Tuesday, May 22, 2007

[This rerun is one of my personal favorites. I still find myself muttering "no need to be horny and alone" to myself occasionally. Make of that what you will. -- The Management]


"Poland’s zloty has been sagging amid the uncertainty." - Economist

As I was deleting my daily crop of spam the other day, one of the email subject lines wedged itself into my consciousness: “No need to be horny and alone”.

The more I think about this statement, the more it interests me. First, for purposes of analysis, let us restate the proposition as “We (the spam senders) can make it so you are not horny and alone.” I think it’s fair to assume from the subject line that the contents of the email are supposed to reveal how to make this dream come true.

So how can the promise of this statement be realized? Since the assertion is a negation of a conjunction, there are three ways to make it true: make you be horny and not alone, make you be alone and not horny, or make you be neither alone nor horny.

Making you be horny and not alone: This is probably what the senders of the email are really promising, with a list of “nymphomaniacs new to your city” or some such scam. At least, I assume it’s a scam. Last I heard, it was only level 3 sex offenders who had to register their addresses, at least in Minnesota. Perhaps other states require nymphomaniacs to register as well, perhaps to safeguard oversexed teenage boys. At any rate, I have never checked this sort of thing out so I confess I’m not completely certain how it works, but that’s okay because this is the condition that interests me the least anyway. As far as you know.

Making you be alone and not horny: I find this one more intriguing. Perhaps the spammers are hawking some sort of anti-horniness kit, “detumescence guaranteed or your money back.” What might the kit include? I suggest a jar of saltpeter, a DVD of the entire Cleveland Indians 2005 baseball season (or any other year for that matter), a picture of my grandmother naked, and any book by Claude Lévi-Strauss. If they are especially generous, they might also include a photo of Claude Lévi-Strauss. I assure you that that alone is enough to make Poland's zloty sag.

Making you be neither alone nor horny: This is an easy one. The spammers send you a marriage license.

- Hulles


5 comments:

cK said...

Ah, now this is exactly the sort of interpretive aid I believe your flirting school and gentlemen's academy must address.

It's like a course in Sexual Reasoning or maybe Modern Comprehension. Something like that.

I may get my hemoglobin checked on Wednesday. Time to eat a burger.
-cK

Lollie said...

Bahahaahhahahaaaaaa! The anticipation of the third option was so worth it! Well done.

H said...

HILARIOUS. And good points you make. I'm enjoying the reruns, because they're funny and I missed them the first time and have been too lazy to go back and read the Hulles posts before I came into the picture. And really, can you imagine life before me? I think not.

Hulles said...

cK, this is certainly one for the gentleman's academy: Sexual Reasoning sounds like an oxymoron to most people.

Lollie, thanks!

H, you're right - a life without H is unimaginable, so don't go anywhere. And thanks lots.

cK said...

This makes me think of the Hulles blog:

http://www.amazon.com/Game-Penetrating-Secret-Society-Artists/dp/0060554738/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/103-3164039-9394249?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1179699167&sr=8-1

-cK