FROM THE BLACK WE HEAR-MARK (V.O.)
Did you know there are more people with
genius IQ’s living in China than there
are people of any kind living in the
That can’t possibly be true.
What would account for that?
Well, first, an awful lot of people live
in China. But here’s my question:
INT. CAMPUSBAR - NIGHT
MARK ZUCKERBERG is a sweet looking 19 year old whose lack of
any physically intimidating attributes masks a very
complicated and dangerous anger. He has trouble making eye
contact and sometimes it’s hard to tell if he’s talking to you
or to himself.
ERICA, also 19, is Mark’s date. She has a girl-next-door face
that makes her easy to fall for. At this point in the
conversation shealready knows that she’d rather not be there
and her politeness is about to be tested.
The scene is stark and simple.
How do you distinguish yourself in a
population of people who all got 1600 on
I didn’t know they take SAT’s in China.
They don’t. I wasn’t talking about China
anymore, I was talking about me.
You got 1600?
Yes. I could sing inan a Capella group,
but I can’t sing.
Does that mean you actually got nothing
I can row crew or invent a 25 dollar PC.
Or you can get into a final club.
Or I can get into a final club.
You know, from a woman’s perspective,
sometimes not singing in an a Capella
group is a good thing?
This is serious.
On the other hand I dolike guys who row
Well I can’t do that.
I was kid-MARK
Yes, it means I got nothing wrong on the
Have you ever tried?
I’m trying right now.
To row crew?
To get into a final club. To row crew?
No. Are you, like--whatever--delusional?
Maybe, but sometimes you say two things
at once and I’m not sure which one I’m
supposed tobe aiming at.
But you’ve seen guys who row crew, right?
Okay, well they’re bigger than me.
They’re world class athletes. And a
second ago you said you like guys who row
crew so I assumed you had met one.
I guess I just meant I liked the idea of
it. The way a girl likes cowboys.
Should we get something to eat?
MARKWould you like to talk about something
No, it’s just since the beginning of the
conversation about finals club I think I
may have missed a birthday.
(can’t get over it)
There are really more people in China with
genius IQ’s than the entire population of-MARK
The Phoenix is the most diverse. The Fly
Club, Roosevelt punched the Porc.
ThePorcellian, the Porc, it’s the best
of the best.
Is it true that they send a bus around to
pick up girls who want to party with the
next Fed Chairman?
You can see why it’s so important to get
Okay, well, which is the easiest to get
MARK is visibly hit by that...
Why would you ask me that?
None of them, that’s the point. My friend
Eduardo made $300,000 betting oil futures
one summer and Eduardo won’t come close
to getting in. The ability to make money
doesn’t impress anybody around here.
Must be nice. He made $300,000 in a
He likes meteorology.
You said it was oil futures.
You can read the weather you can predict
the priceof heating oil. I think you
asked me that because you think the final
club that’s easiest to get into is the
one where I’ll have the best chance.
You asked me which one was the easiest to
get into because you think that that’s
the one where I’ll have the best chance.
The one that’s the easiest to get into
would be the one where anybody has the
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