August 21, 2012
Dear Mister Wonderful,
Is posing for a pin-up calendar a good career move? When one is chubby and middle-aged? (And does it make a difference if it’s for a non-profit fundraiser?)
Dear Genius Quotient,
My answer is definitely going to depend on just what your “career” is.
For instance, if you are Batman, I would say this is not a good move, regardless of how much cowl you leave on. Criminals are a cowardly, superstitious, lot and you must be a symbol, more than a man. You’re pushing 50, Br─b'uh, buddy, don’t throw away that physique mystique just because the 50 Shades of Gotham Ladies Circular wants to make you Mr. October.
On the other hand, if you are a politician, Mister Wonderful says go for it. Prove to the people that you have something to hide! Maybe they’ll wish it had stayed hidden a while longer, but we here at the Labs will certainly have had a good cackle at your expense, and that’s what counts.
If you’re a poet, a scientist, or a comic book artist, don’t bother. They’ve probably seen it for free.