(into his cell phone)
You froze our account?
in the background there's a small celebration going on with
SEAN, DUSTIN, the INTERNS and of course some GIRLS. Champagne
is being sprayed from shaken bottles and the girls. are dancing
to triumphant music.
You froze the account.
I had to get your attention, mark.
Do you realize that you jeopardized the
entire company? Do you realize that your
actions could have easily destroyed
everything I've been working on?
We've been working on.
Without money, the company can't
What EDUARDO can't see behind his back is that JENNY has taken
the gift box and lit it on fire with a cigarette lighter.
If the servers are down for even a day,
our reputation is damaged irreversibly,.
Users are fickle. Friendster has proven
And JENNY's now dropped the flaming cardboard box into the
wastebasket where the fire grows larger. She casually kicks
the basket over with her foot.
Even a small exodus, even a few people
leaving would reverberate through the
whole user base. The users are
interconnected, that's the whole fucking
point! College kids are online because
their friends are online and if one
(finally seeing the fire)
--goes, all the dominos go! Do you get
that?! I'm not going back to Caribbean
Night at the Jewish fraternity!
I've got a fire in a my apartment!
Did you like being nothing?! Did you like
being nobody?! Did you like being a pasty-
faced geek?! You wanna go back to that?!
I'm putting you on speaker.
EDUARDO hits a button on his cell and tosses it down. We'll.
keep hearing MARK'sâ€¢voice as EDUARDO runs out into the
hallway, grabs a fire extinguisher from its wall bracket,
comes back in and sprays out the fire.
That was the act'of a child, not a
businessman. And it certainly wasn't the
act of a friend, You know how embarrassed
I was when I tried to cash a check? And I
was with a girl, Wardo. It happened in
front of a girl. I'm not going back to
Okay, maybe you were angry, maybe you
were frustrated. I'm ready to let, uh, to
let bygones be bygones because I've got
some good news.
EDUARDO--with the fire now out--picks up the phone.
I'm sorry. It .maybe was angry and it was
childish. I needed to get your attention.
I said I've got some good news.
What is it?
Peter Thiel's just made an angel
investment of a half a million dollars..
A half a million dollars and he's setting
us up in an office. They want to re-
incorporate the company, they want to
meet you and they need your signature on
some documents so get your ass on the
next flight back to San Francisco. I need
I'm on my way.
EDUARDO clicks the phone shut.
You're going back there?
Yes. Also I'm breaking up with you.
A glass conference room in the corner of a glass bullpen on a
high floor of a high rise.
Cartons are being unpacked, computers are everywhere along
with bags of potato chips and boxes of cereal.
In the conference room, EDUARDO is sitting with three LAWYERS
at a round, glass table and documents have been put out in
front of him.