[ExI] turing test again

spike spike66 at att.net
Thu Dec 13 02:53:39 UTC 2007

> bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of BillK
> Subject: Re: [ExI] turing test again
> On Dec 12, 2007 2:03 PM, Mike Dougherty wrote:
> > ...two instances of CyberLover realize they've been scamming each other?
> >
> Like the man who was flirting with women in an internet chatroom and when
> they arranged to meet, he discovered his virtual girlfriend was his wife?
> Obviously he had to divorce her.  :)
> <http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1275574.html>
> BillK

BillK, this hit song from 1979 predated widespread use of the internet for
these kinds of relationships, but had a happier ending:


Rupert Holmes

Pina Colada Lyrics

I was tired of my lady
We'd been together too long
Like a worn-out recording
Of a favorite song
So while she lay there sleeping
I read the paper in bed
And in the personal columns
There was this letter I read

"If you like Pina Coladas
And getting caught in the rain
If you're not into yoga
If you have half a brain
If you'd like making love at midnight
In the dunes on the Cape
Then I'm the love that you've looked for
Write to me and escape."

I didn't think about my lady
I know that sounds kind of mean
But me and my old lady
Have fallen into the same old dull routine
So I wrote to the paper
Took out a personal ad
And though I'm nobody's poet
I thought it wasn't half bad

"Yes I like Pina Coladas
And getting caught in the rain
I'm not much into health food
I am into champagne
I've got to meet you by tomorrow noon
And cut through all this red-tape
At a bar called O'Malley's
Where we'll plan our escape."

So I waited with high hopes
And she walked in the place
I knew her smile in an instant
I knew the curve of her face
It was my own lovely lady
And she said, "Oh it's you."
Then we laughed for a moment
And I said, "I never knew."

That you like Pina Coladas
Getting caught in the rain
And the feel of the ocean
And the taste of champagne
If you'd like making love at midnight
In the dunes of the Cape
You're the lady I've looked for
Come with me and escape

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