APRIL 2

ANYONE SEEN MY BLOG POST?

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Someone named Eric on MySpace, who goes by the handle "Anyone seen my bottle of Jack??" and says he is a college professor (and a swinger), apparently likes to pick up chicks with the witty writing on his blog.

For example, check out this brilliant entry entitled, "Sexy Jobs for the Ladies: Are stereotypes hurting the profession?" An excerpt:

OK, now before you go past these words and straight to the pictures, let us explain that this is a serious exercise.

Last night was another one of our poker nights. One of the guys (JD) brought up this article that he had read in Playboy. Of course, he had to preface it with the whole "I was looking at Playboy for the articles" bullshit. Come on JD, we are all men. Who cares!! Anyway, back to the story. He happened upon a reader survey that asked which of several fantasy-inducing women's professions was the sexiest. The results:

1. Cheerleader (42 percent)
2. Nurse (20)
3. French maid (15)
4. Stewardess (12)
5. Woman cop (10)

It occurred to us that this stereotyping is a form of branding: it affects what men -- and women -- think of the profession. In fact, it almost certainly impacts who enters these careers, the pay scale, job satisfaction, and on and on.

An interesting concept -- and yet oddly familiar! For some reason, we are reminded of our June 2006 post entitled "Sexy Professions for Women: Do the Stereotypes Damage the Brand?", which begins:

OK, now before you go past these words and straight to the pictures, let us explain that this is a serious exercise.

Recently, as we were looking at Playboy for the articles, we happened upon a reader survey that asked which of several fantasy-inducing women's professions was the sexiest. The results:

1. Cheerleader (42 percent)
2. Nurse (20)
3. French maid (15)
4. Stewardess (12)
5. Woman cop (10)

It occurred to us that this stereotyping is a form of branding: it affects what men -- and women -- think of the profession. In fact, it almost certainly impacts who enters these careers, the pay scale, job satisfaction, and on and on.

Weird! Maybe it was some sort of deja vu thing. We decided to read on.

Eric's next paragraph:

So, being as we were getting tired of cards and more interested in downing the brewskis, we contemplated the positives and negatives of these five stereotypes and whether, on balance, they were a plus or minus for their respective professions. A couple of us did a little research and here is what we came up with. It really is fascinating.

Our next paragraph:

So, being one to have random thoughts after lunch as we scarf down a giant pistachio ice cream cone, we contemplated the positives and negatives of these five stereotypes and whether, on balance, they were a plus or minus for their respective professions.

The rest of Eric's piece is pretty much a word-for-word lifting of our post.

College professor? I hope not.

Ladies, here's a courting tip from Media Orchard: If a dude is willing to plagiarize someone else's content to impress you with his wit and intelligence, what else will he be willing to do to get you in the sack?

We're just saying.

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