General becomes King!
Fresh off his success in organizing the first ever St. Croix Beard Team USA contest, which drew a good crowd of locals and tourists during the Mardi Croix celebration in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, the General was chosen to be king of the Mardi Croix Parade for 2009.
As is always the case with royalty, the General was chosen for the honor purely by chance, in this case by having his name picked out of a hat. As is frequently the case with royalty, the General/King's primary responsibilities were to waive to the crowd and be drunk. Well done, your majesty!