Our Race Deserves its Fate

Have we really made a film called ‘He’s just not that into you.’ Really?

I’m so disappointed in humankind at this moment.

Published by Damien Walter

Writer and storyteller. Contributor to The Guardian, Independent, BBC, Wired, Buzzfeed and Aeon magazine. Special forces librarian (retired). Teaches the Rhetoric of Story to over 35,000 students worldwide.

6 thoughts on “Our Race Deserves its Fate

  1. The book made me want to pull my eyeballs out. The movie makes me want to drive hot arsenic-tipped nails into the empty sockets.


  2. Every time I must venture into the scary wilderness that is the “Relationships” section at the bookstore, I feel like either shriveling up into a sad lump or tearing out a bunch of pages for a bonfire. If I ever buy something called “The Five Languages of Love” or “Why Her Not Me”, please lock me up in a nunnery.


  3. The book is for single women and is technically nonfiction, a self-help dating guide whose premise and title originated from an episode of the Sex and the City TV series. The movie looks to be a fluffy chick-flick comedy targeted towards single females in their twenties and thirties. It’s the only 2009 movie (besides Coraline) that other people have made plans with me to see, and I have to admit that I’m looking forward to turning off my brain and laughing at the dating angst of others. No, I’m not going to drag Megan, as she would probably bounce-dance out of the theater after the first thirty seconds.


  4. Yeah, I think I could handle seeing “He’s Just Not That Into You” with the aid of a bunch of like-minded friends and sinsemilla. We used to do that with “Cosmo.” It’s when people attempt to concede that the authors of this crap “have a point” (in a vapid, high-pitched tone, yet) that I need to bang my head against the wall and rip out my eyeballs and hot nails &c.


  5. Hey, it’s a flim title that has italics in it. That’s a step forward, in a sense. Of course, that’s the font geek in me talking. And yes, I did love “Helvetica,” though I kind of despise the typeface.


  6. Ooh. Didn’t think about the italics. Is this film, in spite of itself, setting a precedent?

    They should italicize “just” and “into” and change “you” to “YOOOOOUUUUuuuuuuuuuuu” and put a bitchy little “yaaahhhh” on the end.


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