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Are you my ticket to media stardom?

Let’s give a round of applause to Montrealer Allan Wills. He’s managed to exploit two vulnerabilities of the media: their desperation for stories in the summer and their cluelessness about the Internet, to grab his 15 minutes by the gonads. A long package on yesterday’s CTV News, and a Page A3 article in this morning’s Gazette.

His story, basically, is that he put up a website (actually a blog) asking for a wife, and this not-unattractive British girl answered him. Now they’re dating.

Yeah, stop the presses.

Now, if I were a cynic, I might point out that they’re not married, and the focus of the blog has changed from finding a wife to finding an “ultimate date”, and that finding dates online is nothing new (in fact, there’s an entire bloody industry for it), and that quitting your job to go searching for dates is kind of a boneheaded thing to do.

But instead, I will applaud Mr. Wills’s media savvy, wringing his 15 minutes from an uninteresting story about a waste of his time.

(I will also applaud him for his babe of a girlfriend. And with an accent to boot!)

UPDATE July 31: A spot on Canada AM, just in case there were doubts about the non-newsiness. And check out the Daily Mail article on him for more, including pictures of his other hot dates (a redhead!).

For those of us who need help with stripper-dating

We have “Dating tips for Montreal strippers“:

5-This is the big one! Listen to anything and everything she says. Make her feel she’s smart. I knew one that graduated med school and continued dancing because of the money, so you should not underestimate how smart some of these girls are.

This is just the kind of quality editorial material I expect from a website like swampfoxz.com. The sheer brilliance of the hard-hitting journalism clearly overshadows the minor grammatical problem with the title, namely that these are tips for dating strippers, not dating tips for strippers (who, presumably, have no problems dating because they’re so hot and all).

But remember kids, these are Montreal strippers. None of these tips will be helpful for dating strippers from Toronto or Vancouver.