Sunday, November 16, 2008
This is my friend Chris Piper. He's dressed up in a costume, he usually doesn't look like this. This is his version of Jimmy Carter in a Burger King costume. Which is just creepy, no matter how your brain tries to make it work.
I respect Jimmy Carter. He is a good man. I wrote to him when I was 11 and told him he was doing a good job. He and Rosalind sent me a 5x7 glossy signed photograph of them with Amy in the Blue room. I think it was in the blue room. It may have been in black and white.
That was in 1976, and we went to visit the White House for the Bicentennial. I was hoping we could meet them, since he was my penpal and all, but we weren't able to see them. I'm sure they were busy. Amy was probably reading a book or something, and Jimmy was probably busy with some foreign policy, or at Camp David maybe.
I've never written to The Burger King, nor have I been to his house. I can't quite imagine what his house would be like. Is it a castle? I thought he was retired, but he seems to have made a comeback. Maybe he didn't invest enough in his 401K or something.
Or maybe he just can't quite retire because he's driven to do good for others, like President Carter is. I can't see The Burger King building houses for Habitat for Humanity or supervising elections in war-torn countries, though.
Could The Burger King work with The Gates Foundation to fight Aids or Malaria? Probably not. In fact, no. That'd be way too creepy. He'd scare all the children, probably.
For the record, Chris is married to my friend Marla. She is not creepy, and in fact is quite attractive. It seems to me she could have had anyone, yet she chose this Mr. Carter Burger King guy. Go figure. He is a lucky, lucky man, I tell you.