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If you're a fan of Ayn Rand–or are looking for a boinkable protege you can shag on the sly, you might want to check out The Atlasphere, a new online dating and networking service dedicated to "connecting admirers of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged."

More proof that we do indeed live in a world of wonders (or, same thing, we're all living in a Philip K. Dick novel). No word yet if Alan Greenspan has posted a profile.

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  1. Shrug those Atlases Baby

  2. Computerized matchmaking? Pshaw. Real objectivists would immediately sense their value compatibility and introduce themselves with wordless quasi-rape in a granite quarry.

  3. Talk about free markets! This is a great way to remove people who have no taste from the dating pool.

    Can someone please further the cause by connecting the following?

    Admirers of Dungeons & Dragons/LOTR.
    Admirers of Anne Rice.
    Admirers of Yanni.
    Admirers of Rush (actually most of them are probably registered with Atlasphere).

  4. I can only imagine the resulting sex-scenes.

  5. Most admirers of Dungeons & Dragons have already removed themselves from the genepool via their appearance, grooming/hygene habits, and refusal to cut back on their gaming time for petty things like “relationships” and “social lives”.

  6. Julian:

    Okay, THAT was funny …

  7. “Most admirers of Dungeons & Dragons have already removed themselves from the genepool via their appearance, grooming/hygene habits, and refusal to cut back on their gaming time for petty things like “relationships” and “social lives”.”

    Hey! I’m a gamer and most of them I know do take care of themselves (i.e. showering each day, oral hygiene, etc.). Of course, there are always a couple of smelly lard-asses you run into from time to time who reinforce the stereotype and ruin everything for all the other gamers.

    As for our lack of “social skills?” Well… Imagine the following scenario: You’re at your favorite watering hole and you strike up a conversation with an attractive member of the opposite (or the same, if you happen to go that way) sex. When the topic of “what do you like to do in your spare time” comes around, do you think the response “I like to play science fiction role playing and wargames” is going to garner a POSITIVE response? In a world that ridicules imagination and creativity, what choice does the gamer have but to keep to his own kind and not mingle in the society that would sooner laugh at them than give them the time of day.

    At least that’s my excuse…the fact that I’m also butt ugly, which helps make rejection a foregone conclusion, is also a major factor in my single status.

  8. Actually, there’s a significant number of Former and Current Role-players in the Leather/BDSM scene- make of that what you will…

    And sharing that tidbit with y’all is just my sadism showing… 🙂

  9. Yes, Julian, that WAS funny.

    See “The Benevolent Rape Scene,”
    http://www.dailyobjectivist.com/Connect/BenevolentScene.asp

    After I read Walker’s *The Ayn Rand Cult*, I had a dream where she was sitting in my living room, and I was trying to make general conversation without getting her too angry. All the while, I was silently praying, “Please don’t let her find me sexually attractive. Please don’t let her find me sexually attractive…”

  10. I hope that site can find me some chicks who have Ayn Rand’s taste for rough sex, but who look absolutely nothing like her.

  11. Mr. Nice Guy notes a 1 to 4 female/male ratio. Well, that’s exactly the ratio in Rand’s novels.

  12. Don’t forget the Everquest folk … having animated converstations in the hallway as if that world where real (in a sense, it is for them anyway.)

    🙂

  13. Check out Jerome Tuccille’s _It Usually Begins with Ayn Rand_, now reissued in paperback. I liked the Galambosian, p.61ff

    “There are five legitimate functions of Government,” said the Galambosian.

    “No kidding. What are they?”

    “I am not at liberty to say. The theory was originated by Andy Galambos and it is his primary property.”

  14. I assume this means you get to dump your date as soon as someone better comes along.

  15. I’ll show you my fountainhead if you shrug your atlas.

  16. I see that the girl/guy ratio is the usual 1 to 4. Not that I’m complaining. I like computer dating because it’s convenient. I can get my rejection and already be in my apartment in my boxer shorts..

  17. Anon @ 1:36 better be referring to that pantload Limbaugh.

  18. I believe Anon @ 1:36 is referring to that screeching falsetto earload from Canaduh.

  19. Anyone seen this Fountainhead parody? It’s priceless.

    http://www.jeffcomp.com/faq/parody/

  20. Anon at 3:06: I share Ayn’s interest in rough sex (sometimes) but hey, she was an egotistical wacko, but she was attractive! Are you saying she wasn’t pretty enough?

  21. I hope it’s not full of women with “the kind of hands that would drop things all over the kitchen.”

    What a repellent human being.

  22. Q: How many Objectivists does it take to change a light bulb?
    A: I am not authorized to discuss that. I must consult Dr. Peikoff.

  23. Geodreck has no taste in music.

  24. I hope that site can find me some chicks who have Ayn Rand’s taste for rough sex, but who look absolutely nothing like her.

    They seem to have a thing for rough sex and Ayn Rand on this Taken In Hand web site: When rape is a gift and The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand

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