Much love to dear reader Kevin for tipping us off to this one. See this story from Newsweek and this one from TechCrunch (which broke the story first) both claiming that MySpace founder Tom Anderson claims to be 32 when he’s really 37. This, apparently, so he can look all young and hip and Web 2.0. Or meet young chicks. Nobody’s sure which. I mean just look at the guy. So trying to be cool, right? And he totally wants to meet you at the Cheesecake Factory at the mall but don’t tell your parents. Ugh.
On the other hand, this kind of stuff has been going on in the Valley for as long as I can remember. Larry Ellison claims he’s 63 but the truth is he was born in the 18th century and stays alive by feasting on the blood of young virgins. I mean, look at the friggin guy. So totally a vampire that it’s not even funny. Ever seen his reflection in a mirror? Neither has he. Anne Rice met him at a party one time and she ran out of the room. I’m not making that up. (Photo: Burt Hammer, Tiger Beat.)