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An Unanswered Letter to Original Charcoal Company

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

November 10, 2008

The Original Charcoal Company
PO Box 49001
Charlotte, NC 28277

Dear Original Charcoal,

This last Halloween I tried to persuade my girlfriend to go as Whoopi Goldberg, since I totally wanted my costume to be Ted Danson in blackface. We didn’t end up doing this, since my girlfriend is white (and just a slip of a girl), so no one would buy her as a Whoopi stand-in. She also convinced me it would be racist and worse than that no one would get it!

The dilemma I am now faced with is I have a bag of your product (your original 100% all-natural hardwood lump charcoal if it matters), and was wondering if there was anything fun and creative I could do with it.

Obviously Halloween has passed, so costumes like a hobo or coal clown are out. Is there other things you can do with coal, in Iowa, in November that aren’t racist?


Christopher L. Jorgensen


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