Monday, June 05, 2006

Books You Should Be Reading # 13 Of A Bunch

Apathy Jack writes:

Swerve by Aisha Tyler

We know no one is legitmately falling in love on these shows, or expecting to find their soul mates. It's a lark. An exercise. A fun way to spend a couple of months, and afterward you get into some great Hollywood parties and get to talk to Pat O'Brien. Maybe go to the Playboy Mansion. That in and of itself is a jackpot for most of us. So they think, "What the hell, it's only television. If it doesn't work out, we'll get a divorce." Which is the exact same attitude that most of us have towards marriage and relationships. Which is why none of us really believe in true love, or commitment, or any of that treacle. Which is why we love to watch these shows, because it reinforces the low-level despair we've been nursing about ever finding true love.

4 comments:

phats said...

Where is my Broken Planet News, you bastard? How am I supposed to avoid studying for exams when you're not providing suitably distracting materials?

Apathy Jack said...

Yeah, sorry about that - my 'wub access is limited. I'm bluding off the computers of others, and have been for a few months now. That was all fine when it was holidays and said others were at work, but now I am kicking folk out of their rooms in order to mooch computer time. This means that the arduous task of searching for news is too long a job.

Should be independently online within the week, whereupon BPN will restart.

Psycho Milt said...

Christ, what primitive conditions are they making our children's teachers operate in? I demand teachers should be able to slack round on the web at work, just like the rest of us! Are you reading this Trevor Mallard? Well why not, you fuck?

Anonymous said...

If you're concerned about the quality of the education of the nation's children the last thing you want is for addictive substances like the 'Net to be introduced into schools. Anyway, teachers don't have time at work to slack about the 'net. Well, good teachers don't...