Nude school dating
I’m not sure if you can tell but that is what I do. My particular brand of hip-hop I call peer-reviewed rap because I bring in a lot of science and this one was specifically about evolutionary theory and Darwinian models of behavior.
Heather Berlin: I’m a neuroscientist and I was actually invited to speak at that same event to give a neuroscience talk.
I was there with some friends and I thought it was my opportunity that I can kind of observe his behavior in the wild and keep little tabs on him because I'd given him my number. But then as I was getting up about to leave, he came over to me to kind of chat a bit and say goodbye then he gave me this sort of big, warm, bear hug goodbye. In this domain we’re pretty similar, although I'd say I’m a bit higher.
I’m watching him out of the corner of my eye and he's sitting there in the corner at this table, like all hunched over with his DJ friend and they're just eating this big, gross, greasy hamburgers and he had like a pint of beer. And he held me a little bit longer than you naturally would but it just felt really warm. It must have been the oxytocin or something that kicked in and I thought, “You know what? Maybe I'll go on a date with him.”Baba Brinkman: And I figured if I gave enough women that kind of hug, eventually the oxytocin would do its thing and I'd meet the right woman. One of the stories that I told on our first date was about how me and some friends in high school went down to the nude beach and went skinny dipping. He grew up in Vancouver in this very hippie environment where they go swimming naked with their teachers and I grew up in New York.
It was at an event similar to this one in some ways here in New York.
It was called Lucid NYC and it was sort of a science-meets-arts-TED Talks style event and I was to give a presentation, actually performance, a rap performance.
Baba Brinkman: But let’s be clear, “Yo, yo, I ain’t no hoe,” is not actually one of my lyrics. I will never have a manicure that lasts more than a few hours. My appearance is an extension of my creativity so expect me to take serious style risks! Also, know that no matter what you think of it, I will try every hair length and hair color I can think of. So call me a rare flower or even a friggin' thumbprint — anything that has no duplicate is all right by me.