2005 should forever stand as a complicated time in American history. A lot of us were busy very passionately arguing about whether Kanye West or Sufjan Stevens had the best album of the year (The answer is Kanye). Even more of us, fittingly enough, were arguing about whatever the hell happened with the abysmally unnecessary Son of the Mask. For Facebook mastermind Mark Zuckerberg, 2005 was a year spent largely in white tees and gym shorts as the most brotastic CEO of our (or any other) time.
"I think Facebook is an online directory for colleges," Zuckerberg, resting comfortably on a bro-approved couch in front of a bro-approved Scarface poster, tells his not-exactly-familiar-with-Facebook interviewer. The video, unearthed this week thanks to the Zuckerberg digging abilities of the Verge, almost overflows with remnants of a former Zuckerberg empire built on good vibes and equally good hangs:
Though Zuckerberg offers nothing in the way of a Kanye v. Sufjan argument, he offers plenty regarding the pre-ubiquity days of Facebook. "I think that the goal that we went into it with wasn't to make an online community but sort of like a mirror for the real community that existed in real life," Zuckerberg, clutching a very on-brand red Solo cup, says.
As for any 2005-era plans to take over the entire planet with Facebook's ability to connect us all, Zuckerberg is surprisingly modest. "There doesn't necessarily have to be more," he says. "Part of making a difference and doing something cool is focusing intensely." Given Zuckerberg's recent acts of humanitarianism, the Social Network subject is clearly still applying that ideology to his process of doing cool things.