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 the Behind the Music of computer geekery, that's the subject The 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 to Citizen 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.