The best 'Missed Connections' of 2011

click to enlarge The best 'Missed Connections' of 2011 - Sophie Blackall
Sophie Blackall
The best 'Missed Connections' of 2011

click to enlarge The best 'Missed Connections' of 2011 - Sophie Blackall
Sophie Blackall
The best 'Missed Connections' of 2011
  • Sophie Blackall

For those of you who don't know, "Missed Connections" and "A Shot in the Dark," are messages on sites like Craigslist where people try to reconnect with strangers. What results is some of the most hilarious, and at times tender, personal moments broadcast in public forums. Here are some of the more entertaining ones from 2011. (Some of these have been slightly edited for length. All illustrations are from Sophie Blackall's book, Missed Connections: Love, Lost & Found)

Minotaur, Halloween, downtown: m4w, 22, Santa Cruz
You were a tall blonde girl wearing a creepy minotaur mask, walking down Pacific Ave with the sexiest strut I've ever seen. It's nice to see a girl that can actually walk in high heels. You were in your underpants, but I think even if you'd been dressed modestly it would have had the same impact.