Thursday, May 20, 2004

Bigger than Jesus

It's not easy being bigger than Jesus right now. I'm actually getting death threats from a few of the non-believers. Don't worry, I forgive you.

If I ever mysteriously stop posting anymore, it's either because one of them got to me, or I'm just too busy on my national Starbucks and Wal-Mart tour.

Hopefully I'll get to make my first public television appearance before I would have to go into hiding or permanent touring of the country again.

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Poopville said...

I remember what great lengths my Grandparents would go to when I was little to keep me believing in Santa Claus. Their trick was on Christmas Eve to wait until I was occupied somewhere in the house far from the living room... taking a bath or whatever... they would quietly set up all the presents under the tree and then ring the doorbell. One of them would yell for me "Come quick! Santa's here!" I would come running but I would always just miss seeing him. For a few Christmases, I fully believed Santa Claus was coming to our house and leaving those presents. One year I was playing hide and seek with some friends in the house and I hid in a closet. In the closet were a bunch of presents ... to me, from-- Santa. I was so disappointed when I realized what was going on. Think I might've been maybe 7 years old. I suppose from that I figured out there was no Easter Bunny or Tooth Fairy either. Later in life, by the time I started to feel that there probably wasn't a God either, all the magic had drained out of the world.
I was reminded of that memory because when I saw the press release this morning I totally fell for it. I didn't analyze it critically because I really wanted it to be true. Now that it's looking like a hoax I'm feeling a bit of that same kind of let-down I felt back then. I guess the real point though is that for just a minute, I got to feel that little kid feeling again of anything's possible and amazing things still happen. I thank you for that minute, whoever you are.

Latka said...

ANDY IS ALIVE!!! but this fuck tart is not him!

wing said...

Scarlet spidey, I will agree the news services will never be positive. However, come on, be real. Andy Kaufman would come back in style and in a way that would blow all of our minds. Rather the only place the story was from is some "sumbit a free story" type of website where anyone can submit stories. On top of that, he just comes back with a blog? Wow. What a grand return.

I gaurantee that if it were true, The whole world would know about it, and we would have heard A LOT about it from every source.

Also, Andy referred on this blog to Tony Clifton as a "Character"... in reality, Andy would have never done that. He was as much a person as Andy or Bob in their view and in the way they would speak about him.

And don't forget to consider the fact his family knew he was dying for real. He did die. He had cancer, he changed a lot in his later years, and he died.

41rawks said...

I beleive this is Andy. But even if it isnt, nobody needs some assholes wasting all their time to prove that this is fake. In these times, its good to have some hope or some laughs.

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eKevin said...

Look, I sure as hell hope Andy's alive to shut up those who waste their time bitching against him on this board before proof has been even shown.

Robert said...

Yes you are a God!......this is Boaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaab.
Shut the hell up....before I put your frigen head in the soup!

usako said...

hehe :) to the author of this blog, thank you.

Kirstin said...

I'm waiting for this whole blogger to self destruct.

All of you spammers are complete assholes. Honestly. Why don't you crawl back into your "l337 5p34k" caves until you're slowly weeded out through evolution?

Robert said...

Now this guy who we all have been saying was probably fake i believe is the one posting his new blog address.Now instead of defending it as oh well we all want to have fun it's kindda sick.it'sone thing to say well if you don't like it don't visist but when youactually mess with the life and legacy of a legend that another.THis guy will probably not post any new articles on this site and will probably delete it.so expect to have him try and weasel out a few hundred hits on his new blog before it ends this week.he screwed up by deleting pictures and posts and now saying hi im the real kaufman on a new blog and hey you can delete this post but i will save my text and just paste it again and again and again!

Kirstin said...

Is there anyway we can block this f*****?

robert said...

To: scarlet spidey
I let him suck my dick didn't I. why you wanna join in you can play with my balls.

David C. Daniel said...

Hi, Andy!

I'm glad you aren't dead. I've appreciated your work since way back when you first appeared on SNL. Faking your death was freekin' genius!

What are your plans after you finish your tour?

Jeff Cooper said...

I'm a jerk for believing any of this.

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poweranimals said...

I really want to believe all of this, because it would truely be brilliant. And hey, I loved Man on the Moon.

Unfortunatley, the lack of evidence thus forces to believe it's fake. Part of me wants to go tell my friends. Yet, if this turns out to be fake, I'm gonna feel really dumb.

And if this really is the real Andy Kaufman he would come out into public by now.. and would probably be on Leno. You don't just do a huge massive publicity stunt like this and piss around. The hype will die down while people are wondering if it's true or not.

Or I don't know, maybe it'll grow bigger. In any case, I don't like having false hope.

Brian said...

Andy,

I hope you read this as I think you are not just a great comediean, but also a great person.

I have heard alot of people on other message boards say its not you or what if it is you. I say that if it really is you (which I believe it is) that you go and do what you did best back then and thats have fun. Like you said the world is a stage and you dont need to go to SNL or Dateline or the Today show to porve who you are. Thats what I like most about you Andy is that you dont need to prove a thing. I wouldnt mind seeing a picture of you though as you are now 55 and I am sure you have aged a bit, but other then that I say party on. I hope you dont have to go back to hiding again though.

I first learned about you while watch a program about you on Comedy Central and then I saw Man on the Moon. I have a question for you Andy. If you saw Man on the Moon or the shows about you, how did you feel about those? I mean do you think Jim Carrey did a good job portraying you?

Andy you are a great guy and even if you dont answer this I will still be watching for you. Hope you come to Indianapolis there are plenty of Starbuck and Wal-Marts waiting.

Brian

DJTripleBypass said...

I am really glad my cousin Andy is back. It has been along time since I have heard Mickey Mouse played correctly. You can see more at http://djtriplebypass.com

authority zero said...

why doesnt blog get his ip address and then you can track where he is... then uhh ya i duno what to do after. andy is my second favorite comic . 2nd only to cris rock.im 20 but if this is him thatd be SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO sick. if it isnt then the person shouldnt fake his/her death. they should just die for good.id give my left ball to meet himn if its andy. my favorite band is,and always be, nirvana. now if kurt cobain came back HOLY SHIT BALLS id give both my nuts for that dude LOL.

