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Arthur Kade: Desperately Seeking Soul
June 1, 2009 9:29 AM   Subscribe

Arthur Kade, Philly Celebrity In Training That’s what makes me Arthur Kade, people want to see the ups and downs of a rising star that is not interested in just being a celebrity, but a world class leading man who is human.

Well, "human." I guess. Ripped directly from the Tweeting Too Much thread because this guy, is just, uh, too much and I've been laughing all morning.
posted by mygothlaundry (118 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
His birth name is Massengill Summerseve.
posted by porn in the woods at 9:32 AM on June 1, 2009 [17 favorites]


Another friend said in the Mogul Room in G Lounge last night, “You are the coolest man out there right now”, and I responded “I am about to take this ride to another level.”
posted by bertrandom at 9:32 AM on June 1, 2009


This guy really needs to have a column in The Onion. Also, note to dude: you may have to go farther from Philly than Atlantic City to become a movie star.
posted by Mister_A at 9:34 AM on June 1, 2009


I know Blue Steel when I see it.
posted by XMLicious at 9:35 AM on June 1, 2009 [3 favorites]


He may be a self-made man, but his craftsmanship is terrible.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 9:35 AM on June 1, 2009 [23 favorites]


I said it in the other thread: dude is an event horizon of narcissism. It sucks and distorts space and time. Full speed reverse!
posted by Burhanistan at 9:36 AM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


I live in Philly. If Arthur Kade someday Tweets about being punched in the balls, assume it was me.
posted by orme at 9:36 AM on June 1, 2009 [10 favorites]


A commenter on the site:

When are you going to come out and just tell everyone that this is a big hoax? And really, even if this IS a huge hoax, who really has time to just “be a douche for fun” anyway? Who wakes up and says, “I think I’m going to play a joke on people and just convince everybody I’m a huge douchebag”. Great idea. Even if this is a joke, you’re still a douchebag.
posted by Joe Beese at 9:38 AM on June 1, 2009 [12 favorites]


That guy has fantastic taste in lurid, revolting, overpriced print T-shirts.
posted by Mister_A at 9:38 AM on June 1, 2009


Joe, I wonder about that too–hence my Onion quip, above. Who knows though, there are some self-absorbed people who really don't get how awful they are. And those T-shirts, man, you can't fake that.
posted by Mister_A at 9:40 AM on June 1, 2009




The Kade Scale for Objectively Rating the Objective Beauty of Women (Objectively) is awesome. It only goes from 7-10 for one thing. For another, 6 and below are "not even friend or date worthy."
posted by DU at 9:43 AM on June 1, 2009


Thanks for posting this, as this guy makes us all look better by comparison. He's living the life so we don't have to.
posted by RussHy at 9:44 AM on June 1, 2009


Why do certain girls have such a tough time being truthful about hooking up? Today at brunch at Marathon Grill, we had an amazingly spirited conversation about how most girls will lie about anything that revolves around sex and their hook-ups. Girls will constantly tell everyone that they didn’t hook-up with a guy, lie about the number of men they’ve slept with, or say that they only made out with a guy when they probably gave him a blow job or slept with him, and we spent an hour discussing how annoying all of these lies get. Because of the fame of “The Journey”, I am so careful who I talk to, with these girls all approaching me to hook-up, and I have to weigh every word they say.

Because nobody likes admitting they hooked up with a douche like you, dude.
posted by Ironmouth at 9:44 AM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'd mock this, but I'd be wasting my time. Dude is HaterPruf.
posted by dosterm at 9:45 AM on June 1, 2009


I'll tell you one thing...that nose is self-made, but not by his self.
posted by oneironaut at 9:46 AM on June 1, 2009


I looked at a couple of YouTube vids, this has to be a put-on (right?).
posted by Mister_A at 9:47 AM on June 1, 2009


This is hilariously awesome. Thanks for posting - hopefully he'll sign up here after seeing the trackbacks. That's going to be awesome.
posted by odinsdream at 10:01 AM on June 1, 2009


For another, 6 and below are "not even friend or date worthy."

