are crushes awesome or what?

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do you have one? who is it? tell me tell me!

umm.whats.her.face, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 14:47 (fifteen years ago) link

i don't want to type about it.

^@^, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 14:53 (fifteen years ago) link

why are they awesome?

braveclub, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 14:54 (fifteen years ago) link

you first

Ronan, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 14:55 (fifteen years ago) link

does one suddenly become too old to form a crush? or do they happen forever and ever.

umm.whats.her.face, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 14:55 (fifteen years ago) link

har! he works with me! I think it's true love! swoon.
just kidding, i barely know him.

umm.whats.her.face, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 14:56 (fifteen years ago) link

My current 'crushes', although I define them slightly different form THE HUSBAND LIST! However the Husband List must come in units of five and unfortunately I only have two at the moment, they ARE:

1. John Simm as a chinless pleeceman in the 70s, I love his little screwed up face!
2. Simon Pegg as a chinless pleeceman in the 00s, I love his little screwed up face!

As you can note, there is a theme. SUGGEST MORE PLEASE. Robert Lippok was suggested yesterday but I can't have an ex member of To Roccoco Rot on my Husband List for goodness sake now.

Sarah, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 14:57 (fifteen years ago) link

Crushes are rubbish. They should be banned. They are a waste of time and energy. I vote "dud".

Masonic Boom, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 14:58 (fifteen years ago) link

I am aware this is sort of strange.

My real ACTUAL TV Husband is over and above this list though and it is Logan Echolls on Veronica Mars, I love him, I love him, I love him I do.

David Tennants is not on the Husband List but Dr. Who [i]is[/is]. Wouldja go figger?

Sarah, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 14:58 (fifteen years ago) link

wolverine in cartoon form

umm.whats.her.face, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 14:58 (fifteen years ago) link

Life is better with crushes, and worse! "What torments you've thrust me into all over again....Torments that I wouldn't exchange for all the greatest joys" and so on.

Also useful for giving you a reason to get dressed and come to work in the morning.

Laurel, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 14:59 (fifteen years ago) link

these days crushes are just on celebrities I see cute photos of and usually fade in a day or two. I don't develop all-consuming crushes on real people anymore.

Ms Misery, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 14:59 (fifteen years ago) link

I have ordered "Lego Star Wars 2" for my GameCube so Lego Han Solo might be on the Husband List soon if the game is any cop.

Sarah, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 14:59 (fifteen years ago) link

Kinda crushing on new gf at the mo. I haven't cared about anyone like this for so long, it's really weird. And horribly cliched - the feeling of wanting to skip through meadows and proclaiming how wonderful everything is grates horribly against my natural cynical instinct. I'm sure it'll fade soon.

The Wayward Johnny B, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 15:01 (fifteen years ago) link

J'en ai toujours au moins un petit béguin pour une demoiselle ou une autre.

Michael White, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 15:01 (fifteen years ago) link

Surely real people aren't allowed to be crushes - how would anybody get anything done? You must try harder Johnney B. What about the lady pleeceman from Life On Mars? Don't worry, we won't tell yr gf.

Sarah, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 15:02 (fifteen years ago) link

hmmm... lego han solo!

the right crush on the right person is just magic (but it fades). bleh.

umm.whats.her.face, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 15:02 (fifteen years ago) link

Go away. The whole point of a crush is that it is on someone you don't actually have.

Actually, I've decided that what is rubbish is *not* having a crush. Everything seems better when you have a crush. But when you've not got one, the world seems grey.

Masonic Boom, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 15:02 (fifteen years ago) link

Police OFFICER!

Haha I have no chance with beardless chinless Pegg at this rate.

Michael White said "petit big 'un".

Sarah, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 15:03 (fifteen years ago) link

i can't think of anyone really crushable on my TV these days.

blueski, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 15:03 (fifteen years ago) link

celebrities are dumb

umm.whats.her.face, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 15:05 (fifteen years ago) link

This is why I should do you that dvd of Veronica Mars if I ever figure out "compression". Or you should just buy it. I'd probably crush on Veronica (I think I DO a little bit, but mostly I just like her huge bags full of photographic equipment).

HAHA maybe I should add Keith Mars to the list, but he is more one for the I Wish He Was My Dad List.

Sarah, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 15:05 (fifteen years ago) link

make mine a robinson's fruit crush

unfished business, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 15:05 (fifteen years ago) link

What about the lady pleeceman from Life On Mars? Don't worry, we won't tell yr gf.

Wrrrrowr!

