Why Most People Wouldn’t Live With Me: The Rate Josh Wood Story

November 18, 2008

It’s not because I’m messy, moody, dependent on others for transportation or a food stealer; it’s because sometimes I wake up early to do school work, get hopped up on caffeine and decide to make a website about you while my oatmeal microwaves. This morning as my room mate, the titular Josh Wood, snoozed comfortably one room away I was working to turn his long time friend (the internet) into a tool for his possible humiliation and my certain amusement. I decided to set up www.ratejoshwood.wordpress.com as the realization of a joke I came up with with a friend a few weeks back now that Josh is officially on the prowl again where the community of girls he’s dated, friends who have embarassing information on him, and girls he may potentially date could all mingle and compare notes.

Four hours ago I thought I would probably make the one post show it to people laugh at the post/about and that would be the end but I’ve thought about it more now and I’ve decided Josh is actually pretty interesting. He has done some absolutely absurd things and plenty of less publiciced cool and nice things. As someone who dislikes nothing as far as I can tell, he operates in a weird social sphere that allows him to experience pretty much anything his environment will allow and now that he has discovered flight pretty much anything can happen.

Therefore, I have decided to expand this joke into an experiment. Will people read about this kid’s life? Can I use my posts and the comments of our friends and acquaintances to instill some kind of positive and negative reinforcement over our subject? Will I eventually drive him insane and seriously damage our friendship and living arrangement? I look forward to discovering all of these things.

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3 Responses to “ Why Most People Wouldn’t Live With Me: The Rate Josh Wood Story ”

  1. bucky_katz on November 18, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Does Mr. Wood know about this site? I would like this site to be made about me because sometimes I am self centered, but I wouldn’t want to hear about the bad, only the good, which isn’t fair and only provides one point of view. I think people will read it, and it might get really juicy and addicting (i.e. facebook effect) but it also might taper off once everything has been said and done (how long can one site focus on just *one* topic/subject?)

    I can definitely see the damaging friendship ensuing, but hopefully he can roll with the punches and take it in stride. Interesting experiement. I would like to see how it turns out.

  2. stereocache on November 18, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    when i left this morning i popped my head into his room and said the internet is now your enemy and left. I didn’t know what was going on until i came home and showed him the site at around 5 this afternoon. He’s been a good sport so far. He thinks it’s dumb and will go away. What he doesn’t know is that tomorrow I’m making fliers.

  3. revisingproust on November 19, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    I want a friend like you!

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