Which is good, since I imagine that's how most women feel about this guy.
posted by lunasol at 10:02 AM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


Put me down for "I think this guy is serious, God help us all", just because I'd rather be relieved when he proves to be fake than boggled when he proves to be real.
posted by penduluum at 10:02 AM on June 1, 2009


The Philly Mag profile makes it seem like this is no fake at all....complete with a look at the pathetic family back story which could produce this kind of defensive narcissism....
posted by availablelight at 10:08 AM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


I don't know. I think he may be on to something. I'm withholding judgment for now.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:11 AM on June 1, 2009


There are thousands of guys like this. All of them in Philadelphia.







I really have to leave this city.
posted by SPUTNIK at 10:13 AM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


This guy and his &^$% page are really getting way too much attention. I'm not sure if that's a reflection on him, or all the people sitting in front of their screens who have decided he is the most interesting thing they can find to comment on?????
posted by GreyFoxVT at 10:16 AM on June 1, 2009


I really have to leave this city.

Solution: move west of the Schuylkill.
posted by Greg Nog at 10:16 AM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


“There are some people who have the talent, looks, and charisma to make something special of their life, but the majority of people are average to above average”

That must be his average to above average understanding of statistics at work.
posted by shmegegge at 10:17 AM on June 1, 2009 [20 favorites]


As long as you are not the kind of vacuous social climbing dickhole who needs to be at the bar in DelFrisco's or seated on the sidewalk outside Parc on Friday night chances are you will not run into Arthur Kane or any of his overly tanned, veinous minions. That said, if you are from out of town and would like to gape at Philly's pathetically low rent power set, take a stroll along 18th Street between Walnut and Locust after dark for maximum lulz.
posted by The Straightener at 10:23 AM on June 1, 2009 [2 favorites]


oh god shmegegge, tears of laughter.
posted by Stonestock Relentless at 10:23 AM on June 1, 2009


If you have a large, unruly, hungry, drooling, friendly dog while you take that walk, the lulz will be increased by up to 14% or more!

Note: you must walk on the sidewalk on the east side of 18th to receive the enhanced lulz.
posted by Mister_A at 10:26 AM on June 1, 2009


Yeah, laugh, but this guy will be running something important soon.

I don't know why that happens, I just know it does.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 10:26 AM on June 1, 2009 [3 favorites]


The Kade Scale for Objectively Rating the Objective Beauty of Women (Objectively) is awesome. It only goes from 7-10 for one thing. For another, 6 and below are "not even friend or date worthy."

Hey, when Arthur Kade proclaims Charlize Theron, Jessica Biel and Salma Hayek as just barely scraping into the acceptable range with a 7, you know Arthur Kade is classy and has high standards!
posted by ricochet biscuit at 10:28 AM on June 1, 2009


That Phillymag article is really good. Poor douchebag.
posted by DU at 10:32 AM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


I work at 19th and Walnut.

COME RESCUE ME!
posted by greekphilosophy at 10:33 AM on June 1, 2009


Brings to mind Aleksey Vayner (previous MeFi thread).
posted by ericb at 10:36 AM on June 1, 2009 [2 favorites]


availablelight: "The Philly Mag profile makes it seem like this is no fake at all"

We start the night at Del Frisco’s, the trendy steakhouse chain inside the old Packard Building. It’s Kade and his good friend Anthony “Church” Chirchirillo, a financial planner with whom Kade worked years ago, as well as Chad Boonswang, a catastrophic-personal-injury attorney.

How appropriate is it that he's friends with an ambulance-chaser named Chad Boonswang?

It took eight years of weekly psychotherapy for Kade to fully come to terms with his father.

Christ almighty... can you imagine being this guy's therapist?
posted by Joe Beese at 10:36 AM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


Basically, this guy is a male Paris Hilton - aiming to become famous for being famous, backed up by reasonably good but unremarkable looks, an astonishing work-rate and an amazingly resilience to mockery and hatefulness...

