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May 01, 2006


Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

Back in college, FvB and I giggled a lot over The Furry Freak Brothers -- an underground comic book that was stoner humor of a very high order. Here's a rare interview with the Freaks' creator, Gilbert Shelton. Who, for what it's worth, I value more highly than R. Crumb.

You can order up copies of Shelton's immortal work here. Here's a tribute site. A Freaks Bros. movie might soon be made in stop-action, by a team including some of the animators from "Wallace and Grommit."

Hey, the Freak Brothers even have their own Wikipedia entry. Wikipedia, the encyclopedia that knows what people are really interested in ...



posted by Michael at May 1, 2006


Hey, what about the entry about "people who engage in sexual activity" while at garden shows?

Yesterday, waiting in line to refresh myself after a stroll in Brooklyn Botanical Garden, I was too slow with my camera when the door finally opened and out came very unruffled and business-like couple, him about 35, her-20; lipstick and tie in place; the restroom was an accessible, single-stall one.

Slow reaction on my part, for sure.

Posted by: Tatyana on May 1, 2006 4:20 PM

I always wondered why nobody tried to do a live action version of the Furry Freak Brothers. Although I suppose Cheech and Chong's ouvre is pretty close...

Go Freaks!

Posted by: Friedrich von Blowhard on May 1, 2006 8:14 PM

Tatyana -- Wikipedia is reader-written, which means that you could compose such an entry. Too bad the camera wasn't at the ready.

FvB -- Who would you cast as the three guys? I wonder if the era has passed for that particular character type. But who knows, maybe some young guy-perfs could get into it, the way Sean Penn did the surferdude in "Fast Times." Great material, in any case.

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on May 2, 2006 10:53 AM

Well, you could start by cloning the Three Stooges, since the Freak Brothers were basically the Stooges in 1960s drag.

Posted by: Friedrich von Blowhard on May 3, 2006 3:28 PM

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