DRIVE-BY GEEKERY: “The Max Headroom Incident” (1987) NSFW

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Maaaaaaaaaaaaaan, this is the coolest thing ever! And to think I’d never even heard of it before yesterday, despite the fact that it’s probably the most audacious, most high-profile, most legitimately countercultural bit of Drive-By Geekery ever!

You know what? I really can’t think of anything that would add to what this guy tells us in this mini-documentary [WARNING: there is some minor nudity]

Or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_iuZ0NCSpo&feature=related

It is worth noting that the guy being interviewed at around 8:30 is talking out of his butt. He’s attempting to explain why the guy chose the name “Max Headroom” without - obviously - having ever heard of the short-lived character phenomenon.

Additional info

http://www.fuzzymemories.tv/screen.php?c=59&p=1

And

http://www.textfiles.com/magazines/TOLMES/tns14

And

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Headroom_broadcast_signal_intrusion_incident

I find myself wondering if this incident was the inspiration for “Master Bedroom” character - obviously an homage to Max - who was a pirate broadcaster in Howard Chaykin’s “Amerikan Flagg” series

http://www.republibot.com/content/comics-no-one-gives-crap-about-3-amerikan-flagg

I'm assuming this was probably the inspiration behind MTV's short-lived and deservedly forgotten "Pirate TV" show in 1990

And if you wonder what Max is up to these days,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zebZyI3GMb0

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