Yahoo! Personals Blows

June 4, 2009 · 7 comments

It really does.  Maybe I shouldn’t be biting the hand that feeds me:  I’ve been on more dates from Y!P than all of the other dating sites combined.  And I am and have been on quite a few (dating sites – I’m not on a date right now).

No, dear reader, I’m in the office right now, blogging away at 1:28AM because I’m afraid that if I try to blog from home, my neighbor’s wi-fi will frizz out on me like it did last night (or I’ll just fall asleep).  Either way means the possibility of no post in the morning, and you can see how well that tured out by looking at the comments to yesterday’s post. 

No, dear reader, I’m not going to provide you with a link to that horror-show.  With the exception of Samiantha and Darth Traya, that was just a trainwreck of a semi-chat room that Brian and Scott created.  Cute, boys.  And thanks, btw, Tomers, for encouraging Brians inappropriateness.  Damn, I wish you could hear the sarcastic sneer in my fingers as I just punched out those letters.

Anyway, back to the topic:  I dig the speakers that are hooked up to my work computer: they kick ass.  I’m listening to my “Metallica” station on Pandora Radio, which is pretty effin awesome, except that it plays pretty much the same playlist over and over.  I’d like to hear some b-sides from some of these albums.  Good stuff, though:  Tool, AC/DC, Disturbed, Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Pantera, Ozzy…and that’s about it.  I know there’s more heavy metal out there somewhere.  Maybe I’ll make a “Disturbed” channel and see if that yields me any better results.

The way it works is you pick a band (or bands) for your station, and Pandora plays stuff that “sounds like it”.  I’ve heard all kinds of things from algorithms to listener polls as to how they match the bands/songs up, but it’s not too bad – I already know a lot of the stuff, even owning many of the albums.  Though, again, I wish it were a bit more diverse.

Yes, Tomers, I know I haven’t talked about how Y! Personals blows yet.  And I’m thinking I’m not going to, just to spite you and that effin dating site that contains more fake profiles than real ones.  Here, if you really want to know how things go for me on Y! Personals, read this post – or this one, or this one or this one.  Any of these should keep you entertained while I get some sleep this evening instead of try to come up with something interesting to say.  My brain is so shot right now.  I feel like Jeff Spicoli.  Somebody give me a Vans so I can slap my head with it and wait for My Favorite Martian to stop over and teach me history.

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Scott June 4, 2009 at 08:03

Pandora radio rules! I leave it on when I’m walking around its like my own personal soundtrack not as much fun as paying a guy to walk behind me with a radio and crank out tunes but will have to do for now

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Tomers June 4, 2009 at 09:46

I have an air mattress you can borrow if you want to sleep at the office because your internet connection there is better.

Perhaps in a future blog entry (or just in an e-mail to me) you can explain how Metallica’s “Death Magnetic” is better than “St. Anger”. I jumped on the Metallica bandwagon in the 90’s after the Black Album and jumped off after I listened to St. Anger a few times. I just don’t like that album. And since I didn’t like St. Anger, I’ve been hesitant to buy Death Magnetic, although I’ve now heard a few songs from it that make me less leery.

I hear all my new music through Sirius, though I don’t think I’d recommend it to anyone. It costs money and there are plenty of times that I can’t find one good song worth listening to despite 100 channels of music. And reception sucks if you live in an area with lots of trees.

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Darth Traya June 4, 2009 at 12:09

I can understand your exhaustion, with the late hours your keep.

I imagine that dating online would be alot like trying to run blindfolded through a minefield. You could do it if you wanted to. But why? Just regular dating is filled with enough game players and mind games, and thats when you are talking to the person face to face.

As long as you enjoy your music, thats whats important. I came up during the 80s and had my fill of metal. And big hair. I don’t expect alot of deep thought from a guy wearing more makeup than I am. Just a rule of thumb I adopted over the years.

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BRIAN June 4, 2009 at 16:28

I’m really enjoying this pandora radio. It’s pretty cool how you type in one artist and see where it takes you. Thanks for the link.

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Tomers June 4, 2009 at 21:01

That post was woefully appropriate Brian.

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BRIAN June 5, 2009 at 08:49

I had to make up for the previous days comments. I didn’t pick up on the sarcasm.

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Christina December 1, 2009 at 23:23

Sooo…
Yes, I am reading (and commenting on) a nearly 6 month old post, but you mentioned looking for new metal music, and I must suggest The Sword. They’re from Austin, Texas, and put on a fantastic show that will rock your face off. Plus, thier songs mention basilisks, vikings lords, and fire lances. Buy ‘Age of Winters’ first, and thank me later.
Or, if you have already discovered them (perhaps through the inclusion of ‘Freya’ on Guitar Hero II) awesome. Good for you. Please disregard my borderline creepy #1fan-like ramblings.

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