Back in ’01 and early ’02, Britney Spears was still pretty much in her prime so when I would constantly tease readers of the IGN PSX and PS2 mailbag sections that I had nudes of young Miss Spears it tended to get the masses riled up. While a good portion of the audience either knew or figured I was full of shit, there were quite a few gullible readers out there that thought I must be telling the truth because I was a respected editor of a professional web site, so they took it hook, line and sinker.
This tomfoolery went on for months and usually ended up with me posting this “nude” of Britney where I went through the work for doing a quality Photoshop job of her face onto some naked chick only to mosaic and blur out all the good parts. I, of course, said you could click the pic to see the real photo but the link would always take the victim to something like a pic of a bodybuilder with my head Photoshop’d on top or maybe a fat chick in a swimsuit.
This culminated with my final work of trickery on my last day as an editor with IGN before taking my job with Visual Concepts to work on the 2K football titles. In my final mailbag update, I proclaimed that I would finally share the nude of Britney Spears that I had and that nobody else in the world could get their hands on because it was my last day with the site and they couldn’t fire me for posting x-rated material since I was already leaving.
For my final act of evil, I had my roommate Sam Bishop, much to his dismay, take a photograph of me half-naked with whipped-cream dripping off my mountainous man boobs while sitting on our living room couch. The act of taking the photograph has scarred Bishop for life, and I’m sure it did the same for the 1.5 million people that ended up clicking the link over the course of the next two days. I say it scarred most — but not all — because I wouldn’t be surprised if at least a few of the freaks out there rubbed at least one out to my sexy honor as I’ve done to thousands of chicks over the course of my short time on the planet.
I bring this up because today is the 9 year anniversary of the taking of my infamous whipped-cream bikini photo that can still be seen on this blog if you decide to search hard enough.