Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Sleepless in KL

Knowing what smooth operators you all are, I'm sure you will enjoy this competition organised by the British Council:
You’re out for drinks at a bar or the mamak. You find your eyes lingering on a particular person across the room. What’s your next move?

You’re at a wedding reception and there’s someone at the next table you’d love to get to know better. How to break the ice without sounding like a cliché?

The first words that you say will determine whether you make it or break it.

Impress us with your best pick up line, the one that never fails, and stand a chance to join an exclusive group session with British psychologist Geoffrey Beattie, one of the official psychologists for UK’s hit reality TV show Big Brother and Professor of the Department of Psychology, University of Manchester . Here’s your chance to spend some quality time with Professor Beattie and pick the brain of one of the leading psychologists of our time. Who knows, you might learn a new trick or two that’ll bring you that much closer to your fairytale ending!

All you have to do is email us your best pick up line by Thursday 9 August 2007 to
events@britishcouncil.org.my. Make sure to also include your full name, contact number and IC number.

An expert in non-verbal communications, Beattie will be in Kuala Lumpur on 16 August and talk about being single and not able to mingle. Can psychology help you to be more successful in the dating game? Why not join us and find out! Read more about it here.

Find out more about Professor Beattie and competition rules at our website!


bibliobibuli said...

if no-one's going to comment then i will meself!

here's some chat up lines for scientists i just stubbed my toe on here:

Oooh, your IQ is 145? I like 'em beautiful and dumb!

- By looking at you I can tell you're 36-25-36 which, by the way, are all perfect squares.

- According to the second law of thermodynamics, you're supposed to share your hotness with me.

- I wish I was your differential, because then I'd be touching all your curves.

- But enough about me, let's talk about mu.

- What say we skip this nerd-fest and hit an all-night symposium on Euclidean Geometry?

Madcap Machinist said...

"I wish I was your differential, because then I'd be touching all your curves."

ooooh ROTFL-fest!

A friend of mine has a t-shirt which says "Sorry girls I only date models" and swears that it's gotten him some action.

Sorry girls, I only date PhDs* ;-)

*Pretty horny doctors

Amir said...

I am sure there are enough smoothies here to cobble together a list of "Malaysian literary pick-up lines."

You know, along the lines of:

"Come listen to me read sometime."

"We've never met, but I once wrote a poem about you."

"Nice spine! Can I touch? They don't bind them like this anymore..."

Oh, behave!

And, of course "I've more cash than Tash."

bibliobibuli said...

lovely amir! now just send in your entry, win a prize and get your dating life sorted out

bibliobibuli said...

still laughing at "more cash than tash"

how can anyone resist?

Chet said...

Oh, Amir, not Animah. Altho I think she had the second line ("We've never met, but I once wrote a poem about you.") or something similar, said to her at one of the Seksan's readings earlier this year. That's why I thought that post was by her.

bibliobibuli said...

goodness knows how many literatis will be going around saying it now chet.

Anonymous said...

a guy i know swears that "How about i take you home and eat your pussy?" works every time. he said he's scored many times with it.

i swear i am not making this up.


bibliobibuli said...

no-one's making dinner of my kitties ...

Madcap Machinist said...

viz, i have to agree, the direct no-shame approach works way better than most pickup lines

rempits do it all the time.

bibliobibuli said...

i mean i've heard about domesti pet going missing recently ...

all you buaya darat should enter this contest ... but then if you are already a successful chatter-up, would you need the prize?

Madcap Machinist said...

hmmm...what's the best pick-up line that you've ever read in a story?

this is a lit-blog, after all.

animah said...

Chet, And I know who used that line on me ....

This is another one someone (who occasionally reads this blog and has left comments) used on me many, many years ago:
"Oh anima, can I be your animus?" It still has me laughing now.
Oh hang on, I have to make up the chat up line? I just smile.

Chet said...

Animah - I think the person also wrote it on his blog (the poem line, not the animus line).

amir said...

"I will play you like guitar and you will sing like cucaracha"

Guy: Would you like to go to the pants' party?

Girl: Pants' party? Do you mean, would I like to go to a party in your pants?

Guy: Yeah.

Girl: I watched Anchorman, plagiarizer!

"Hey, I know the words to Jem and the Holograms theme song."

"I got your porn from that guy you're fucking."

"I just bought over your boyfriend's company. And fired his mother."

"I am Ahiruddin Attan. Yes. Rocky Bru himself. Watch the hair."

"3,000 baht!"

bibliobibuli said...

amir - the last couple had me falling off my chair.