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holiday bleatings

I couldn’t bring myself to blog on X-mas Eve/X-mas, it was too pathetic being online and having my inbox be 95 percent holiday greetings from online dating sites. It was not my fevered, Ghost-of-Christmas imagination either; Mark Brooks from the boosterish-but-comprehensive site online dating watch confirmed for me that the dating sites up their ads Nov. – Feb., peaking in late December and Feb. 14.

I’m sick, on antibiotics for a sinus/bronchial infection, but not stay-in-bed sick, and I was bumming out about my planlessness when my friend Bernardo called to rescue me. He brought me to a fun brunch a block away from my apt., full of nice anti-Atlantic Yards activists. We watched video of their caroling to funny lyrics against eminent domain and gridlock and why Borough President Marty Markowitz supported the stadium — very clever. They even got U.S. Congressional candidate Chris “Minor” Owens, son of former Rep. Major Owens, to lend his beautiful voice to lyrics he wrote, about the questionable finding that the Prospect Heights site was just “blight” anyway.

One woman at the brunch was telling me about working at Match.com as a Web designer. She said there’s a big counter in the office that ticks up a number every time someone subscribes and that a lot more research goes into converting browsers to subscribers than into matching compatible people. Which is what I concluded as a consumer in my book, but it was nice to hear it from inside the belly of the beast.

Finally, R.I.P. James Brown. I like to think that as they wheeled out his little corpse on Christmas morning, JB jumped up, threw the sheet (sequined, in my dream) off his face, and ran back on.

2 Comments so far

  1. karen on December 28th, 2006

    James Brown YouTube:
    “This video has been removed at the request of copyright owner WGBH Educational Foundation because its content was used without permission.”

    You couldn’t wait a couple of weeks, WGBH Educational Foundation? Give the people their sweet James Brown clip!

  2. virginia on December 31st, 2006

    Grrr, GBH sucks. The removed clip was amazing, James Brown succeeding where the Stones failed at Altamont, keeping the peace in Boston Garden the night MLK was killed.