October 16th, 2006

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Sell direct and cut out the middleman

As much as we often focus on large and successful corporate websites, it's interesting to think about how teh internets has allowed people to go out there and make their own presentation to the world. I guess blogs as a whole rank up there with the whole 'one "man" and a dream' idea, but I was just listening to NPR and heard a story about someone who has tried the equivalent of direct marketing dating.

The website is called Settle for Brian and basically consists of a guy trying to find himself a girlfriend/wife. I seem to recall another site like this a year or two ago where someone was searching for a wife in much the same way except in that case his friends had started the site and were sifting through the responses. In this case, Brian lists his pros and cons on the site and is surprisingly normal seeming. This latter part is surprising given that he claims he was turned down by eHarmony as a member a few years ago. You always assume that those sort of dating websites will accept anyone short of 'killing women and wearing their skins' being entered under Interests on the application.

According to the click counter at the bottom of the site, around 100k people have visited and I imagine that even sasquach could get a nibble or two. I guess this means if any of you reading this think that Brian is the one for you, it's probaly time to act fast, ladies.
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The 'Fong gets smacked and my first poll

60 minutes handed Mike Nifong his ass in a sling last night. I had meant to post about the outcome right after seeing the show but it ended up slipping my mind. Today, all you can do is look around at the fallout of the report and think with a smug sense of satisfaction that it's about frakking time that this information was more widely distributed. Almost none of the report was actually new, but the information had received very little public exposure. It was mainly the domain of a few of us diehards who have followed the case and argued about it from the start.

As a summary, Kim Roberts, the 2nd stripper, basically refuted just about every part of the accuser's story. Of course, since the accuser contradicts her own story depending on which version of her statement you believe, this might not seem like a smoking gun. It does seem clear, however, that Roberts won't be backing up the rape allegation with her eyewitness account. She claims to have not seen any attack and has said that the duration when the accuser was out of her sight was only 5-10 minutes. Given the accuser has claimed a anal, oral, and vaginal assault ending in ejaculation....it just seems that a 10 minute attack would set a landspeed record. I know that she's accusing college jocks, but I just can't see even them being able to all get off in three different orifices within a 10 minute window after adding in the struggle. Heck, maybe we can get a pornographer to do a 'crime reenactment' for the prosecution.

'And then you can see, by going with the reverse cowgirl double penetration happy ending, the attack could have taken as little as 9 minutes and 47 seconds.'

Anyway, if you're interested, the transcript for the 60 minutes report is here. Heck, even if you're not interested you should take a look or find one of the video clips of the story online because you get to see Ed Bradley absolutely destroy Mike Nifong. If Mikey manages to keep his job and his license to practice law after all of this, it'll only be because the people of Durham are gibbering morons.

Poll #846152 The Duke Lacrosse Rape Case

Do you believe that the three Duke lacrosse players charged are guilty of rape?

Yes
0(0.0%)
No
5(100.0%)

If 'No', do you believe that the accuser was sexually assaulted by some other Duke Lacrosse player?

Yes
0(0.0%)
No
5(100.0%)

If you answered 'Yes' to either of the two previous questions, do you also believe in any of the following?

The tooth fairy
0(0.0%)
Aliens built the pyramids
0(0.0%)
The lost city of Atlantis
0(0.0%)
Healing through the power of crystals
1(100.0%)
Democrats can actually win the White House
0(0.0%)