"Spider-Man's" James Franco takes a hint from Googler's momDon't hold his Spider-Man role as whiny billionaire Harry Osborn against James Franco. He's far more devious than the Green Goblin could ever be. The actor, studying for a master's in creative writing at UCLA, swooped down on Palo Alto High School yesterday seeking short stories from its students about their high school experience — hopefully something other than their schoolgirl crushes on Daniel from Freaks and Geeks. The actor plans to incorporate them into a novel about growing up in Silicon Valley. Where did Franco get such a brilliant idea for YouTube-style user-generated content?

We couldn't help but notice the teacher in the shot: Esther Wojcicki, Sergey Brin's mother-in-law. Google continues to insinuate its way into all media.