A New York busker who calls himself "The Naked Cowboy" and entertains crowds of tourists in his underwear in Times Square year round has launched a bid to run for mayor.
"No one knows how to do more with less than yours truly, and that's the kind of thinking I plan on sharing with my fellow New Yorkers when you elect me," said Robert Burck, announcing his bid to run against Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The long-haired, tattooed Burck has become a Times Square feature and said on his website that he plans to make an official announcement at his regular haunt on Wednesday (local time).
Dressed in nothing but a cowboy hat, boots, and a pair of white underpants emblazoned with the words "Naked Cowboy," Burck earns about $US1,000 ($1,200) a day with his busking.
Mr Bloomberg, a billionaire and Wall Street whiz, intends to run for re-election as mayor hoping for a third four-year-term.
He has already spent millions of dollars on his campaign, including on a blizzard of television commercials, while his only real challenger, the little-known city comptroller, William Thompson, has struggled to be heard.
and what happened to that post about kids who didn't know what typewriters were?