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Ever wonder what it would be like to be worth $1 billion? How about being friends with someone worth $1 billion? Maybe Facebook friends — excuse me, “friends” — with someone worth $1 billion?

Well, the best I got was waiting to photograph Mark Zuckerberg over at his alma mater — is it an alma mater if you drop out? — for a 3-minute press conference during a recruiting trip to Harvard. There’s a few more sitting on the Bloomberg News Wire, who were the kind folks who hired for this gig. But in the ever noble pursuit of shameless self-promotion, have a look here.

 (Kelvin Ma)

11/7/2011 -- CAMBRIDGE, Mass. —- Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg fist bumps a student in Harvard Yard during a campus recruiting visit in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011. Photographer: Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg addresses the media and Harvard students during a campus recruiting visit in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011. Photographer: Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg (Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg)

11/7/2011 -- CAMBRIDGE, Mass. —— Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg addresses the media and Harvard students during a campus recruiting visit in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011. Photographer: Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg

Harvard students snap photos and listen as Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg addresses the media during a campus recruiting visit in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011. Photographer: Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg (Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg)

11/7/2011 -- CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Harvard students snap photos and listen as Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg addresses the media during a campus recruiting visit in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011. Photographer: Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg receives cheers from students while walking through Harvard Yard during a campus recruiting visit in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011. Photographer: Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg (Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg)

11/7/2011 -- CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg receives cheers from students while walking through Harvard Yard during a campus recruiting visit in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011. Photographer: Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg

And because I spent most of the hour and a half in Harvard Yard waiting around, I had plenty of time to make friends!

Friends!

Sexy’s Back

May I present to you, the guy who put the D in a B.

2.5.2010 —€” CAMBRIDGE, Mass. —€” Justin Timberlake shows off Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theater's 2010 Man of the Year award on Feb. 5, 2010.

Nothing fancy. A select press pool was allowed to photograph the roasting and awards presentation for the Hasty Pudding Theater’s Man of the Year at Harvard University, who just so happened to be Mr. Sexy’s Back, Justin Timberlake.

I was not part of that press pool, but I’m sure the whole thing will be on YouTube soon enough.

This photo is pretty much the only one without him sitting at a table. Them’s the breaks.

And for the record, Justin Timberlake is a weird-lookin’ dude in person.

Henry Louis Gates-gate

So by now, you’ve most likely heard of all the brouhaha behind the Henry Louis Gates arrest by the Cambridge Police. Like everyone else in the Boston media, Gatesgate took over my life over the weekend as a result of President Obama’s remarks that the police acted “stupidly.”

I’m not complaining — it’s almost like my own personal stimulus package! I worked four-straight days over the weekend.

Here’s a few from the Cambridge Police’s press conference last Friday showing support for arresting officer Sgt. James M. Crowley.

7.24.2009 — CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Cambridge Police Sgt. James Crowley, left, listens as Massachusetts Municipal Police Association attorney Alan S. McDonald, right, addresses remarks from President Barack Obama on Crowley's arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. at a press conference at Hotel Harlowe on July 24, 2009.

7.24.2009 — CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Cambridge Police Sgt. James Crowley, left, listens as Massachusetts Municipal Police Association attorney Alan S. McDonald, right, addresses remarks from President Barack Obama on Crowley's arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. at a press conference at Hotel Harlowe on July 24, 2009.

7.24.2009 — CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Cambridge Police Sgt. Leon Lashley signals to the media his support of Sgt. James Crowley, left, at a press conference addressing remarks from President Barack Obama on Crowley's arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. at Hotel Harlowe on July 24, 2009.

7.24.2009 — CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Cambridge Police Sgt. Leon Lashley signals to the media his support of Sgt. James Crowley, left, at a press conference addressing remarks from President Barack Obama on Crowley's arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. at Hotel Harlowe on July 24, 2009.