Mandi Bierly
March 10, 2009 AT 12:00 PM EDT

At 3:59 p.m. ET Tuesday afternoon, the following IM exchange took place between my friend Robb (who really should’ve known better) and me:

Robb: guess who voted 52 times for belinda carlisle last night?
Robb: i had to
Robb: is that wrong? i had to call in 13 times then log on to their site with 3 different email addresses
Me: omg
Robb: like you wouldn’t.
Me: may i blog this?
Robb: um [censored]
Me: no last name
Me: just first name
Robb: whatever. you gotta do what you gotta do
Robb: here’s the reasoning:
Me: yes, please
Robb: Belinda looked fantastic, but was far too nervous and it showed in her dancing
Robb: and at 50 she’s by far the eldest woman on the show
Robb: i think denise richards is next oldest
Robb: because both jewel and nancy o’dell had to drop out, there’s no in between ages and all the other girls (apart from shawn johnson, who’s really muscular) are nearly anorexic
Robb: she’s a MILF in real life
Robb: i bet she’ll do better on a faster dance
Me: how many times have you seen the go-gos in concert?
Robb: 20-25?
Robb: Eek.

Translation: He voted for her because he loves her, period. (Is there any other explanation for voting for someone 50-plus times?) What’s your call-in record for a single night? And for whom?

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