“Bald, fat, short, and ugly male, 53, seeks short-sighted woman”

The funniest thing I have heard in a while was this NPR story about a new book, They Call Me Naughty Lola, which features personal ads from the London Review of Books.  Absolutely hilarious.  If you don't want to listen to the whole story (probably only about 5 minutes) you can read some of the highlights at the NPR website linked above.  Here's a sampling of my favorites:

Unashamed triumphalist male for the past 46 years. Will I bore you? Probably. Do I care? Probably not.

I like my women the way I like my kebab. Found by surprise after a
drunken night out, and covered in too much tahini. Before long I'll
have discarded you on the pavement of life, but until then you're the
perfect complement to a perfect evening. Man, 32. Rarely produces
winning metaphors.

Romance is dead. So is my mother. Man, 42, inherited wealth.

Blah blah, whatever. Indifferent woman. Go ahead and write. Box no. 3253. Like I care.


About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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