Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Do to me what Annie Leibowitz did to Hannah Montana

Or don't. Honestly, I'm torn whether I should even post this. But I'm going to. Here goes.

OK, so on a dare -- I won't say from whom -- I did something that might have been really, really stupid. Time Out New York, you see, does this annual issue very subtly called "the horny issue," and as a part of that, they like to shoot photos of ordinary New Yorkers naked. Naked in what is acceptable for publications that don't come in plastic wrappers, that is. Think a risque Rolling Stone cover or such. Something that would be work-safe to view everywhere but Chick Fil A.

Through, let's just say, circumstances somewhat beyond my control, I am now one of the candidates to be one of those New Yorkers this year, and TONY is hosting an online poll to determine who it's gonna be.

Now, as anyone who has read much of this blog will be able to tell, I don't post that many photos of myself, and in almost all that I do, I'm usually fully clothed. On the other hand, I really like to win things. So, what the heck? I'm just putting it out there in case anyone wants to throw a few votes my way, or -- for those of you, which is most, with much, much more powerful blogging powers than mine -- want to throw me a little promotional bone.

Here's the link. Luckily, there are many, many people on there far more attractive than me, so I'm probably safe. In fact, I fully expect to be the Mike Gravel, or Sam Brownback if you're more Republicanly inclined, of this race and hope they don't publish the actual results. Still, thanks to my last name starting with a "b," I am the first one on the list. Let's just see where this goes, right?

And to make this seem a little bit less sleazy, I'll try to pull a positive out of it: If, for whatever reason, I come out ahead, as penance, I'll donate $100 to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Voting runs until May 22, and multiple votes are permitted. And don't send my momma this link!

10 comments:

Victor said...

I've voted for you. Good luck and I am looking forward to seeing the published (and unpublished) photos!

Southern Boy said...

I voted for you, too. IF only they showed who was in the lead!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely voted for you. (My God you are a cutey). Do I win anything :-) John

Mike said...

My eternal gratitude, anonymous! :-) (and you too, Victor and SB!)

Mike said...

I mean, John -- not anonymous, oops!

~Angela~ said...

Voted for you. Good luck, buddy.

Anonymous said...

Well, sure, eternal gratitude is ... nice, but I was hoping for something more, you know, test polaroids or maybe a blind coffe date ... Are you on any of the random dating sites, connexions or anything like that, so I can look you up and don't have to go all Gwyneth Paltrow on you :-)Anonymous John

Yenta Center said...

I so voted for you :-) No one even comes close!

Rusty said...

Oh yeah! One more vote from Texas. If you win - you have to save an issue for me until I get to New York again!! And no saying you "forgot" to pick one up!

Kristina said...

Doh! I missed the vote by one day. Good luck Mikey.