Normal History Vol. 206: The Art Of David Lester

Every Saturday, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places and events from his band’s 29-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith.

I’m going out on a limb (please enjoy the pun) to make a connection between online dating and porn-induced ED (erectile dysfunction). In the past, I’ve speculated that men seek women from beyond their social spheres to see how they are doing with their erection issues. In my online dating demographic (men in their 50s, basically), ED was a major factor in my experience. A guy who can’t maintain an erection will have problems using a condom.

Now I’m thinking that men who consume internet porn and men who are adept at online dating are of the same group, in that they both use the internet. I’m not saying all men who watch porn use online dating and not all men who use online dating watch porn.

Perhaps it’s time to re-consider those guys with all the typos who claim to HATE THE COMPUTER (entire profile typed with a single finger, all caps). Maybe they’re better in bed.

“Museum Of Open Windows,” from Flood Plain (K, 1993) (download):