Get ‘Em While They’re Young
Tell me, which is worse: a cartoon camel that encourages kids to smoke, a creepy clown that encourages kids to eat unhealthily, or an anthropomorphic letter “e” with a green mustache that encourages kids to use an inefficient fuel source that drives up the costs of food and fuel?
Sure, the latter of the three isn’t pure evil, but he still makes me uneasy. Edgar the “E” Man is the new mascot for EPIC, the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council. With a round short body, an inflatable mustache, and a hat that looks like it was stolen from Luigi, Edgar travels the land promoting ethanol to all the impressionable little minds that need molding. Yes, there is a form you can fill out to have Edgar appear at your party. He even has a Facebook account.
Is it possibly taking things to far to use an inflatable letter “e” to promote ethanol by manipulating children? Before you know it, we’ll see Eli the Eminent Domain Eagle and Karl the Tax Kredit Kangaroo. I just pray that Chester Cheetah, Captain Crunch, and the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man can form some sort of mascot union, and keep Edgar the “E” Man out.