"Wacko-Guy Wendell"

2007
Sep
20

I recently did a post at MetaFilter about one of those ‘forgotten media legends,” the entrepreneur/salesman/wacky icon/brute-force engineer Earl “Mad Man” Muntz. The reason he apparently is a “forgotten media legend” (and also the reason he got a lot less response than a post a day earlier about Cal Worthington) is probably that there are no Madman Muntz commercials on YouTube. There was a documentary made about him a couple years ago, but the filmmakers seem to be limiting distribution to be live events with no more than a couple hundred people attending. And furtherly shocking, there are no illegal torrent distributions of this film! Anyway, with a minimal amount of photoslopping, I have inverted the “M” on his hat to a “W”, making it my own. Kinda. I hope. Subject to judicial approval. Please don’t sue me.

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AND NOW A WORD FROM SOMEBODY WHO MAY HAVE NEVER HEARD OF ME...