Monday, April 27, 2009

Calling Dr. Love

Wow. I thought my girlfriend put up with a lot from ME.

The fiance of Philip Markoff, the alleged "Craigslist killer", is standing by her man. Markoff is a med student from a wealthy family who murdered a "masseuse" that he found on Craigslist. Further investigation uncovered that Markoff had a secret life of luring and attacking sex workers that he met online; it's pre-wedding jitters for the new millenium. (Although I think he misunderstood the concept of "cold feet". You get them, not give them.) Between the wannabe model hookers, the pre-teen slave trade, and the lime green futons for sale, Craigslist has become the premiere candy store for those looking to dabble in rough trade. Nevertheless, it's a chilling comment on marriage when life in prison seems preferable to registering at Target. Shades of difference, I suppose.

Despite all the criticism, the founder of Craigslist has no plans to remove the "erotic services" section. Duh. That's where most of the business is on the site. Why let one horny med student with lube and a vivisection kit ruin the whole thing, right? If Craigslist really wants to perform a service, they should remove the "jobs" section. You're more likely to get the $100 taffy pull than gainful employment, anyway.


Matt Soble said...

I'm afraid to buy our refrigerator on Craigslist for fear of what I might find inside....

JVO said...

You had me at "lube and vivisection kit."