He'll go far. And the further from me, the better...
posted by benzo8 at 10:37 AM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


Oh, also, you forgot that the people eating at Parc all have bags from Barney's Co-Op and are chattering loudly about how nice it is that they no longer need to go to New York to buy their clothes.
posted by greekphilosophy at 10:38 AM on June 1, 2009


For another, 6 and below are "not even friend or date worthy."

/me can't wait for Arthur Kade to find himself in a hospital, desperately trying to get a "6 or below" to be friendly with him during the spinal tap procedure, aimed at relieving the pressure on his enormously swelled head.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 10:39 AM on June 1, 2009


orme: "I live in Philly. If Arthur Kade someday Tweets about being punched in the balls, assume it was me."

If he does tweet about his balls, it will more than likely be about how gloriously large they are and how the purple matches his throw pillows.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 10:41 AM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


AAAAAIIIIEEE ARTHUR KADE HE'S SOOOOOOO DREAAAAAAAMY I SAW HIM ON FACEBOOK FIRST HANDS OFF AAaIIiiIIIIIIAAAAA!!!!!!

*has seizures*

Bad MGL! No troll food! Argh, this guy needs more attention like the rest of the world needs more Arthur Kades. Oh, good. Batshitinsane tag in full effect.
posted by loquacious at 10:42 AM on June 1, 2009


I live in Philly, and frankly, I have never had to deal with Kade or his ilk. Clearly my social life and his have no intersection, and I'm happier that way. It's pretty easy to never go to Parc, though.
posted by Tomorrowful at 10:42 AM on June 1, 2009


This is what an Arthur Kade parody looks like:

I throw her a towel so she can clean herself up then I do a triple backflip into my Maserati and drive home.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:43 AM on June 1, 2009


Arthur Kade is just the next level in what Lee Hotti started.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 10:47 AM on June 1, 2009


After watching some of his videos I'm actually finding myself kind of liking him. Damn him!
posted by DU at 10:47 AM on June 1, 2009


It's like Bill Simmons' Unintentional Comedy Rating Scale and Hot Chicks With Douchebags had a baby.
posted by Cyrano at 10:48 AM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


Also, I seriously hope he signs up for a Metafilter account. You know, if this isn't a LeeHotti 2.0 troll of epic proportions.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 10:49 AM on June 1, 2009


I've never been able to figure out which member-type of the Rittenhouse set is more sad, the young, desperate social dingleberries like Kade or the shuffling old designer-clad bone-bags who've had so much surgery you're afraid that if they sneeze their faces will split open.
posted by The Straightener at 10:50 AM on June 1, 2009


A human being cannot attain this level of delusion without mental impairment.
posted by butterstick at 10:59 AM on June 1, 2009 [2 favorites]


He sure does come from 'good stock', though.
"[His father] Leonard [Kadyshes] is, apparently, a full-fledged character in his own right; five years ago, according to court papers, a state committee found he had unfairly fired a salon colorist after repeatedly sexually harassing her, touching her breasts and rear, and telling her that he would perform an abortion on her himself if she ever became pregnant."
posted by ericb at 11:00 AM on June 1, 2009


Considering I'm probably a negative two on the Kade Objective Objectifyin' Scale of Would Arthur Kade Deign to Put His Dick In That (and the feeling is mutual, buddy), I have to say I don't really fucking care if it's sincere or just for show. Whether he's trying to prove some sort of satirical point or just trying to cast himself as a number one alpha douchebag, there actually are plenty of dudes who have their own personal babe-rating rubrics and take them seriously, and it's gross and infuriating.

I don't really have much else to say that's coherent, just some mutterings about how I'd like to stick his strangely-planed nose in my laundry hamper full of stanky sweaty gym clothes.
posted by Metroid Baby at 11:00 AM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


"Going to do some tanning for my starring role on Love Taxi. I use the stand up booths because the ones you lay down in are too small for me."

