A quick update on my sexiness


SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING: Thinking Ned is sexy may be bad for your health.
SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNING: Thinking Ned is sexy may be bad for your health.

This status update on my sexiness will be quick because, let’s be honest, it’s me we’re talking about. Those of you who have been following my inclusion in the “Who is the Sexiest Number” competition at The Public Blogger will be happy to know I’ve made the final three.

Ok, maybe “shocked” is a better word.

Either way, as we head into next week’s final round (June 5 & 6), it’s down to Thomas Lemke of Oklahoma, Keyur Panchal of India, and me: a slightly older humorist (give or take 20 years). I’m currently ranked No. 1, mostly due to my seductive bacon poetry, which was dripping with… uh… sexiness?

For the final round, we are required to make a short video explaining what quality we’d like others to perceive as “sexy” about us.

So as you can see, I have my work cut out for me. 

In the meantime, here’s short promo from the folks at The Public Blogger, explaining how we got here and what to expect in the championship round. Plus, I get to try to look sexy while walking in slow motion along the boardwalk in my home town.

Come to think of it, that may actually be my sexiest quality.



From left: Yours truly, Thomas Lemke and Keyur Panchal

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I was a journalist, humor columnist, writer and editor at Siuslaw News for 23 years. The next chapter in my own writer’s journey is helping other writers prepare their manuscript for the road ahead. I'm married to the perfect woman, have four great kids, and a tenuous grip on my sanity...

27 thoughts on “A quick update on my sexiness”

  1. Although I don’t feel very qualified to talk about your sexiness, Ned, anybody who likes bacon enough to write poetry about it deserves to win in my book.

  2. It must be time to level up your game. Dress up like a pirate and recite some bacon poetry while vacuuming. It’s way better than just standing in the kitchen naked eating peanut butter. Wait… I may have just said too much. TMI, TMI 🙂

  3. Those two whipper-snippers don’t stand a chance. I mean, they don’t look even a little bit like Richard Castle (played so well by Nathan Fillion) or have glimpses of Richard /Nathan’s roguish personality. Plus, they can’t hold a candle to the hint of a twinkle in Richard /Nathan /Ned’s eye.

    Is it me or is it getting a bit hot in here? I must remember that I am a 70-year-old granny with cardio problems.

    Now, what was I talking about? Oh, yes, the competition between them fellas, Richard Fillion, Nathan Hickson and Ned Castle. Ned will win easily. The other two might be able to act but Ned’s a writer AND a firefighter made of bacon. Ya can’t get sexier than that!

    1. You know, Tez, until now, I’d never really thought about carrying bacon strips in my firefighter turnouts. Even I’m getting a little excited about that idea! 😉

  4. The bacon may have given you the edge, but seriously Ned, you are looking kind of sexy in that video! 😉 Best of luck my friend. 🙂

  5. Congratulations! Not surprising at all.

    That said, I would like to know more about that OKC dietitian…I’m a registered dietitian and I do NOT remember ANY of my classmates looking like that.
    Hmmm…I wonder if he wears anything under his lab coat.
    Wait, what? Was that out loud?


    1. HAHA! Are you sure that’s all your registered for?

      And thanks, Michelle 😉 The final round is this Sunday. I hear there’s a lab-coat malfunction in his video…

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