apr 29

You Think Too Much

Why Being Smart Won't Get You Laid.


Haha, a few days ago I saw "Tao of Dating" sitting on top of a bin that was full of clearly post-breakup-girl-stuff in the "free stuff" shelf of the building.

posted by BradOFarrell at 10:29 AM on April 29, 2009

So, the less one gets laid, the smarter you are, right? RIGHT?!

Someone please say yes.

posted by Nav at 10:48 AM on April 29, 2009

Nav, you're in luck:

George: No, no, no. Just lately, I've been thinking a lot clearer. Like this afternoon, (To television) what is chicken Kiev, (Back to Jerry) I really enjoyed watching a documentary with Louise.

Jerry: Louise! That's what's doin' it. You're no longer pre-occupied with sex, so your mind is able to focus.

George: You think?

Jerry: Yeah. I mean, let's say this is your brain. (Holds lettuce head) Okay, from what I know about you, your brain consists of two parts: the intellect, represented here (Pulls off tiny piece of lettuce), and the part obsessed with sex. (Shows large piece) Now granted, you have extracted an astonishing amount from this little scrap. But with no-sex-Louise, this previously useless lump, is now functioning for the first time in its existence. (Eats tiny piece of lettuce)

George: Oh my God. I just remembered where I left my retainer in second grade. I'll see ya. (He throws finished Rubik's cube to Jerry and he exits. Kramer enters)

posted by katiebakes at 4:11 PM on April 29, 2009

I would say that the people that article calls "smart people" aren't really that smart. Fake smart people don't get laid. Smart people manage to pull that off as well as everything else.

posted by rick Webb at 7:32 PM on April 29, 2009


posted by Rex at 7:33 PM on April 29, 2009

Thanks Katie, but you're assuming no sex means I'm not thinking about it ;)

And I need a definition for "wheh!".

posted by Nav at 9:41 PM on April 29, 2009

Maureen Dowd on Colbert in Dec. 2005 (paraphrased): "The smart women want to be told they're pretty and the pretty women want to be told they're smart." This works for men too. Either way, smart people understand this.

Related: Smart people understand that being smart ALONE won't get you laid, but they are smart enough to find another thing. (Being nice is not always enough.)

This by the way is why The Game worked: It broke down a smart-person strategy for not-smart people to understand and use. But, it wasn't nice. Nice matters. Also providing food.

posted by Rachel Sklar at 2:20 PM on May 2, 2009

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