You know that Patrick Moberg story? Here’s a timeline summary:
- 4th Nov – Patrick sees his dream girl on the subway. Puts up website.
- 6th Nov – A BlackBook magazine employee recognised the description and put Patrick in touch with Camille Hayton, an Australian girl who’s an editorial intern at the magazine.
- 7th Nov – Patrick updates his “NYGirlofMyDreams” website to say,
Here’s where it gets tricky. In our best interest, there will be no more updates to this website. Unlike all the romantic comedies and bad pop songs, you will have to make up your own ending for this.
- 9th Nov – Patrick and Camille go on “Good Morning America”.
As Gawker snarkily reports,
So, in spite of Patrick’s online avowal that “you’ll have to make up your own ending for this,” they went on national TV this morning to… show the world that you should believe in flowers and rainbows and romance? Or: To raise the profiles of their employers, Vimeo and BlackBook—or their own brands? We’d like to posit that believing the latter theory doesn’t make you a cold-hearted cynic so much as it makes you a sentient human being.
In other news, BlackBook has now decided to pimp out another hottie on their staff. This time it’s a marketing intern. What’s with this American fascination with interns?! Btw BlackBook, viral marketing only works the first time round. Trying to flog it a second time just makes it lame and pathetic.