I’m obsessed with Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepson.
And I’m not alone. Everywhere I turn, people are quoting this summer’s catchiest song. So much so that it’s become the go-to pick-up line for lesbians across the country. Or so I’ve been told.
Even more than the song, I love the parodies. Like these:
Apparently, people are using this everywhere as a pick-up line. I know this because of Twitter (you really should follow me on Twitter so you can participate in conversations like this).
For those who don’t know, this is Hey Boy by The Blow and it’s pretty much Carly Rae Jepson two days after Call Me Maybe. Or Grace two days after Pride.
Grace is seemingly young and hip (she’s a college queer, aren’t they all young and hip?), so I figured if she’s “Call Me Maybeing” people, it’s the cool thing to do. Not wanting to be behind the times, I’ve decided to try this myself. I expect it will be a failure, but hey, it’s worth a try.
Since I can’t just use the actual line – that would totally be cliche after all – I decided to make up my own. It goes like this:
Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy, but here’s my cleavage, call me maybe.
I tried it out on Twitter, accompanied by this picture:
Roxie (aka Chicago, aka the girl I slept with in Vegas) was the only one who responded. Maybe I should use this picture instead, it’s a bit more subtle and was actually taken in NYC when I heard Call Me Maybe for the first time:
To be successful, I think I should put my new line on business cards, like this guy did, maybe with the picture of my cleavage on the back.
What do you think? Using Call Me Maybe as a pick up line: brilliant or bogus?