April 19, 2013

"He's like a real-life Rupert Pupkin — he's gone from a cringe-maker who couldn't get noticed by the local Patch.com reporter..."

"... to an Interesting Person who'll surely be profiled by Esquire or the Awl someday in long form."

It's Paul Kevin Curtis, suspected of sending those ricin letters. This seems to be his YouTube channel. And here's his Prince imitation.



I don't know how he got into what appears to be a classroom or what those teenagers are thinking.

It's nice to be free to laugh at this one.

19 comments:

edutcher said...

Where are the Zucker brothers when you need them?

This week has gone from weird to bizarre - and that's just politics.

Ann Althouse said...

It's really loathsome for an adult man to be sidling up to captive audience girls and singing the "Little Red Corvette" lyrics.

That should not happen in schools.

mccullough said...

This almost ruined Prince for me. I love Prince.

Æthelflæd said...

Typical Mensa member.

Bob Boyd said...

Pathological need for attention.

chrisnavin.com said...

One day, his genius will be appreciated.

bagoh20 said...

"Poor soul. He was just too high strung."

ndspinelli said...
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alan markus said...

I don't know how he got into what appears to be a classroom or what those teenagers are thinking.


One of the YouTube comments says " I know your daughter was proud that day!"

His daughter's music class?

alan markus said...

Oops - missed this from the YouTube:

This was a "Surprise" for daughter who did school report on the lifetime musical achievements of entertainer/songwriter "Prince" for her 8th grade class (She got an A)

bagoh20 said...

"It's really loathsome for an adult man to be sidling up to captive audience girls and singing the "Little Red Corvette" lyrics. "

Didn't daddy ever sing "Rockaby Baby" to you? Now that's inappropriate.

Mitchell the Bat said...

There's an upside to pretty much ignoring song lyrics.

jr565 said...

"It's really loathsome for an adult man to be sidling up to captive audience girls and singing the "Little Red Corvette" lyrics. "

at least he didn't sing Head.

cubanbob said...

A Christian Democrat Mensa member Elvis impersonator.
Iowahawk is right. Satire is dead.

Sam L. said...

From: http://www.joesherlock.com/blog.html

His comment: "I Never Expected This Headline: 'Suspect in ricin-laced mailings is an Elvis impersonator.'

Yes, the guy's from Tupelo - Elvis' birthplace - and he mailed the letters from Memphis but, when he signed the note inside 'KC', I though maybe the evil deed was done by Harry Casey from KC and the Sunshine Band because it seemed like he wanted several politicians to Get Down Tonight."

GrandpaMark said...
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GrandpaMark said...

"Poor soul. He was just too high strung."

Good one, Doc

Rabel said...

"That should not happen in schools."

Really? That's terribly Santorumish of you. The song's message is quit being a slut, it's bad for you.

William said...

This guy has a lively need for attention. It's great beyond measure that his attention getting stunt was completely upstaged by the Boston crime. He doesn't even get fifteen minutes.