If you don't read Megan's blog, Reflections in the Snow-Covered Hills, you might have missed her "Being David Hasselhoff" contest.
Well, when I saw that second prize was Season 1 of Knight Rider, I just had to go for second place!
I had my idea for a second-place-worthy entry almost right away. You can see my entry here, but don't do it if you're in a public place. Even with that warning, I recommend that you click the link before reading any further.
My entry wasn't easy to prepare. You see, at the time, I was in Vancouver for a conference. I was accessing the Internet at one of the millions of busy Starbucks. The layout of the coffee shop didn't provide an out-of-the-way spot for someone to do a Google search for "male buttocks". As uncomfortable as doing that search was, it was made even more uncomfortable when I realized that the "safe" feature on my Google search tool had been turned off.
The images popped up and, as I quickly scanned the, ahem, not-for-public-consumption pictures for one that I could use, my mind raced through all of the awful and embarrassing things that could happen to a guy who was inadvertently "looking" at gay porn in a busy Starbucks.
Jail! Lawsuits! Some guy seeing an opening and trying to pick me up! I could just imagine it:
"Hi," he would say, "Mind if I join you?"
"Um, actually, I'm a little busy right now," I would reply.
"So I see. What are you doing later?" he would ask.
"I'm married," I would counter.
"Oh! Lucky guy," he would continue.
"He's a she," I would explain.
"Oh! That must make things interesting..." he would reply.
Fortunately, it wasn't long before I found a creative commons image on Wikipedia. Good ol' Wikipedia. I photoshopped the picture back at my hotel room and uploaded it the next day (which was also quite embarrassing).
But was it all worth it? As it turned out, I didn't win second place. I got first place. But I wanted second!!!
Luckily for me, though, I was able to trade first place for second place and today I received Season 1 of Knight Rider. Yaaaaayyyyy!
Let the resurgence of childhood memories begin!