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Modern Romance | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Modern Romance

Manolo says, it is common in the modern era for Internet relationships to progress rapidly once the participants meet for the first time in person.

Ayyyy!  Cara mio, come to Papa Bear.

All of those weeks of emailing and texting, texting and emailing, until finally, he hops on the plane, and flies to your town for the weekend encounter.

Question of etiquette: do you slip him the tongue on the first date?

You embrace warmly at the airport, go to the dinner at this romantic place you know down by the river, dancing afterward, and then…?

The next thing you know it is Monday morning and he is still there, and you are sharing embarrassing confidences with your friends…

Dude in the middle is all 'Ack! TMI, Mahmud, TMI'

“This guy, by the beard of the Prophet, like a horse, Ali, like a horse.”

Three weeks later….

Just me, and my shaaaadow, strolling down the avenue...

You have completely rearranged your lives, moved in together, and formed the professional karaoke duo.

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21 Responses to “Modern Romance”

  1. JimmyJ October 22, 2010 at 12:08 pm #

    Talk about your screwball comedies!

  2. William O. B'Livion October 22, 2010 at 5:15 pm #

    Dude, if you get a Fatwa out of this I will be SO jealous.

  3. Vicki October 22, 2010 at 5:40 pm #


  4. The gold digger October 22, 2010 at 7:41 pm #

    It’s always so cute when dictators find each other.

  5. Tom Jones October 22, 2010 at 11:23 pm #

    Pezzi da merda.

  6. Hening October 22, 2010 at 11:35 pm #

    Fat Mussolini and Little Hitler.

    Together again, and needing an unconditional whomping.

  7. Ariun October 23, 2010 at 1:04 am #

    Uuuuuwahahaha!!! The wit of the Manolo, it turns the tears into the laughter!

  8. TomB October 23, 2010 at 8:20 am #

    Meanwhile, Obama sits there by the phone, constantly checking his e-mails, his facebook account, his twitter; waiting for them to call and invite him down, you know, just to let him know they still care….

    ….and still he waits…..

  9. sstrnod October 23, 2010 at 8:59 am #

    It’s always so cute when Soulless Mates find each other.

  10. The gold digger October 23, 2010 at 9:51 am #

    TomB, you win.

  11. DaProf October 23, 2010 at 10:06 am #

    +5, Manolo, +5

  12. TomB October 23, 2010 at 1:18 pm #


    Yet it does write itself, doesn’t it?

  13. toad October 23, 2010 at 1:23 pm #

    I don’t see it lasting because of family disaproval.
    I know there are already whispers about not wanting someone in the family who works for a non Prophet organization.

  14. Dave Hardy October 23, 2010 at 1:27 pm #

    The problems come when they form a jealous love triangle. Look what happened in ’41 when Adolph and Benito decided to give Stalin a “dear Joe” note. 50 Panzer divisions crossing the border to deliver the “I don’t love you anymore” note.

  15. Eduardo October 23, 2010 at 1:40 pm #

    sstrnod :

    Awesome comment !!

  16. M. Simon October 23, 2010 at 1:50 pm #

    I’m wondering who is the bottom? And is there corporal punishment involved? Whips and chains? Floggings? Will there be video?

  17. Rich Vail October 23, 2010 at 3:23 pm #


    Thanks, I needed the comedy break. Have a great day.


  18. L October 23, 2010 at 3:57 pm #

    I would call this Manolo’s Greatest Post, but he’s had so many great ones, it’s hard to choose. This one is way up there.

  19. comatus October 23, 2010 at 5:20 pm #

    The Manolo, he bestrides the world
    like a colussus
    in fabulous shoes.

  20. Californio October 23, 2010 at 5:26 pm #

    Why is Ringo Star saluting and wearing his Sgt. Pepper uniform?

  21. marvel October 23, 2010 at 6:55 pm #