Sunday, March 25, 2007

Get On Those Tighty Whities Cap'n Bob

Harlequin books seeks "real men" for covers - Yahoo! News: "Real men don't pose for the cover of a Harlequin romance. And that's something the publisher wants to change.

Representatives of Harlequin Enterprises, the world's biggest publisher of romance novel series, inspected the assets of about 200 men who lined up at a Toronto casting house on Saturday to prove they could flutter readers' hearts better than professional models.

'We're looking for some guys that are not your usual models, but have that iconic look that women go for -- sexy, sensitive, beautiful and fit,' said Harlequin spokeswoman Marleah Stout, who attended the open casting.

'We want real men ... exactly what you think in your mind when you're fantasizing or imagining that ideal man.'"


Graham Powell said...

They were describing me! Right up until the "and fit" part, at least.

Cap'n Bob said...

I'm no longer fit, but I can throw a fit with the best of them.

Anonymous said...

The mental image of the Cap'n in "tighty whities" was one I did not need. You need to remember when writing headlines that some of your readers have heart conditions and are very sensitive to sudden shocks.


Unknown said...

I apologize for getting you excited.

Cap'n Bob said...

Better to imagine me in them than out of them, Anonymous Steve Stilwell.

Anonymous said...

You two are not funny. Repeat, not. I'm done here now.