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In an effort to maintain community within the Bloggernacle, the T&S powers-that-be have launched T&SSingles.com

The first happy couple to be united via the groundbreaking site are Crystal and T&S tempobore John David "House of" Payne. The T&SSingles.com homepage explains the following:

"Some sites waste time and Internet bandwidth needlessly collecting information about your personality, likes, and preferences. We simply find two people within a reasonable driving distance and... Voila! Hook-ups galore!"

However, it should be noted that one must own a vehicle with locking doors and should possess enough grammatical knowledge to differentiate between a simile and a metaphor.

28 comments

Stephen said... @ March 28, 2006 at 4:55 PM

Ok, that was funny. You are getting your touch back.

D. Golden Shizzle said... @ March 28, 2006 at 5:33 PM

Maybe we should add "Hitch" to your handle there Dazzle.

Anonymous said... @ March 28, 2006 at 6:41 PM

nice, this is what we're looking for...

the House of Payne said... @ March 28, 2006 at 6:53 PM

I must admit I am of two minds about this. On the one hand, a girl offered to drive up to Boston and make out with me in her car, which is good.

On the other hand, I get the feeling that this is all a set-up plotted by Frank McIntyre and a coven CES matchmaking goblins. Which I think is bad.

Still, making out.

Um.

Mark IV said... @ March 28, 2006 at 7:13 PM

I fear this development.

Crystal and Payne are both scholars of the dismal science. It is hard for me to imagine anything less appealing that two econ students fogging up the windows of a parked car.

D. Golden Shizzle said... @ March 29, 2006 at 6:03 AM

Two Econ students fogging up the windows of a parked car? I believe that's a demonstration of the laws of supply and demand in action.

Anonymous said... @ March 29, 2006 at 8:13 AM

The fact that she has to drive all the way to Boston to do it however illustrates several market failures that show the need for enlightened government intervention to facilitate a more equitable distribution of societal goods.

Anonymous said... @ March 29, 2006 at 9:12 AM

I don't know if this makes it better or worse, but John Payne is a political science student, not an econ student.

Anonymous said... @ March 29, 2006 at 9:13 AM

What is the elasticity of demand for car-based NCMO? In this case, it would appear it's fairly inelastic.

the House of Payne said... @ March 29, 2006 at 9:13 AM

I am not an economist! I am a human being!

PS - Mark IV, who are you? I've been trying to figure this out for the past couple of days and I am stymied. Help a brother out.

D. Golden Shizzle said... @ March 29, 2006 at 10:47 AM

This leaves the question open as to whether or not Brother Payne will masquerade as an economist in order to satisfy the demand for NCMO, with the assumption that all other market forces act normally.

Anonymous said... @ March 29, 2006 at 11:05 AM

John, you are hilarious! If I were single, I'd definitely go out with you. Love a guy with a sense of humor. And argyle.

DazzleSnark said... @ March 29, 2006 at 12:15 PM

Latest Anon, I'm sure John is flattered. Assuming, of course, that you're a woman.

D. Golden Shizzle said... @ March 29, 2006 at 12:20 PM

Good point Mack Dazzle. Steve Evans is making rounds again these days.

the House of Payne said... @ March 29, 2006 at 12:54 PM

Hey, I'm not picky.

the House of Payne said... @ March 29, 2006 at 12:55 PM

I mean...

Uh...

...

Crystal said... @ March 29, 2006 at 1:07 PM

John,

Are you implying that economists aren't human beings?

Dontcha think you should hold off on sharing those thoughts until after you get some NCMO?

And Anon @11:43,

Bring on the socialization of make out. I'm all for it.

D. Golden Shizzle said... @ March 29, 2006 at 1:20 PM

I smell smoke...could that be Brother Payne crashing and burning?

Snarkimus Prime said... @ March 29, 2006 at 2:00 PM

OK, peepls, simmer down now and let love blossom. Its springtime, alright. Let Payne and Crystal do their little nrrrdy mating ritual without interference please!

a random John said... @ March 29, 2006 at 2:39 PM

Is it springtime in Boston?

My recollection is that if you blink at just the right moment in early May you will miss the New England spring.

Crystal said... @ March 29, 2006 at 4:50 PM

arj,

Spring is already gone. We went from 30s to 60s, just like that. I must have slept through the whole season!

Oh, and Snarker, don't think I didn't motice that link change, but it begs the question:

Why am I always identified by who I want to date? That's so... Mormon.

a random John said... @ March 29, 2006 at 5:09 PM

It RAISES the question!

Hellmut said... @ March 29, 2006 at 6:58 PM

Great snark, Dazzle. And metaphors and similes are rhetorical devices. :)

Stephen said... @ March 30, 2006 at 5:57 AM

BTW, given the number of people who would like to be ex-singles, male and female, in the bloggernacle, maybe we need a dating blog for the bloggernacle -- a place for various bloggers and their exes to go to meet each other.

Perhaps we can get an economist to set it up.

Crystal said... @ March 30, 2006 at 6:16 AM

But I BEG to differ! ;o)

the House of Payne said... @ March 30, 2006 at 6:48 AM

Crystal,

I seem to have painted myself into a corner with that comment about economists not being human beings. But let me just say two things in my defense.

First, the economist I know best is my old college roommate Frank McIntyre. And although Frank is a dear friend and a faithful Bob Dylan devotee, he is definitely not human.

Second, some robots are very attractive, like the robot Maria from Metropolis, or Rachael from Blade Runner, or R2D2. So, really, it was a compliment.

Forgive me?

JOHN

Snarkimus Prime said... @ March 30, 2006 at 7:02 AM

Rachael was NOT a robot! She was a replicate!

Sean Young smacks you!

Crystal said... @ March 30, 2006 at 7:56 AM

John,

Seeing as how I'd really rather engage in some NCMO than hold a grudge, the only rational thing to do is forgive you.

If that make me non-human, so be it.

C

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