Leonard Zelig is, of course, based on real life icon Colonel Sanders, who possessed an uncanny knack for being present at all historically significant events during his illustrious lifetime: the invasion at Normandy, the signing of the Magna Carta, D-Day, and, pictured here, the signing of the treaty at Versailles at the end of World War 1. This incomparable life was tragically cut short when an attempt to add a 14th ingredient to the secret recipe for spicy chicken wings mixed an ill-conceived use of enriched uranium with the pickled brain of Mr. Gerbick, the legendary half-shark, half-alligator, half-man. The resulting chain reaction turned the poor Col. Sanders into a cloud of charm quarks so pure in form that Schrodinger’s equation was proved on the spot by a gaggle of doctoral candidates who happened to be nearby. The Col. retreated into their mainframe as a bodiless AI, the original Ghost in the Shell, where he remains to this day pulling the strings of Vice President Al Gore, the inventor of the internet.
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