It's not like anyone knows who he is, but in order to "celebrate founder Colonel Harland Sanders' life and legacy" (really?), KFC is running a Halloween costume contest. Called the "Colonel's 'Doublicious™ Double,'" contest, they're asking people to dress up as the Colonel in his trademark white suit, black string tie, and goatee, and then send in photographs.
The winner gets free KFC for life! Well, actually, 2,600 $5 gift certificates, the equivalent of $13,000. That is a lot of Double Downs. Also, the winner receives an official Colonel Sanders costume to wear next year. Which doesn't make much sense since you already had one? No matter.
The contest started October 26th and ends November 4th, 2010. So you still have time. And then KFC is offering to donate $250,000 to charity if newscasters or talk show hosts dress up as the Colonel.
The offer is generous: a $250,000 donation to the Colonel's Scholars Program for any national news anchor or talk show host who wears a Colonel Sanders costume on his or her show. Which, of course, leads to the questions: who is the Colonel-est of them all? We're thinking ABC's Charlie Gibson could rock a white suit. [Ed note: Al Roker, duh.]
What we'd like to see, however, is some sort of battle royal among the Colonel, the winner of Jamie Oliver's Chipotle processed food costume contest, and the cows from Chick-Fil-A's Cow Appreciation Day. The winner shall be crowned King of the Drive Thru!
Colonel Sanderses. [Photo: Seth Anderson / Flickr]