Ken Edwards

February 27, 2007

Guinness world record holder.  Big Ken ate 36 cockroaches in one minute.

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Mark Pauline

February 13, 2007

Founder and director of Survival Research Laboratories.  SRL makes robotic constructions that fight each other in complex and destructive robot performances.  I lucked out and saw them in 1997.  Pauline is a brilliant and dedicated artist.  See here how his hand took one for the team.

Josh Longo

February 13, 2007

Designer who makes these brilliant stuffed creatures.  I want them all. 

Mr. Toast

February 12, 2007

I am pushing it here with Mr. Toast, but for our purposes let’s assume he is a bipedal mammal with a toast-shaped full body deformity.  And the Mr. Toast dolls looks great in the wild.

Susan Blue and Nikki Grace

January 29, 2007

The characters played by Laura Dern in Inland Empire, David Lynch’s new movie — which made me so paranoid I was scared my house would crack and lose a wall.  Much love to Laura Dern, especially in the scene on the street when the women are talking about Pomona.  I saw it Saturday and it made me assess myself and my skin crawled, but I’d go see it again tonight.

Nathan Ranaga Farbiarz

January 17, 2007

Artist from Eureka Springs, Arkansas who has created the world’s largest wind chimes.  Apparently it’s completely in tune.  My wife wants credit for finding this guy.  Thank you, wifey.

Andrei Chikatilo

January 15, 2007

Chikatilo was Russia’s worst serial killer, sexually mutilating and killing more than 50 children and young women. He was impotent and could only achieve orgasm by killing his victims, who were often homeless. During his trial, Chikatilo was kept in a large cage inside the courtroom.