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PSA: O’Connell’s Is Where People Find True Love

Bummer-ama in Sunday Styles today: Carol Anne Riddell and John Partilla got married last month after meeting in their children’s pre-K class and then leaving their respective spouses for each other. Oof! But the real news: they had their first date at O’Connell’s, which is, as a physical entity, the opposite of Love. Riddell and Partilla also had their wedding after-party there. The world…it’s upside-down!

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  • anon says:

    @anon Can’t believe they asked the times to feature their story- so unthoughtful to their previous spouses.

  • tag quote says:

    @tag quote Sex and the City… DUH

    1. Carolyn says:

      @Carolyn A+

      1. ... says:

        @... I don’t get it. Please explain?

        P.S. That couple is wicked gross.

        1. simple says:

          @simple “the single woman’s sports pages: the NYT weddings section” is a quote from Sex and the City.

          The joke is that stereotypically heteronormative women read the NYT weddings pages the same way that (stereotypically heteronormative) men read the sports pages. The implication is that women treat their personal relationships as a kind of sport.

          1. yeah says:

            @yeah but i wouldnt make that last jump.
            It’s more that their obsession with that page rivals mens’ for sports.

  • Womp says:

    @Womp Wait. Sleezes in O’Connells?

  • Student Pumped for Orgo Night says:

    @Student Pumped for Orgo Night LOL O’Connell’s! This should be good material for an orgo night joke or two.

    Hey when is orgo night again? Tonight, right?

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Trolllllllllll

      …you’re probably the one who thinks the pillow fight is tonight, too, right?

      1. Student Pumped for Orgo Night says:

        @Student Pumped for Orgo Night Oh shit! Pillow fight is tonight too?! Tonight is going to be awesome!!!

    2. BC '13 says:

      @BC '13 stop trying to be harmony hunter, its not gonna happen

      1. maybe... says:

        @maybe... maybe it is harmony hunter! with a new joke!

      2. gretchen says:

        @gretchen stop trying to make fetch happen!

        1. regina says:

          @regina stop trying to make fetch happen

  • too soon says:

    @too soon i can’t tell if you’re kidding or not, but orgo night was wednesday night…

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous HE WAS JOKING FOO

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous wait, is primal scream tonight?

  • ugh says:

    @ugh If a guy took me to Cannons on a first date I would scream. Then again, I wouldn’t be a whore who left my husband for the hottie at back to school night.**

    **finals make me hate love

    1. Alum says:

      @Alum Pretty sure there’s no reason to refer to the bar as Cannons when it’s been O’Connell’s ever since you got to school (name change in fall ’06, I believe).

      1. well says:

        @well When I got here in Fall 07, everyone still called it Cannons…..habit I guess.

      2. !!! says:

        @!!! It will always be Cannons. It will always be Pinnacle.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous “He doesn’t walk in, he explodes in.” – that’s what she said.

    1. ... says:

      @... waaaaay too much information.

  • Ridiculous says:

    @Ridiculous ““I’ve fallen in love with you,” he recalled saying to her. She jumped up, knocking a glass of beer into his lap, and rushed out of the bar. Five minutes later, he said, she returned and told him, “I feel exactly the same way.” Then she left again.”

    That quote is hilarious.

    Also, this story is disgusting. If you’re in a committed marriage you should stay that way, unless your spouse is really terrible to you. I can’t believe the New York Times ran this as a romantic story.

    But O’Connell’s is certainly appropriate for this couple.

  • Goes to show that even says:

    @Goes to show that even Ms. Columbia Campus gang bang finds love and can get married multiple times. So no worries to those following in their footsteps.

    1. Goes to show that even says:

      @Goes to show that even Nevermind, I don’t think they are even alums, probably Manhatten college grads. So sorry to Ms. Columbia Gang bang for giving you some hope even if it was just for a moment.

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous “Manhatten” college?! really?! Dude, please spellcheck the next time you pull the intellectual elitism card. Better yet, don’t pull that card. Even better, just never speak.

        frickin embarrassment…

        1. Anonymous says:

          @Anonymous This is what grammar elitism leads to

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4vf8N6GpdM

        2. Anonymous says:

          @Anonymous football players

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Am I the only one who was appalled by the wedding announcement on NYT? Such a lack of class and discretion!

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