Michael White, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 15:05 (fifteen years ago) link

Oh, someone I don't actually HAVE? Oh well, J0@nn@ N3ws0m (still). But crushes on people you don't have are rubbish, esp. if they're people you see every day. I don't like being controlled by my subconscious that much. But this is an old ILXrgument, I'm sure.

The Wayward Johnny B, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 15:09 (fifteen years ago) link

I would like to hear more about wotserface's crush.

Sarah, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 15:09 (fifteen years ago) link

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y148/Juror8/powerglove103.jpg

Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 15:11 (fifteen years ago) link

I kinda had a crush going on Julian Barratt for a while, but it unfortunately seems to have faded, mainly due to lack of exposure. Crushes on musicians are better, because you can listen to them all the time. With persons off the telly, you actually have to watch them.

Masonic Boom, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 15:12 (fifteen years ago) link

Thank you, Dom, for making a perfectly diverting thread non-work safe.

Laurel, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 15:12 (fifteen years ago) link

I had a bit of a crush on a dude on the bus for about two minutes. From behind, I thought he looked like Jake Gyllenhaal. But then when he turned around, he didn't. :(

Ms Misery, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 15:13 (fifteen years ago) link

i love the feeling of pure glee that comes along with it.
it intrigues me a lot, but it feels so sappy and clichéd.
i too feel like skipping in the meadow or something...

umm.whats.her.face, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 15:15 (fifteen years ago) link

I have a crush on either Keef or Stet, whoever invented the magical thing that turns pictures off so I am blissfully safe from whatever, I'm sure, very attractive picture Dom posted.

Sarah, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 15:15 (fifteen years ago) link

Oh please, we've all had crutches on Keef since like 1998.

Laurel, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 15:16 (fifteen years ago) link

No power glove, no nerd love.

Michael White, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 15:18 (fifteen years ago) link

it burns, it burns, sarah

Ed, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 15:18 (fifteen years ago) link

Does it feature a Fimble?

Sarah, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 15:19 (fifteen years ago) link

it looks terribly 80's, doesnt it?

umm.whats.her.face, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 15:19 (fifteen years ago) link

Oh please, we've all had crutches on Keef since like 1998.

Sounds somewhat painful, really. Poor Keef.

Michael White, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 15:32 (fifteen years ago) link

crushes are awesome

rrrobyn, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 15:55 (fifteen years ago) link

dom REDEEMED this thread, what are you all talking about

strongohulkington, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 15:56 (fifteen years ago) link

she ain't no nerd

Ed, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 15:58 (fifteen years ago) link

I never meant to imply that was a bad thing, Ed.

Michael White, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 15:59 (fifteen years ago) link

total dud. i refuse 2 have them anymore.

pisces, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 16:11 (fifteen years ago) link

i should note that dom could have also posted goatse and he would have redeemed this thread

strongohulkington, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 16:12 (fifteen years ago) link

Aw, pisces! Not even TV Husband/Wives?

Sarah, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 16:13 (fifteen years ago) link

I fear Dr..Strongo has been spending too much time crushing on those SOUR GRAPES (do you see).

Sarah, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 16:14 (fifteen years ago) link

You're not fooling anyone w/ that curmudgeonly exterior, Jess.

Laurel, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 16:15 (fifteen years ago) link

mostly I just like her huge bags full of photographic equipment

Ha ha, you said huge bags.

I am never without a good crush. It passes the time. Although I do think somehow that it was more acceptable when I was 19 than it is now that I'm 36.

accentmonkey, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 16:15 (fifteen years ago) link

six years of false fronts

strongohulkington, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 16:15 (fifteen years ago) link

I did hear on the radio today that plastic surgery is almost compulsory in the US :(

Sarah, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 16:21 (fifteen years ago) link

of course, i'm aware of that post and everything.

May be half naked, but knows a good headline when he sees it (darraghmac), Saturday, 29 May 2010 13:44 (eleven years ago) link

e v e r y t h i n g

May be half naked, but knows a good headline when he sees it (darraghmac), Saturday, 29 May 2010 13:44 (eleven years ago) link

sadly that post really isn't the end of it

some men enjoy the feeling of being owned (acoleuthic), Saturday, 29 May 2010 13:45 (eleven years ago) link

crushes suck.

tart w/ a heart (a hoy hoy), Saturday, 29 May 2010 13:46 (eleven years ago) link

I'm actually WAY more embarrassed by my contributions to a different crush thread ('Intellectual Flirting') these days; this has a certain tragic nobility at least, a certain springtime dementia

some men enjoy the feeling of being owned (acoleuthic), Saturday, 29 May 2010 13:47 (eleven years ago) link

so embarrassed that you namedropped it

smh

May be half naked, but knows a good headline when he sees it (darraghmac), Saturday, 29 May 2010 13:48 (eleven years ago) link

some men enjoy the feeling of being pwned

May be half naked, but knows a good headline when he sees it (darraghmac), Saturday, 29 May 2010 13:48 (eleven years ago) link

I also have a date on Monday. If you've googled this thread, O prospective date, then hi!

some men enjoy the feeling of being owned (acoleuthic), Saturday, 29 May 2010 13:49 (eleven years ago) link

key point about crushes- attainability of target will determine the level of suckage.

