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Naked Cowboy

Robert John Burck (born December 23, 1970), better known as the Naked Cowboy, is an American street performer whose pitch is on New York City's Times Square. He wears only cowboy boots, a hat, and briefs, with a guitar strategically placed to give the illusion of nudity. On October 6, 2010, Burck formally announced that he is running for President of the United States in the 2012 U.S. election as a candidate representing the U.S. Tea Party movement. Burck was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended Our Lady of the Rosary elementary school in Greenhills, Ohio, and later earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Cincinnati. He began busking in December 1997 and first appeared on Venice Beach, Los Angeles. The public immediately gave him much more money after a friend suggested to him that he dress only in his underwear in order to generate higher earnings. He is currently most famous as a fixture of New York City's Times Square where tour guides on passing buses point him out. Burck is also a regular in the streets of the French Quarter during the New Orleans Mardi Gras season. "I had a little old lady in New Orleans Mardi Gras grab my balls and said, 'Just

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Larry the NAKED Cable Guy

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Naked Cowboy for President -- Kill Betty White?

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Naked Cowboy on the Run ... for U.S. President

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on the Run ... for U.S. President

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Kooky Lady Rides Naked Cowboy for $10 Mil

Kooky Lady
Rides Naked Cowboy for $10 Mil

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Naked Cowboy to M&Ms -- Bite Me!

Naked Cowboy to M&Ms
Bite Me!

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