Sunday, February 14, 2010
I'm in the New York Times!
I should probably play it cool for any new readers today and pretend like having an op-ed in the Times is no big deal, but I can't. I'm way too excited. I'm in the New York Times! SO COOL! As a single woman, I have to admit that normally I wouldn't be looking forward to Valentine's Day, but this year - I'll make an exception.
So, the main point I wanted to make in this little piece is that there is a lot in common between the present day and what was going on one hundred years ago. Sure, I laugh at my advertisers on a pretty regular basis, but I think underneath everything, the sentiments they express are an awful lot like what I hear today. Different words, different language choices, different priorities - but the same idea. I think that's especially apparent with the missed connections, which are so like what you see in craigslist missed connections. But it's true for all of them, and I don't think I'd find these ads as fascinating and entertaining as I do if there wasn't something to relate to in all of them. Well, most of them. Some of them not so much. Maybe not this person. Or the stalkers. But you know what I mean.
In any event, below are the actual ads quoted in the article. Enjoy!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Having trouble reading the ads? Click one to enlarge!
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