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Hearst to Launch ‘Cosmo For Guys’

Perhaps one of CFG's readers?

For some reason, bad ideas become realities all the time. For example: peanut butter and jelly in the same jar. Hello? One of the most critical elements of making a fantastic pb&j sandwich is controlling the peanut butter to jelly ratio. Combining them screws that up, yet someone at Smucker’s made it happen anyway.

In that same vein, The New York Post reports that Kate White, the Editor-in-Chief of Cosmo, has decided that guys will want to read a male version of Cosmo. Cosmo for Guys (actually titled CFG, because acronyms are manly or something) debuts August 1, in tablet form only. According to White, CFG is happening because guys demanded it:

‘The idea really came from the guys themselves,’ said White, who said she was constantly receiving notes from guys saying how much they secretly enjoyed peeking at their wife’s issues of Cosmo.

Sounds right to us. We can’t tell you how many times we’ve read Cosmo and thought, “Wow, this piece on 30 things to do with a naked man is spot on!” And just in case you think CFG won’t be like that, an article in the first issue explains what the noises women make during sex really mean.

We’re not quite sure who told White CFG was a good idea, but it’s obviously not. Maybe women will download it, but men won’t. Aside from those that make terrible pb&js, that is.

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