Yay! Perfect encapsulation, like a tiny portrait.
Good job, Arthur, that's all I needed to know.
posted by rmless at 11:01 AM on June 1, 2009


I'll tell you one thing...that nose is self-made, but not by his self.

From the Philadelphia Magazine article:
"...he’s started to reconsider some aspects of his physicality: not only his skin, but also his nose, which was corrected surgically years ago and which he’s always loved and considered 'Adonis-like' but is now beginning to think 'maybe is too big.'"
posted by ericb at 11:06 AM on June 1, 2009


*Please, God, don't let him be Jewish.*

It took eight years of weekly psychotherapy for Kade to fully come to terms with his father. Finally, two years ago, over Passover dinner at Café Michelangelo, Kade confronted him.

Noooooooooo!!!!!
posted by ferdydurke at 11:11 AM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


Kill it! Kill it with fire!
posted by Navelgazer at 11:14 AM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


But the way Kade sees it, it’s all reverse discrimination. He invokes the HBO series Sex and the City — regarding which he appears to be quite knowledgeable — and the character Samantha Jones, who “slept with half the city and talked about men and dildos, and it was no problem; nobody cared.”

That one line cost him whatever credibility he may have had among fellow douchebags. Well done, Philly Mag.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:18 AM on June 1, 2009


I love this guy. He's just being himself and providing endless entertainment in the process. Yeah he might be a misogynistic and narcissistic asshole, but who is he really hurting other than (arguably) himself?

The only annoyance I feel is from everyone needing to project their strawman hate onto Kade so that they can then cut down their prejudices and feel all that much more smug about their relative superiority.

His popularity is driven by the repugnance he generates, which in turn annoys his haters more. The symmetry is beautiful.
posted by no_moniker at 11:20 AM on June 1, 2009


plenty of dudes who have their own personal babe-rating rubrics
...
his strangely-planed nose


I lol'd.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 11:20 AM on June 1, 2009


Sad and weird.
posted by From Bklyn at 11:22 AM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


I love this guy. He's just being himself and providing endless entertainment in the process. Yeah he might be a misogynistic and narcissistic asshole, but who is he really hurting other than (arguably) himself?

I lived with a guy once who was very much like this. There was not a person who came into his life, even in passing, who he did not hurt.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:25 AM on June 1, 2009 [8 favorites]




Eventually his quest for fame will fail, he'll go back to Paddy's Pub, and then it'll be Charlie or Mac's turn to step out for a scheme.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 11:31 AM on June 1, 2009 [12 favorites]


Arthur Kade is the Frank Stallone of right now
posted by porn in the woods at 11:33 AM on June 1, 2009


Kade says:"...also carries that “stripper” hot appeal that breaths sexuality and class. "

fuq says: BwaaaAAAAAaaaa??????!
posted by fuq at 11:45 AM on June 1, 2009


Eventually his quest for fame will fail, he'll go back to Paddy's Pub, and then it'll be Charlie or Mac's turn to step out for a scheme.

That's what I was thinking ever since learning he was from Philly. Of course all I know of the city is what comes from IASIP, that show is pretty much a documentary right?
posted by Science! at 11:48 AM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


I don't think Ive ever heard somebody use the "number scale" when refereeing to women and mean it seriously.

This might have been a dream, but wasn't there a Cosby Show episode where Theo and his friends rated girls with a scale based on hamburgers? Like a really pretty girl was a double-cheeseburger with pickels. Please tell me I'm not making this up.
posted by diogenes at 12:07 PM on June 1, 2009


According to the Kade Scale, a 10 "carries that “stripper” hot appeal that breaths...class".

