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Matthew Hoy currently works as a metro page designer at the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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Tuesday, November 04, 2003
Average Joe: I confess. I watched that ABC "news" special and recorded NBC's "Average Joe." I'm sorry, but I just couldn't stop myself from taking some perverse interest/joy in watching a drop-jaw-gorgeous beautiful woman dream of 16 prince charmings and instead get stuck with 16 "average" guys.

The truth is, most of these guys aren't really "average" as that is perhaps determined by the fairer sex, they're below average. Yes, it takes one to know one, and these guys are definitely twos, threes and fours.

The funny thing is, that Melana, the beauty among the beasts, brought this upon herself. The phrase is cliched -- but beautiful women continue to say it: "Looks don't matter. I want a man with a good sense of humor and a good personality."

*cough* bull$&#@ *cough*

When the guys got off the fancy limo-bus, you could see that Malena was shocked. Shocked, I tell you!

Though she was obviously distressed, she acknowledged, in a small side room with a "hidden camera" to host Kathy Griffin that she had told producers "looks weren't important."

Malena, resigned to her fate, interacts with the "average joes" and seems to take a liking to a few of them.

The entire time I was watching the show, I couldn't help thinking back to an episode of the cancelled ABC show "Cupid." The episode featured an attractive woman (Christine Taylor from "Zoolander") who wanted guys to like her for her personality -- and she was looking for the same in a man. By episode's end she'd met and was dating this great "average" guy. But, in the last scene, when her model-type ex-boyfriend re-enters the picture, wanna take a bet who she ends up with?

Well, the cynics would be right on this one.

These "reality" shows aren't indicative of "reality" anyway, so maybe these guys actually have a chance...

Yeah, you're right, they don't have a prayer.

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