Monday, July 23, 2012

Dating Online

Yes, the Leopard recently entered the world of online dating, (even a jungle cat needs love) and this world is a cold, dark place.

I won't divulge the final outcomes, but I do report that the journeys are bloody. Of course, dating online makes lots of sense. In today's busy world, who has the time to go out to meet people? And where? Bars, clubs? Now you can do it all in your own home. You can look at photos of potentials, you can chat, and you can meet. But as the Bard would have it - "Therein lies the rub".

Those first awkward moments can be exciting or they can be excruciatingly awkward. You hope things go well, and that there will a second date, and then a third, but the whole thing can go crashing down at any moment and you can end up back at your computer looking again. Happily, the Leopard jumped off the merry-go-round before it broke down. A word of advice to all those who wish to join the new Dating Generation: proceed with caution - and patience. 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Louis CK is my God

One of the happiest discoveries The Leopard has had in the last few months is the work of the brilliant comedian  Louis C.K. Rarely have I been as excited to see a television show. Why? Because it's funny? Hell's yes. Because it's smart? Hell's yes. Because it's the most wildly innovative show on the tube?  A Hell's yes and (as Louis himself might have it) a big "Fuck yeah"! to that, too.

Mr. CK is the only true auteur on the idiot box these days. Writing, starring and directing and sometimes even editing every episode himself.  The result? A personal vision that is enlightening while also unfailingly entertaining.

Louis plays himself, a moderately successful comedian, father of two daughters, and a lonely guy looking for love. But mostly he's unabashedly a flawed, funny human being. Lord knows we need more of them.