They must have a different kind of stripper in Philly.
posted by padraigin at 12:09 PM on June 1, 2009


Philly strippers are generally distinguished by their track marks and/or C-section scars.
posted by The Straightener at 12:14 PM on June 1, 2009


You're not making it up, diogenes, but you've got some of the details wrong. It wasn't girls, it was Julius Caesar. And it wasn't a hamburger-based scale, it was a 'rap' version of the 'Friends, Romans, countrymen' speech. Then Cliff took Rudy's little friends to see some kind of avant-garde vaudeville troupe or something.
posted by box at 12:20 PM on June 1, 2009


robocop is bleeding has it. This guy is Dennis.
posted by Navelgazer at 12:24 PM on June 1, 2009


this is my favorite statement of all time: "also carries that “stripper” hot appeal that breaths sexuality and class."

stripper and class in the same sentence.
posted by spicynuts at 12:26 PM on June 1, 2009


Philly strippers are generally distinguished by their track marks and/or C-section scars.

You've aroused my interest. Go on.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:34 PM on June 1, 2009


Someone upthread mentioned Paris Hilton. I think we may be seeing the birth of a new path to celebrity. A decade ago Pamela Anderson used a sex tape to enhance her fame. Paris Hilton used one to create a media persona. So now this guy is using a distinctive twitter personality to generate a persona out of nothing. If this guy is smart, then we'll still be hearing about him a decade from now. We will probably all hate him but he'll be making money off his name.

In related "news" Nadia Suleman finally scored her book and movie deals. If someone as hated as the Octomom can monetize her infamy, then surely A.K. can figure out a way to do so also.

Salma Hayek is a seven?
posted by rdr at 12:55 PM on June 1, 2009


christ. if i ever see this guy on the street, i'm punching him in his douchy face.
posted by misanthropicsarah at 12:56 PM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


A decade ago Pamela Anderson used a sex tape to enhance her fame.

It seems pretty doubtful that Anderson actually had anything to do with that tape being released. What happened, though, was that others like that lawyer's daughter, Hilton, and that Serbian pop singer noted that it spiked Anderson's celebrity so they chose that as an easy path to fame. I'm sure there are grad students somewhere working this all out right this moment.
posted by Burhanistan at 1:01 PM on June 1, 2009


Paris Hilton's fame derived from being an heiress who attended parties held by famous people. Pamela Anderson was an actress in her own right before the release of her sex tape. If the Mousse Rooster here wants to get famous, his only real chance is dating someone famous and successful.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 1:19 PM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm going to see to it that he comes to the 10th meetup, misanthropicsarah. I am going to promise him that it will be full of 9-plusses, without informing him that "9-plus" is code for "nerd with cudgel".
posted by Mister_A at 1:20 PM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


Yeah he might be a misogynistic and narcissistic asshole, but who is he really hurting other than (arguably) himself?

The 10,000 women he's given genital warts to?
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 1:23 PM on June 1, 2009


It looks like I'm going to be in Baltimore during 10th meetup time. That's just one brief Amtrak ride away from Philly. If you can get Chachi here to be at the meet-up, I will most assuredly show up.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 1:24 PM on June 1, 2009


How much do you think it would cost us to get some film footage of the guy shouting, "YOU ARE TEARING ME APART LISA"? 'Cause if someone starts a collection, I'd definitely be willing to kick in for that.
posted by Greg Nog at 1:31 PM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


It's on! Does anyone know where I can get chloroform?
posted by Mister_A at 1:33 PM on June 1, 2009


Paris Hilton's fame derived from being an heiress who attended parties held by famous people.

No. I believe that's where her wealth came from. Her fame came after the sex tape.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 1:44 PM on June 1, 2009


Does anyone know where I can get chloroform?

Just whack him a few times with a Kubotan.
posted by Burhanistan at 1:47 PM on June 1, 2009


I did get my Pamela Anderson history mixed up.

Hilton was a minor media figure before her sex tape came out. She was nowhere close to to the level of fame that she achieved after the tape came out. I agree that the guy has to get out of Philly and associate himself with other celebrities if he wants to become anything other a transient internet meme but I think if he's smart, or desperate enough for fame, he'll do it.
posted by rdr at 1:47 PM on June 1, 2009


I had heard of Paris Hilton long before the sex tape. It certainly increased her notoriety, but she was not unheard of previously.