Zabbadoo said...

Attention angry morons. If the idea of this being a hoax bothers you to the point where you think threats of physical violence are appropriate, then you probably didn't "Get" Andy Kaufman's humour.

~C4Chaos said...

forget Jesus, you're bigger than NEO, man!

authority zero said...

what about JEBUS THE MEXICAN????

DLC said...

Interesting... I'm not especially an Andy Kaufman fan (never seen any of his work, honestly), but what someone logged in as 'death' said, accidentally hit the nail on the head. It IS hard to believe, it IS like believing in Santa at this point. And I think that's what Andy is trying to illustrate, with the faking his death thing.

Is it, or is it not true what the article on Yahoo says about Andy? "Andy says fans should tune into his website for ongoing updates to his adventures in life. As always, Andy's stage has been the world, testing the boundaries of our beliefs, our sources of information, and our perception of reality. "It's good to be back," Andy writes on his website."

There in a nutshell, is the reason why Andy faked his death and is now back. Because this was a test of the boundaries of our beliefs. Now, think what you will... but I actually understand, why he did it. Honestly, it makes me wish some of my favorite celebrities who have died, had also done an Andy Kaufman stunt instead.

The only thing I'D like to know... is how on earth he'd lived for 20 years without leaving a single trace! Heaven only knows, I've got several persistant credit companies who WISH I was dead....!

Trip said...

ANDY! I hope you get to read this. Here is my thoughts: If it is true you are the most brilliant person on the face of the earth. Oh man nobody can match you. I was not alive 20 years ago but after watching 'man on the moon' me and my friends would often discuss how the fuck you pulled off some of that stuff. Amazing. Im shocked.

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Ozkar said...

No mamen cabrones, no se pasen de vergas con el Andy!!! Hey pinche Andy Cuando vienes por los Wall-Marts de por aca pa tomarme una foto contigo guey!!!!!

Ozkar said...

No mamen cabrones, no se pasen de vergas con el Andy!!! Hey pinche Andy Cuando vienes por los Wall-Marts de por aca pa tomarme una foto contigo guey!!!!!

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mickey said...

want to know the truth about andy?
all the answers are here!!

Scavello said...

regardless of weather you are andy or not, i say kudos to you, for keeping his spirit alive. Andy is one of my heros. One of the biggest pranksters ever.

And to the non-believers, keep it up. Without your skepticism, people like Andy would've never existed.

Boney said...

woohoo! andy is alive! there is a god!

J.S. said...

Um, you can give it up now. It's been over a week, clearly if you were actually Andy freakin' Kaufman every goddamn newspaper/t.v. show/any other form of respectable journalism would've acknowledged this. Quit pretending to be a dead man, it's not polite. You've gotten your kicks in. Give it up.

Joe said...

(the slow, appropriate clap)

Good...very good...

The best, uh, er, "lool-a-like" ever was done by this person. I am a big Kaufman fan, and I'm pissed that I couldn't see him myself because he died before I was born. It was said by someone else here, good job to who ever did this site...maybe even Zumuda...Andy would have liked this. Definatly a good move on their part. Who ever remembered this had to be friends with Kaufman. Although when I heard of this story on the news about an elaborate hoax that he had pulled, I didn't think it would happen. I guess it won't which will always be disappointing.

If,(and I know this sounds dumb, but work with me) Andy Kaufman is still alive, why not post a picture of yourself on this site? If it is you, I would like to see a picture of you from now and from 1984, the year you supposedly "died."

Thats basically all I have to say.

galaxy girl said...

this was fun! love Andy, love that anyone would aspire to pull off bits as choice as his were. LOVE that you made some folks smile, and enjoy the fact that even the people that were ticked off thought enough about it to return and continue a conversation about this blog! that's funny!

a girl in my high school once said:

"to my friends: thanks for the fun times. to the people who hated me enough to talk about me: thanks for your time."

you sure banked a lot of time on this one, didn't you? ;)

dinwitty said...

do you recall Brother Theodore?

http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Quadrant/6051/library/bt.html

Stand up tragedy as he calls it.

Andy Kaufman you may have to place him more as a performance artist as well as comedien

dead or alive, he did what he did.

recall all the Elvis sightings? A TV show brought out Elvis's most personal friend and he said he had to give Elvis a shave because his hair grew.. for public display in his casket.......hair does that you know..keeps growing after death for a while...

Andy if your alive, cool, if you're really gone, see ya on the other side

I can see talk show TV appearances...

Now back from the dead...Aaaaandy Kaufman!!!

Boswell said...

Whether this is Andy or not seems irrelevant now. Andy Kaufman achieved his goal. The world's biggest hoax. 20 years later we're talking about him. That is legendary.

Whether you're Andy or not - well done for being part of something bigger than yourself.

And a pat on the back for all of us who want to believe and see this for what it is - something to make us marvel at the absurdity of life.

johann said...

andy i think you should put a survey up so we can all vote if we think this is you or not.

something about your writing style doesn't sit with me as it being you, but hey benefit of the doubt still goes to you cause i'm a true believer.

gmail invite for me anyone?
please? wink wink nudge nudge johann@capital.net

magictom said...

As Bob Dylan once sang:


There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke!

How true...

Latka said...

Boswell said...
"Whether this is Andy or not seems irrelevant now. Andy Kaufman achieved his goal. The world's biggest hoax. 20 years later we're talking about him. That is legendary."

2000 years later we are still talking about Jesus too, what's your point? THINK BEFORE YOU POST! "Filtering out the morons one comment at a time!"

Celti said...

Folks, check out the pictures from the bunny ranch visit. Compare the chin with the chin in the old pic of Andy. It's the same chin.

Of course we all have our doubts, but Andy was crazy enought to pull such a stunt...

Matt said...

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and shut up about who cares if this is real or not, real fans care thats who, would you like it if someone played a hoax where they said your mother was really alive and you told your whole family only to later find out it was fake? this guys messing with peoples feelings and leeching off a comedy legend.