May be half naked, but knows a good headline when he sees it (darraghmac), Saturday, 29 May 2010 13:49 (eleven years ago) link

smh x infinity

May be half naked, but knows a good headline when he sees it (darraghmac), Saturday, 29 May 2010 13:49 (eleven years ago) link

My god, what a thread.

::blinks::

The funny thing for me is, I've no idea who this Gretsch boy I had a crush on in 2007 even was any more.

I've gone back to the conclusion that crushes are shit when they are on people in your day to day life that you might actually have some hope of turning into something more than a crush. Because that never ever works, and what you're left with is ALWAYS a mess. Because I never, ever learn, and I always, always get burned.

Much, much better to keep them always in the realm of fantasy.

Using an Aural Exciter in an Orgone Accumulator (Masonic Boom), Saturday, 29 May 2010 14:01 (eleven years ago) link

Cyberwanking girl above always reminds me vaguely of...

http://www.sixtiescity.com/SciFilm/Images/SF083.jpg

This was a whole aspect of the future that never really took off, did it? Never going to get that iVibrator that hooks up to iTunes and throbs in time with the music, am I?

Using an Aural Exciter in an Orgone Accumulator (Masonic Boom), Saturday, 29 May 2010 14:02 (eleven years ago) link

my god I had no idea that this thread contained...The Post

/\/\ /\ Y ( ) (dyao), Saturday, 29 May 2010 15:30 (eleven years ago) link

three years ago this thread was the future of ilx, which is why so many people left i think

May be half naked, but knows a good headline when he sees it (darraghmac), Saturday, 29 May 2010 15:38 (eleven years ago) link

see I have a vague recollection of reading this thread in real time back when I was lurking. somehow I forgot what the thread was about before the derail

/\/\ /\ Y ( ) (dyao), Saturday, 29 May 2010 15:40 (eleven years ago) link

yeah well you think of crush and if the first image that pops into your head is ...... that, then i dunno, not much hope for you.

May be half naked, but knows a good headline when he sees it (darraghmac), Saturday, 29 May 2010 15:42 (eleven years ago) link

I will think of this thread every time I fly. still trying to figure out if it's a good thing or a bad thing that all the britishisms prevent me from having a clear picture of what exactly went down that night. maybe some things are not better left to the imagination

/\/\ /\ Y ( ) (dyao), Saturday, 29 May 2010 15:43 (eleven years ago) link

for a given level of imagination, that's true. ie up to probably lovecraftian levels in this particular contretemps

May be half naked, but knows a good headline when he sees it (darraghmac), Saturday, 29 May 2010 15:47 (eleven years ago) link

things i have learned from this thread: british people schools are really weird

CUSE EX MACHINA (jjjusten), Saturday, 29 May 2010 16:12 (eleven years ago) link

Crushes are all about psychoactive bodily secretions. They can be fun due to the passionate feelings and fantasies they often arrouse, but they're just as likely to cause a bad trip irl.

Aimless, Saturday, 29 May 2010 18:16 (eleven years ago) link

Crushes are all about psychoactive bodily secretions. They can be fun due to the passionate feelings and fantasies they often arrouse, but they're just as likely to cause a bad trip irl.

― Aimless, Saturday, May 29, 2010 6:16 PM (7 minutes ago)

Brain secretions rather than body (sorry, mind/body divide at work here) but otherwise, this is completely OTM.

Using an Aural Exciter in an Orgone Accumulator (Masonic Boom), Saturday, 29 May 2010 18:24 (eleven years ago) link

otherwise OTM, you say??

(Slowly rises to his most impressive height, which includes a bit of surreptitious heel lift, clasps his hands behind his back and assumes his most pontifical mien)

Young lady, I don't know about you, but I always take pains to ensure my brain remains a part of my body.

