Friday, January 7, 2011

The Naked Cowboy

We New Yorkers have a lot to be proud of. The Naked Cowboy is one of them. I don't know where I've been, but today is the first time I've heard of him. Even Jon, "Mr. Conservative", knows all about the Times Square cowboy, and my daughter, Teri, saw him in Key West. I think I've been shoveling too much horse pucky.

This guy's name is Robert John Burck, a street performer in Time Square, wearing only cowboy boots, a hat, and briefs, with a strategically placed guitar which gives the illusion of nudity. He does this in the winter too! Br-r-r-r!

He's cute, but I think his behavior is a tad strange even for NYC. Jon says, "You can think he's weird if you want to, but I guarantee, he's laughing all the way to the bank! I may decide to do this in Rochester." "Oh brother!", I said, "You don't know how to play the guitar."

Just a quick aside, in 2012, Mr. Burck is running for President of the United States under the Tea Party movement. I can see it all now...President, Naked Cowboy and Vice President, Manhattan Madam.  Their tag line could be: We plan on exposing our government for what it really is and keeping you abreast of our latest strategies.

9 comments:

Randy Johnson said...

Hey we saw this guy, or maybe it was his doppelganger on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras several years ago. To be honest with you, compared to some of the other folks he really didn’t look all that “naked.”

Pamela Beers. said...

Could be a double or a reasonable facsimile. The current naked cowboy is 41 years old. How long ago did you see him? He makes celebrity appearances at various locations.

Hey Randy, betcha' people will think his doppelganger is his...well, you know.

lightly said...

ok i know i said anything naked is fine but i think thats where i draw the line

Randy Johnson said...

Pam: we were in New Orleans for Mardi Gras in 2004. Maybe it was the same guy, or maybe he's franchised himself.

Doppelganger? Hmm, it is a weird word isn’t it? Okay, I had to look up its origin: It’s borrowed from the German words: Doppel (double) and Gänger (walker) ...but you probably already knew that.

Pamela Beers. said...

lightly: I heard you were going to be the Canadian Naked Cowboy...only in the summertime.

itsmecissy said...

I think we have his tripleganger in San Francisco's Ghirardelli Square/Pier 39 area... cept our naked guy wears a G-string and plays a banjo.

lightly as the Canadian naked cowboy .... hmmmm.

Pamela Beers. said...

itsme: Yee Gads! Either this guy really gets around or there is a triple. AND ya' never know about our pal, lightly.

Anonymous said...

I would vote for him he is talented cute and he obviously knows how to make money....

Pamela Beers. said...

Anon: Some guys just have it all.