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Clearly you dont understand andy or his humor... This, in some part is Kaufman... Now whether its really andy kaufman or Bob Zumda I really dont care... I think this is histerical. I sure do hope this is really andy. Welcome back man.
For those of you who believe like the guy in the comment above, Im sorry. You truly cannot call yourself a fan unless you believe this. This is andys humor. Now, I will admit it is a little hard getting use to. Andy I will say this, it would help your cred if you did do a interview on tv, but hey, if not, thats cool. I dont blame you for wanting to stay in hiding.
I have followed your career and enjoyed all of your work. You brand of humor is something that no other comment past or present has. Thanks andy, and welcome back buddy.
E-mail me with comments at Barker862@tmail.com

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TimeOut said...

Kick ass Andy! Fight the power! Rage against the machine!

Is there a chance that we could see a comeback in the ring again? If so, will your opponent be male or female?

mojo said...

Too bad Bill Hicks didn't come back. I appreciate Andy, but Bill was funnier.

garyc said...

ok. to whom it may concern. I will not give my Name or location but know this, I have spoken to bob and other faimly members and trust me when i say this ANDY IS DEAD!

garyc said...

ALSO TO THE AUTHOR OF THIS, YOU WILL BE FACING A LAWSUIT UNLESS YOU RETRACT ALL ABOVE INFO.

Super Nazi Moses said...

This is really making me want to watch Man on the Moon again for some reason.

Fuzzy said...

Mr. Kaufman, my freind David and I (Fuzzy) are big fans of your work, and believing that you pulled this off is entirely within the scope of what we believe you capable of. Mr. Kaufman, you rock our worlds.

garyc said...

ok. to whom it may concern. I will not give my Name or location but know this, I have spoken to bob and other faimly members and trust me when i say this ANDY IS DEAD!


ALSO TO THE AUTHOR OF THIS, YOU WILL BE FACING A LAWSUIT UNLESS YOU RETRACT ALL ABOVE INFO.

dontbesquare said...

Read it!!!!

http://www.hollywoodpulse.com/story3.html

The Really Real said...

" 'Can't repeat the past?' he cried incredulously. 'Why of course you can!' "
THE GREAT GATSBY

The Really Real said...

To understand Gatsby one has to look at not only his true life, but the life that he tried to create for himself. The truth is that he came from poor beginnings and created a fantasy world where he was rich and powerful. Even in his youth Gatsby was not content with what he had. He wanted money, so he managed to get it. He wanted Daisy, and she slipped through his fingers. So even when his wealth and stature are at their greatest, he will not be content. He must have Daisy. Yes, there is love. But more than that there is a drive to posses her because that is what he wanted for all of those years. She was part of his image for the future and he had to have her. And although Gatsby seems very kind, he is not afraid to be unscrupulous to get what he wants. When he wanted money, he was more than willing to become a bootlegger. His drive is what makes him who he is, good and bad. And it is this drive that ends up ruining his life.

garyc said...

I WILL ONLY SAY THIS ONCE MORE I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT ANDY IS DEAD...THE ONLY THING THAT IS ALIVE IS HIS SPIRIT.

The Really Real said...

When Nick arrives home after the party he sees Gatsby, or who he feels is Gatsby, standing out on the grass. He intends to go introduce himself but decides against it thinking that Gatsby would prefer to be alone. So he just watches him for a minute or two but the minute he takes his eyes off of him, Gatsby vanishes.

The Really Real said...

One summer evening Nick goes to Gatsby's house for the first time. He is invited by Gatsby's chauffeur and it ends up being a very large and crowded event. He knows no one at first, but sees Jordan and stays with her for the most of the evening. While he is there many guests talk about Gatsby. He is a very mysterious man to them and everyone has their speculations as to how he obtained his money. Some say he was a bootlegger, some say a spy during the war, and others think that he has the look of someone who's killed a man.

While moving through the party Nick finally meets Gatsby, although he wasn't aware of it at first. They make small talk and find out that they had seen one another during the war. But their talk is short lived because Gatsby has business to attend to. Jordan says that Gatsby is an Oxford man and Nick watches him curiously for the rest of the evening. He notes that Gatsby seems detached and distant from almost everyone.

The Really Real said...

Nick goes back to Gatsby's for another party. Nick gives a detailed list of all of those in attendance and just what kind of people he thought they were.

One morning Gatsby's car pulled up in Nick's driveway. Gatsby tells Nick that they are going to be going to lunch together and Nick agrees. As they are driving Gatsby tells Nick that he would like to dispel any myths that Nick may have heard about him. Gatsby says that he came from a wealthy family from the midwest, San Francisco to be exact. He said that his parents died and left him a lot of money. After that he went to war and lived in all of the great cities and later attended Oxford College. Although Nick is skeptical of this story Gatsby shows him a medal he earned from the war and a picture of himself at Oxford. Gatsby also tells Nick that he has a "big request" to make of him but that Jordan Baker will talk to him of it later. Nick is confused, but Gatsby will speak no more of it.

When they reach the city Nick is introduced to Gatsby's friend Meyer Wolfsheim, who they dine with. After Meyer leaves Gatsby tells Nick that he is a gambler and the man who fixed the 1919 World Series. As they are talking about Meyer, Nick sees that Tom has also come to the restaurant. Nick thinks that he will introduce the two men but when he turns around, Gatsby has disappeared.

The Really Real said...

When Nick returns from the city that evening he finds Gatsby admiring his house. he tells him that he plans to invite Daisy over for tea. Gatsby tries to act casual but it is obvious he is excited. During their exchange Gatsby tries to offer Nick some kind of job, but Nick sees it only as a polite gesture and turns it down.

The next day Nick invites Daisy to tea and tells her not to bring Tom. Gatsby comes over to inspect everything to make sure that the tea goes perfectly. Daisy finally arrives and Nick goes out to meet her. When they return inside Gatsby is nowhere to be found. A moment later there is a knocking at the door and Gatsby walks in. He and Daisy look at one another in awkward surprise. Nick tries to make the afternoon go smoothly but realizes that the two would like to be alone. He goes out to his porch to let them catch up. When he returns the two seem relaxed but entranced with one another. Gatsby invited them over to see his house. While walking over Nick asks Gatsby about how he made his money but is answered with a curt "that's my business".

