How A Poster Of A Sexy Dude Helped One Game Developer Make A Point

An employee at Hawken developer Meteor Entertainment had only one real gripe about her job: Their office featured a poster of a scantily-clad lady mechanic, and it bugged her to death. She says her boss, Meteor CEO Mark Long, loved the poster. She did not.

So what did she do? As she describes in a new guest-post at The Hawkeye Initiative website, she pulled a clever prank. First she convinced her co-worker, artist Sam Kirk, to make a second poster, this one featuring a scantily clad dude (named, of course, "Bro-sie the Riveter"). They snuck into the office and hung it up, unsure of what the reaction would be. Their boss was surprised by the prank poster, and shortly after seeing it, tapped the prankster on the shoulder and, according to her, said:

"That was a brilliant prank. You called me on exactly the bullshit I need to be called on. I put up pictures of half-naked girls around the office all the time and I never think about it. I’m taking you and Sam to lunch. And after that, we’re going to hang both prints, side by side.”

Ha, well played. You can see the side-by-side prints up top, and read the full story over at The Hawkeye Initiative.