Why are these people still together?
April 22, 2001 7:33 AM   Subscribe

Why are these people still together? Or maybe they should get married, eh? (By the way, the page is really long, but do a string search for "hit the ground running".)
posted by Steven Den Beste (14 comments total)
Link from Firing Squad.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 7:36 AM on April 22, 2001

Ancient link. Still, a very fun webpage, and certainly people can stay together and still argue. The worst thing is that a newspaper asked permission to reprint parts of it, and when the guy refused, proceeded to print parts of it verbatim, w/ lame segues, and pass it off as original writing. The guy who runs the site said he's not going to sue or anything because it'd be a huge hassle, but that he won't be updating the site because of it. Huge loss to the rest of us.
posted by dcodea at 8:02 AM on April 22, 2001

oops, silly me for assuming that that was the end of it. Theres a link on the page, and it HAD indeed been updated since I last read it.

Read the story here
posted by dcodea at 8:14 AM on April 22, 2001

Woooah. In a weird synchronicity moment, this also appeared in The Guardian yesterday with the "101 things we don't miss" article.

Am I the only one spun out by this?
posted by fullerine at 8:36 AM on April 22, 2001

I wouldn't know. What does "spun out" mean? As to the Guardian, this may not be coincidence. It may be where Firing Squad got the link.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 8:59 AM on April 22, 2001

Oye, I read about a quarter of it and started getting queasy. At first glance, it sounds like a nutty girlfriend, but two things should be mentioned. 1) These comments are his spin on what really happened, and 2), to use a cliche, it takes two to tango. I don't see him walking out the door, so one must therefore assume that he likes it, or at least tolerates it.

Who's to say they're not perfect for each other? I think they should grow old together, if only so that they don't inflict this sickness on anybody else in this world. I wish them well....
posted by bicyclingfool at 9:46 AM on April 22, 2001

Antagonism has been the spark for many a relationship; for some, it is the only way to kindle a flame, eh? Not me, though...I like things more tranquil.
posted by davidmsc at 10:28 AM on April 22, 2001

actually I think that page is hilarious. he's very funny. and I'll bet she's a peach. :)
posted by rebeccablood at 11:06 AM on April 22, 2001

I think they're obviously meant for each other. As the FAQ states, "the secret of a successful relationship is to become irretrievably embroiled in a bitter struggle to the death." Amen to that.
posted by rcade at 12:37 PM on April 22, 2001

My-I haven't laughed that hard in quite awhile...thanks!
posted by black8 at 3:37 PM on April 22, 2001

Come on, this is obviously exaggeration for comic effect. If you read around on Mil's site, he's clearly a pretty happy guy, just one with a very tart sense of humor.
posted by rodii at 5:47 PM on April 22, 2001

Whether her cutting our son's hair comes under 'money-saving skill' or 'therapy in the making'.

my husband's sporting a fresh new do tonight.
posted by auntbunny at 7:46 PM on April 22, 2001

This is an interesting one: it had big meme-traffic in the UK a good few months ago; was plagiarised by a columnist in one of the national dailies; and is now being serialised verbatim as a "column" in the Grauniad's (frankly awful) rejigged (read: dumbed-down) Saturday glossy mag.

It's Mahir -- quirky site becomes commercial venture -- on a smaller scale.
posted by holgate at 9:19 PM on April 22, 2001

...and then the following year I double posted it.

(Oh no, I'd been out-posted. How could I be so sloppy? I reached for the knife to punish myself... hollo-cliche-kitten-mahir-aybabtu-way they'd call me, bitches..hollo-cliche-kitten-mahir-aybabtu-way they'd whisper as I slumped down the corridors to mefi locker 1205. But then I saw a goofy comment I wrote on the apology homepage years and years ago. I'd show everyone, show everyone
posted by holloway at 1:40 AM on May 1, 2002

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