Endnotes and Digressions:
1. Grey-tones for this installment by Chad Essley.
2. You can learn more about the show — including future performances — at the Famous Mysterious Actor's MySpace page.
3. One wracks the brain trying to come up with the perfect phrase to describe the program, but as usual, one is out-done by periodic CulturePulp guest star S.W. “Conch” Conser, who turned me on to this event: “Imagine the old Steve Allen Tonight Show with Pee-Wee Herman behind the desk.” Well, exactly.
4. I’d wager that the “Famous Mysterious Actor” — whom we won’t name here — wouldn’t be half as fearlessly funny if he weren’t wearing that mask. In fact, I’ll wager that the mask is a necessary actor’s crutch in this case, as “Famous” heaps relentless, hilarious abuse on some intimidating guests — which on July 7 included local noise/music legends Sean Croghan and Mike Lastra.
You can download a high-rez PDF of CulturePulp 008 right here: CulturePulp008.pdf