The Dumbest Thing I’ve Ever Heard

Is it just me, or does the prospect of posting all of your worldly possessions to a social networking site, inventorying them like a cheat-sheet for cat burglers, sound like something that noone in their right mind would ever do?

Well, no one except for the millions of 16- to 25-year-olds (yes, millions) that have signed onto Why would anyone ever want to do this? What on earth would anyone find interesting about the fact that Ted Mann has a new MacBook, 2 Panic Mouse cat toys, and a Philly Phanatic nesting doll? (Please don’t read too much into that, fair readers of

As the New York Times put it, “The list of strangers possessions is about as interesting as a FreshDirect order.” That said, I guess it was only a matter of time before MySpace and MTV “Cribs” had their own bastard love child and gave it some nonsensical URL. And if you can’t beat ’em … may as well go create your own profile. For the record, my name is Mister Fantastico (or Mister F), I’m 14, and among my many prized possessions are really, really big puzzles, Edy’s Dibs, cheesecake on a stick, the twistoflex by spidel, and a decently sized taint.