Matt Welch of Reason dialed up the Chatroulette earlier in the week, only to land on the besotted albino non-partisan blogatrix of his dreams, Ann Althouse. As you will see, the conversation is halting at first, the flirtations clumsy, until Ann offers up the coy declaration that she loves being covered in ‘goo’. Matt, no dummy and sensing her receptiveness, piles in with some idle Obama-bashing chit-chat as a show of his male plumage before regaling his would-be conquest with anecdotal tales of HCR proponents’ lack of statistical proof for their position.
All is going smoothly and it sure looks like the Reason offices are about to get splashed with some Welch’s fruit juice if you know what I mean, and I think you do. But even as Ann reaches for that fifth glass of Merlot that usually signals it’s bow-chicka-wow-wow time for hoary old emus, Matt completely ruins his chances with, get this — an out-of-nowhere story about his recent pool party with Mickey Kaus and Eugene Volokh! Talk about killing the mood!
Sure, Matt and Ann do continue to drone on for another 47 minutes about how stupid liberals are, but their hearts aren’t really in it anymore. We predict with confidence — no second date. And just to prove that this really happened, below is photo intertubes evidence of Matt demonstrating to Ann some of the monkeyshines the boys got up to in the swimming pool. Unconfirmed but almost certainly true is that goats were involved.