(lifts nose haughtily, turns and stiffly walks away)

Aimless, Saturday, 29 May 2010 18:40 (eleven years ago) link

(brain falls out of head at the most inopportune moment)

cue audience laughter, hoots

May be half naked, but knows a good headline when he sees it (darraghmac), Saturday, 29 May 2010 18:43 (eleven years ago) link

what is the most opportune moment for one's brain to fall out of one's head?

dud rock (crüt), Saturday, 29 May 2010 18:44 (eleven years ago) link

in sitcom tropes, it is the moment after which you have just avowed that you shall never be so careless as to let it happen yours, imo

May be half naked, but knows a good headline when he sees it (darraghmac), Saturday, 29 May 2010 18:44 (eleven years ago) link

YMMV, obvs- i guess there are times when it's even less convenient, like when you need to solve an arithmetic problem really badly or w/e

May be half naked, but knows a good headline when he sees it (darraghmac), Saturday, 29 May 2010 18:45 (eleven years ago) link

I am asking about opportune

dud rock (crüt), Saturday, 29 May 2010 18:47 (eleven years ago) link

ah fair enough.

i suppose, in a way, it's just after you've avowed that you shall never be so careless as to let it happen yours, from the point of view of a sitcom audience/writer.

May be half naked, but knows a good headline when he sees it (darraghmac), Saturday, 29 May 2010 18:52 (eleven years ago) link

(sheepishly he picks his brain up from floor, where it has acquired a light coating of dust and hair, tucks it inside his jacket, and shambles away in the hope of finding an unattended bottle of gin)

(mumbles something incoherent about his dignity)

Aimless, Saturday, 29 May 2010 18:54 (eleven years ago) link

LIke I said, mind/body divide. But, seriously, I consider my head (including my brain) to be attached to my body, rather than part of it.

Using an Aural Exciter in an Orgone Accumulator (Masonic Boom), Saturday, 29 May 2010 18:55 (eleven years ago) link

fair dinkum

Aimless, Saturday, 29 May 2010 18:57 (eleven years ago) link

one year passes...

why do I never remember that this thread contains the post

dayo, Thursday, 29 September 2011 00:33 (ten years ago) link

which post

uhhhhhh (admrl), Thursday, 29 September 2011 00:41 (ten years ago) link

I never knew this contained the post. Altho I knew exactly what you meant when I read this revive.

you've got male (jim in glasgow), Thursday, 29 September 2011 00:43 (ten years ago) link

lj's post.

you've got male (jim in glasgow), Thursday, 29 September 2011 00:44 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...

i am appalled to report that for a period of perhaps thirty seconds i succumbed to this dare and with my right hand gently massaged his old fella into a state of turgidity.

crüt, Monday, 28 January 2013 22:12 (nine years ago) link

never forget

❏❐❑❒ (gr8080), Monday, 28 January 2013 22:14 (nine years ago) link

I will be watching over you
I am gonna help you see it through
I will protect you in the night
I am smiling next to you
In silent turgidity

sleepingbag, Monday, 28 January 2013 22:26 (nine years ago) link

three months pass...

legend

mookieproof, Monday, 13 May 2013 01:59 (nine years ago) link

classic hardman tombot posts in there

tweeship journey to 77 (mh), Monday, 13 May 2013 02:22 (nine years ago) link

pulling bird ends in drunken drag wank tourney = dud

dylannn, Monday, 13 May 2013 04:55 (nine years ago) link

congrats louis! how far did it go?
― modestmickey, Monday, March 12, 2007 1:03 AM (6 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol

ḉrut (crüt), Monday, 13 May 2013 04:58 (nine years ago) link

I'm shocked by the levels of self-righteous puritanism and misanthropy demonstrated by many posters in this thread back in 2007. A perfectly amusing anecdote about a harmless erotic skirmish was apparently going to ruin a young man's future. Well, here we are six years later. Did it?

No it did not. The person in question has proved the pompous, humourless scolds completely wrong; he's a respectable and responsible educator with glowing testimonials. He obviously boasts interpersonal skills far beyond those of his critics.

Grampsy, Monday, 13 May 2013 06:11 (nine years ago) link

Yeah I remember once when there was the wife of some fellow who was in the papers for getting arrested for being a racist or something, she was posting here how awful it all was and next week she was getting quoted verbatim from ILX by some bitch reporter who didn't read the FAQ, not that it mattered one bit.

TOMBOT wrote this at 2007-03-12 17:40:55.000

I don't think I've heard this one. ILX was quoted in some news program?

how's life, Monday, 13 May 2013 10:42 (nine years ago) link

Yes

peel hat-trick narrows (electricsound), Monday, 13 May 2013 10:43 (nine years ago) link

Except it was a paper iirc

peel hat-trick narrows (electricsound), Monday, 13 May 2013 10:43 (nine years ago) link

The only thing I found was when the New Zealand Herald ripped off content from a thread, but it was Adorable Parent Factoids and not anything about racist criminals or anything.

how's life, Monday, 13 May 2013 12:23 (nine years ago) link


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