Saturday, November 26, 2005

Being and nothingness

If a blogger writes a post but has nothing to say, does anyone leave comments? This age-old question has vexed philosophers since time immemorial...

Yesterday, the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice was on cable. I missed the first three hours, but the second three hours were great anyway. The first time I'd seen this production was about 10 years ago on a friend's 13-inch TV, so I had missed the key visual detail: the passion, torment, yearning, tumult, love, and regret in Mr. Darcy's eyes pretty much any time he was on screen. Maybe he overdid it a teeny bit, but now I understand the reason for all the fuss about Colin Firth as Darcy. The guy who plays Darcy in the new P&P movie looks like a callow youth, and he has bad hair, so what's the point of seeing it? I will wait for Brokeback Mountain to slake my yearning-man jones.

Wouldn't that be a heckuva thing, if they got rid of the annual Burning Man oddball arts fiesta and changed it to Yearning Man? Match.com could be the corporate sponsor. Speaking of which, did you hear about the people who are suing Match.com and Yahoo's dating service because they think the companies are tricking them into subscribing by showing them fake profiles? One guy actually thinks Match.com sent an employee out on a date with him to keep his $29.99 a month rolling in. The dating service has something like 15 million members. How many employees do you think it has? Enough to send them on dates with impatient subscribers? Sure, that sounds reasonable.

If you're tired of pumpkin pie and want some beefcake, Avatar posted a link to some artful photos of French rugby players sans uniform, covering their bits with rugby balls or small towels. Wouldn't that be a lovely calendar to hang on the wall? Update! Orange has received word that Italy's national rugby team consists of firemen, and they are also hot.

8 comments:

Charlie said...

If a blogger writes a post but has nothing to say, does anyone leave comments?

Yes.

DoctorMama said...

Ouch, charlie!

I actually have a friend who met her husband on Match.com. So there you have it.

The Avatar link: I think that's mostly for gay men, don't you? The firemen one is hotter, ha ha, get it, hotter. But it is!

Orange said...

Dr. M, sure, maybe the target audience for these super-hot black-and-white photos of unclad jocks with super-firm bods is gay men, but us girls can appreciate the scenery, too. I thought about putting in a little "these are for gay guys" disclaimer, but opted not to; after all, us girls are all dying to see the gay-cowboy love story.

And so the straight men don't all delete Orange Tangerine from their bookmarks, let me show you the lovely demi bra I just bought. Picture it in a dark raspberry color.

Charlie said...

I've been looking for the link that read awhile back about the dating sites, but I can't find it. Here's the recap: The biggest problem with dating sites is fake profiles, but they aren't created by the dating sites. They are created by spammers collecting email addresses. It sounds plausible. In fact, it sounds a lot like comment spam.

Spammers: the scourge of the Internet.

Psycho Kitty said...

Helloooo naked French men. See, that is what started all my trouble in the first place. Damn you, damn you hot naked French men.

Orange said...

Would you believe there's a whole coffee-table book featuring the hot naked French men? It's true. I saw it at my local indie bookstore today, featured in the window display to lure customers in off the street. I don't know, though—it could be kind of overwhelming to have that many hot naked French men in one place.

Emma Goldman said...

Yeah, well, you can send them all to my place, and I'll protect the world from too many hot naked French men. As if there could be such a thing. But, hey, for you I'll sacrifice.

ding said...

one, who knew italy had a rugby team? i didn't. two, totally hOt.

(forgive me. i'm working late and my brain officially died - and i just realized i missed my bus. crap.)