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July 28, 2008 3:25 PM   Subscribe

How have you been burned by love?
posted by divabat (41 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Why can't these people do this in a more normal and entertaining way, like writing a country and western song?
posted by jonmc at 3:29 PM on July 28, 2008 [4 favorites]


I have no wish to purchase this book
posted by leotrotsky at 3:35 PM on July 28, 2008 [2 favorites]


Men are such jerks!!
posted by Stonestock Relentless at 3:40 PM on July 28, 2008


Wow. The stories on that first site are BITTER. Lying and cheating and sleeping with the best friend. And no one has any perspective or admits to any of their wrongdoing or accepts any of the blame. I know there really are relationships like this, where one person is a veritable saint and the other is nearly a pathological liar and cheater. I'm just not sure I'm willing to believe there are so many of them.
posted by onlyconnect at 3:47 PM on July 28, 2008


Publishing Blue
posted by jbickers at 3:47 PM on July 28, 2008


Wow. The stories on that first site are BITTER. Lying and cheating and sleeping with the best friend. And no one has any perspective or admits to any of their wrongdoing or accepts any of the blame.

Welcome to youth. Where everybody thinks that the same old story is unique to them. To these kids: put down the webcam, go to the bar, have a few drinks, listen to a few weepers on the jukebox, have some breakup sex with some floozie/male slut, dust yourself off and carry on. There's nothing you can sing that can't be sung.
posted by jonmc at 3:57 PM on July 28, 2008 [3 favorites]


Lovemaking at the Airport

"Yeah, I've Been Stripping"

I Fell in Love with a Chinese Acrobat

"Okay so there I was in the kitchen, just making chapatis"



wow, these stories are intense.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 3:57 PM on July 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


This is a advertising site created by Doubleday for what looks like a book about vampires in love. Bravo.
posted by M.C. Lo-Carb! at 3:58 PM on July 28, 2008


"Yeah, I've Been Stripping"

stripping what?
posted by jonmc at 3:59 PM on July 28, 2008


I think we killed their server.
posted by Caduceus at 3:59 PM on July 28, 2008


Nevermind.
posted by Caduceus at 4:00 PM on July 28, 2008


Those YouTube clips are so fake. (Says Captain Obvious)
posted by liquorice at 4:06 PM on July 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


I think we killed their server.

sounds like a mercy killing.
posted by jonmc at 4:09 PM on July 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


Some people need to be burned by something more literally burn-y.
posted by Wolfdog at 4:12 PM on July 28, 2008


I was all set to take the high road and not poke fun at other people's pain, but then I read this. It really taught me an unforgettable lesson.
posted by prefpara at 4:17 PM on July 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


Why can't these people do this in a more normal and entertaining way, like writing a country and western song?

"He Left Me Just So He Would Have Something (to Post on BurnedByLove.com)" - Parton/Rogers
posted by katillathehun at 4:28 PM on July 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


katilla, I guarantee you that would still be better than actually listening to these people.
posted by jonmc at 4:29 PM on July 28, 2008


I was ripped apart like a holiday present with such euphoric pleasure only to be tossed away as ribbon and torn gift wrap.

Only to be put on the curb like a sack of garbage, only to be scavenged by a bulk trash seller and sold for a hefty profit, only to be recycled into new materials like a shiny roll of wrapping paper, only to be sold at a discount store in the holiday aisle... heh, this is fun.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 4:33 PM on July 28, 2008 [3 favorites]


How have you been burned by love?

Oh, no - it was just an accident...I, uh, bumped into the woodstove door, is all. Really. It's nothing.
posted by Greg_Ace at 4:34 PM on July 28, 2008 [3 favorites]


Bitch shot my dog and set fire to my trailer.
posted by turgid dahlia at 4:41 PM on July 28, 2008


Pretty stupid site and an entirely boring FPP.
posted by arnicae at 4:46 PM on July 28, 2008


Bitch shot my dog and set fire to my trailer.

Time to play that song backwards, I think.

I read through three pages of those posts, and they were just awful. The events described were banal, and the narcissism combined with the flat writing was too much for me. It's a good FPP, but not because it is a fascinating read -- instead, it is noteworthy for how it encapsulates the worst of the modern mania for not just TMI but TM me me me.
posted by Forktine at 4:48 PM on July 28, 2008


I gave her what she wanted. She kept asking for more. When I said there’s no more, she showed me the door. # 34 Posted by PV on July 2, 2008 @ 1:02 pm

I don't know why she went through the door. Perhaps she'll die?
posted by katillathehun at 4:55 PM on July 28, 2008 [2 favorites]


Haha, I got to the site and this was the top story.
posted by rottytooth at 4:56 PM on July 28, 2008


How have you been burned by love?

Very recently (in fact, within the last fifteen minutes or so), I was sitting down to get some dinner while browsing a favorite site of mine (it's this site I go to where they post links and discuss stuff on the internet. I forgot the address, but I'll think of it later).