The Really Real said...

A reporter comes to Gatsby's home one day trying to learn about him since Gatsby has become a sort of celebrity. He asks questions about many of the myths surrounding Gatsby, but Nick gives us the truest account of Gatsby's life.

He was born James Gatz in North Dakota. His parents were poor farm people and to escape the blandness of his existence, Gatsby created a fantasy world. Part of this fantasy included the name Jay Gatsby. As a young man he worked along the shore of Lake Superior doing odd jobs. He tried a small college for a couple of weeks but quickly grew restless and went back to the shore. While walking the shoreline he spots a yacht owned by the wealthy Dan Cody. He warns Cody that he might have sailing troubles. Cody takes Gatsby under his wing. When Cody died Gatsby was supposed to get a large portion of his fortune but was tricked out of it. But Gatsby had created a persona and found something that he wanted to achieve at all costs.

After an absence of several weekd due to work Nick goes over to see Gatsby one Sunday afternoon. While there Tom Buchanan and two others arrive on horseback. Gatsby tries his hardest to be hospitable to the trio. They make an attempt to invite Gatsby with them somewhere, but when he goes to get ready they leave without him.

At the next party Gatsby throws Tom and Daisy arrive. Tom immediately dislikes the party and begins to question how Gatsby came into so much money. Daisy also seems to be unhappy at the party which frightens Gatsby. He tells Nick that he will make things right with her and they will be able to go back to how they once were.

After hearing this Nick tells the reader of an evening Gatsby and Daisy spent together in their youth. The moment was so perfect and beautiful to Gatsby that he has spent all of his time trying to recreate that moment. It is this recreation that he believes will make him happy.

Austin said...

Well, I believe ya in a way, Andy... though I do wonder about how those who cried at your 'funeral' will react (I saw the movie and all, pretty touching at the end) to all this. Anyhow, I'm just wondering what happened? Did you really have cancer and the guru helped you or was that faked too? Either way, glad you are alive and were able to do what you set out to do.... only bad thing about this is many people may start to believe Elvis faked his own death, along with a few others. You probably have no clue what you just started. LOL

The Really Real said...

Nick goes to the Buchanans for an afternoon with Tom, Daisy, Gatsby, and Jordan. While they are there the group, including Gatsby, sees Daisy's child for the first time. As the group is talking Daisy says she loves Gatsby in front of Tom but he thinks nothing of it. Being a hot and uncomfortable day they all decide to go into the city to find something to do. Tom asks to take Gatsby's car. It seems odd to Gatsby but he lets him and Tom, Jordan and Nick drive off together with Daisy and Gatsby in Tom's blue sports car.

Tom stops at Wilson's garage to fill up the gas tank and speaks to Wilson. Wilson alludes to the idea that he thinks his wife is having an affair and that he wants to get some money to move out west. While this talk is going on Nick thinks he sees Myrtle watching them from the window.

The groups meet up in the city and decide to get a hotel suite and make a few cold drinks. While there, Gatsby and Daisy begin to act more obvious about their affections in front of everyone. Tom begins to get angry and starts shouting at them. As the fight goes on Gatsby tells Tom that Daisy has never loved Tom and has always been in love with him. Daisy quietly agrees. Tom, enraged, says that he has investigated Gatsby and found out that he earned his money through being a bootlegger. The argument dies down and Gatsby and Daisy decide to leave in his car.

garyc said...

OK LISTEN.. I TOOK OFF FOR A REASON IT WAS NOT A STUNT JUST A WAY OUT.IT WAS TO BE LEFT ALONE. SO IF YOU REALLY ARE A FAN DROP IT AND LET ME BE.FOR ALL ACCOUNTS ANDY IS DEAD. UNDERSTAND?

The Really Real said...

Early the next morning Nick goes over to check up on Gatsby. He has been at Daisy's all night just watching to see if she was safe. He and Nick stay up talking about Gatsby's past. Gatsby is being very honest with Nick and tells him that Daisy was the first nice girl he had ever really met. He was in love with her and planned on marrying her but the War split them apart. When it was over he intended to go back and marry her but ended up at Oxford instead. When he finally makes it back to America and goes to Louisville, he cannot find Daisy. She is on her honeymoon with Tom Buchanan. Nick has to leave Gatsby to get to work. He is concerned about him, but Gatsby insists that he will be fine. After Nick leaves Gatsby decides to go use his pool and relax.

Nick now tells the reader about what happened at Wilson's to start the chain of events that would occur. Michaelis has stayed with Wilson to make sure that he is all right. Wilson tells Michaelis that someone killed Myrtle on purpose, whoever was having the affair with her. Michaelis thinks it is all nonsense and tries to talk reasonably to Wilson. He ends up staying there until late. A man Michaelis recognized from the day of the accident offers to stay with Wilson. When Michaelis returns, both Wilson and the man are gone. Wilson was looking for Gatsby. Someone had told him that Gatsby was involved. When Wilson finally finds Gatsby's home he shoots Gatsby in his pool and kills himself as well.

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The Really Real said...

Nick calls Daisy's house to speak to her but she and Tom have left without any way to be reached. He also tries to get in contact with Meyer Wolfsheim but cannot. Wolfsheim sends a letter later saying that he cannot comes to Gatsby's side. Shortly after Gatsby dies. A few days later Henry Gatz, Gatsby's father, comes to the house. He had heard about Gatsby's death in the paper and came at once.

The day of the funeral Nick goes into the city to see Wolfsheim. Nick has to force himself into Wolfsheim's office, but Meyer refuses to come to the funeral saying that he can't get mixed up in another man's death.

When Nick returns to the house he and Mr. Gatz talk about what Gatsby was like when he was younger. Gatz shows Nick a schedule that Gatsby wrote out when he was younger that shows a very driven, determined young Gatsby.

The minister arrives at the house and seems ready to start the funeral but Nick asks him to wait for more people to show up, but no one does. When the small group goes to the cemetery another man ends up showing up for the service. He was a man who came to Gatsby's party that summer and thought he should be there out of respect.

