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Only in Radio Heartland: Captain Billy's Federal Booty Administration

Posted at 6:42 AM on February 19, 2009 by Julia Schrenkler

Fans of Minnesota Public Radio's Morning Show may miss Captain Billy on the air, but he still writes...and even puts out the all-hands call. Yesterday he asked people to volunteer for Captain Billy's Federal Booty Administration, a refreshingly humorous (don't tell him I said that) take on the shovel-ready transportation projects. Some of the 'applications' are a good read, like this one from Anna:

Dear Cap'n Billy,

I am writing to apply for a position in your soon-to-be-formed Federal Booty Administration. As the parent of a small child, I have the skills you need. I am among the recently laid-off and could start immediately.

I have experience in the following: digging in the sand, digging in wet mud, searching for small and large lost items in unlikely places, on-the-fly repairs on a variety of items, and dealing with surly characters in need of a nap (or dinner).

My background as a parent, paired with my desire for work, make me an excellent candidate for the F.B.A. I look forward to talking with you about how my skills can benefit your organization.

Anna (from Minneapolis)

There's still time to read the background and errr... apply.

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