Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Her-Man from Dead Greedy

    Sharon and I went to one of those Chiller Theatre shows in North Jersey many years ago where they have lots of weird celebrities show up to sign things and tables filled with all sorts of collectibles to buy.  We were walking down the hallway just taking it all in when we see this mass of people coming towards us taking pictures but we couldn't see who the object of their attention was. We get closer and in the middle of this group stood Pee Wee Herman, dressed completely in character, doing the voice and everything.  He was on his way to wherever he was signing autographs and we just happened to be there.  Yeah, it's not the best story but it's the only one I have.  Oh, and maybe ten years later my wife finally saw Pee Wee's Big Adventure for the first time, so there's that.  I'll just sit here and wait for the publishers to come to me for this one.

    Dead Greedy made me a little nervous when I opened his email, because a Pee Wee/He-Man mash-up was not the first thing I thought of when I read Her-Man.  I thought maybe one of the best loved characters from my childhood had decided through surgical means to pursue the gender he always felt he was inside.  But alas, I am safe from those conflicted feelings as this is the result of some parallel universe on tv where beloved shows blend together in bizarre fashion.  

    You can own one of these handmade carded figures by visiting www.deadgreedy.com.


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