A precocious hustler since his earliest childhood, Earl discovered his parentage while a resident of Nothin' But Orphans, founded by "Father" Duke in the mountains of Colorado. It was Honey Huan's initiative in obtaining a DNA sample from Duke that led to the happy revelation that he was indeed Earl's father. Embracing the role of mentor, Duke took the boy for his first tattoo at the age of nine. Other bonding experiences included a stolen Beanie Baby operation and their work together as bounty hunters. While living in a trailer park outside Las Vegas, the two began a day care for children who'd been abandoned by their gambling parents.
Finding his own way to a successful career as a K Street lobbyist, Earl then brought his father into the company during a period when the former ambassador was in some distress. The two have spent a productive decade as partners, helping to rebrand a wide variety of despots and dictators, most notably Berzerkistan's President for Life Trff Bmfrklwz.