Re: Like sands through the hourglass.

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Easier to shoot her once than a new guy every week.


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 06-29-07 10:22 AM
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Has anyone seen City in Heat (Ciudad en Celo)? It opens with one of the more alternately terrifying and hilarious spouse-caught-cheating scenes I've seen.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 06-29-07 10:35 AM
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"the ½+7 rule"
Apo's boys are all about the middle school girls.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 06-29-07 11:08 AM
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According to this book:

http://www.amazon.com/Murderer-Next-Door-Mind-Designed/dp/1594200432

relationships where the man is much older than the women are high risk for the man murdering the women when it looks like the woman is going to leave him.


Posted by: joeo | Link to this comment | 06-29-07 11:43 AM
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4: Buy this book with The Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating

I didn't make that up.

What is it with these guys? After Neil Clark Warren's reference to his placement problems, I had to wonder just how many guys over fifty, say, let alone older, meet and marry women over fifty whom they didn't already know.

Does this only happen to tie up plot strings at the end of Restoration Comedies? Do the acceptable guys do this, leaving the unacceptable to marry younger women, somehow?


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 06-29-07 11:53 AM
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5: My friend who died last fall did -- while he'd dated younger women after his wife died, he married a woman just about his age. About the murderers, damned if I know.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 06-29-07 12:01 PM
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Dating old people doesn't kill; dating old people with guns kills.

I think it needs some work.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 06-29-07 12:19 PM
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He was so old, instead of dating him, she had to carbon-date him.

I think it needs some work.


Posted by: Clownaesthesiologist | Link to this comment | 06-29-07 12:21 PM
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Except he didn't even shoot her, he just hit her in the mouth with the gun.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06-29-07 12:23 PM
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You take what you can get at that age, apo.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-29-07 12:30 PM
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Old people don't abuse women; old people with guns abuse women.

How's that?


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 06-29-07 12:40 PM
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If it is spousal abuse when he hit her, would it be elder abuse if she hit him back?

Seriously, if you are paranoid about your hot chick trophy wife fooling around, maybe you should marry a woman your own age.

No wonder Fark has a tag for Florida.


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 06-29-07 12:46 PM
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Unrelated, but this cracked me up.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06-29-07 12:47 PM
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12: Reminds me of Carl Hiaasen. His novels are, call them "crime comedies," all (well, all I've read or heard about, at least) set in Florida and relying on its dysfunctionality for plots. They're pretty good, and it's sad/funny/scary just how Florida is such a breeding ground for insanity.

Fun fact: most of the Watergate burglars were Cuban-Americans from Miami. "What's the matter with Florida?" is not a new phenomenon.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 06-29-07 12:51 PM
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13 is indeed hilarious. Dunlap's eyes are fabulous.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 06-29-07 12:53 PM
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I visited Florida for the first, and I hope last, time this spring. Very disconcerting to drive along the highway seeing billboards encouraging us to visit various golf courses, hotels, parks, etc., every now and then with one reading in giant letters "VISITOR WARNING: Florida residents can use lethal force." Hard to feel welcome, not that I expected to.


Posted by: JL | Link to this comment | 06-29-07 1:00 PM
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Some nice Floridian postcards here.


Posted by: Clownaesthesiologist | Link to this comment | 06-29-07 1:03 PM
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My first NaNoWriMo was about NC passing a law like Florida's and the sheer insanity it produced. It's so disappointing to me that it came true somewhere.

We must remember, however, that our own swampcracker is a Floridian or at least that's what I remember. He might need a care package of tranquilizer darts and progressive literature.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 06-29-07 1:22 PM
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