Tag Archives: Tony Clifton

Deficits v. Dolomite

My plan tonight was to write an awesome post about the GOP’s $1.5 trillion tax-cut of 2017, and how, contrary to what we were promised at the time, they didn’t “pay for themselves” by driving increased corporate investment, but instead pushed the federal deficit to a record-breaking $747.1 billion. None of this, of course, is […]

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Bob Zmuda on securing Andy Kaufman’s penis with gaffer’s tape prior to his wrestling matches, the origins of Tony Clifton, Andy’s plans to fake his death, and a million other things

Last night, I listened to Marc Maron’s interview with Andy Kaufman’s old writing partner, Bob Zmuda. My sense is that Maron… who has a brilliant podcast, by the way… found the experience somewhat frustrating, as Zmuda insisted on being evasive about a few things, like the circumstances surrounding Andy’s death, and the question as to […]

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James Burrows on Andy Kaufman

It occurred to me tonight, as I was standing on the stage at the Dreamland Theater, rehearsing Friday’s show, that it had been a while since I’d posted anything on the site about Andy Kaufman. And, here, to remedy that, is a short interview with television director James Burrows, on that infamous day when Andy […]

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The last Glenn Beck post for a while

I’m tired of Glenn Beck. For a while, he kind of served a purpose for me – giving me somewhere to focus my anger – but I think it’s probably time to move on to more fertile ground. There’s only so much hate, after all, that I can spew. Plus, it looks like Beck is […]

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