Meet a Real Girl Today in Tracadie

Geo-targetting of advertising, something I am not unfamiliar with myself, has evolved to the point where custom graphics can be burned into ads to (sort of) make them look like they are meant just for you. Here’s one that got served to me today:

Stripping aside all the sexual and body image politics the ad brings to light, “Meet a Real Girl Today in Tracadie” would make for an excellent title for my first novel (if my first novel were to be a W.O. Mitchell-style coming of age tale set in Prince Edward Island’s north shore).

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Leo's picture
Leo on February 18, 2008 - 21:28

There was a steamy romance novel entitled Blooming Point written by William Friedman and published in 1977. A related novel called Tracadie may be due.

Peter Rukavina's picture
Peter Rukavina on February 18, 2008 - 21:33

I have read Blooming Point and corresponded with the author’s son. It certainly offers a different take on north shore life.

Ann's picture
Ann on February 18, 2008 - 22:00

I think I know that girl!
Isn’t she one of the MacDonalds from up handy that way?

Mark's picture
Mark on February 19, 2008 - 01:46

Wow, i think i need to visit tracadie more often..

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