This is the question on my mind (hopefully everyone else’s too so I don’t feel like a weirdo) after the Naked Cowboy, aka Robert Burck, won the right to go to court and sue the Blue M&M for using his identity. Congratulations to Mr. Naked for being the only person not to think it’s cool to be turned into an M&M! They even have a Web site for it. Yes, I’ve done this more than once.
Anyway, the Blue M&M was dressed like him in an ad in front of the Mars Candy store in Times Square. That’s the Naked Cowboy’s turf–and has been since 1998. So I get that he doesn’t like the competition. But the blue M&M is so much…cuter. Here’s what the Naked Cowboy had to say for himself:
“Sounds like I’ve got $4 million coming my way.”
WHAT? You mean you care about the money? You mean you didn’t make a mockery out of yourself every day just bring a smile to people’s faces and make them slightly uncomfortable as you stood there in cowboy boots and tighty whities? This whole thing was a gimmick, just to make money?! Shame on you, Naked, for fooling us all!
But on the other hand, power to him. I hang out naked and get made into an M&M and I’m still unemployed. I mean, I’m a writer.
Oh and FYI, this is not Naked’s first time to court. Here is his mugshot. I just stumbled across it. I figured it would just make everyone feel better about themselves.
[Posted by Kathleen]