Interesting Obit

from the internet-fame dept

I heard about Hank the Angry, Drunken Dwarf passing away last week, and remembered his bout with internet fame. I’m not a big Howard Stern listener so I didn’t pay much attention to all of it. However, here’s a very interesting sort of obituary from someone who was working at People Online in 1998 when Hank was declared the most Beautiful Person, thanks to a “grass roots” online campaign that, well… dwarfed any other internet fad that I can remember. The writer talks about the interview she held with Hank, and how he continued to call her up randomly in the middle of the night. An interesting look at “internet fame”. Where is Mahir these days, anyway?

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