Fame is such a fickle thing. I think people believe it leads to money or power. But the streets are littered with homeless who all had their moment in the sun. Just the other day I bought a sandwich for Ray Jay Johnson. Man, in his time, there was nobody more famous.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:49 PM on June 1, 2009


she was not unheard of previously.

Not by me. Please use this as your metric in the future.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 1:57 PM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


I also remember Hilton before the sex tape. It made an impression on me, all this talk of a "hotel heiress" and seeing a young, attractive woman; not an old woman with a bouffant hairstyle and a monocle.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 1:57 PM on June 1, 2009


You Should See the Other Guy: " Paris Hilton's fame derived from being an heiress who attended parties held by famous people.

No. I believe that's where her wealth came from. Her fame came after the sex tape.
"

well, she's been tabloid fodder for years as a rambunctious teenager misbehaving at posh clubs and such well before the sex tape.

however, the sex tape turned her into a model and actress, which is not an insubstantial contribution to her current fame.
posted by shmegegge at 2:01 PM on June 1, 2009


Dear god... His real last name, his parents' first names... are eerily similar to those of members of my family.

I am suddenly seriously disturbed. *SHUDDER*
posted by wretched_rhapsody at 2:03 PM on June 1, 2009


> No. I believe that's where her wealth came from. Her fame came after the sex tape.

This can't be right, there are a million sex tapes on the Internet, and it's a pretty crappy one all things considered. Clearly enough people knew who she was when the tape surfaced for it to matter. I am glad to not be one of these people, but I understand following celebrity gossip is a pastime many people indulge in.

A bit off topic, I cheered when she was killed in House of Wax, easily the only redeeming feature of this terrible film. I am certain she was only in this movie so that she could have a grisly death. So, to her credit, she seems game to playing up for her haters.
posted by cj_ at 2:23 PM on June 1, 2009


Also, if he comes to the Philly Mefi Meet-up, I'm coming cosplaying as Marisa Kirisame*.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 2:25 PM on June 1, 2009


Just the other day I bought a sandwich for Ray Jay Johnson.

Did you call him Ray, or did you call him Jay?
posted by DaDaDaDave at 2:51 PM on June 1, 2009




he needs to start rocking a fedora and a pinstripe suit.
posted by porn in the woods at 3:17 PM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


Gingerly perusing his blog, it seems that he doesn't take this very seriously but rather has a lot of time on his hands and has allowed an exercise in ego-puffing to willfully go out of bounds. He actually seems like a decent fellow beneath the filth encrusted layers.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:21 PM on June 1, 2009


after an amazing brunch at Marathon Grill...


That's where you lost me. Or was that a joke.
posted by Zambrano at 3:41 PM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


Ahhhh... I thought adding all my artwork and design stuff to my website would help me get more hints, but apparently all along the secret has been to be a douchebag. THANK YOU ARTHUR KADE!
posted by Bageena at 4:35 PM on June 1, 2009


I want to see this nozzle and Dmitri the Lover in a mano-a-mano deathcage match.
posted by Sidhedevil at 4:57 PM on June 1, 2009


I'm pretty sure I've met this guy--either him or his douchebag brother-from-another-mother.

Once upon a time, I worked at a hotel doing check-ins and other front desk tasks. This guy walks up to me, I ask for his ID, and he hands me a headshot. Then proceeds to sign it at the end of the transaction. He then tells me to keep it, it might be famous one day since he's doing some 'work' with 'DeNiro' that should come out 'over the summer.'