A few days later Nick goes to see Jordan and formally end things between them. She tells him that she is engaged to another man and although not surprised, Nick pretends to be. Another afternoon Nick sees Tom on the street in the city. Nick is obviously disgusted with Tom and asks him what he said to Wilson. Nick has figured out that Tom was the one who told Wilson that it was Gatsby that was having an affair with his wife and who ran her down. Tom denies it but Nick is certain.

Nick goes back to his home one last time and decides that he doesn't want to live in the East anymore. He believes that he, and all of the others, were not fit to live out in the East and that is why they failed there.

John said...

Everybody knows that Andy Kaufmann returned in 1990 as Krist Novoselic from Nirvana.

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The Really Real said...

“If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him, some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life,…[Gatsby had] …an extraordinary gift for hope, a romantic readiness such as I have never found in any other person and which it is not likely I shall ever find again.”
THE GREAT GATSBY

Michael Vandor said...

You know I saw the movie but never read the book. Thanks for the opportunity to correct that oversight in my life... NOT!

FroGMisT said...

mother of pearl.
this would be great.
somehow.....
i am undecided.
why? why would he leave his family andfriends to live a lonely life for 20 years.
it doesnt make sense.

The Really Real said...

He had one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced, or seemed to face, the whole external world for an instant and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself.

The Really Real said...

The truth was that Jay Gatsby, of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from his Platonic conception of himself. He was a son of God—a phrase which, if it means anything, means just that—and he must be about His Father’s business, the service of a vast, vulgar, and meretricious beauty. So he invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen year old boy would be likely to invent, and to this conception he was faithful to the end.

The Really Real said...

That’s my Middle West . . . the street lamps and sleigh bells in the frosty dark. . . . I see now that this has been a story of the West, after all—Tom and Gatsby, Daisy and Jordan and I, were all Westerners, and perhaps we possessed some deficiency in common which made us subtly unadaptable to Eastern life.

The Really Real said...

Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. . . . And then one fine morning—
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

Fat Dude said...

When will the paypal button and the buy my t-shirt ads start showing up? That's the real question.

In the end, it's always about money.

garyc said...

i will let you all in on one big clue! kaufman was a act, not a person!understand! it was a part i was playing..

Andy Kaufman said...
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Imperiatrix said...

Hoax or not, this is an interesting event to watch unfold on the 'net.

Is it really Andy or not - I don't think that matters. That's not the point of this particular exercise.

fivefootmama said...

I've been following this blog from day one. I'm a stay-at-home mom so I have too much time on my hands, ok? But I've been an Andy fan since I was born. My father was a big Andy and Gilda fan.

People have been saying that Andy would never have used a free service to post his comeback.. That between the PRWeb and blogger, that that's proof enough. The fact that Snopes says it's a hoax. Andy blurred the lines between reality and fantasy. We never knew what kind of person he really was, except that he wasn't ever who we thought he was.

We know facts about his life. We also know what we believe are facts about his death. But there have been holes in everything. We don't know what Andy's favorite song was(/is) for instance, just like we may never really be able to tell whether this really was Andy reaching out. You can say that there's proof, you can say that the Death Certificate and the gravesite (for his ashes) is proof that he died. But if no one wanted to be in on you faking your own death...none of the people you trusted in life, don't you think that even they would have be made part of the audience?

I think we need to throw out pretty much everything we think Andy should do in the event of his re-emergence. We all think that he SHOULD go on TV, that he SHOULD do this and that... but this is a man who at the height of his carreer decided to go and bus and wait tables at a deli.

Whether this blog has been Andy or not, and whoever it was that said they were exposing this whole thing as a puppeteering by Andy of Bob Zmuda and Jim Carrey (who despite what a lot of people may think is genuinely a big Andy fan, and did his best to honor Andy's memory with what he was given with the movie) from Aruba, or whatever... I think that this has all been very much in Andy's spirit. Andy liked to keep holes and backpeddle. He liked to keep us wondering what was real. It was all about the reaction, and he certainly got one out of all of us. Whether you believe(d) in it or not.

There will never be another Andy, and for the sake of the entire world, I hope he is still alive somewhere. Maybe having changed his name to Enrique for all we know.

He was never someone that EVERYONE had heard of. Hell, there are a ton of comedians today that people haven't heard of in the mainstream that are big comedians, maybe some of the best out there right now. It's the nature of the business.

But whoever has written this blog, whoever is puppeteering this whole thing, what makes you think we'll ever really know? Maybe this Andy Kaufman Returns blog was all just another character. Online you can do and say whatever you want. People do it all the time, what makes you think that this isn't the perfect avenue for someone like Andy?

Ricky said...

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MrQuick said...

Anyone who believes Andy Kaufman is still alive is delusional.
Personally, I think most of the people who say they believe are using this as an opportunity to harass people.
I have a friend who says he is a Kaufman believer in order to get a rise out of the Jesus Freaks. After all there is more proof that Kaufman existed than there is that Jesus actually is real.

Jesus came back after 3 days. Kaufman took 20 years. Personally, I find that more impressive.

dottie patottie said...

poobah!

The Really Real said...

Nick, on Gatsby: "Gatsby turned out all right at the end; it is what preyed on Gatsby, what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams that temporarily closed out my interest in the abortive sorrows and short-winded elations of men"

The Really Real said...

Daisy, on her newborn girl: "All right...I'm glad it's a girl. And I
hope she'll be a fool -- that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool"

The Really Real said...

Nick, on himself: "Everyone suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known"

The Really Real said...

"There is no confusion like the confusion of a simple mind..."

The Really Real said...

"I suppose the latest thing is to sit back and let Mr. Nobody from Nowhere make love to your wife. Well, if that's the idea you can count me out..."

The Really Real said...

"They're a rotten crowd....You're worth the whole damn bunch put together"

The Really Real said...

"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past"

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ludwig_van said...

Give it up. Stop rejecting reality. This is not Andy and it's not someone affiliated with Andy. This is not a clever exercise or even a well-executed prank at this point. Acting like you're "in on it" or you "get it" or "whether it's really him or not doesn't matter" doesn't put you on a higher plane of enlightenment, it just makes you sound gullible.

