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Our Salute to C. Everett Koop

Who's the best Surgeon General ever? C. Everett Koop! Once upon a time Koop was vital in disseminating information about tobacco and HIV, and is best known for one of the most ridiculous looking beards ever. I mean, I kinda get it. I can't stand hair on my upper lip, but I just choose not to grow a beard because of it. (A lower goatee and/or a soul patch is acceptable, although only back in my single days when I could get away with looking like a total moron.) Now Dr. Koop spends his time selling products for seniors who have fallen and can't get up. It's a great way to stay out of a nursing home, or so they say. It even says that Dr. Koop uses one himself. If they say so.

Runner up props go out to Jocelyn Elders, who got fired for acknowledging that it might be a good way to teach masturbation in school as a way to promote abstinence. That was just a decade ago. Boy were we prudish back then, though to be fair, I don't think it's really a very good way. I mean, I just don't think it's as fun. But that's just me.

UPDATE: Apparently people interested in Dr. Koop can pay him to come speak at their function or event. How much? $30,000. I need to become famous so I can charge thirty grand for a speech. Hey, I'll take THREE grand! I'll take three HUNDRED dollars for me to come speak at your event, and you don't even have to pay for travel expenses. I'm starving!

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