I wanted to write a simple post, inspired by the article about Craigslist I just mentioned, with a simple link to a film trailer. It’s called The Girlfriend Experience, and tells the story of a high-priced call girl. The trailer is vague, but intriguing.
However, I accidentally searched “Girlfriend Experience” on Google instead of Hulu. Oops. Some results were… let’s just say “not about the movie.” Others were, though, and I opened a blurb Lane Brown wrote for New York magazine about the same trailer. It quips:
Be aware… her apartment appears to be located near a popular hangout for street drummers.
Funny. Then I read the first comment (by a first-time commenter):
Holy Mackerel! The drummer is Shakerleg! He drums entirely with his hands. He’s incredible. Google him.
Let’s follow that advice (after admiring the complete sentences and punctuation) and Google the man.
You can start by watching him on YouTube. It’s quite good. You can even buy his CD from iTunes or CD Baby. You evidently cannot read about him on Wikipedia. Even the Internet has its limits.
Megan Woolhouse reports in this morning’s Boston Globe on Craigslist’s “personal encounters” listings in the wake of recent crimes connected to them.
There certainly is nothing subtle about many Craigslist ads. For instance, a woman in Waltham this week offered “Wild N Crazy LippService” for $80. She did not specify what that entailed but also offered a half hour for $120, a full hour for $170, and an additional act that cannot be printed in a newspaper for $60 extra.
First, that phrasing is hilarious. Second, my curiosity is now begging for me to figure out what, exactly, costs $60 extra if only because it’s information omitted from the article, but I know if I did Google would never forgive me for it. I’d be getting “Wild N Crazy” ads for years.