Ask PingFriday, March 17, 2006 | 7:38 AM
Are you on MySpace.com? I know Reed and RC are on there, I talk to them all the time. I love to tell them how cool they are, and I'm just waiting for them to write back.
Waiting by the computer in Hawaii,
are only a handful of reasons for anyone to have a site on MySpace.com.
If you aren’t a teenager, a pervert, a pedophile, a 30- to
40-year-old-divorcee, a slut (male or female), or a total loser who is
combination of more than one of the aforementioned, then you have
absolutely no business being on that website. It is the most blatant
and troubling meat market in cyberspace. The worst part is that a large
number of the members are under the age of 18, regardless of what their
profile says. Don’t believe me? Next time you’re chatting with “Kandy,”
your new “19-year-old” friend from Orange County, ask her what a haiku
is. Or ask her where the District of Columbia is. Or ask her how many
President Bushes there have been. Actually, ask her pretty much
anything that doesn’t involve shoes or Ace from American Idol and she
probably isn’t going to have the answer. Hey, what ever happened to
going out and actually meeting someone in person?
This whole e-dating, blogging, and chat-room chatting craze is crazy. I don’t give two shakes of salt about what some Yahoo-surfing yahoo thinks about the hidden messages contained in the opening sequence of The Simpsons. Look, Braden, howzabout getting up from your computer and heading down to the beach. In case you’ve been hitting the Maui Wowie too hard, let me remind you that you live in Hawaii. There are plenty of nice folks just waiting to start an actual conversation with you if you just go up and say hello.
And I doubt that’s actually RC or CR on there, Braden. Chances are that you’ve been duped by Kandy. Or maybe her strange uncle.
My sons and I have enjoyed your column and your "tongue-in-cheek" humor. My question for you is this: What is your educational background?
Steve Thomas. Lexington Park, Maryland
I’m looking for a personal motocross trainer and was curious to know if you would be willing to help me out with some references. It’s actually for my boyfriend, Tim. He's really motivated about 2006, and he feels that a trainer will truly benefit him. He is extremely talented and very FAST! What he needs help with most is endurance and, of course, motivation. If you know anybody local to Riverside, please let me know.
me see if I’m getting this, Brandy: You are trying to find a trainer
because your boyfriend doesn’t have enough endurance and motivation—is
that it? He goes very fast; maybe a little too fast? A friend of mine,
who I will just call “D. Stephenson” to protect his anonymity, used to
have this very same problem. His wife was troubled by this and sought
help for his quickness, as D. became known as “Mr. Dash for Cash”
because four very fast times was all he needed—or could last. He was
motivated all right, but only for those quick bursts and not the
lasting sort of effort she desired. Wow, I feel like I’m writing for Desperate Housewives.
Anyway, she hired him a trainer and it did wonders, though maybe not quite the way she imagined: He realized he would rather watch. And talk. And talk and talk and talk. Funny thing is, he’s quite good at it (along with those win-or-lose-or-even-just-there-to-watch champagne celebrations). Thank goodness for his trainer. I think his name was D. Wood or something. But I think he’s from Texas.
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