Andy Kaufman said...
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Charlotte_Sometimes said...

argh it wont let me connect to the channel:( keeps disconnecting

Farva said...

Ok, I believe, why? Because its Fun! Of course I have doubts as to whether he's really alive, but that's how Andy would want. Its always about that shadow of doubt....however, I do have concern that none of the media is picking up on this. I mean if the L.A.P.D. is trying to get him, why haven't I seen anything on the news or the internet other than this site. Hopefully it will all be clear at somepoint...until then and even after no matter which way it goes....the fun will continue.

Jocko said...

One of the hallmarks of Andy's performance art was to drive the joke into the ground until it became uncomfortable. If Andy came back, I can well imagine that he would want to challenge and frustrate his audience in the way he always did. The people complaining here just don't get the joke. It's as real as you make it.

Theresa Z said...

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered am I......Welcome Back, lol. Absolutely fascinating and enchanting.

Elsie said...

Andy said he was going to fake his death. He also strongly suggested he'd return in twenty years (no doubt Elvis-like, being "seen" in Sandusky, Ohio gas stations and the like...or as he was seen working at the restaurant, meanwhile denying his identity even before he "died"). Given the fact that the form of cancer to which Andy supposed succumbed is extremely rare (to say nothing of the sheer statistical survival trend of all men until age 72, thank heavens) coupled with all his statements, I think it's fairly likely that Andy is very much alive and sitting around chuckling about this.

I dunno if this guy is the genuine article, but if any of the people posting to this blog are also the genuine article, I'd lay even money, he's the real deal.

Given that, oh ye of little faith, why do you spurn your hero? Didn't you believe him when he told you what he was going to do?

Andy, I'm quite certain you're alive somewhere. Just please, don't do Oprah. Conan would be better. :)

Undread said...

The andy kaufman that posted the irc channel is not the same andy kaufman that maintains this blog

http://www.blogger.com/profile/3366024 - Andy Kaufman account that created and posts in this blog

http://www.blogger.com/profile/3411112 - an Account with the name Andy Kaufman that has nothing to do with the creater of the blog.

Seems like someone wanting to stir up more trouble and get you to go to the irc channel.

Once again, the person who posted the mirc channel IS NOT THE SAME ANDY KAUFMAN account that maintains this blog.

Lola Granola said...

hey kids!

Note the difference:

http://www.blogger.com/profile/3411112 (FAKE)
http://www.blogger.com/profile/3366024 (REAL)

jus' sayin:)

Curly Surmudgeon said...

Most Excellent!

Keep up the good work, Andy.

TonyBanta said...

So Andy comes back and lives entirely behind his computer. A blog? Yeah, thats real avant garde.Even he wouldnt be that boring.
Way to push the envelope!

Gigan said...

I seE deAd PEopLE

ludwig_van said...

You'd think that people would learn to have a little skepticism and sense these days. How can you figure out how to use the internet and post on a blog but still be such an idiot? Andy Kaufman is dead. It's not fun to believe this is real, it's dumb.

kory said...

Hey, good to see you're back. Let's go out for coffee. Call me sometime.

workingprocrastinator said...

This is Elvis pulling a prank.

wilyfem said...
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Elsie said...

Snopes wouldn't know a real story from a "hoax" if it bit them on the backside. All stories are "hoaxes" to their mind unless they have determined them to be "real". I don't know anyone who knows this to a virtual certainty except for the guy with Andy Kaufman DNA.

Skeptics can be the most ignorant, blinded people in the world. They are led by their own blindness via people who won't see anything but their own belief systems.

Why do you guys assume Andy lied about his intentions?

I don't know if *this* fellow is real, but y'all really are profoundly lacking in healthy skepticism of your own skepticism.

Elsie said...

Incidentally, ludwig, why do you insist upon believing he's dead? He told everyone what he was going to do. What is your direct evidence to contradict his own words? A little skepticism about your own beliefs is a healthy thing. :)

Tim said...

All is right with the world again. It doesn't matter if it is him or not, even if it's not, it still IS!!

Whoever you are, thank you for bringing Andy back.

Maybe a hundred years from now, you could show up again. Then maybe a thousand years later, or ten thousand. Maybe somewhere in the distant future Andy will be considered the founding father of civilzation.

Yeah, wherever he is, he's laughing.

wilyfem said...

You people need to get a life.

Andy Kaufman is DEAD. Let the man, along with Tupac, Elvis and any other celebrity that has obsessed fans who do not accept the fact that the object of their obsession is indeed MORTAL, rest in peace.

wilyfem said...

Elsie everyone is yanking the story out of internet circulation. You need to face reality - you've fallen victim to a hoax that, admittedly, Andy himself would have probably found very funny.

Elsie said...

You know, I don't know who needs to "get a life" more...obsessed fans or those people who need to complain about "obsessed fans". :) Personally, I need to take up time on my lunch hour.

Why do you need to believe Andy is dead? I definitely think Tupac and Elvis are. They never stated they were going to fake their deaths. But Andy said he'd fake his, and no one will believe him. I think that's terribly sad, frankly. We just won't believe facts in this culture. Instead, we stick to our beliefs.

Andy, do us all a favor, put on the flat-board shoes and make a crop circle or something. If they have something to debunk that they can track back to you, it might be helpful in finding you. lol

Olivia said...

Apparently Lynne Margulies has a blog now, too... but it actually looks legit.

How long is this going to go on for?

wilyfem said...

Andy also could not believe people thought he was faking his illness. There is a quote of his to a friend along those lines.

I can't believe that anyone could believe anything released from PRWeb. I could submit a press release to them that I had a baby born with demon horns and angel wings and they'd publish it!

The pictures this person posted here, to "prove" he was Andy, have already been proved phony (as far as where and when they were taken and who the person was).

What will it take for you believers to stop believing this punk hoaxster? Sheesh, someone poked Andy Kaufman's dead body in his open casket and STILL didn't believe he was dead!

Elsie said...

