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May 28, 2007

Data A Blogger!

Img_0303 The New York Times reports on the high circulations and curiously enduring appeal of teen magazines.  They're what newspapers wish they were!  "It really hits these girls on an emotional level," says Molly MacDermot, editor of Twist and M.  I can only hope so.  As part of the trashy reading regimen here at Beach Week, some of us turned to Seventeen's dating pages for inspiration -- and lo, we were inspired.  In a finely conceived piece on "Dating Dares," the wise and forward-thinking Elisa Benson of Seventeen explains that she's "uncovered a few new guys for you to try!  Among them are those old mainstays The Emo Guy ("Find him at: A dive-y dinner with his buddies, discussing the merits of My Chemical Romance."), The Club Promoter, and The Store Clerk ("Your first move: Write your name and phone number on the receipt he hands you, then slyly push it back across the counter.").  But watch out, girls, because we've now got, The Blogger:

You don't agree with all his posts, but they make you think about new issues -- and whether he's as cute as his pics!

Find him at: A friend of a friend's Top 8 Your first move: Bloggers love having an audience almost as much as they like a battle of wits, so stir up some controversy by telling him when you disagree with a post.

Hidden payoff: An outspoken guy can stir up passions you never knew what you had -- and help you figure out what you really stand for.

Like universal health care!?

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Comments

Nothing so arouses the Seventeen set as a discussion of the merits of the Canadian approach versus the French style. That came out wrong.

Posted by: Klein's tiny left nut | May 28, 2007 12:57:46 PM

The young ladies will be sorely disappointed when they realize that not all bloggers are as dreamy as young Mr. Klein.

Posted by: SDM | May 28, 2007 2:34:39 PM

Universal Health Care as the lube for online hookup? not so much. But add in some 'single payer' and mandated (luv that word... Man dated) fixed national/international drug prices, and wowwow. Clothes flying in all directions.

And those times between posts late at night or over the weekend, you can warm up together on the pc desk chair and then take the laptop with you down on the floor.

Posted by: JimPortlandOR | May 28, 2007 2:58:54 PM

There is probably no better way to provoke the interest of a young blogger than a passionate discussion about bush.

Posted by: Rich | May 28, 2007 6:46:42 PM

Apparently, y'all missed the "you don't have an opinion of your own... he'll get it for you!" subtext. Sexism lives online. :)

Posted by: weboy | May 28, 2007 7:30:48 PM

OMG??!?? Did he just say "universal healthcare"? hez sooooo dreamy.

If only he were pro-labour as well.

Posted by: Chris Beck | May 28, 2007 8:28:59 PM

I strongly approve of the promotion of bloggers as legitimate dating material. Unfortunately, I'll have to wait quite a while for Seventeen's readership to grow old enough that it won't be sketchy.

Posted by: Neil the Ethical Werewolf | May 28, 2007 10:36:34 PM

Don't be ridiculous, Neil. The ability to endure sketchiness practically defines the order of rank.

Posted by: ben wolfson | May 28, 2007 10:41:09 PM

Forget bloggers, go for History instructors. Ah the romance of the annales school and the allure of the longue duree.

Posted by: Scott | May 28, 2007 11:46:51 PM

Whoa, you're all making me hot!

Posted by: catherine | May 28, 2007 11:47:14 PM

What is a Top 8?

Posted by: alec | May 29, 2007 3:14:28 AM

Yeah, because there's nothing safer than meeting guys over the internet. WTF is the matter with Seventeen?

Posted by: Heather | May 29, 2007 11:21:41 AM

A "Top 8" is the 8 links to people's profiles that you display in your Myspace profile. Being in ones "Top 8" is supposedly proof that you are Bestest Friends Forever!

Posted by: Freshly Squeezed Cynic | May 29, 2007 11:32:47 AM

It's safe if they are into Health Policy. And labor or labour. I keep my health policy stuff down in the basement with my autographed picture of John L. Lewis.

Posted by: Klein's Tiny Left Nut | May 29, 2007 11:39:37 AM

I strongly approve of the promotion of bloggers as legitimate dating material. Unfortunately, I'll have to wait quite a while for Seventeen's readership to grow old enough that it won't be sketchy.

This just in: Gen X-Gen Y romances are hawt.

(in my dreams)

I actually think Heather is right...

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Fast food causes obesity

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I haven't been up to anything. My mind is like an empty room, but such is life. Maybe tomorrow. Today was a loss, but eh.

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Not much on my mind worth mentioning. What can I say? My life's been generally dull today. I've just been letting everything pass me by recently.

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I haven't been up to much lately. Eh. I just don't have anything to say right now. I've pretty much been doing nothing worth mentioning. That's how it is. I haven't gotten anything done.

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My mind is like a bunch of nothing. I've just been letting everything wash over me lately. Oh well. Such is life.

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