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2009-07-23 15:55:00

New York's famous Naked Cowboy has officially announced his intention to run for mayor of the city. The Naked Cowboy, real name Robert Burck, announced at his usual Times Square haunt Wednesday that he plans to run for mayor with the campaign promise to do more with less. Burck, who is known for playing his guitar while clad only in a cowboy hat and his underpants, said his administration would introduce a Naked Stimulus Package for the city that would include micro loans, tax holidays and...

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2009-06-24 16:44:35

The famed underwear-clad guitarist known as the Naked Cowboy said he plans to perform in his hometown of Greenhills, Ohio, despite a politician's protests. The performer, whose real name is Robert Burck, said he has not been dissuaded from performing Friday at the Greenhills Summer Festival despite mayoral candidate Pat Andwan's protests, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Wednesday. Andwan said in an e-mail to local officials that the Naked Cowboy's costume -- a pair of white briefs -- is...

2009-05-12 14:30:00

NEW YORK, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Times Square, an American landmark, remains the focal point for most New York tourists, vast blocks of lights and excitement along with the handsome focal point, The Naked Cowboy. Today marked a first in The Naked Cowboy's life as he became The Well Dressed Cowboy. Joseph Abboud(R) became the first men's designer label to dress the NYC legend. The Naked Cowboy stopped by Joseph Abboud Apparel's semi-annual factory sale, where he shopped for, and tried on...

2008-08-21 12:10:00

The "Naked Cowboy," a New York City street busker who performs in undies and a ten-gallon hat, says he's signed a television development deal. The Cowboy, real name Robert Burck, says he'll star in an upcoming "reality show" where he will judge the talents of street performers such as himself in an "American Idol"-style competition, the New York Post reported Wednesday. "I want to see people like me, the real deal," the Naked Cowboy told the Post. "I'm looking for character more than...

2008-08-18 12:00:25

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- BHE TV LLC announced today that they have signed Robert Burck better known as 'The Naked Cowboy' to an exclusive agreement that will feature Burck as a host of a new reality series. The series will focus on the unique life-style of 'buskers', better known as street performers and will also capture their true survival instincts within a competition elimination format. "We have wanted to develop this idea for several years," says Eric Bischoff, Partner,...

2008-06-25 06:00:00

By Braden Lammers, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jun. 25--Chute Gerdeman, a Columbus-based retail design firm, landed a sweet gig when it was picked to design the M&M's World stores. Officials never thought it would lead to a fight with a naked cowboy. Robert Burck, better known as New York City street performer the Naked Cowboy, has received the OK to proceed with a lawsuit against the folks who make M&M's-brand candy and Chute Gerdeman. Burck is suing Mars Inc., the candy...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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