Friday, September 24, 2010

For Runners with Balls

I spent the last week in London. I travel from time to time for work and it has been a while since I visited my UK team. While this didn't help the workout schedule nor the diet (sampling proper English Ale isn't on most diets), I had some spare time to stop by a magazine stand and wanted to see if there was anything different that the standard athletic fare of "Runner's World" and the like. I noticed on the rack a running magazine "Men's Running." I thought this a standard magazine and then noticed the subtitle "For Runner's with Balls."

I didn't buy the magazine but chuckled about this magazine cover most of the day. I wondered if this was my Yankee prudishness coming through or perhaps I missed something. I decided to research this magazine a little.

The website states that "Men's Running is the UK's first running magazine just for men. Every issue focuses on running, fitness, sports, lifestyle, health, nutrition and hot girls in shorts."" I found that this is a new magazine that was started in response to the highly successful "Women's Running." I then had to see what the subtitle for the women's flavor of this magazine and, of course, tried to imagine options that could be equally ironic. Why, what could women run with?

I'll let you think about that for a moment.

You probably thought of slogans similar to what I thought of. Unfortunately, though, the official subtitle for the women's magazine is "It's your time."

Disappointing to say the least.

13 comments:

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Really disappointing. Maybe women are just more mature than us. Oh well, their loss.

Al's CL Reviews said...

All I can think of it the bouncing image of the bra website I found when looking for a sports bra.

LauraLynne said...

all my self esteem lets me imagine is "running with baggage" or "running with junk in the trunk" or "running with bounce"

but...I think their's is better. :)

Caratunk Girl said...

That is hilarious!! I love it. I would probably buy that magazine just because they have a sense of humor...

"Its your time??" REALLY? Ugh.

Emz said...

For runners with wooo woooo's?!

Wait I want balls. Balls just sounds better.

"Women's running - for runner's with Barbie Balls." Naaaa.

teacherwoman said...

Wow!

Laura said...

Wow, our slogan sucks. Does it say in parentheses after that "(Of the month)"?

Diane said...

Thanks for making me laugh Joe. It's been a tough week for me and I welcome the smile back on my face for a moment :)

Julie said...

Oh boy, a men's running magazine:) I love it! Anyone who runs has balls...men and women:)

Heather said...

I was hoping for something more titillating. Ha. I kill me.

I think diet sounds lovely!!

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

How about: For Runners With Balls ... And You'd Better Pick Up The Pace Because The Dude You Took Them Off Of Is Catching Up to You?

Featuring articles like, "Should You Breastfeed Your Little Runner (Or Tell Him to SUCK IT UP AND GO FIND HIS OWN SPORTS DRINK!!!1!)?"

English Ale is a staple of my diet ... in the sense that I need to have my stomach stapled because of all the weight I gain from drinking English Ales.

Puisan said...

y'know...if the men's running magazine had more pictures of men in short shorts running...i might subscribe to it!!!

Mark said...

Wasn't there already a magazine like this that marketed a specific demographic? Oh, yes, I believe it was called "Playgirl."

English Ale NOT on the diet? Nonsense! NONSENSE! Blasphemy! You shouldn't say such things.
I am a HUGE fan of Young's myself.