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Dear Car Talk

Christopher L. Jorgensen
P.O. Box 546
Ames, IA 50010

October 25, 2010

Car Talk Plaza
Box 3500 Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA 02238

Dear Car Talk Guys,

First off, can I get an autographed photo of one or both of you?

I also have a few questions, and you’re my last best hope. I already asked the Ringling Brothers, but I guess those guys are too busy, so I thought I’d ask you instead, since I know you’ll have the time!

I am interested in becoming a clown. Even my best friends consider me to be a jackass, I don’t mind makeup that much, and I do like some kids, so I think it might be a good fit.

My girlfriend insists some men compensate for a lack of equipment (if you know what I mean) by driving large cars like a Ford Mustang or a GM Hummer. I tried to reassure her this is why I drive a 2000 Dodge Neon, but this just scared her.

Anyway, this leaves me with three questions: 1, how many clowns can fit in a 2000 Dodge Neon? 2, what is the average size of a clown’s unit? 3, Do I have to send you any kind of picture to prove I can fit in a clown car?

I am just wondering if I should reconsider my career choices.


Christopher L. Jorgensen

p.s. If you’re interested I can send along a picture of my “resume” (if you know what I mean).


Christopher L. Jorgensen

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[Editor’s note: This photo was all that was received in reply.]

Scan of the letter from the Car Talk Guys.

















I did originally send this to the Ringling Brothers, but they didn’t reply. I’ve since been in contact with a Ringling Brothers’ clown who assures me that I can get a clown car ride if they ever come close enough for me to see a show.

I’ll let you know if it happens!

By Christopher L. Jorgensen


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