mugshot, 1988

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Bad hair? Check. Cold sore? Check. Homemade tie-dye shirt? Check. Arrested at a protest over a grove of trees being turned into a parking lot? You bet your ass, check.

A few years later, Pee Wee would be photographed in the same room.

Mike Monteiro, torrez, Katie Spence, and 101 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. Erika Hall 94 months ago

    I had no idea you were in Point Break.

  2. chichi banana 94 months ago

    those were the days.

  3. John Moltz 85 months ago

    God. Damn. Hippie.

  4. Pauljh 84 months ago

    Thats the funniest pic of merlin I've ever seen. Who'da thunk that this beatnik would become the corporate ninja that is 'the phone guy'?

  5. squareintheteeth 84 months ago

    You look like a SoCal surfer version of Python-era Michael Palin here. Pretty stunning.

  6. anildash 49 months ago

    Did you save the trees?

  7. merlinmann 49 months ago

    Anil, I saved nothing—NOTHING!

    Also? Wow. Cold sore. Man. What a babe magnet.

  8. Cabel 49 months ago

    The best thing I've seen all week.

  9. harpy 49 months ago

    Not even a Bjorn Borg headband could improve this awesome picture.

  10. justinbaeder 35 months ago

    I'm pretty sure this photo was the inspiration for Instagram.

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