I didn't think guys like that really existed, but looking at this guy's site, I'm pretty sure it's the same guy.
posted by librarylis at 5:16 PM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


He reminds me of the vampire detective from Moonlight, except he's more absurd and obnoxious than the show ever dreamed of being.
posted by Captain Cardanthian! at 5:39 PM on June 1, 2009


This guy is Tobias Fünke without Carl Weathers as an acting coach. Good luck frightened inmate #3.
posted by cmfletcher at 9:32 PM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


Looking at all the comments on his site he'd have to be completely oblivious to the perception of others or digging whatever attention he gets, good or bad. Kind of defines 'sensation' in this day and age.
I hate to say it but I love it. It's kind of like Chuck Norris jokes, just missing the whole black belt and semi-stardom.
posted by hillabeans at 9:41 PM on June 1, 2009


Arthur Kade or Bruno: ¿Quien es más macho?
posted by lukemeister at 10:24 PM on June 1, 2009


I want to run him over
posted by mattoxic at 6:20 AM on June 2, 2009


“People say I’m delusional,” he told me, “but I have to believe in myself. I’m living on a couch, and I’m happier today than I’ve ever been in my whole life.”
posted by monju_bosatsu at 6:54 AM on June 2, 2009


In the fine tradition of Henry Winkler and Andrew "Dice " Silverstein, just another Jewish guy trying to pass for Italian. Ford Fairlane II, anyone???

God I Love this city. It's like _everyone_ is crazy. The batshitinsane tag may equal the philadelpha tag...
posted by djrock3k at 7:56 AM on June 2, 2009


I dunno. I'm a Houston transplant to Philly - so the crazy they throw at me here looks really tame in comparison to the ridiculous antics that go on in H-town. In a Cage Match of Crazy between EVERYTHING Philly has and Anna Nicole Smith, I think we know who would win... and that's not even getting into the stadium church at the former basketball arena, Andrea Yates, the and the rash of unsolved murders along the I-45 corridor.
posted by greekphilosophy at 9:48 AM on June 2, 2009


Wow. The raging narcissism. As Jim Brady used to say, my eyes glaze over.
posted by jenfullmoon at 11:24 AM on June 5, 2009




James Frey meets Arthur Kade!

I'm wavering now as to whether or not Arthur Kade is serious or a "project." Can someone be so dense, so narcissistic, so pathetic IRL?
posted by ericb at 5:20 PM on June 5, 2009


Daww, that was sweet.
We waved goodbye as we pulled away. Anna turned and looked at me and said "He was so nice and polite, a little kid, like a hurt little kid." I agreed with her. We were both kind of shocked. We had wanted an asshole, someone to laugh at and mock, and we got a real person, one that was slightly delusional about himself, but not at all resembling the buffoon on his website or in his videos.
I guess his head exploded into a million little pieces.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 5:24 PM on June 5, 2009


from availablelight's link:
'We heard a couple people call out "Arthur Kade!" and I swear I heard one yell "Yo, asshat."'

Alright, fess up. Which one of you did that?
posted by wzcx at 8:46 PM on June 6, 2009


My ex-girlfriend just asked me if I ever heard of Arthur Kade.

Turns out her current boyfriend is Arthur's roommate! Holy shit!

She confirms that he is as big of a douche in person as on his blog. He actually sits and reads out loud the comments that people leave for him.

I almost admire the guy for being so 100% committed to his persona.
posted by orme at 8:47 PM on June 6, 2009


Kill it! Kill it with fire!

Nah. We'll have to nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
posted by deborah at 11:06 PM on June 6, 2009


A local Philadelphia website just posted an interview with Mr. Kade: AMERICAN ASSHOLE: Q&A With Arthur Kade.

Kade: "Practically no one has the balls to do what I do. And that’s why my story is so special, that’s what makes me so special. And I’m going to show the world how I’m doing it."
posted by gac at 12:14 PM on June 12, 2009


"I’m doing something that I love, and I want to keep doing it, but do it for millions of people, having them love me, and I’m making millions doing it."

Psychology 101, we've got a case study for you.
posted by ericb at 12:24 PM on June 12, 2009


"I’m humble. I know nothing’s for certain. But I will capture my dreams. No matter what."

Mr. Kade, I don't think you know what the word humble really means.
posted by ericb at 12:26 PM on June 12, 2009


i'm not sure humility is the only concept he's got wrong there, ericb.
posted by feloniousmonk at 6:23 AM on June 14, 2009


I love this. thank you for posting it! Hilarious!@!!
posted by chaz at 2:36 PM on June 15, 2009


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