April 19, 2004
Whack Attack

Ever since Sylvia Plath tortured Esther in The Bell Jar, female magazine editors (FMEs) have been a favorite staple of television and film alike. Perhaps inspired by Tina Brown's previous incarnation as a success, screenwriters have turned to the FME with increasing frequency in recent years. And with Friday's release of 13 Going On 30, featuring yet another FME, only one question remains - what have they named the fake magazine where Jennifer Garner is fake employed? If history is any indication, we can be certain of one thing - it will have an awful title. Confer:

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days - Composure Magazine
High Art - Frame Magazine
Office Killer - Constant Consumer
Six Days, Seven Nights - Dazzle Magazine
Just Shoot Me - Blush Magazine
Central Park West - Communique

Unfortunately, the best fake magazine title ever committed to celluloid doesn't make the FME cut. That honor goes to the Three Stooges short-lived gig as photographers for Whack Magazine. “Whack's' slogan? “If it's a good picture, it's out of Whack.'

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