Thursday, September 02, 2010

Virtual Crush


Having become an old curmudgeon who begrudges people their daily pleasures, I finally decided to buy an Ipod nano so I could shut out all the noise, especially in the mornings when all I want to do is be alone with my thoughts and my coffee and my fellow passengers JUST WILL NOT COOPERATE.

I must admit, life has gotten better. And while I listen to NPR at work, I have taken to the classic rock that XRT offers for my morning and afternoon commutes.

Yesterday morning I heard about a romantic resort in Japan that, due to a sharp decline in tourism, has teamed up with the Japanese dating sim Love Plus, so Japanese men can have a nice romantic holiday with their virtual girlfriends. Lin Brehmer couldn't wrap his head around the idea of anyone being in love with a cartoon. Mary Dixon asked him if Bugs Bunny didn't do it for him when he was in drag. Ha ha.

As laughable as it is, I must confess that I, myself, have actually crushed on an anime character. For quite a while Spike Siegel of "Cowboy Bebop" occupied most of my fantasy obsession. Until Adult Swim took the show out of rotation and took him with it.

So imagine my pleasure when I discovered that he's back. "Cowboy Bebop" now airs at 2:00 and 2:30 am CST on the Cartoon Network on Sunday mornings. And it's just as much fun this time around.

I'd share a romantic weekend in Atami with Spike any day.

4 comments:

misreall said...

Spike is hot, but I prefer Mugen from Samurai Champloo (who, actually, looks like a more punk rock Spike in a kimono).

dejamo said...

Mebbe so, but you never really get over your first crush, misreall :)

Alex said...

Hi Debi, found your blog yesterday, using 'Food Blog Search', for a corn casserole. I'm making it today to take to a cookout...it sounds great! Thanks in advance!

dejamo said...

I hope you like it Alex! I was just thinking it was time I made it again.

Thanks for stopping by.I hope you'll stop by again to let me know how it turned out for you.

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