Interesting Motherfuckers
November 28, 2003 6:09 PM   Subscribe

These people make for some "Interesting Motherfuckers."
posted by the biscuit man (17 comments total)
Nice. Two of my favorite motherfuckers.
posted by jonmc at 6:17 PM on November 28, 2003

Percy Grainger was rumored to be one of those.
posted by PrinceValium at 6:31 PM on November 28, 2003

David Allen Grier? Really?
posted by ColdChef at 6:32 PM on November 28, 2003

One after the other, they wished to predict a happy future for us,
With an eclipse in their image and all the anguish befitting us!
We disdained this equality,
Answered no to their assiduous words.
We followed the stony way the heart traced for us
Up to the plains of the air and the unique silence.
We made our demanding love bleed,
Our happiness wrestle each pebble.

They say at this moment that, beyond their vision,
The hail terrifies them, more than the snow of the dead!
posted by the fire you left me at 7:56 PM on November 28, 2003

James Ellroy, now that's an interestin' muthafuka! I'm a voracious reader but he's the only author that actually motivated me to take a day off of work so I could go to a reading/signing. If you haven't checked out any of Dog's work yet get your ass to the bookstore or library. Now.
posted by MikeMc at 8:50 PM on November 28, 2003

*ahem* Chef: "Actual sexual relations with one's mother are not required".

This is quite nice. Thanks!
posted by yhbc at 8:56 PM on November 28, 2003

Great link.

MikeMc: I agree with you about Ellroy. I met him a few years ago and he said the only unique thing anyone has ever said to me about my name (I get the same jokes about my uncommon name from just about everyone) and gave me the most pithy, liberating piece of writing advice i've ever heard.
posted by dobbs at 9:54 PM on November 28, 2003

dobbs that pithy, liberating piece of writing advice was???
posted by MikeMc at 10:02 PM on November 28, 2003

MikeMc: Ellroy and I were discussing Chandler vs. Hammett and Ellroy said "Chandler wrote about the man he wanted to be. Hammett wrote about the man he was afraid he was. That’s why Hammett's the more interesting writer."

At the time, I was stumped with my writing. His comment helped me tremendously.

(I avoided putting it in the thread to avoid derailing it. Can already see people chiming in for why Chandler's more insteresting or that Ellroy was stating the obvious or a well-known fact--or, god forbid, quoting someone else. Yadda yadda yadda.)
posted by dobbs at 10:15 PM on November 28, 2003


And then he couldn't get it published so he committed suicide. I don't mean to be crude, but this dude was scrude - For cryin' out loud, it was the SIXTIES and this guy was at the end of his rope just because some squarehead New York editor didn't want to publish his book? John Kennedy Toole was one of the funniest men in America at a time when there were more opportunities for intelligent comedy talent than any period in our country's history. There is an infinite list of things he could have done if, instead of inhaling all that exhaust, he had just hit the road for New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, or San Francisco. What? Yeah, okay, I knew you Pixies wouldn't let me get away with it - And Boston, too. Hell, if there wasn't very much of a comedy scene in New Orleans when I was coming up it's because the funniest guy to ever live in the place had to pussy out and commit suicide on us. New Orleans could have been the funniest place in the whole wide world but NOOOOOOOOOOOOO, John Kennedy Toole had to kill himself because the Pinheads in New Fuckin' York wouldn't give him his Big Break!
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly at 11:05 PM on November 28, 2003

Frank Gorshin & Jack Webb are worth checking out, especially if you're not very familiar with either one.
posted by the biscuit man at 11:11 PM on November 28, 2003

Oedipus was one interesting motherfucker.
posted by alumshubby at 11:39 PM on November 28, 2003

LEMMY! (amplified for the hard-of-hearing)
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:05 AM on November 29, 2003

I thought it was an interesting choice to use "What do you think America? Leave your comments on the Guestbook!", speaking as a Canadian that is.

The Stinsons were some interesting characters, I need to find my "Tim" CD now....
posted by robotrock at 8:37 AM on November 29, 2003

ListFilter! Okay, there are short bios and a couple of links for each Interesting Motherfucker but otherwise big whoop. I think the popularity of this FPP is directly relational to the Indie Cred factor, enhanced by the inclusion of one or two non-obvious choices like Webb.
posted by billsaysthis at 8:46 AM on November 29, 2003

You're such a wet blanket billy.

Liked the Lemmy stuff, took me back to less wrinkled times.
posted by squealy at 10:07 AM on November 29, 2003

Squeals, I know it's just your footy misery behind the harsh words.
posted by billsaysthis at 6:27 PM on November 29, 2003

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