Various Happenstances of Seth
February 14, 2006
I don't like Valentine's Day, as
a holiday*. I've listed many reasons in many
columns in the past, but basically it combines obligation for those
attached with lonely suffering for those who aren't. And it's all
encouraged by card companies.
But this Valentine's Day may have been the most heartbreaking one
yet. And I'm not just talking about my continued inability to get
people to pay me lots of money and publish my ingenious poetry,
like my newest piece. No, I'm talking about the heartbreak that
only comes from betrayal.
www.LethAndSex.com was our site.
Mine and Lex's, so named because people used to confuse and conflate
us. We built it, put a blog there, and filled it with comedy for
a few years. But one of us who isn't me didn't manage to renew the
domain name**. So the site disappeared for a
few weeks. Well, I recently found out that it has relaunched: It's
now in the hands of a porn search engine.
I'm sort of horrified and sort of
amused. Oh well. 2006 may mark the final death of our website at
that URL, but I hereby predict it will also mark the birth of some
new humor co-created by the two of us. Meanwhile, the site I loved
is now just a clearinghouse for lust, proving Avenue Q is correct
when they tell us, The Internet is for Porn.
Alas. Meanwhile, sympathies to everyone
for Valentine's Day, whether it be because you are lonely, beset
by obligation, generally hate the holiday, or happen to be loved
*Nor do I like it as a breakfast cereal, an air freshener, or a prosthetic foot.
**Granted, one of us who isn't me also paid for, designed, and maintained the whole site. But hey, who's counting?
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