By Jenna Wortham
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You: Blue gym shorts over dark blue tights, rosy cheeks and large flower pinned in hair.
Me: Tall, skinny, listening to my iPod. Did we share a moment?
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If you’re anything like me and obsessively scan the missed connections section of the Craigslist personal ads, you know there are plenty of lonely hearts on mass transit (read: crazies). But Brooklynite Patrick Moberg took his personal ad one step further and created an entire site on Nov. 4, devoted to tracking down his mystery girl in hopes of a chance to know her name, and possibly a date. As luck would have it, the blogosphere worked in his favor, with the help of ample coverage and a follow-up video on video-sharing site Vimeo to further appeal to his missed connection (and demonstrate his sanity, no doubt).
Oh, those crafty New Yorkers. With their mass transit, cleverness, and intimate knowledge of new media. Good work on this guy’s part (even though it could be a guerrilla marketing scheme). We foresee a deluge of copycats. It’s going to be like two years ago when everyone and their cousin made a Lazy Sunday video. And it’s going to get weird. Next time that you meet eyes with someone on the B/C train, expect to have a child’s rendition of your likeness on ILoveGreyPantsSuitBlondHairBlueEyesOnThe1Train745PMMondayNovember122007.com.