Without a Doubt, the Very Sexiest Picture I Have Ever Taken in My Entire Life

Honestly, it’s a shame I’m married, because I would so totally be reeling in the supermodels with this picture. I think I’ll use it for my next author photo. Krissy will just have to understand.

51 Comments on “Without a Doubt, the Very Sexiest Picture I Have Ever Taken in My Entire Life”

  1. I still haven’t gotten that waterproof keyboard.

    Damn you, Scalzi!

    Although, I guess now I need to get a new one, so might as well make it waterproof. So I guess I should also say thanks.

  2. Whoa! It looks like you shaved. Does this mean you’ve met your deadlines, and The High Castle is finished?

  3. The eyes are creepy. Uber-creepy. ::shudder::

    It’s like you’re looking off screen at your puppet-master who is telling you to use your jazz hands, and if you don’t he’ll flog you.

    The whole thing is creepy.

  4. # Dave Says:
    December 8th, 2007 at 2:38 pm

    I thought the rule was no bizarre and twisted photoshoppery until after the deadline.

    Well, in Scalzi’s defense, Dave, this isn’t exactly twisted photoshoppery. This is more like “OMG! I just won a new motor-home on The Price is Right!”

  5. Well, in Scalzi’s defense, Dave, this isn’t exactly twisted photoshoppery.

    No, look at it again. The shadows are all wrong, and the skin shows clear signs on being subtly but horribly highlighted. It’s a total photoshoppery.

  6. Legions, we must rescue our Uber-Geek from the Dork-o-Morphs. Danger Will Robinson, Danger!

    I’m with you, Nathan. My Stun-Gun of Cool is at the ready!

  7. I can see where the horns have been removed, and there’s definitely some JPEG artefacts around the gum line. The whole thing is terribly disturbing, especially after the Creation Museum episode. There’s obviously no evolutionary or environmental niche that this fabrication could exist in. Damn it all, you’ve made me an aatheist!!

  8. And I still think the “Hot Scalzi” award goes the picture where it looks like he has to wash himself with a rag on a stick. This looks more like birth control by photoshop.

  9. “C’mere kitty. Look, I’m not holding anything. I just wanna get a new picture of you. Here, kitty, kitty. Aw, C’mon. why would you think you need to hide under the couch.”

  10. The look on your face reminds me of the expression on The Dude’s face during the Busby Berkeley dream-sequence in The Big Lebowski, as he’s sliding down a bowling lane looking up the skirts of a dozen leggy dancers. Accordingly, John, since I have to assume this photo was taken in a mirror, I have to admit I’m a little concerned about the effect you’re having on yourself, but okay. I guess I’ll put it down to having a healthy self-image.

  11. I wonder if Scalzi looks like this every time he sees himself in a mirror?

    It’s like he’s awfully happy to see himself… Almost a little too happy.

  12. Back away from the spray tan dude. There’s still hope for you since you don’t have trout lips or a bad weave, yet.

  13. I am skeptical about the word “sexy” as a description of the picture. Looks more like shocked that one little candle caught the whole Christmas tree on fire.

  14. I always fall for the short, orange, fuzzy looking type.

    My husband will just have to understand. Tall, dark and good-looking just isn’t enough.

  15. Seconding the rag on a stick pic as sexiest. This one isn’t a patch on that one, although Oompa Loompa Scalzi-Dee-Doo is pretty funny.

  16. That photo screams to be reproduced as a life-sized, cardboard stand-up and placed in your living room as a conversation piece. I mean, you’re missing the legs, but they shouldn’t be too hard to photoshop in.

    An even better idea? Make the stand-up scream or carry on conversations.

  17. Funny you should mention the author pic. I actually prepped new files for a reprint of The Ghost Brigades in mass market this past week . . . . But it’s not off to the printers yet, so you just say the word, and we’ll dress it up all sexy and farty-rainbow-like.

  18. I would so totally be reeling in the supermodels

    I do think “reeling” is the operative verb here. As in keeling over.

    Those poor supermodels.

  19. I am proud of my Oompa Loompa heritage, and I’ll thank you not to mock it

    Oompa Loompa? I thought this was your Ernie costume. I guess the cat gets to be Bert?

  20. Well, my shirt shipped this weekend, so I’m looking forward to it shortly.

    Say, have you started a Flickr group for this shirt yet? The “Farting Rainbows” group has a certain ring to it, don’t you think?

  21. “The ‘Farting Rainbows’ group has a certain ring to it…”

    And so it came to pass, upon reading comment #47, that secret Scalzi fan Thom Yorke grabbed the phone to inform his bandmates that he had a new name for Radiohead’s current tour….

  22. CosmicDog beat me to it. Of course, I’m several days late to Scalzi’s party… Still, Shaun of the Dead, anyone?

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