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Just when you thought reality television couldn’t possibly get any worse..

Along comes a show on VH1 called “The Pickup Artist.” Yes, worse than “Flavor of Love”, “I Love New York”, and even “Charm School.” The premise: a former nerd turned suave ladies man (pfftt..sorry, hehe okay let’s be serious now) takes 8 average Joes with no success in dating and promises to turn them into pickup artists too.

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Okay first of all, I hate this “Mystery” guy (yeah your real name is Eric Von Markovik). I seriously think he time traveled back to 1998 and went shopping at Allston Beat where he obtained the faux-fur pimp hat, black eyeliner, black nailpolish, (umm it was cool when the Crow did it, but not when you do it), and that god-awful soul patch. And don’t get me started on how corny the whole heroin-chic skinny guys with long hair bit is..

Check out the doofy website here for a good snicker: http://www.venusianarts.com/sl/va/VenusianArts.aspx. And if you’ve got $5,000 to blow, you can take attend one of his bootcamps. Or you could give me $5 and I’ll give you my advice: get some exercise, develop your interests, be confident and be yourself. Oh and pluck the monobrow.

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Weird Jobs

Weird job #1 http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/tfr/390074215.html

While searching for a new job, I have come across some very strange job descriptions, so I have created a new category of postings: Weird Jobs. This one sounds normal: watch an episode of a TV show and tell them what you think. Until… you see the pictures of the SWAT-like vests?!?!

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Study: Get paid $50 to watch an episode of a new network TV show starting this fall.
Company: InnerScope Research (http://www.innerscope.com)
To participate, fill out the following short survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=ii9EBIqV4UXmxL1O06OltQ_3d_3d
What we need from you:
* You will wear a health monitoring vest (like a bicycle shirt) under your regular clothing, but over a new T-shirt we provide
* You will watch a new network television show that will air this fall (you may have already seen previews for it)
* You will answer a short survey and some demographic questions
* At the end of the session, we will pay you $50
* Languages: Fluent in English
* Minimal Experience: Have watched American TV for the last 4 years