A Weird Birthday Present

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Facebook trends go in fazes. We’ve had Farmville. We’ve had quizzes. We’ve had wallposts. But my favorite Facebook trend was the “Soundtrack to my Life” trend.

If you don’t recall what I’m talking about, there was a note that was passed around a couple years ago with a template of a list of different events in your life (birth, first day of school, graduation, yada yada yada), and you were supposed to put your iTunes playlist on random. Whichever songs comes on would be the song that would be played on your life soundtrack. If that doesn’t make any sense, which I’m sure it doesn’t, here is an example I found on Google.

But what if I told you that if you became important enough, someone would actually create a soundtrack to your life? Because this is exactly what has happened to Israeli President Shimon Peres.

For the former prime minister’s 87th birthday, the Cameri Theater in Tel Aviv is putting together a Shimon Peres musical (via the Forward), and he is going to be attending. Damn. I only got him a card.

Weird on so many levels, but also beyond awesome. I hope they spice it up and pretend he went through a cocaine phase. It would add a little bit of drama to the show. And it would explain the Oslo Accords…zing!

By the way, if you want, you can always just write your own soundtrack to your life:

Posted on July 30, 2010

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