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January 30

We can’t always get what we want

Filed under: Advice — posted by Breakup Girl @ 8:48 am

Classic LetterLooking for love in the wrong place, circa January 19, 1998

Dear Breakup Girl,
I have a crush on a guy who is my brother’s friend and has a girlfriend. We get along great, and always have a good time when together. There is alot of teasing, and sexual innuendo, but also some serious moments. Thing is, he and his girlfriend don’t act like boyfriend and girlfriend, and some of his comments make me think he likes me. So what do I do? Nothing and wait for him, forget about him, or go for it?
— Waiting and Wanting

Dear Waiting and Wanting,
No poaching. Ever. End of story.
Breakup Girl


Taking sides

Filed under: Advice — posted by Breakup Girl @ 8:34 am

Classic LetterBreaking up is hard on everybody, from January 19, 1998

Dear Breakup Girl,

I am a happily married woman (and no — I’m not asking for advice on how to change that situation). However, close friends of ours (a couple) had a nasty breakup earlier this fall. I was initially close friends with the woman, but my husband and I also became close to the man, think he’s a lot of fun and intend to continue our friendship with him. So far, nothing’s been a problem with this — we just don’t talk about his ex-girlfriend. Do I need to tell the woman that we are continuing our friendship with the man?

— Don’t Want to Be in the Middle



January 29

If superheroes were real

Filed under: Superheroes — posted by Chris @ 9:17 am

If superheroes were real, they could have ended the Vietnam war. Such is the case in Alan Moore & David Gibbons’ Watchmen, which takes a serious look at costumed crimefighters (including their sex lives). Moore’s alternate reality is being brought to the screen in March with equal parts faithfulness and abbreviation by Zac Snyder. The filmmakers have really gone the extra mile to capture the alternate history of the Watchmen world with this unbelievably cool “archival” footage:

More alternate-reality artifacts can be found at The New Frontiersman website.


January 28

Breakup strategies: Faking Your Own Death

Filed under: News — posted by Chris @ 10:12 am

Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say when you want to end a relationship. And if you are dating Olivia Newton-John it’s pretty much impossible to explain yourself. (I mean, she’s like the original Kylie Minogue!) But it’s time to man-up, because if you fake your own death, NBC’s Dateline WILL FIND YOU.

In an episode devoted to the mystery this week, Klein revealed that his agency had set up a hi-tech trap to help locate McDermott by making a website called findpatrickmcdermott .com, which secretly showed investigators the locations of people accessing the site.

Klein said he suspected McDermott has regularly been logging on to the “spider site”, with the team tracking hits from what he believed was a boat traveling along the Mexican coastline as far as South America.

Patrick McDermott is alive!


January 27

Dating A Banker Anonymous

Filed under: Comedy — posted by Chris @ 9:17 am

When the going gets tough, the inconvenienced write a blog!

Dating A Banker Anonymous (DABA) is a safe place where women can come together – free from the scrutiny of feminists– and share their tearful tales of how the mortgage meltdown has affected their relationships. DABA Girls was started by two best friends whose relationships tanked with the economy. Not knowing what else to do, we did what frustrated but articulate girls have done since the beginning of time – we started a blog. So if your monthly Bergdorf’s allowance has been halved and bottle service has all but disappeared from your life, lighten your heart with laughter and email your stories to dabagirls@gmail.com.

These girls are really funny … we hope.


January 26

Currently at MSN.com: She flirts with her exes, but I can’t

Filed under: Advice — posted by Breakup Girl @ 8:30 am

MSN datingAsk Lynn, Breakup Girl’s alter ego’s advice column at MSN.com (powered by Match.com), is now being updated monthly rather than weekly (boo!) … but on the plus-side, you’ll get two new letters at a time (yay!). For January, we’ve got a gal with some office intrigue and a couple with trust issues…

1. Not Safe For Work is worried that dating her boss’s friend might affect her job


2. Haunted by Her Past has a girlfriend that is uncomfortably chummy with her exes, yet always checking his phone for the same behavior

Read the letters and advice, then come back here to comment!


January 23

Mind over matters of the heart

Filed under: Advice — posted by Breakup Girl @ 8:40 am

Classic LetterMoving on circa January 19, 1998

Dear Breakup Girl,

After reading these letters I was impressed how you handled the situations with great level-headedness. So I’ll give it a whirl with my story.

I went out with this girl for nine months and let me tell you I was the happiest I’ve ever been. Everything about her was amazing to me. I knew we were going to break up because of our likes and dislikes. Our personalities were right on but we couldn’t decide on chocolate or vanilla ice cream. Sad. So here I am writing to Breakup Girl more than ONE YEAR later asking for someone to hit me on the head so I’ll forget this girl. Each of the few times that I talk to her she has always been so nice to me but I know she doesn’t want me anymore. I wish she would be mean. Anyway, If I can reason with myself like this, why haven’t I moved on?

–In Need of a Lobotomy



January 22

Real estate makes a family

Filed under: Treats — posted by Breakup Girl @ 11:24 am

You’re never too old to have a cool roommate! Dig the shared digs of these hip “spinsters”*.

* Hey, that’s what the younger one calls herself. Reclaim on!


End of an era

Filed under: pop culture,Treats — posted by Chris @ 9:24 am

People joked that Obama getting elected would be the end of comedy. Well, David Rees HAS ended his unique “Get Your War On” webcomic.

Get Your War On

A moment of silence, please, for this hilarious ray of sanity during the neocon era.


Honeymooning with Obama

Filed under: Treats — posted by Chris @ 9:05 am

Here’s an e-card that sums things up nicely …


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