In addition to this blog and a slew of freelance gigs, I also write for the (bias alert) excellent webzine Popmatters. There’s always interesting stuff up, but this article by Jennifer Byrne is really something. It manages to blend scientific research with a healthy acid dose of cinematic snark, which is awesome and notable on it’s own.

But it also serves to further a thesis I’ve often proposed, albeit mostly in the under appreciated art form of the inebriated rant rather than the experimental abstract: sappy, formulaic romantic comedies  are actually an insidious plot to destroy civilization as we know it. How? By warping our expectations of relationships and crippling our ability to love. Check it out and right your brains before we’re all rendered incapable of breeding.

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