Hello post-readers! While I’m currently learning flash to post some hilarious animations I intend to create, I’ve had a couple of random and rather Seinfeldian thoughts dash through my brain.
1. Why do people from New Jersey say they’re Italian? Does this make sense to anyone? I’ve never met an italian person who weighed over 300 pounds and used phrases like “youse guys.” The people claiming to be Italian also typically don’t speak any of their language, and if they do they either learned it from the Sopranos or have bastardized it so much that real Italians wouldn’t have a clue what they were saying. They also are not sure where their “family” is from, and have never visited the country. To me, that means all you have to do to be French is smell bad, drink wine, and ride a bicycle*.
2. What exactly is an “activity partner?” Friendster features various radio buttons you can choose to indicate the reason you’re on Friendster. Dating, Relationships, Friends, Activity Partners, and Just Looking Around. What kinds of Activities do these partners engage in? Is it like being in a relationship but without any chance of sex or groping?
“You know Joe, I know we’ve only been bad minton partners for a few weeks, but I’m angry you filled in for Ted on Pete’s team last weekend.”
How come you can click on “Dating” but not “Relationships” and vice versa? If you’re just going on dates with people, this would indicate to me that you’re interested in having a relationship with them. You can’t possibly just meet someone and then NOT have relationship. It can be a bad relationship or a short one, but its still a relationship. I have a relationship with my friends from 4th grade and I haven’t spoken to them in years.
And what genius man was able to ever swing a relationship without ever dating? I’d like to know how he did it. Does this mean I don’t have to pay for a dinner and get to cut straight to spending all my time at a person’s place and eating things from their fridge while skipping past the initial-awkward sex straight to the familiar, “shout-out-loud, yeah you can put it there” sex?
Even if it does though, I imagine the relationship would eventually fail as I “forget” every birthday and anniversary since I missed all that pertinent information in the initial “get to know each other” phase.
*note – this also applies to italians