Who was Casanova? He was:
* a womanizer in the tradition of "slam, bang, thank you ma'am"
* a high society networker who counted Voltaire and Mozart among his circle
* a respected librarian.
Google for "Casanova" today and you will find adjectives like these (below) for the modern-day copycats. We know what they are:
* Online Casanova
But I have not come across "fake Casanovas" until I saw this TODAY report:
|TODAY, Aug 14, page one|
And if, as the term is understood today, Casanovas rip women off, do they get their comeuppance? This story -- from the region where the Arabian Tales were spun -- apparently speaks of one instance of a Casanova caught in his own trap :
Online Casanova scammed
If nothing else, the reporter had spun a very good story!
Most reports about Casanovas are cautionary reminders about not being taken for a ride, such as this one set in smalltown USA:
Local Woman Victim of Casanova Scam
As reported in the TODAY story above, Singapore police have set up this useful microsite:
Ah yes, the real Casanova. He was all three: a legendary womanizer, a friend of folks like Mozart and Voltaire, and in his later years, a librarian in some count's household. That was where he wrote his life story.
Yet another film legend has died:
|ST Life! Aug 14.|
I have never whistled to Killer. So I did, and this was his reaction:
But I guess I was not as good as Lauren Bacall. This was how Killer rated my whistling prowess:
Hey, Killer...your turn. Can you whistle while you woof?