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Average Joe

Well my wife got me watching yet another show, and this time it was "Average Joe". In this spellbinder, a former Miss Missouri initially thinks she has to pick among a dozen or so average-looking guys. It's not clear what happens after her choice -- no marriage is implied or anything.

Then halfway through the series of shows, 3 or so good-looking guys join the frenzy and in the end she is torn between an average and above-average Joe.

Of course, I'm rooting for the average Joe. Although it's hard to believe that any kind of bond can develop in 5 weeks of on-camera dating, I was convinced that she was leaning toward the average guy. Then in the end, boom, she hooks up with the GQ guy, and sends average Joe back to his million-dollar job in NYC.

My wife says we'll soon see the average Joe on "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy".


I was soooo traumatized that she chose the above-average Joe. I'd take Adam/Average Joe in a heartbeat! Her loss.

Posted by: Sarah at December 9, 2003 12:23 PM

Yeah! A boost for us average guys.

Posted by: rkc at December 9, 2003 2:54 PM

Maybe it's just me, but the guy she picked wasn't even that great-looking. He had the personality of a hangnail, lived with his parents and used more cliches in 10 minutes than you'd hear in an hour of a soap opera or George Bush talking. I too would go with the "average" Adam, who seemed remarkably intelligent and witty, at least for a reality star. And Dr. Cytron, university professors are anything but average!

Posted by: Rachel at December 10, 2003 2:21 PM