DO YOU FEEL THE SAME I HOPE SO PLZ RESPOND
By Alisha Giampola (Actor)
The Missed Connections feature of Craigslist provides one of the more fascinating studies of modern human social behavior. If somehow the entire Internet could be encased in a fossil record that future homo sapeins, or aliens, or cockroaches could dig up 3,000 years from now, Missed Connections would surely become the focus of future college sociology classes. (I do really love thinking about this scenario. Will these future universe-dwellers think we worshipped cheeseburger-eating cats? Will they think The Onion was actually America's Finest News Source?)
When archeologists found graffiti on the walls of Pompeii we were reminded that people have pretty much always been exactly the same and that we have always been obsessed with approximately one thing: sex. I like to think of Missed Connections as the Pompeii-graffiti of the new millenium. Hastily scrawled, misspelled, grammatically horrific and pretty much always hoping to get laid.
If you've ever been out in public, it's possible that you've been a part of a missed connection! That chick at the coffee shop you accidentally brushed elbows with? The dude you always see on the train coming home from work that you think is totally gorgeous? Perhaps they are fantasizing about you too. Want to find out? All you need is an internet connection! Basically, if you are reading this right now, you already have all the tools required to find the love of your life! Missed Connections contains all the thoughts on the minds of everyone we have ever accidentally bumped into on the street, be they M4W, W4M, M4M or W4W. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Some friends of mine from college had the inspired idea a couple years ago to mine this hilarious treasure trove of comedy and created a show that is pretty much exactly what you have always wanted to see: comedians reading Missed Connections on a stage in a venue that serves alcohol.