The Vulcan for Epsom?

August 4th, 2014 at 2:00 pm by David Farrar

I had to laugh at the Herald Spy profile of five single politicians, who were asked for examples of their perfect date. ACT’s ’s response was:

His perfect date would be with someone “who would be a best friend even if there was no romantic interest at all

Call me old fashioned but my idea of a perfect date does not include no romantic interest at all!

But this may secure the Vulcan vote for ACT – however I suspect they already had it :-)

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13 Responses to “The Vulcan for Epsom?”

  1. Brian Smaller (4,026 comments) says:

    Unlike Vulcans, ACT supporters only get excited every three years, not every seven.

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  2. thePeoplesFlag (257 comments) says:

    David Seymour looks like he wouldn’t know what to do with a woman anyway.

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  3. PaulL (6,048 comments) says:

    Hmm. I think that can be read two ways. One is that he’d be happy with a date even if no romantic interest. The other is his best date would be with someone he’d want to spend time even without thinking they were hot (in which case, thinking they are hot makes it a great date). Not brilliantly phrased, but seems to me you need an element of wilful misinterpretation to come to that conclusion.

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  4. Jack5 (5,167 comments) says:

    DPF, you damn well trekked us!

    For others who didn’t know that the hell a Vulcan romantic interest is I provide a link to an explanation.

    Here’s a taste of the explanation from the link that follows:

    Love is a difficult concept for Spock. As a Vulcan, he experiences the pon farr mating ritual, which condenses marriage and sexual release into one short, secret ceremony. But Spock takes no wife during his first pon farr, and as part human, he continues to desire love. Having had no instruction in the subtle art of romance, he prefers women who are direct and self-assured…

    Apparently “pon farr” refers to the phenomenon exclusive to Vulcans. It is their sex arousal, which occurs only every seven years. The Vulcan version of the seven year itch. With such pointy ears, they are lucky they get horny only once every seven years. Does Seymour have pointy ears?

    http://www.spocklives.com/relationships.php

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  5. GDMcCallum (2 comments) says:

    You are old fashioned, David!

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  6. calendar girl (1,270 comments) says:

    The Herald now trivialising Election matters? Nothing new there.

    It’s sad to see a once-great NZ newspaper reduced to this level of inanity.

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  7. Tarquin North (364 comments) says:

    Despite their different ideological leanings Gareth Hughes is clearly the ultimate date for Master Seymour. Don’t worry about Gareth being married, that doesn’t count on the planet these guys come from.

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  8. Exclamation Mark (86 comments) says:

    Sounds like this dude is begging to be friendship-zoned. Does he intend to spend the next several years making mix tapes for this “date” and wondering why nice guys finish last?

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  9. The Stig (33 comments) says:

    I guess you are saying that it is logical to vote ACT?

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  10. Cactus Kate (551 comments) says:

    It is a good answer for the question.
    What he meant was that the best dates are with people you like hanging out with anyway regardless of how much you want to shag the person or not.
    Many men could learn from that.

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  11. ChardonnayGuy (1,217 comments) says:

    Yes, along with all the other votes that aren’t going to Paul Goldsmith.

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  12. BlairM (2,365 comments) says:

    I can testify from personal experience that Seymour is the worst wingman in the world. I’ve lost count of the times we would start conversations with women in bars, only to have him ruin it all by turning the conversation to politics. Seems like not much has changed :-D :-P

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  13. deadrightkev (533 comments) says:

    There is something unhealthy and tragic about a thirty year old Kiwi male that prefers politics to chasing skirt :-D

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