All hail the King of Fuh
Since 1965, Stephen "Brute Force" Friedland has been a professional blower of minds. He began his musical career penning
the first existential/psychedelic girl group record, graduated to tapeworms and sat-upon sandwiches, then was personally signed by George Harrison
as an Apple
artist with the sly and ultimately unreleasable "King of Fuh." (Turn it inside out. There, you see. MP3
But oddball songs of love and linguistic quirkiness are just the tip of Brutie's iceberg. In 1969, he swam half way across the Bering Strait in a symbolic plea to warm up the cold war. He does deliciously absurd stand-up prop comedy interspersed with song. And his eyebrows
are a work of art in their own right. So all hail the Fuh King, who has never compromised his deliriously batty vision, and at this point assuredly never will.
posted by Scram
on Nov 20, 2005 -
Warning: this is possibly the worst story ever told.
Ever wanted to know what it's like to have a beef tapeworm
? (Fun fact: they're the kind that fills your whole intestinal tract!) A storyteller on The Fray
helpfully clues us in to the experience of living with, and eventually destroying, his li'l parasite buddy. Don't read it if you don't want to wish for death at the end. (Blessedly, there are no photographs, though there are some toon-like illustrations.) Via Boing Boing
posted by logovisual
on May 7, 2004 -