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Prom Date

2002-01-29 18:04:00+00 by Dan Lyke 7 comments

High School Senior Toby Hocking brought Playboy Playmate Petra Verkiak, Miss December 1989, to his "winter formal" dance. She's 35, so there's a bit of an age gap, I wonder how this went over with his peers?

[ related topics: Children and growing up ]

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:34:52+00 by: Stuart MacMillan

In the longer version of the story in the OC register the kid says he is taking her to "BJ's" on the Balboa peninsula. This is of course ae pizza place but the name makes it funny in the context of the story. He must have enjoyed saying that name to her. Ufortunately i was drinking in a bar nearby when they must have been there or else i would have seen them. Damn :-)


#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:34:52+00 by: Dan Lyke

I love the ending paragraph:

"I'm just going to treat her like a regular date," he said.

Dude, she's 35. She's already seen the "yawn and stretch your arm over" trick, and she can definitely[Wiki] out-drink you.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:34:53+00 by: Dylan

Dan, your last comment took this from amusing to hilarious...thanks, I needed that.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:34:53+00 by: Dan Lyke

You'll be happy to know that when I wrote that I was hearing your pronunciation of "Dude", the one with that slightly exasperated "get a clue" tinge, in my head.

#Comment made: 2002-01-29 22:34:46+00 by: ccoryell [edit history]

So I would upload an image of this playmate, (I came across an archive of playmates 1953-1999 a while back), but I don't feel like image hosting... [New feature? Dan?]

A little further work reveals:

Petra Verkiak's Gallery ( unOffical)

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:34:54+00 by: canis

A different URL with the same (extended) story was sent around at work today. Am I the only one that read it and thought, "Someone take his dad out and shoot him full of horse tranqs or something?". I dunno, maybe it's just me, but if I was a none-too-popular high school kid who (and cue 80s teen-coming-of-age movie plot) went to the prom with a Playmate, the last thing I'd want is my dad hanging around videotaping everything and yelling.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:34:55+00 by: Dylan

Dear God canis is right...this IS an 80's teen-coming-of-age flick! I think it's Weird Science without the Science part! (Was I the only one who thought Kelly LeBrock looked a little over-the-hill in that?)

And Dan, you're right...I'm VERY pleased that my use of a word I abhor using (Dude) had a part in that great laugh I had.