Undaunted, I surfed over to Intelligentpeople.com, an online dating and networking community that requires its members to first pass an intelligence test.
Since I've always done well on tests -- with the exception of those horrible spatial things where you have to identify a missing pattern or unfold something complicated in your head -- I didn't think twice about signing on, even though it was 11 at night and I was brain dead from 15 hours of work (and a couple glasses of wine). The test was composed completely of pattern recognition and spatial questions and, as a special bonus, it was timed.
Erudite eggheads who know their William Shakespeare (and, yes, their William Shatner).
Horn-rimmed hotties who can recite pithy passages from Milton or "The Apartment" or even the Frigidaire manual -- as long as they do it in French.
Estos dos factores contribuyen a este sonido tan único y popularidad de los pickups pasivos.
En cuanto a lo técnico se refiere, la frase ¨electrónicos activos¨ en su mas basico sentido, se refiere a que en el instrumento existe un circuito que requiere de una fuente de poder (batería).
Finally, a place where profiles would be spelled correctly (nothing kills passion faster than a guy who spells it with a "u"), a site where people had intellectual interests (politics! First on my list was Intellect Connect.com, a free and fairly new dating site for "thinkers, brainiacs and the intellectually curious." Slapping together a quick profile, I searched for men within 10 years of my age and 50 miles of my ZIP code (or was it the other way around?
) and immediately came up with 30 promising candidates.
There were stars and circles and black triangles inside of unfolded white boxes and all the time a ticking doomsday clock reminding me, second by second, that I was fast on the way to becoming intellectual dating roadkill.
I wasn't a bit surprised when I received my Dear Dumb John letter at the end of the sweaty ordeal.