Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Big puss Siegfried still weird, now older

Germanic Siegfried Fischbacher -- half of Liberace-esque trickery act Siegfried and Roy -- turns 68 today; he's the one on the far left. It was Roy Horn, near left, who was mauled by one of the duo's white tigers in 2003, wiping out their $45 million-a-year Las Vegas show. Paul "Uncle Arthur" Lynde would have turned 81 today -- if he'd survived his over-the-top-alcoholism. Possible urban myth: He died in 1982 with a little brown bottle of poppers nearby after a tryst with a hustler. But it sure is fun reading all this wild shit about him. Plus, more big birthdays here.

Department of Ain't This Rich: The manufacturer of Rush-brand poppers notes on its website that "RUSH® Liquid Incense® and all our other nitrite based products are sold as room odorants, liquid incense, liquid aroma, aromas or video head cleaner only." Where do I begin? Oh, I know: Who the fuck are they kidding?

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