I said in my Geek Beat this week that I never receive swag -- but apparently being the authoress of so many "geek" tagged posts gets you a copy of this: a little pocket book called Geeky Dreamboats that's basically a hardcover Teen Beat. I found it in my mailbox yesterday, and after a bit of initial disappointment that it wasn't a pocket sized copy of Clint Eastwood: A Life in Pictures, I gave it the time of day.

I'm actually a little perplexed by it. I thought it was meant as a joke, what with the hearts and lipstick marks and all, but it seems to be fairly sincere. But the selections are bizarre! Some of them seem to be geeky dreamboats purely because they played a character with glasses. Others, like Zac Efron and Shia LaBeouf, seem to be exactly the kind of pretty boy the authoresses rail against. In what universe are Luke and Owen Wilson geeks? And surely guys from geek movies should figure into this? Most geek chicks I know consider their "geek crush" to be the likes of Robert Downey Jr., Hugh Jackman, or Christian Bale.

Seeing as it was a slow news day (and they did go to the trouble of sending me a copy), I thought I'd show it off to the girls out there and we could get all girly about it in the comments. It is kind of interesting because it's one of the first geek things I've seen geared towards women, and acknowledges them as part of this trend. I just wish it reflected our tastes a little better, and wasn't plasted with hearts!

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