Blair Magazine: The New Heroin
December 16, 2004 2:51 PM   Subscribe

Gay or Eurotrash? This fab game from Blair Magazine one of the early web's greatest zines, the first issue published a decade ago. They also made the Lesbian or German Lady?. Lest you think that all they did was quizzes here are some articles: Goomiliation, Masters of the Universe, How Stella Got Her Jazzy Back and Rock on GoldDust Woman (I don't remember The World Wrestling Federation ever being that interesting). It's all great, and since only seven (plus one) issues ever came out, it'll take all too short a time to read.
posted by Kattullus (14 comments total)
Where's the "Gay or Cannibal?" game?
posted by AlexReynolds at 3:02 PM on December 16, 2004

I used to love Blair--even now i still get a kick out of showing people Lesbian or German lady? and Gay or Eurotrash? : >
posted by amberglow at 3:11 PM on December 16, 2004

Memories of the Whitney McNally's "Gay or Asian" piece in Details magazine earlier this year.
posted by ericb at 3:31 PM on December 16, 2004

I want your MeFi number, Kattulus!
posted by uncanny hengeman at 4:00 PM on December 16, 2004

and they have the unofficial last issue of Sassy magazine. Damn, that was a long time ago.
posted by milovoo at 4:05 PM on December 16, 2004

can't have it uncanny, it's mine and I belong to a special club...

oh, and milovoo, yes it's a daaamn long time ago, when the hell did the web get so old?
posted by Kattullus at 4:10 PM on December 16, 2004

ericb: I don't know if that's an apt comparison or not - the folks at Blair are at least gay (if not eurotrash), and publishing to an audience that is almost entirely self-selected to be either gay, or 'best friends' with someone who is. And if we can't laugh at ourselves (I almost went with some variation of 'three dollar bill' when I finally became a MeFite), then who can we laugh at, dammit?
posted by expialidocious at 4:20 PM on December 16, 2004

Wow, I remember reading this back when the Dead Jackie Susann Quarterly and Rita Hao's Sassy archive (via were still being updated, and VRML worlds were just becoming un-hip.

Back when I had to walk seven miles uphill to school to use the internet, and seven miles uphill back home.
posted by soviet sleepover at 9:43 PM on December 16, 2004

I'm holding out for "Gay or Senator?"
posted by Poagao at 10:39 PM on December 16, 2004

Hmm - i too remember blairmag fondly from the mid-90's, but over 10 years old? was registered in 1996, so unless it was hosted elsewhere for a while, we still have a while before it breaks 10 years. :-)
posted by jba at 12:28 AM on December 17, 2004

I remember reading the Sassy tribute. I miss Sassy.
posted by SisterHavana at 8:22 AM on December 17, 2004

I wish I had something more to add other than "I love Blair magazine", but I don't. I totally love and miss it. I think one of the guys behind it writes occasionally for Index magazine...
posted by armacy at 9:00 AM on December 17, 2004

Well, according to them, Blair 1 was originally published in the winter of 94.
posted by Kattullus at 10:57 AM on December 17, 2004

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