Archive for March, 2008

doing it like rabbits, or kangaroos

This is hilarious and rings true to me (pounding away endlessly, even to an awesome Led Zep album, is cli-i-i-mb-ing a sta-air-way to Yeast Infection).

Speaking of Australia, I’m reading Peter Carey’s His Illegal Self, a strange and beautiful book about a young son of SDS leaders being kidnapped away from his Park Avenue grandmother and dragged to Australia (Carey’s an Aussie).

A: Introducing your gay friends in Philadelphia

it seems similar ends can be achieved via Friendster, MySpace, Facebook, or — imagine! — living one’s real life.

But I did learn a new word from this article:

Q: what is homophily?

too late to mate?

It IS still cold, in New York anyway. I don’t know about in Pakistan.

seahoorsis fahevah

topicality reach for random Web thing I love, uh, if I found out my upcoming online date made this video I would be psyched.

Genius! Thanks Pat!

Oh yeah, not safe for work with the sound up, kinda potty-mouthed.

closing the deal, shooting to kill

the business-love analogy is depressing enough, and then one of the business guys uses the “whites of their eyes” to describe the advantage of speed-investing. As in “don’t shoot til you see the whites of their eyes.” Nice.

true, necessary, kind

one of the intriguing things in this article about lying. That trinity is the very end of the article — therapists’ 2-out-of-3 criteria for truthfulness. Seems that a lot of white lies wouldn’t pass the “necessary” test, so if people followed that there might be a lot more “Yes, you DO look fat” or equivalents thereof. And I’m a big honesty booster, but who needs that? (The trinity does sound good on the surface though.)

Stat I doubt: 24 percent of men and 13 percent of women lie about their age online. Oh Moses, Moses, Moses, you naive thing.

he should NOT have joined gunlovers.com

Scary story from Ohio. Herb Vest of True.com will probably try to make hay with this, and Clinton probably has a better plan to protect working daters from this sort of thing than Obama.

Part white

I felt pegged by the stuff on this list things white people like that’s not conspicuous consumption. No designer chairs or kids taking French and I listen to more WFMU than NPR, BUT I just saw and liked Be Kind Rewind featuring white people faves Gondry and Mos Def. Dogs, living near water, indie rock, check.

Actually the same blog would work fine if it were called Stuff Yuppies Like (or whatever yuppies are called now).

I didn’t read the whole list, but I could see (prepare for topicality reach) online dating and speed dating being on there — these are obviously less appealing to anyone who’s been racially profiled.

And speaking of, here’s something else white people like: dating other white people!

Thanks for the link to Leticia, who has a lovely store full of gorgeous, affordable things in Boerum Hill, check it out.

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