Posted by: GeekHiker | October 9, 2009

Friday Sillyness: My Blood Runs Cold, My Memory Has Just Been Sold

(Bonus points if you know the reference above. 🙂 )

National Geographic Magazine isn’t something I read a lot.  This isn’t for lack of desire or interest, mind you.

The honest truth is: I’ve already got so many things (books, magazines, online items) on my reading list already that I just can’t add NGM, as fascinating as it is.

Returning a book to the library the other day, I perused the current issue, which has a long article on the Coast Redwoods, one of my favorite parts, and trees, of California.

What sold me was the gatefold: a photo composite of the entire length of a Coast Redwood, from trunk to crown.  You can see this gorgeous photo here but believe me, it looks better in print.

So I headed to the bookstore at lunch today and bought myself a copy, most likely something that I will keep.  No doubt it’ll find a place next to my book on Coast Redwoods.

Back at the office, I was showing the magazine to my co-workers, unfolding the over two foot long gatefold for all to see.  One of my co-workers burst out laughing.

“What?” I asked.

“GeekHiker,” she chuckled, “this is a centerfold for you, isn’t it?”

“I… er… um…”


Maybe next time I should pick up a Playboy…



  1. LOL!!! Hey, who are those people on the trees? Looks really cool!

  2. J. Geils Band – Angel is a Centerfold

    What do I win?

    I have that issue on my nightstand waiting to be read. I’ll have to check ‘her’ out.

  3. I like the jokes in Playboy….

  4. That’s funny! At least you won’t get grounded if your mom finds it under your mattress.

  5. That’s the only article for which I’m keeping this month’s issue. I’m subscribed.

  6. Hehe, would love to see one of my coworkers with a centerfold like that!

  7. K – I haven’t read the article yet, but I believe they’re rearchers. And, yes, they’re life-sized.

    Homer-Dog – Well, I’d reward you with a copy of the magazine, but you already have it! I hope The Wife doesn’t get jealous!

    Jean – I haven’t looked at a Playboy in years! LOL

    Dingo – Not grounded, maybe, but disturbed for sure…

    Narami – Heh, I haven’t even looked at the other articles yet…

    Spleeness – 🙂

  8. that’s hilarious

  9. Ah…I picked up the copy of that magazine from the waiting room at work. I stole it and took it home with me.

  10. you got that horrid song stuck in my head. damn you geekhiker!

  11. S’Dizzle – Yeah, it kinda was.

    Hebba – LOL

    BlakSpring – You’re so, so welcome. 😉

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