OK Cliffy, you asked for it, now you’re gonna get it…
I’m not talking Craig Glazer. I’m not gonna punch anybody’s lights out, Just making good on my pledge to publish the pic I took several years back of Watson’s Girl Jennifer Eichler and then Star editor Mark Zieman.
It was taken when the owners of Watson’s (now Family Leisure) strode through town calling on advertisers – the Star being one – and I hijacked the Watson’s Girl for a photo shoot. The Star photographer who got to do the honors still worships at my altar for bestowing on him the savory task.
Far less thrilled was Zieman, who posed uncomfortably (and looking a little pudgy) when I led Jennifer to his office while giving her a tour of the newsroom and asked them to pose. Yes, it was my idea alone. Nothing sinister, mind you. I’d have done the same thing had she been standing by that statue of Superman in Metropolis, Illinois.
I’ll tell you this much, Zieman was none too pleased about his 15 minutes of fame with the hot tub / above ground swimming pool hottie. He made a point of dressing me down later, advising me of his distaste for impromtu photo shoots.
Must say, I was a little surprised.
Do you know how many red-bloooded American boys would have dropped to their knees and thanked their lucky stars for a chance to lay hands on the Watson’s Girl back then? Countless. Or in the words of Mastercard, priceless!
Of course, that was long before Jennifer married, had kids, divorced and went slutty with her online podcasts this summer.
Anyway, here it is. Go ahead and nail it to your locker door or whatever – no need to thank me. Except for Cliffy, you owe me, dude.