Saturday, June 30, 2018

Blind Item #2 - Reader Blind Item

It would be one of the biggest stories of all time if this comedian/actor/performance artist whose influence on comedy and culture has proven to be deep revealed he was alive. It would certainly be in keeping with the kind of performance pranks he did when he was in the limelight.  However, he is happy living simply and anonymously in Asia pursuing a life devoted to spirituality, yoga, and meditation.  The one thing that preys on his mind however is meeting the daughter that was given up for adoption as a teenager.  He is in touch with a family member about this.

29 comments:

Sara, Making It Work said...

Andy Kauffman.
But I dont buy it.

Priviliged White Girl said...

Robin Williams?

Glue said...

+1 Sara

It does sound like very Andy Kauffman-esque thing to do.

I'm w/ you though, I don't buy it. I don't buy into the whole "Elvis is alive," "Michael Jackson is alive" and "Andy Kauffman is alive" type conspiracies.

Mad Hominem said...

+1 on Andy Kaufman. He apparently went to Asia to get "cured" of his cancer through some sort of natural healing that the Amazing Randi debunked on TV ages ago.

But no, I don't buy it. Some of these "Lonely Planet" globetrotters would've found him by now.

Donna said...

Squee! Almost Reveal Day! Already a couple guesses for Andy. Sounds like him, but really far fetched scenario.

Kate K said...

Although he has already proven that he has the stamina to go all in on the long con. I dont believe he's alive but this is a fun theory.

cheesegrater15 said...

This

shoolaroon said...

Obviously Andy Kaufman and I think it's quite possible. When you take stars away from the lights & make-up, it's amazing how ordinary looking/seeming they are. I bet several stars have faked their own deaths, it's actually not difficult to do esp if you have money.

shawn fleming said...

Kaufman is dead. If he were alive, he would be a Jim Carrey impersonator

trufflepig said...

Whoever it is, I don't buy it, unless he 'died' only recently or hasn't left his house for decades. Staging your own death might have worked until about the mid-nineties, but not anymore. It's pretty much impossible to 'disappear' for more than a few weeks in this day and age. Even if he's not famous in Asia, some tourist would have recognized him and posted photo/video evidence to social media by now.

Okay, he could have undergone major facial surgery, but still ... It's extremely hard to keep up a lie for extended periods of time. People make mistakes. Get stories mixed up, get drunk, trust the wrong person... and if other people know about your secret (which seems to be the case here), there's ALWAYS someone who talks!

Motörhead said...

Deffo Norman Wisdom or Harold Lloyd

BestMan said...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=sqtF4MWmkDA

plot said...

I assume the grammar challenged Entern means that the child was born while Andy was in his teens, not that the child was adopted when she was a teen, right?

It's fun imaging that Enty has outsourced his BI writing to Macedonia or Bulgaria. Assuming the writer's native tongue has automatic gender assignments, the "as a teenager" would have a gender that solved this issue. English does not but the writer is unaware how English solves this problem of adjective phrases. Native English speakers know how by age 5. To wit (pay attention little Slavic Entern) -

A English speaking child knows this does not work -

"The dog is sitting in your hand which is sometimes blue"

This does

"The dog is sometimes blue, the one sitting in your hand.

or

"the dog sitting in your hand sometimes turns blue."

It's mistakes like this that make my imaginings closer to reality. Your welcome for my free lesson little Enterns from the East.

plot said...

You're not your!

Happens every fucking time.

Tierney said...

I never liked Kaufman. He was an overbearing, obnoxious drama-whore. And the "not dead" shtick is his way of continuing to be an asshole in the afterlife. Just not a good guy.

Unless this is about Jim Carrey - cuz he effectively died about 10 years ago and just hasn't had the good sense to lie down.

Maybe they can all get together and chew the fat with Old James Dean's widow.

DDonna Tarttty said...

Darn it! JUST missed the opportunity to tie back to the "James Dean" reveal.

Obviously this is Kaufman. The gag only works best if we find out after he actually dies, though. So the reveal's probably not coming anytime soon. Hopefully. If this is true. Which it's probably not. Maybe.

Cail Corishev said...

The world is still a pretty big place, with a lot of territory that's not trafficked by tourists, when you get away from the airports and main attractions. Heck, that's even true where I live in the middle of the U.S. The other day I was driving down a gravel road into town and came upon an Apple Maps van, with a couple of obvious city slickers standing around doing something with their devices. They might as well have been space aliens, for as rarely as we see people like that on that road.

So I could easily believe a famous person could disappear into the Asian outback somewhere, if he really wanted to. No idea about Kaufman, though. He was a bit before my time, and I never found his act funny.

Thia said...

I'm with Cail. I think this is entirely possible. Some surgery, hair dye, a different hair cut, fake passport, some little town in the middle of nowhere. I don't think it's as implausible as it sounds. Especially if no one is looking for you. Do I think this is Andy K? Not really, but I don't think it would be that hard to get lost in the world.

sandybrook said...

Andy's hanging out with Elvis in Thailand.😉

plot said...

Kaufman couldn't stay out of the public eye this long.

He loved, LOVED, people watching him.

texasrose said...

This is the kind of bs Kaufman would be relishing.

B626 said...

Nature or Nuture Andy?
Will she be BatShit Crazy like
you and have those beady little eyes?
What a reunion

TBM said...

Andy Kaufman faked his death so he could further explore his alter ego, Tony Clifton. He explored it further and further until he ended up as president of the United States.

Jennacheryl said...

@tbm lmao!

j kav said...

Lets just say he miraculously was cured. How old would he be now? 60's? 70's?

same as with the Elvis lives bs. with his diet would he really still be alive now?

bullshit said...

Lol. FUCK YOU. Why don't we just call this Fan Fiction site if anyone can write fuckery now. FUCK YOU hahaha

bianca said...

What is sad is that you may very well be onto something. This is literally a fake news site, and there is no reason to not suspect that it's run by Macedonian teens. It would explain so much.

Bubbles said...

@Plot, in addition to "you're" not "your" it should also be "an English speaking child", not "A English speaking child" which is awkward as hell.

This is plausible for so many reasons, the first being the period of time that has passed and aging. If a man goes bald or loses or gains a drastic amount of weight, it would be harder for people to recognize them. Also remember, as he 'died' so long ago would millennials really know who the hell they're looking at if they saw him?

Flashy Vic said...

More grist to the "Andy is alive" mill. Nice try, Bob.

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