A link to a video site caught my eye- actually, it was a little different because it was just a page of videos which were hosted on some other website. Excitedly, I clicked play on the first of said videos.

After the initial buffering was complete, I was greeted by a close up of a young girl who related a story about her getting on a train or something. She apparently bumped into some trendy looking bookworm dude who caught her attention. Oh yeah, this story takes place in New York (more on why that's important later).

She found this man quite attractive... she described him as looking like... um... someone. I thought she said William Burroughs, but that couldn't have been right. I mean, she thinks he looks like a junkie? And that turns her on?

I digress. She wanted to know what he was reading, but rather than ask him, she did this thing New Yorkers do called the Manhattan Staredown. Honestly, it wasn't really called the Manhattan Staredown. But I do know it's something New Yorkers do since she told me so. She made a face like this: `.` And now you know how to do the Manhattan Staredown.

So the train arrives, and she still hasn't figured out what he's reading. But, as luck would have it, they are both forced to stand on the train. He is still buried in his book, and she has now admitted to herself that she really isn't so interested in what he's reading as she is in getting to have some physical contact with him.

This is an important turning point in the video, as the girl admits she was looking for this sort of encounter, as she had just recently moved to New York, and was lonely, and had left a boyfriend behind when she moved, and was determined not to go home ever again.

With all this in mind and without a word spoken between them, she kisses him (no tongue), one, two, three times. The story was over, and the video then told me how intense the story I just watched was.

But for me--- something dawned on me. Sitting here on the internet, having just come in from swimming in some lake in Michigan (heck, I'm still in my swimtrunks), eating a dinner of macaroni & cheese with hot dogs in it, I very well could be the unhip boyfriend she left behind. Not literally. of course.
posted by Dr-Baa at 5:04 PM on July 28, 2008 [3 favorites]


9+1= 10

YOU HAVE FAILED THE CHALLENGE!


Uh... what?
posted by Saxon Kane at 5:09 PM on July 28, 2008


It was my first time without a condom. She was a sand shark.
It's still red.
posted by Citizen Premier at 5:26 PM on July 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


And no one has any perspective or admits to any of their wrongdoing or accepts any of the blame. I know there really are relationships like this, where one person is a veritable saint and the other is nearly a pathological liar and cheater.

But that's my relationship with my ex-wife! I was 120% wrong! Everything was my fault; I was so perverse even my office furniture had to go. Even my paintings were tainted! She was completely innocent and I totally violated her. It's true. Just ask her.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 5:28 PM on July 28, 2008


I like this comment: Jump right back in the water! Life’s too short to be bitter and cynical!

But I like this more: Life's too bitter and cynical to be short. Unless you jump in the water!
posted by ob at 5:46 PM on July 28, 2008


Life's too bitter and cynical to be short. Unless you jump in the water!

But what if the water's deep? You'll drown!
posted by jonmc at 5:48 PM on July 28, 2008


Life's too bitter and cynical to be short. Unless you jump in the water!

But what if the water's deep? You'll drown!


In which case your bitter and cynical life will be over. Problem solved, shorty!
posted by RokkitNite at 6:07 PM on July 28, 2008


But what if the water's deep? You'll drown!

Indeed. But at least it'll stop the incessant whining.
posted by ob at 6:09 PM on July 28, 2008


Actually I just found this which, whilst it's on the same lines as my comment, strikes even cynical old me as a tad cold:

She was going to come to town for my birthday but broke up with a phone call a week before instead. Then she sent me a knife as a present.
posted by ob at 6:12 PM on July 28, 2008



put down the webcam, go to the bar, have a few drinks, listen to a few weepers on the jukebox, have some breakup sex with some floozie/male slut, dust yourself off and carry on


That was last Monday.

Also, I was disappointed by this post. I was really hoping for spontaneous combustion porn.
posted by mesh gear fox at 6:23 PM on July 28, 2008


That was last Monday.

amd you didn't call me. Dude!
posted by jonmc at 6:27 PM on July 28, 2008


I was really hoping for spontaneous combustion porn.

Yeah that shit's the bomb.
posted by ob at 6:35 PM on July 28, 2008


Metafilter: Type your burn here
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 6:41 PM on July 28, 2008


amd you didn't call me. Dude!

Sorry, only room for one aging rocker and I was hanging out with Craig Finn.

really
posted by mesh gear fox at 6:42 PM on July 28, 2008


THE STORIES ON THIS SITE ARE INTENSE.
posted by lullaby at 7:01 PM on July 28, 2008


Stripper says: "A rich trust fund asshole, Jewish heir to a major denim company". I wonder, could it be…
posted by tellurian at 7:15 PM on July 28, 2008


Burned by love could use some better books for inspiration.
posted by benzenedream at 11:29 PM on July 28, 2008


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