If you told me that unattractive writers discussing their conservative essays on C-SPAN2’s “Book TV” could possibly be interesting, I would have emptied my bank account to bet against that, and then punched you in the neck for even suggesting it. But I would have been wrong, because this clip features a jilted man ranting against his (alleged) sadistic harpy of an ex-girlfriend.
Todd Seavey and Helen Rittelmeyer, who dated for two years, both contributed to Proud to Be Right, Jonah Goldberg’s collection of conservative essays. When they appeared on C-SPAN2 to discuss the book, Seavey shifted the discussion from politics to the less savory aspects of Rittelmeyer’s character, making her sound like someone who took Ayn Rand a little too seriously. This is just a sample of his diatribe:
It might come as a surprise to some of you that we dated for two years, not just because we have ideological differences, but because there are probably some people in this room who also dated Helen during those two years, given how tumultuous it got…
And, at times her gamesmanship would include even coldly saying that she was gonna play matchmaker and set up a couple and then seduce the man away to play with his mind and hurt the woman, which when you think about it is pretty creepy. Kinda disturbing. [via Gawker TV]
Unfortunately, Seavey is being less than truthful. I mean, we have EYES, Todd. One look at Helen and it’s obvious she didn’t seduce ANYONE. Because… woof. She’s like Peggy from “Mad Men” with Down Syndrome. She couldn’t seduce a starving cur with an economy tub of extra chunky Jif.