Touch the man.

New York Times photo. Shamelessly stolen.

Everybody in New York is from someplace else, right? It’s just so, so amusing, when I see Zach Klein making yet another cultural splash — this time on the Thursday Styles cover of the freakin’ New York Times — to remember the first time I met him face-to-face, in a Chili’s on Coliseum Boulevard in Fort Wayne. We had appetizers and grown-up drinks, and Zach showed his fake ID. We were just about the only bloggers in the city.

And now look at him, being pawed by a crowd of omnisexual pretty people, participating in the focus-group research for the new version of CK1. The story notes he’s “no relation” to the original Calvin Klein. And he speaks his mind, and calls the new name — CKin2u — “lame.” Love those plain-spoken Hoosiers.

Posted at 8:27 am in Friends and family |

5 responses to “Touch the man.”

  1. cce said on March 8, 2007 at 11:35 am

    i wonder if they’ll be any fallout from marketing a scent to 20 somethings that is packaged in a milk bottle? Don’t think their drinking milk in that picture with manchild being groped by fifteen other people. (He looks very happy with these attentions.)
    Glad I read the article simply to have added the word technosexual to the lexicon. Now that’s what they should call the fragrance, no?

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  2. jcburns said on March 8, 2007 at 1:52 pm

    Boy am I “out of the demo.”

    I just checked, and I have NO pictures of myself at that age printed in the Times, surrounded by touchers of various genders.

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  3. LA mary said on March 8, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    I was quoted once in the NYT describing a snowstorm in Denver. Thirty years ago. I am so, like, way out of the demo.

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  4. nancy said on March 8, 2007 at 3:18 pm

    IM’d Zach this morning. He said, “I was hoping no one would see that.” Yeah.

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  5. LA mary said on March 8, 2007 at 4:59 pm


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