February 18, 2005

What the hell?

From the letters to the editor in today's Star-Tribune:

An early draft of a greeting

Memo to prospective Vikings owner Reggie Fowler:

Hi, it's me, Pat Proft, president of the United States and inventor of the stocking cap. I wish you all the best as owner of the Vikings. You'll enjoy living in Minnesota. You'll never want to leave. I know I missed it so much when I was pope.

Congratulations! By the way, I invented the word "congratulations." You can use it any time you want.

Pat Proft, Wayzata.


Posted by Ryan at February 18, 2005 10:35 AM

A piss-poor attempt at humor by that guy, if you ask me.

Posted by: Bryan at February 18, 2005 01:37 PM

Well, I guess if the Star-Tribune can continue to run Nick Coleman's columns, this Pat Proft guy fits right in.

Posted by: Ryan at February 18, 2005 01:40 PM

Ha! That's interesting. I knew Pat Proft when I went to high school in Wayzata. He was notorious for coming up with all sorts of wacky and obviously fake stories about himself - for example, that he went on dates with popular teenage actresses, had a seat on the NY stock exchange and the Motion Picutre academy, invented the term "cool beans", etc. The Star Tribune letter seems to be written as a joke impersonation by someone who knows Proft personally. Of course, the letter wouldn't make sense to anyone outside Proft's circle of acquaintances, but I imagine the people inside that circle are having a few chuckles right now. Except for Proft himself, that is.

Posted by: Fiximasmiffic at February 19, 2005 02:23 AM

^^^ Bullshit alert for the above comment.

The letter parodies the fact that Fowler faked or exaggerated parts of his resume. (If you haven't been following the news, Fowler claimed that he played in the NFL, earned a Business Administration degree, and participated in the Little League World Series, when he really did none of these things.)

Posted by: Bill Hogue at February 20, 2005 08:11 AM

Um, can I also give a "what the hell?" on this comment thread??

Posted by: klo at February 21, 2005 02:05 PM
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