At approximately 8:30pm on a Monday evening at the Barnes and Noble Café, Union Square, this exchange between two strangers took place:
Middle Age Man: (upon noticing the young lady seated next him chewing on a piece of gum) Excuse me, could I have a piece of gum?
Young Lady: (with a half perplexed half confused look on her face) I don’t even know you.
Middle Aged Man: Well no, but it’s just a piece of gum.
Young Lady: Right. And because I don’t know you, I’m going to have to go with “no” on this one because I think its weird you even asked. I mean, next time at least strike up small talk that leads up to the mooching.
Middle Aged Man: Are you serious? It’s just a piece of gum. Nobody has ever said no to me before for gum.
Young Lady: I’m embarrassed for you that this is something you do often.
Middle Aged Man: Wow. What is it, like 25 cents? You can’t spare a piece of gum? Really?
Young Lady: Yeah so buy your own.
Middle Age Man: (scoffing) That kind of attitude will get you far.
Things are definitely changing. We came across this interesting story about Harvard and its decision to approve a BDSM sex club on campus. This isn’t a new thing, as S&M sex clubs have been sprouting up on campuses all across the country, particularly on Ivy league campuses. The popularity of erotic novel 50 Shades of Grey has certainly contributed to this trend.
Many things have changed since I was in college. The hookup culture has always been there but so many new ways have sprouted up. First, you had online dating of course, with things like adult dating sites making quick hookups even easier. Now things are even more in the open with these clubs. I want to go back to school!
Starting your morning with a high-protein food and a “dessert” — such as a doughnut or a slice of cake — may help you lose weight and keep it off, a new study suggests. True? Who can say? But, I am willing to volunteer to test that theory!
Cosplay creatures run amok and terrorize a trailer park outside of San Diego during Comic-Con International. Can our heroes save the day (and themselves) or will they get eaten alive by a nightmare menagerie of bad guys? Starring Zac Levi, Adam Baldwin, Joel Moore, Jason Biggs, and Aly Michalka. Stay tuned for new episodes leading up to Nerd Machine HQ www.break.com/nerdhq live from San Diego 7-12-7/15.