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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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Celebrating the life of Stanley T. Mad Hatter with a parade tomorrow

In early January of this year, a Detroit rock icon passed away in Ypsilanti at the age of 62. He was born Stanley Zillifro, but, in the mid-1960s, as the Detroit rock scene took off, was reborn as Stanley T. Mad Hatter. And, it was under that monicker that he became famous, emceeing countless historic […]

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Egyptian hypnotism and other illegal moves of incredible beauty

There are so many beautiful things about this video. I just love the announcer screaming, “He’s using hypnosis! How is this legal?” It really brightened up my day. I probably wouldn’t have posted it, though, if not for the appearance of a young man named Greg Excellent at the 1:31 mark. His contribution just put […]

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