And Andy told a friend of mine (who is in a position to know this) that the whole "denial strategy" was necessary to the whole mythos. He even pointed to the "spirit doctors" in the tabloids as part of the plan.

Now, quite possibly, pursuant to all this, Andy was taken ill and died. But I think the jury is out. In fact, I think the evidence argues against it. As for bodies in caskets, movies do that all the time. :)

The point is, all you guys throwing around your orthodoxy, needing to pat yourselves on the back for "knowing" something about which you really know nothing, miss the point entirely: none of us can be certain of anything.

Everything else is a dance. Enjoy yourselves. Both God AND the Devil are in the details.

aly said...

you shouldnt be all pissed...maybe this guy/girl has nothing better to do.. he/she needs attention..and you are giving him/her 318?? ish amounts of attention

Christopher said...

Whether this reappearance of Andy Kaufman
can be proven (he gets to choose the context,
after all) isn't really the point. Point
is: does he still have it -- that special
something AK gave us with all the things
he did that (hey!) seemed verifiably AKish,
when most of us agreed what we were seeing
was Andy's performance art (as it were).

If this really *is* Andy, well, it's not
going to be much fun this time around, by
the looks of things. Or maybe Andy wasn't
ever much of a writer -- I'm not sure, but
there's no *there*, there. It's something
I'd pan immediately (the content of this
blog) after a quick read. I never had
that response to the AK I thought I knew
on telebishun.

Seems likely this will fizzle out quickly,
unless it really *is* Andy -- or some whack
job with a whole lot of time on his/her hands,
to waste ours (yours, since I won't be wasting
much of mine to keep tabs on this blog).

DNA, ABC, Snopes: are all offered in lieu of
a reasonable proof Andy's still in the flesh.
That can't be faked; not for five minutes it
can't. Related to this are the Turing Test,
and far earlier, Plato's Cave. See Alan Turing
for the former; and Plato (/Republic/) for the
latter.

Kind of doesn't mean anything without an /Andy/
to debate the identity of, now, doesn't it?

Here, in /this place/ .. we are reduced to
..telegraphy. Our utterances cannot even prove
to ourselves that we wrote them, never mind, to
another. Some /semblance/ of what a person
writes is known only to that person (at best)
and never to another. This is why witnesses
are required for signatures on documents, etc.

A professional in the related fields could
break it down more carefully than this, but
that's not really necessary here. What's
needed here is only a good sense of what makes
a person's compressed communication (typed
text) identifiably their own -- and I don't
think that can be profitably faked (including
the motive to do so) in a way that *matters*.

To the person calling themself Andy Kaufman:

Matter. Matter, to us. I mean really *matter*
to us. Or begone.

Disgruntled_Girl said...

I'm seeing a lot of Yay or Nays. I'm also seeing a lot of "Comment removed by Administrator".

I'm not going to filter through 311 comments just to see if anything I'm about to say has already been said.
That's my disclaimer. On with the post.

So what did you think of REM's song to you?
How hard was it to remain laying low in New York during 9/11?
What are your views on the French?
What's your favorite cartoon?
What tv show is the least likely to make you gag? (meaning you like it)
Were you aware that, back in 1984, in the room next you laid David Lander aka "Squiggy" from Laverne & Shirley? http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/mariners/2001930270_squiggy16.html
(not sure if html tags work here - not going to chance it)

Sheesh, people, if it's Andy - it's Andy. If it's not, have some fun. On a BBS once I typed out "because I'm good" but there was a typo and it came out "Because I'm god."
So everyone started asking me questions as though I was god.
It was fun.

As for the people further up that say, "You're taking this too far, it's not funny anymore."
Well all the things I've ever seen Andy do were
1. Post-Mortem (therefore limited by the tv special's POV)
2. Went far enough to start making the audience uncomfortable if they didn't just go along with it.

Andy makes you the entertainment.

OH and incidentally, my friend Melissa wants to wrestle you and then buy you a beer when she wins. Will you be taking up that wresling schtick again?
And everyeone in

PiePants said...

Andy rents from my video store 2 or 3 times a week. He really hated "The Last Samurai" with Tom Cruise and thinks Jim Carrey is an asshole!

Death said...

Andy is about has alive as my dog... which is dead.

As you can tell by my name I clearly know that Andy is dead..

Bob said...

Hey Andy. Good to see you're alive and well. You had me fooled!

Please get an RSS feed for your blog!

wetlaundry said...

Andy,
My boyfriend has a radio show that is broadcast in 120 tons all over the country..he would love to have you on. Please contact me if you are interested!

RightSensible said...

forget all this nonsense above. whens the tour starting? oh yes..youre a vegetarian right? white, wheat, honey oats, garlic, italian herbs and cheese, or parmesian oregano bread? 6 inch or foot long? amercian, chedder, or provolone cheese? which vegetables would you like? and what dressing? will it be here or to go? and last but not least..would you like a meal deal with that?

i shal await your answer and have your sandwhich ready

mykmedia said...

some things you don't question
some things you have to just believe

authority zero said...

what would be really funny is if this wasnt the real andy and since the last thing he put stated that he hopes he doesnt havta back into hideing because of death threats.his plan could be to say that shit and then just dissapeir and have people wonder if it was really him or not.

John said...

Not all internet news sites have pulled the story, some are fearlessly pursuing it! Kaufman is alive and banging whores!!!!

Ashpolt said...

I've written a hugely long analysis of the "proof" that this is fake. It took me quite a long time to write, and I think it's a pretty good counter argument against all the naysayers, esepcially the Snopes article. you can find it here:

http://ashpolt.blogspot.com/

I'd appreciate it if people would take the time to read it, and if anyone cites the Snopes article is proof that Kaufman is dead, refer them to my blog! Seriously, whatever you believe about this, make the effort to read what I say: I think it'll interest you.

I'll post it again in a couple of hours just to try and make sure it doesn't get lost amongst the rubble. If you like what I say, or heck, even if you think I'm an obnoxious twat who doesn't know what I'm talking about, please make a comment, I'd like to know what you all think.

ludwig_van said...

