Mr. Potato Head among those mourning loss of C. Everett Koop2/26/2013
If you've grown up a child of the Internet Age, check that, even if you grew up in the Nintendo Age, you might not know who C. Everett Koop is. (He died today at 96). He was the surgeon general under Presidents Reagan and H-Dub Bush, and even then, the dude was ancient. Anyway, he was this evangelical Christian who looked beyond the narrow scope of his religious beliefs to endorse condoms and sex ed to stop the AIDS crisis (even though he was no fan of gay folks, abortion or premarital sex) and rocked a beard long before it was trendy. (We see you, Portland.) Oh, and he once helped Mr. Potato Head kick smoking. [Source]
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