There can only be one half-naked piece of Americana in these parts!
That’s what New York City’s Naked Cowboy told Time Square’s newest addition, the Naked Cowgirl, anyway.
According to a story from the Associated Press, the Naked Cowboy sent the Cowgirl a cease-and-desist letter and claimed that if she wanted to continue as the naked Cowgirl she’d have to become a “franchise” of the Naked Cowboy. Most licensed franchisees are required to pay $500 a month.
Now this begs TWO questions:
1. How can one (i.e. the Cowboy) have a monopoly on standing on a street in one’s underwear and charging tourists for photos?
2. How is this “profession” so lucrative that he can expect the Cowgirl to pay $500 a month.
3. Why don’t they just work together? Make up some kind of entertaining routine? Commiserate about their shared love of being half-naked in public?
Why can’t the Naked Cowboy and the Naked Cowgirl just get along?