Is this what dating has come to? I'm sitting at a Ramen place on a Friday night with a 641ml bottle of Asahi. I already did 70 units of alcohol this week so this is my idea of "staying in".
Caucasian bloke with Asian girl walk in.
Bloke: "I just came back from Japan. Ramen is my idea of clean eating..."
Girl: "I'm just going to have an iced tea. We can have something else later. Do you drink cocktails?"
Bloke: "No, I'm more a beer guy."
Girl: "So like what kind of beers do you like?"
Bloke: "Oh I like everything. Budweiser, Molson, Labbatt, Mill Street, Miller, Sam Adams. Maybe Stella, Heineken..."
(Sounds like someone just memorised a menu!)
Girl: "Have you ever had Erdinger? I like malty beers. Your list sounds domestic."
Bloke: "Beer is beer you know with slight differences in taste. But I like all beer. I suppose since I came back from Japan, I should like Asahi too."
Girl: "So where would you go next for vacation? Would you travel just to eat food?"
Bloke: "Nah, I would want to go to a place that's next to the ocean. Yeah, somewhere near the ocean is next on my list."
(Uhh, didn't you just go to Japan?)
Girl: "I like the beer by the waterfront here. The Amsterdam brewhouse. It's pretty cute. And now they fixed the whole place up, I haven't been to see it yet."
Bloke: "Yeah I used to pick up cases of beer from Amsterdam. "
(This epic long journey is one block southeast of me and I'm 12 minutes walking from the Ramen place)
Girl: "So next to the ocean like California?"
Bloke: "I'd like to go Australia and see the surf. I had a coworker from Australia. He had an accent and he was so much larger than life and drank a lot."
Girl: "Yeah those accents are crazy like the UK accent."
Bloke: "Ha - there was a UK coworker too and the Australian and him were best friends."
Girl: "It must be a Commonwealth thing. This competition to see who is the best country, UK, Australia, Canada..."
(obviously struggling to name more than that)
Bloke: "You know the British once ruled the world."
Girl: "Really? The whole world?"
Bloke: "Well most of it. Then they gave it all back."
Girl: "Oh yeah - Canada, Australia, Hong Kong.....that's a lot of places."
At this point I couldn't take it anymore, finished my bottle, got the cheque, took out my cigarettes and lighter and headed for the exit. No wonder there is a record number of single people in the world.
Bankruptcy hastened the end, but the British were generally very reluctant imperialists who didn't much want an empire and never made any special effort to hang on to it.I'm pretty sure decolonisation was involuntary mate.
The US War of Independence is a pretty good example of what I'm talking about. A lot of them, like Cornwallis, weren't fighting - and why would they? It wasn't in their nature to be hypocrites.You'd have to split the discussion from the first empire where it was more a catch up with the Catholic powers with a haphazard like growth finally ending with the loss of the American colonies and a period of "splendid isolation" afterwards.
The second empire was more coordinated backed by an unchallenged Royal Navy and the development of a second generation of willing subjects who bought into the jingoism of Empire and Commonwealth; Jan Smuts, Lord Beaverbrook, the prolific Scottish builders and explorers - must be an Aussie or Kiwi in there too. Yes - there was always the constant moaning of the burden of civilising and good governance but I think the moaning is part of the national character.
I'm positive Louis Mountbatten didn't want to give a centimetre of profitable land up.
Witness the Kardashians. Or the "hero" award for Jenner. Hollywood used to be for the outcasts, the troublemakers. Now it's just herding sheep.Random thought of today, inspired by this story:
Just how low can our celebrity-obsessed, entertaining ourselves to death culture go? Some haggard, dried up, leathery old tart splits up with...who the fuck is he, anyway?
And this is news, apparently. How? How does anybody care about this stuff?
What has happened to our societies?
so can we add a new concubine to your roster?After spending three days at a conference with this married woman, she wants to go to opera with me in black tie because her husband can't. She promise she will dress for it. Then we shared favourite Woody Allen movies, classical composers and British TV dramas.
It's almost too easy for me.
Do I need another?so can we add a new concubine to your roster?
so can we add a new concubine to your roster?
No, no, now we are adding cuckolded husband to the mixDo I need another?
Because I was out this week I have to circle back with one divorced, one divorced single mother, one married and one single next week. Hard to fit her in the schedule.
Never mind one wanted to see me before she went on her honeymoon.
so its a verb? my grammar escapes me so I can't think of the term for this, but if Fwiffo is the one causing the cuckold to take place, then he would have cuckolded the husband, because he's causing the action to the other party. fuck, i can't think of the term for this.Cuckolded by his ex-wife
I know, it is confusing. The wife cuckolds her husband. He can cuckhold himself if he is bent that way. I guess Fwiffs is a participant in the cuckolding.so its a verb? my grammar escapes me so I can't think of the term for this, but if Fwiffo is the one causing the cuckold to take place, then he would have cuckolded the husband, because he's causing the action to the other party. fuck, i can't think of the term for this.
the husband can be a cuckhold if has has it done to him and he can also be a cuckhold himself if this is a thing that he enjoys, because to be a cuckhold is to be one who enjoys the activity of having other men fuck his wife. the willingness of the husband has no impact on the grammar in this instance.
Fucking cuckolds.the husband can be a cuckhold if has has it done to him and he can also be a cuckhold himself if this is a thing that he enjoys, because to be a cuckhold is to be one who enjoys the activity of having other men fuck his wife. the willingness of the husband has no impact on the grammar in this instance.