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Same as In Town

“I chose the phone call option, no rush, because that seemed like the most respectful way to do it, and also because I wanted to hear how the person from the The Breakup Shop would handle it. Sending an email or text is easy. What do you do when the other person talks back?”—I Paid This Company $30 to Break Up With My Girlfriend (SLVice)
posted by Maecenas on Nov 13, 2015 - 88 comments

occasionally, she wears flannel.

when my boyfriend proposed, I cried — more like panic tears. but I wasn't certain I should end it — until I met her
posted by yeoz on Aug 18, 2014 - 115 comments

A Vimeo short about love and loss

I went through a pretty rough break up this year and it was not great. I wrote and made this in the midst of all that. It's a tombstone and love letter and I hope you enjoy it.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jan 14, 2014 - 14 comments

I am not talking about love on a roof in Brooklyn

A couple made the mistake of breaking up on a NYC rooftop next to comedian Kyle Ayers, who promptly live-tweeted their breakup with the hashtag #roofbreakup, which went viral, prompting not only retweets, commentary, and memeification, but also a video re-enactment. However, some are considering the wider implications of this kind of phenomenon, pondering the ethics of the panopticon, live reportage on ordinary people, and even the nature of relationships itself in the context of the pair. [more inside]
posted by corb on Nov 20, 2013 - 237 comments

"So what's up? I was just thinking of you."

Requiem for Romance is a short animated film about a difficult phone call. It comes from artist and animator Jonathan Ng.
posted by Sokka shot first on Aug 20, 2013 - 2 comments

for when Watership Down isn't available at the video shop

English singer-songwriter Keaton Henson's video for Small Hands, directed by Joseph Mann. [more inside]
posted by threeants on May 27, 2013 - 8 comments

The Saga of Tim & Freya

The Saga of Tim & Freya : Comedian Janey Godley's real-time reportage of a breakup on a train. [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on Aug 23, 2012 - 38 comments

The Final Dark Days of Don Caballero

In November of 2001, Chunklet Magazine published Fred Weaver's tour diary chronicling the The Final Dark Days of Don Caballero (14 scanned JPGs). The final tour documented in this article marked the end of the collaboration between Damon Che and Ian Williams, the original creative machine behind the notable math rock band. [more inside]
posted by bwilms on Jul 7, 2012 - 6 comments

Ween: 1984-2012

In a Rolling Stone article published yesterday, Aaron Freeman, co-founder of the cult rock band Ween, declared he was "retiring Gene Ween. ... For me, it's a closed book." Today, Freeman posted on his Facebook page: "I've decided to end my musical relationship with Ween." [more inside]
posted by kjh on May 30, 2012 - 59 comments

"You wouldn’t go to a restaurant that hasn’t been reviewed. Especially in the era of Internet dating, why would you go on a date with a person who hasn’t been reviewed?” NY-based founder Tom Padazana

Rate your EX. ExRated's mission is to empower singles by giving them character reviews of potential dates, and allow them to express themselves through multiple choice reviews designed to help them realize what went wrong in the past and how to make the right dating choices in the future. How does it work?
posted by Fizz on Oct 12, 2011 - 65 comments

IDUMP4U: Your newest option in dumping the motherfucker already.

Want to dump your significant other, but also want to humiliate him or her publicly? Look no further.
posted by emilyd22222 on Apr 11, 2010 - 54 comments

Out of Tandem

Shut Up and Ride. A short video about breaking up.
posted by msalt on Apr 8, 2010 - 3 comments

...and now all I've got are these things...

The Museum of Broken Relationships. We've all been there. What else are you supposed to do with the garden gnome you lobbed at his car, or the axe you used to chop her furniture into tiny bits. Or the box, made of matches, that somehow helped to make it all alright?
posted by From Bklyn on Apr 8, 2008 - 15 comments

She don't... What now?

You talked to her father, prepared a YouTube worthy proposal, gathered all your courage.... and she said no. How will your life go on? And what are you going to do with the ring? Enter I Do... Now I Don't, an auction site that caters to broken-hearted lovers such as you. Started by a fellow who has been there. Buy if you dare. Via
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Feb 26, 2008 - 19 comments

Prenez soin de vous

"I recieved and email telling me it was over. I didn't know how to answer." (pdf) The email closed with the phrase "Prenez soin de vous" ("take care of yourself"), so Sophie Calle went to 107 woman, chosen for their profession to analyze, translate, or reinterpret the email. The resulting collection of responses, and Calle's portraits of the women, filled the French pavillion at this year's Venice Biennale. [more inside]
posted by piratebowling on Sep 27, 2007 - 31 comments

Ukulele full of hate

Catchy bitter ukulele break-up song by Duncan Pflaster. Video with song. Simple and excellent. Found via Cat and Girl.
posted by LobsterMitten on Mar 30, 2007 - 27 comments

A Good Year for the Roses

Your husband left you? It could be worse. Divorcing couple builds a wall through the family home neither will leave. Apparently breaking up, but not moving out, is not uncommon, it is even recommended. Even among us.
posted by Methylviolet on Feb 10, 2007 - 21 comments

All my life / I've prayed for someone like you

Troy's Mixtape of Love. "This is the original tape Troy made to his girlfriend Melissa on their 6 month anniversary. She left him 3 days after." Includes an a capella rendition of "All My Life" by K-Ci and Jojo at 6:20. Scary remix. More remixes. (Via confabulators)
posted by ludwig_van on Sep 16, 2005 - 53 comments

Dear baby, welcome to dumpsville. Population: you.

Fifteen ways to leave your lover. In seventh grade, my then girlfriend had her best friend dump me. On the bus. I thought that was hell. I was wrong. The Guardian, in tribute to a Malaysian man that divorced his wife via text message, lists the fifteen harshest break-ups in history.
posted by Ufez Jones on Jul 29, 2003 - 87 comments

Microsoft to stay one company?

Microsoft to stay one company? Appeals say Microsoft to stay a behemoth. I think Clippy is here to stay.
posted by dwivian on Jun 28, 2001 - 28 comments

Untangling an online breakup.

Untangling an online breakup. Seapetal vs. Gothimuscle: a bond between author and bodybuilder formed in bondage ends with matching restraining orders. With a "trail of cyber-breadcrumbs" in the form of scurrious emails, chat-room stalking and nude photos that leads all the way to the Fetish Fleamarket, this anti-love story bears all the trapings of a Boston.com headline on a slow news day. But the question remains: where and how do we process crimes of harassment that occur in virtual places under assumed screen names? What's a real-world restraining order good for when all the attacking is done on the net?
posted by sixfoot6 on Feb 20, 2001 - 5 comments

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