After troubles with venture capitalists over his insistence that the company serve profitable alternative market segments including the LGBT market, Gary Kremen left in March 1996, remaining on the board of Electric Classifieds. A year later was purchased by IAC (then still operating under the name Ticket Master).
In late 1999, was moved to Dallas, Texas, to merge with another matching site, One & Only networks, that IAC had purchased the same year.
Not least of these things is Disney, defined in my glossary thusly: Disney – Any thought derived from societal programming that monogamy, child rearing, or traditional marriage is pleasant and/or permanent in the modern era. (Marriage or living together is usually stated or implied.) Most of you might be thinking that the problem I’m referring to above is that everything shows how great the girl is and how shitty the boy is.
Disney is usually suffered by women, but a certain variation can be suffered by men as well (see: Guy-Disney). Three-fourths into the movie, a big problem occurs, usually Boy’s fault. True, that’s a problem, but we men have been portrayed as either assholes, pussies, or retards in movies, TV shows, and commercials for over 20 years now.
And yes, the females wear lock necklaces while the men wear keys.
One of my recurring themes is how false Societal Programming continually damages your life by filling your subconscious mind with a constant array of sweet-sounding bullshit that compels you to engage in all the wrong decisions and actions for your life; decisions and actions that cause long-term pain and suffering for both you and those around you. At almost the end of the movie, Girl and Boy get back together at the very last minute.
I’ve also talked about how Hollywood is one of the key sources of false Societal Programming, and how it insidiously shapes your opinions regarding everything from sex to politics and economics. Everything is happy; Girl and Boy live happily ever after.
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