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.
A 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.
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 nine 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!