tonight’s a special night for office stans throughout the country as tv’s favorite comedic couple, jim halpert and pam beesly, will finally tie the knot after five years of hilarious and heart-wrenching “will they, or won’t they” machinations.
although their mutual feelings for each other have been apparent since season one, the roadblocks they’ve had to overcome (pam’s unhappy engagement, jim’s prolonged nonchalant bitchassness, michael scott doing michael scott things, etc) makes it “one of the most believable relationships on television” as well as one of the most entertaining.
despite this “believablity”, jim and pam’s coupling is just another example of the uber romantic fairy tales we’ve been inudated with our entire lives. the usual premise: true love conquers and supercedes all, and, if this love makes itself known, it’s our duty and earthly right to consummate it by any means neccesary.
thing is, these tales usually neglect to mention the carnage sometimes left with this dogmatic pursuit of our romantic happiness, a fact made very apparent two weeks ago when r&b antistar mashonda put alicia keys on twast (twitter blast) for pursuing a relationship with mashonda’s husband, swizz beatz.
inspired by a note on keys’ twitter account asking “in love, is it better to go for the choice that is smart or the choice that has spark?”, mashonda fired back, accusing the poor man’s beyonce of (paraphrasing) “extreme and blatant selfishiness for openly pursuing a man that’s married with children”. she also implied that keys’ music makes her a hypocrite and a fraud, since theres nothing empowering or pro-woman about boning another woman’s husband.
now, regardless of your feelings about cheating and who’s most culpable (the husband, the mistress, or the wife for letting it happen) in this type of situation, you can’t argue that this affair created a few casualities. but, lets speculate for a minute that alicia keys and swizz beats are actually soulmates, and that their love for each other is truer and deeper and more passionate than kanye’s love for blond dykes.
if this is true, if swizz and alicia are destined to be together forever like baby hair and al b. sure, does the end justify the means? does the pursuit and capture of “true love” supercede everything and everybody else, regardless of the collateral damage? do “soulmates” even exist, or is that just an excuse for people to act selfishly and impetutously? how come nobody is willing to give the thundergoat props for being the only scandel-less female megastar?
the carpet is yours