Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I Really Should Be Working...

...but I came across this piece in Radar magazine that I thought was pretty good. Basically, an adult poses as a kidand writes to famous people.

In the late '90s, pop-culture historian Bill Geerhart had a little too much time on his hands and a surfeit of stamps. So, for his own entertainment, the then-unemployed thirtysomething launched a letter-writing campaign to some of the most powerful and infamous figures in the country, posing as a curious 10-year-old named Billy.
Some favs. Nightstalker's response:

Know any Asian girls willing to correspond?

Charles Manson:

JUST to forgit I didn't take your money when I had ALL your credit cards locked up in my dreams—Rife with Con Va Lution due 2 subjewgashen.

Larry Flynt:

Until then [when you are 18 and subscribe to my magazine] you should read the Sears Roebuck catalog.

Clarence Thomas:

I like the Egg McMuffin.