My Brilliant Modeling Career

I’ve finally added to my site the highlight of my career as an international fashion model. It’s my ad for Mccormick Tractors for Dutch language farming magazines: Trekkerliefde kent maar Ã?Â??Ã?Â?Ã?©Ã?Â??Ã?Â?Ã?©n kleur rood
(This actually did appear in European agricultural magazines.)

Note: It’s a PDF file, so you’ll need Adobe Acrobat. And maybe even a sense of humor.

8 Responses to “My Brilliant Modeling Career”

  1. Tom G. Palmer

    Well…..I was contacted by a Dutch advertising agency. They had gotten someone to search through the web for photos of people baring their biceps. Somehow they had found a photo of me on a fishing trip showing off my “ama-gi” (Sumerian for “liberty”) tattoo. They liked it and sent me an email. I glanced at it and thought it was some kind of weird Nigerian-bank-con spam, so I didn’t respond. Then one of the execs called me on the phone and asked if they could use the photo. I agreed, for a huge price, which turned out to be my very own pair of size 45 Dutch wooden sabots (those pointy wooden shoes), which are now sitting on a bookshelf behind me as I type. I didn’t even get to go over and pose in front of a big red tractor. So there you have it. The full truth.

  2. That is hilarious. The internet is a strange and wonderful place- who knows, they could’ve just done a random search on

    Actually I was just commenting earlier to my coworkers what a fantastic thing it is- we were having an argument over what a pecan looked like (…) and I was able to pull up a picture in 2 seconds and prove that I was right.

  3. What I want to know is how they talked you into getting a McCormick tattoo that is so poorly done it looks like it was digitally superimposed. I hope you really do love McCormick Tractors, because that’ll be on your arm for a long time!

  4. Brian Radzinsky

    You’ve gotta love the ways people now do business. First they basically google bicep pictures, then they take a picture of you NOT infront of the tractor and than photoshop a tattoo on… but not completely it seems.

  5. No one has stated the obvious, which is “Dude, you are hot!”

    You probably already know that you are a god among the women who attended IHS summer seminars back when the ratio of men to women was 98:1. I STILL meet IHS alumna who say, when the topic inevitably arises, “it broke my heart to learn that Tom Palmer wasn’t even interested in women.” I fared well enough with my own classical liberal god, but I feel for the women who never stood a chance with you, man. 😉