About That HI-larious Memo I released at facebook: an editorial by Andrew Bosworth
Everybody's been really on me lately about this whole thing, like say, the thing I wrote. I mean, think about it, but I didn't really mean to, intend to say that Facebook is more important than people dying. That's crazy. You've got to remember the time frame we were in at the moment. I mean, 2016 was so many years ago. How many? Who knows, thousands, possibly.
What I meant to say, you've got to understand that this was right after a man shot himself in Facebook Live. My first response to seeing that was of course, "I know, I'll make a hilarious joke about this." It was a real effective form of comedy. It was super duper popular in all of Facebook. I mean, people were laughing about it now. I mean, I think you know it's very humorous when I think about it, because think, a man kills himself on a tool we made, and then I joke, "Ah, well, let's just keep doing it." Perfect example of comedy, you know?
It's just such a hilarious idea. I mean, that's what was appropriate at the time. You know, a lot of people really said that if I didn't do this whole Facebook thing that I could have made it as a comedian, you know? I mean, I don't want to partake, but I do have a tight five ready. It's very hilarious. I talk a lot about how there should be some Website that's an app that has all the power in the world and decides who lives or dies. Then I say, "Like my mother in law," or there's this one joke I had where I'm like, you know what, where I go like privacy, and then I do that cool thing that rappers do in their album covers, where I cross my hands, cross my arms and look real intense?
People laugh, because you know it's funny; privacy, because you know, it's so hard to, in this modern world, it's totally irrelevant and pointless and it means money making. It means business and so many worries. Honestly, you know, I talk to people about this all the time and they go like, "Sure, yeah, yeah." I mean, mostly they're under me at Facebook, but I think we're doing pretty well, you know, conceptually as a … It's like less of a teamwork thing.
You know, it's less of like a boss/employee relation and more like a friend. We're like friends or amigos. We hang out all the time after work, you know? Christmas parties, New Year's parties, you know, all those places, we just hang out a lot. We're buds in more ways than one. I mean, I remember there was one time, this woman comes in. Her name's Mary. She's a very lovely woman, and her father had recently died. Boy, I just riffed on those jokes for like 15, 20 minutes. You know, everybody was really laughing. The laugh they do when they go like, "Ha, ha," where they laugh very quietly and look around and shrink like a turtle does.
You know, what comedians call being like, what Bill would call like being hot that night, as Bill would say. I don't want to brag, he's one of my guys. My other guys, you've got Cosby and T.J. Miller, Louis C.K., you know a real collection of real just good people right there. So anyways, what I'm sorry, as a comedian slash you know, whatever at Facebook, you know that's really just a day job at this point anymore, you have to push the boundary every once in a while. That's just what's important in life, you know, in comedy? They describe us as like moral philosophers in some way, and that's like, important.