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Some of my loyal readers (all 3 of you!) know that I occasionally drop Pamela Anderson boob references into my writing. Now, I didn't intend to have this as a running inside joke. It came about organically because whenever I met Asian men of a certain age (over 35), as soon as they learned I was from LA they would ask me about Pamela Anderson. If I had ever met her. Did she still live in the sacred land of Malibu, jiggling as she ran down the beach? I cannot over-exaggerate the number of times this has happened. The reach of Baywatch at it's prime in the 90's was mind-boggling: it was syndicated in over 72 countries including Mongolia!
Believe it or not, for a brief time it was the number 1 TV show in the entire world. Even after I left Asia, I would get asked about Pamela in Russia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East.
To be completely honest, I don't even think Pamela Anderson is all that attractive. Her current Jupiter-sized boobs are ridiculously over-sized bags of air that match what is between her ears. But she is fun to write about because she is such a cartoonish figure, a real-life Jessica Rabbit. So, please don't be offended by this, or anything else I write. And if you are offended, keep reading because something else I write will hopefully offend you even more on the next post.
Thanks and enjoy the blog!!
One Dumb Travel Bum
I've been thinking about your PA references...whether to include them in your book depends upon how broad of a target audience your seeking. For instance it probably wouldn't fly with the Bill Bryson crowd but probably works for certain segment. Something in general to keep in mind when considering your "style".ReplyDelete