Sunday, March 05, 2006

The Swiss Calling the Muenster Cheese

Ugly personal details are emerging in lawsuits against Thomas "The Painter of Light" Kinkade, filed by former owners of the galleries licensed to deal in "his" "paintings":
In sworn testimony and interviews, they recount incidents in which an allegedly drunken Kinkade heckled illusionists Siegfried & Roy in Las Vegas, cursed a former employee's wife who came to his aid when he fell off a barstool, and palmed a startled woman's breasts at a signing party in South Bend, Ind.
Wait a second, Thomas Kinkade heckled Siegfried and Roy? For those of you who don’t know, Kinkade has this schtick where a press runs off thousands of copies of one of his works, then he liberally gobs on some dollops of oil paint to each print to “personalize” it, and then he sells it for tens of thousands of dollars as a “Thomas Kinkade original.” The question is, what can this man do to make fun of Siegfried and Roy? The article provides details
Dandois, … recounted that about six years ago the artist was so intoxicated during a performance by Siegfried & Roy in Las Vegas that people seated nearby moved away from him.

"I think it was Roy or Siegfried or whatever had a codpiece in his leotards," Dandois testified. "And so when the show started, Thom just started yelling, 'Codpiece, codpiece,' and had to be quieted by his mother and [wife] Nanette."
Maybe I'm a little giddy, because it is late, but the image of Siegfried and Roy being heckled by Thomas Kinkade is really killing me.

Via Pharyngula

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