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Up Front: Isn't It Romantic?

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  • giovanni tiso,

    I'm suprised that people approach Meatloaf, full stop.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7351 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Darlington,

    Hugh is definitely cuter but has that tendency to do it with ho's in public.

    C'mon Dinah, you bang (ahem) in one nail, no one calls you a builder. But you do it with one ho in public and forever more you're known as... :-)

    Nelson • Since Nov 2006 • 883 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    I'm suprised that people approach Meatloaf, full stop.

    Actually, I find it quite believable that someone who'd actually walk down the aisle to that song would just run up to Meatloaf on the street and tell him they'd done so.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1549 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    Perhaps those people were just unromantic pragmatists, possibly to a fault. 'Want and need, but not love? Well, I suppose that'll have to do.'

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3628 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Darlington,

    @ all the libbies out there, and library customers.

    On my several years working on the circulation desk at the public library, we got endless entertainment out of the poor, nervous, sweaty bastards getting out 'The Joy of Sex' etc... So if you've ever been down to your local video store renting porno dvd's, yes, you will forever be known as porno guy to the staff there.

    Nelson • Since Nov 2006 • 883 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    I wonder if Hugh Grant has a local video store?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16470 posts Report Reply

  • icehawk,

    Nevertheless, romance reading still comes with a high degree of stigma attached.

    Of course, back when we were teenages science fiction reading did too. It was a slightly wierd geeky thing that the wierd geeks read.

    I'm still coming to terms with the fact that spending lots of time on the computer, reading sci fi, and bonking people that you mostly romanced over a computer network, are now mainstream.

    Wellington • Since Sep 2008 • 44 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    and bonking people that you mostly romanced over a computer network,

    I must say, that sounds very uncomfortable.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2073 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    The thought of an instant invitation to 'come on up' being delivered to only two out of three serenaders seems too cruel...please Emma, tell me it is too cruel.

    Indeed, it wasn't straight away . I dated first one of them, and then the second one (and Reader, I married him, briefly). The only overlap was months after the singing incident, at a party I went to dressed as a Green Orion Slave Girl. I do have some standards, you know.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4339 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    Hey, no offense meant. Of course the true explanation is (relatively) innocent, but the image of the third wheel left standing in the street was just so entertaining... :)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1549 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Litterick,

    Green Orion Slave Girl? Dare I ask?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1000 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Litterick,

    Don't worry; I googled it. Star Trek; I should have guessed.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1000 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Judd,

    bonking people that you mostly romanced over a computer network

    Back when there was a bit more stigma attached, I learned to say happily "We met the old-fashioned way - on the Internet!" Somehow that dispersed the opprobrium.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2935 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    Mmm... Yvone Craig...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orions

    Mind you, I first read that as Green Onion Slave Girl.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2073 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    Hey, no offense meant. Of course the true explanation is (relatively) innocent, but the image of the third wheel left standing in the street was just so entertaining... :)

    Oh, none taken, it was supposed to be entertaining. That's what my past is for, making people laugh.

    Of course, back when we were teenages science fiction reading did too. It was a slightly wierd geeky thing that the wierd geeks read.

    Being the mother of a geek, I'm very happy about its 'new black' status. I'm more concerned about my eleven year old daughter who's just announced that she wants to go to a firing range for her birthday party.

    Mmm... Yvone Craig...

    I was Susan Oliver. But don't let that disturb your image of Yvonne Craig.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4339 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Darlington,

    I must say, that sounds very uncomfortable.

    You ever seen an IBM Blade Centre on startup? Make a vibrating bed look like a futon...

    Nelson • Since Nov 2006 • 883 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    I was Susan Oliver

    Actually, it was Susan Oliver I was mmming about, now you mention it, but my memory did not totally deceive me, Yvonne Craig was a green onion too.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orions#Females

    Since Nov 2006 • 2073 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    Green Orion Slave Girl? Dare I ask?

    I'm shaking my head sadly over here. ;) It's from 'The Cage'! The only two-parter! That revamped pilot episode! With Vina! And Captain Pike!

    Met my husband on the internet: check.

    Can name particular Star Trek episodes based on alien characters contained therein: check.

    Thinks Emma dressing up as a Green Orion Slave Girl is possibly the most awesome thing ever: check.

    Thank god geek *is* the new black. I'd be irredeemable otherwise.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3628 posts Report Reply

  • Kerry Weston,

    I'll exchange Colin Firth for Sawyer, walking out of the sea, shirtless, on last night's re-run of Lost.

    Manawatu • Since Jan 2008 • 494 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    That's what my past is for, making people laugh.

    Point taken. Sorry again :(

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1549 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Litterick,

    I read it as Green Onion as well; something to do with Booker T and the MGs, I thought.

    <blockquote>I'm shaking my head sadly over here. ;) It's from 'The Cage'! The only two-parter! That revamped pilot episode! With Vina! And Captain Pike!</quote>Fortunately, I have no idea what any of this means.

    Sam, I think she means it.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1000 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Litterick,

    Sorry, that was just a draft.


    I read it as Green Onion as well; something to do with Booker T and the MGs, I thought.

    I'm shaking my head sadly over here. ;) It's from 'The Cage'! The only two-parter! That revamped pilot episode! With Vina! And Captain Pike!

    Fortunately, I have no idea what any of this means.

    Sam, I think she means it.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1000 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Green Onion Slave Girl

    She's the one press-ganged into serving the dip n chips at the party, right?

    overlap

    Dare I ask..

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16470 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    Sam, I think she means it.

    I do! I do! Smiley face!

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4339 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    I read it as Green Onion as well; something to do with Booker T and the MGs, I thought.

    Actually, that episode could have been improved by some Booker T and the MGs. Then again, so could most things.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3628 posts Report Reply

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