Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Radar Magazine - The Billy Letters

This is the funniest article I've read in ages - well worth checking out. I had tears running down my face from laughing.

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.
To his surprise, replies soon started pouring in. Everyone from Dick Cheney to Charles Manson replied.

Responding to Billy's idea for a "Hustler for kids," Larry Flynt wrote back encouraging the fourth grader to "Hang in there. You'll be 18 before you know it."

Let me know if you enjoyed it.
P.S. Yes I spent 5 minutes trying to work out if Charles Manson wrote some type of code into the capitalisations etc.

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