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It's pretty glaringly obvious now that the record companies are behind the co which makes sense. A boyband just trying to break the market in 2010/2011 with an out couple? = losing money. A grown up band who have been around for five years who continue to gain fans in 2015 with an out couple? = LOTS of money, a whole new audience AND a way to make the band think about resigning with you because you did something that made them VERY happy.

This is it. This is the post. Yes.

  • Douchey boy on train:So, you’re heading into Manhattan?
  • Me:Yes…?
  • Him:Cool, cool. If you want I could give you my number, take you on a tour?
  • Me:I am actually from the city, so I’m good.
  • Him:Nice, nice. I go to COLUMBIA.
  • Me:That’s great.
  • Him:Columbia is an Ivy League.
  • Me:I’m aware.
  • Him:So where you go to school? I bet you’re a women’s college type of gal, am I right?
  • Me:Nope.
  • Him:Aww, too bad. I wish we had girls like you at Columbia, but I guess you can’t be pretty AND smart.
  • Me:
  • Him:
  • Me:I go to Harvard.