Sunday, November 13, 2005

Third year in a row

A few of my most faithful readers—I'm talking about the ones who might very well one day drink "Pecadillo Kool-Aid"—have asked about my People covers. Believe it or not; those magazine covers are actually forged. It's true; People Magazine has yet to recognize my achievements. Neverthelesss, I put my likeness on the coveted cover in a new style every year.

This one started it all. I was going for the classic Don Pec look. This is how I look about 98% of the time. My ascot was actually a pair of boxers, and the monicle was a plastic sealing-ring from a bottle of juice. I'm like the MacGyver of magazine-cover forgery.

The next year I looked like a cross between Burt Reynolds, Gabe Kaplan, and the "Joy of Painting" guy. This is my favorite cover.

Last year, I didn't go with a theme. My dad caught me off guard with his camera while I was wearing my flight gear, and the picture just happened to fit the cover nicely. What should I do this year? I'm open to suggestions.

By the way, I've had to shave my head completely for the Police Academy. I'm thinking about going for the Vin Diesel look. Unfortunately, I look more like Sinead O'Conner.

Speaking of the Police Academy; tomorrow is my first day. Incidentally, sometime tomorrow morning I'll be receiving my 20,000th hit. Scroll to the bottom and see what number you are. If you’re lucky number twenty-thousand, leave me a comment. Be sure to include who you are, where you’re from, and what time it is. This will be very cool for you; a lot like it was for the fifty-millionth visitor to Disneyland... except your name won't go down on record and your achievement doesn't matter at all.



Blogger Dinsdale said...

Let me first say congrats on the Police Academy! I know that you've worked hard to get there.

I'm used to achieving things that don't matter, but know this, if I hit the 20,000 I'm gonna stop what I'm doing and run around the office high-fivin' secretaries and dancing like I just took Matt Morris deep at Wrigley to win the Division. Heck, I may just rip my shirt off like that soccer chickie did after the World Cup. Ok, maybe not that, but I'll be happy.

Man, I need to get a life.

How about Dr. Phil for the bald People cover? I realize that he may not be revered as the Sexiest Man Alive, but he would be considered very important to all of the crazies and nuts he counsels on his show. Oh, and can we get Mr. Turk on the cover? He's been on comic books, why not People?

Sunday, November 13, 2005 8:32:00 PM  
Blogger Bryan said...

Bah, I'm not number 20,000.

Sunday, November 13, 2005 10:31:00 PM  
Blogger Chris Meirose said...

I'm 19991. There's a name for numbers like that, though I don't remember it.

Big Chris
Because I said so blog

Monday, November 14, 2005 2:17:00 AM  
Blogger Cindy Swanson said...

Just my stinkin' luck! Unbelievably, I'm number 19,999!

Oh well...since my achievement wouldn't have mattered anyway, I guess it's OK.

Best wishes in your police academy endeavors, by the way.

Monday, November 14, 2005 4:50:00 AM  
Blogger Dinsdale said...

20,003. Drats!

I bet Toby got 20,000.

Monday, November 14, 2005 5:43:00 AM  
Blogger bigwhitehat said...

Pec, about the magazine covers.

My Grandad told me, "If it aint broke, don't break it."

Monday, November 14, 2005 8:38:00 AM  
Blogger Daniel said...

Somewhere in between Cindy and Dindale's post someone must have broke the barrier...

Monday, November 14, 2005 9:45:00 AM  
Blogger Matthew Self said...

I hear the Spurgeon look is in, which is to say the C. Everett Koop look is in. Dr. Koop always reminded me of what a British Naval captain should look like. I bet he always got the lead in the school play when they were doing HMS Pinafore.

Anyway, honor your father and all that.

Monday, November 14, 2005 10:44:00 AM  
Blogger Clare said...

Just stumbled across this blog, adn I ain't 20,000. Wow, what it is to have influential relatives, I have to satisfy myself with a random blogspot here and there.

I do love your work. Keep it up. This blog always meets my intellectual level after I get burnout on the "old man" 's blog!


Tuesday, November 15, 2005 1:13:00 PM  
Blogger Jeremiah Johnson said...

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Tuesday, November 15, 2005 1:36:00 PM  
Blogger Jeremiah Johnson said...

Pec, don't let your hairstyle limit your creativity. One word:


I can see you in a nice mullet, or perhaps something from the Pete Rose/Prince Valiant unisex aisle.

~Mensa Reject

Tuesday, November 15, 2005 1:40:00 PM  
Blogger vox reformata said...

this blog is cool. youre like a glass of warm water, after some theologically hard-core blogsurfing. keep it up. woww! what programs did u use to create those pix?

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 1:36:00 AM  
Blogger Daniel said...

Just to breath some more life into Pecadillo's blog - I am posting one more comment.


Friday, November 18, 2005 8:20:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...


So did you teach your dad how to doctor comic book covers, or did he teach you how to doctor People Mags?;) BTW.... I am back from the dead after he executed me a few weeks ago.


Saturday, November 19, 2005 9:53:00 AM  
Blogger ~SugarBear~ said...

I like the People covers, they're great.

Saturday, November 19, 2005 9:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

those covers are awesome!!

Sunday, March 05, 2006 9:04:00 PM  

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