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Daddy’s Baby Bump – The Ugly Truth

Press Release:

Many of you have asked me about this, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned from the political scene lately, it’s important to respond to allegations quickly. I feel I really need to address the rumors out there in the blogosphere concerning whether I did… or did not… pose for “Mudflap Man”.

Who or what you ask is a mudflap man? For those of you living under rocks or perhaps in more civilized parts of the country or world, allow me to elucidate. On the highways and byways of at least the southern portions of this great country of ours you will find a myriad of trucks of many makes, models and sizes.

The Common Mudflap Adornment - Mudflap GirlA common automotive accessory installed in order to prevent damage to other vehicles by stones kicked up by a truck’s tires is something called a mudflap. And this flap of heavy rubber hanging behind the rear wheels is often adorned with tasteful bits of folk art such as the oh so naturally proportioned woman pictured above.

Well, it seems that there has been a bit of a backlash to the whole “mudflap girl” thing. Okay, perhaps backlash is a bit of an exaggeration. Bottom line somebody decided they could make a quick buck marketing a competing product. And in the interest of truth in advertising they wanted the product to most closely represent those manly men piloting the big rigs down our nation’s highways.

The Much Less Common Mudflap Adornment - Mudflap Man

Well, you guessed it, that’s where I came in. Yes… I’m Mudflap Man! I totally developed a bigger baby bump than my lovely wife when she was pregnant seven years ago. Pretty sure I felt contractions just the other day. My modeling career for automotive accessories be damned… it’s seriously time for a diet!

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  1. Kelley Simpson

    haa haaa haaa haaa. That’s all, just laughing…

    1. Michael Schmid

      Laughter was what I was going for, Kelley. I don’t mind if the laughter is at me. 😉 The more laughter in the world the better.

  2. Kristi {at} Live and Love Out Loud

    That’s it. I want a pair of mudflap man mudflaps for my mommy van. 😉

    1. Michael Schmid

      LOL. Thanks for your comment, Kristi. It’s only fair isn’t it. Unfortunately I don’t get a commission even though I posed for it. 😉

  3. Lisa c

    Funny!!!!! You had me going there for a moment 😉

    1. Michael Schmid

      What, you think I’m kidding? 😉 You clearly haven’t seen me recently.

  4. Lisa Kathleen

    Beautiful, Michael! My mom-mobile could use a pair o’ them thar mudflaps, too!!

    1. Michael Schmid

      Thank you, Lisa Kathleen. My little girl does tell me my tummy makes a good pillow. 😉

  5. Paula

    Very funny! I just hope they don’t decide to make mudflaps for plumber trucks and vans 🙂

    1. Michael Schmid

      Thanks, Paula. Yeah, plumber mudflaps could be unfortunate. “Mind the Gap”, as my UK friends might say. 😉

  6. Elly @4Guys_1Girl

    At first I thought. …maybe you guys were having another baby lol. But this was a funny story hahahaha.

    1. Michael Schmid

      Oh sure, Elly. Laugh at my pain. The good news at least is I’ve lost about 30 pounds, and shaved off my beard, so don’t look so much like these any longer. 😉

  7. Steve Woods

    HAH – As I tell the wife, It’s not a paunch, it’s a fuel tank for a love machine…

    1. Michael Schmid

      I’ll remember that, Steve. Cheers! Hope all is going well there in North Lincolnshire today? Doing grand here in Dallas.

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