening goes down at 7 p.m. sharp tomorrow at the UA Colorado Mills (14500 West Colfax), so be sure you can make that time and location before you claim them -- if you can't, be a sport and leave them to someone who can.
Or, fuck it. Take them. It's all part of your meteoric rise to the top.