Elsie:

Give me a break. Don't be an idiot. The evidence that this isn't Andy is all in this blog. The only reason you have for believing it's really Andy is because that's what you'd like to believe. The person running this blog hasn't done anything that any random person couldn't do, and I'm sure there are lots of random people who could've done a better and more consistent job.

He put out a phony press release via a service that will release anything. He's written a bunch of bland and unimaginative entries in a lame blog, and you people refuse to let it go. Snopes is a highly respected and credible source. There are myriad reasons to believe that this is fake, and none to believe that it's real, except that Andy was known for pulling pranks and talked about faking his death.

This isn't an issue of belief, it's an issue of reality, and you're hiding from it. That's your prerogative, but don't act as though you're more in tune with truth because you want to stick your head in the sand and act like a gullible kid.

Mandolin said...

Welcome back Andy, we missed you greatly.

jay said...

i just wanted you all to know, that I am even bigger than andy kaufman. You dont know who i am, but you will someday... celebrity deathmatch rules

LifeOnceForgotten said...

How can this guy hide out in New York and not be seen once in 20 years?

ludwig_van said...

Ashpolt: I read your writeup. You make a few valid points, but it really makes no difference in the big picture here. It's still terribly obvious that this isn't real.

You wrote:

"The rest of the arguments Snopes puts forward - the way the blog author backtracked on several details, the fact that this return is far too small scale to be true, the fact that Kaufman hasn't made a public appearance - can all be answered easily: Andy Kaufman was, and possibly still is, a prankster."

I'm sorry, that's BS. Those arguments are more than sufficient to show that this is a fake. The guy even put up an entry about how he paid off the snopes guy, then he deleted it. Answering "Andy was a prankster" doesn't make up for logical inconsistencies and impossibilities.

Your lengthy paragraph about FakeTaker was totally unnecessary.

"But you know what annoys me more than anything about this? The fact that you naysayers don't seem to be able to realise that whether it's true or not doesn't matter. If it is him, great, Andy Kaufman is alive, and making us laugh again. If not, never mind, we're having a good laugh about it, and for a while, we can all enjoy the thought that maybe he could be alive somewhere."

That's really stupid too. I could say that you annoy me because you think you're "in on the joke" for buying into some totally transparent BS. I agree that this was funny at first, and had it been well executed it could've still been funny. It's not, however. The guy pulling this joke screwed up, and ruined it. Andy would not have approved. This is not in the spirit of Andy - he would've done something far better, far more creative, and far funnier. What exactly is so clever or funny about this? Nothing. I could've done it better myself. In fact I'm half tempted to make my own blog saying that I'M the real Andy Kaufman and that this guy was a fake. I'm sure I could get people to believe me. Does that prove anything? No. Andy Kaufman is dead and this guy doesn't have an iota of Andy's comedic talent, so stop giving him credit.

Da Coz of TX said...

So what's the worst thing that will happen if he's not real? Go for the ride, it's worth the risk...Andy, Real or not...when you make it to Dallas and you need security or just someone to stare at you, I've got a team ready to go.

ludwig_van said...

Dude, there is no "ride" to go for. There's nothing to it.

Ashpolt said...

Ludwig_Van: What you posted here was exactly the same as what you posted in my blog, and I have replied to it there, so go and check it out there too.

http://ashpolt.blogspot.com/

OpDDay said...

Maybe it's true. It's probably not. The real Andy Kaufman never did and never would admit to playing a "Character". Andy Kaufman and Tony Cliffton were two seperate entities played by the same person. Andy Kaufman was an innovative comic genius whom people loved and loved to hate. This could be Andy Kaufman but it's most likely yet another fraud. The internet is full of fakes. If this is Andy then that's great. If it's not (and again I state it's probably not) then the prankster should be severly punished for fraud and indentity theft. Also the mention of a so called Starbucks and Wal-Mart tour is all well in good but you'd think that it would actually get some publicity. I just think this person was almost sued for the mention of credible companies (i.e. ABC and Ernst & Young) and was forced to issue a retraction if it happens again with Wal-Mart and Starbucks then you have yourself a fake, if not then maybe it's the real deal. The true fans can only hope it's not a hoax and believe that it is a prank. Time will tell. Time is the equalizer of all.

Tamara said...

lahooooozaher

pennypinkled said...

people who say that this joke has run its course don't understand that Andy had always pranked just long enough for it to be funny, stop being funny, then start being funny again. Andy or not, they've done their homework. (except for referring to yourself as a comedian ;) ...or maybe it's just obcene brilliance and he's trying to throw us. either way, when Andy comes home, I want to be able to say I asked him out. so, wanna come over and watch carebears and eat waffles with me and my boyfriend? we have cool records; we have bad B movies; I'll make you pajamas out of bedsheets...we'll even vacume.

dude said...

This site is fake, andy kaufman is not alive. DC is the same "author" as jacobschatter.blogspot.com, who created a fraudulent satire of a computer zealot who did everything he could to hide his identity, until he was fed up and everybody gave proof he was fake and he didn't want to hold up the charade anymore. When the blog was over, "the author" posted on jacobschatter about how we killed him and how it was all a fake, the exact same thing DC is saying now, we killed him. As soon as jacobschatter goes down this site goes up, coincedence i think not.

ludwig_van said...

I know it was Ashpolt, and I said in your blog that I was reposting it there.

Olivia said...

By the way, I forgot to include Lynn Margulies' "blog" in my last post.

At any rate... it's ohrosemyrosemarie.blogspot.com

What do you guys think?

Michael said...
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Ashpolt said...

Gah, how many people are going to post that Snopes link? For those of you who haven't seen it yet, I wrote a huge article refuting it as "proof" here:

http://ashpolt.blogspot.com/

What I say isn't infallible either - it's just there to make you think about a few key points before stating that the Snapes article is definitive proof.

Christy said...

Hi Andy!

garyc said...

Think about the last posting that andy gave... it was the way out. no more postings, no more fake andy. get it.

BrendoMan said...

The real Andy Kaufman would not comment spam other blogs. Loser.

Ken said...

Hey, if you're the real deal, but you burnt too many bridges to be on Letterman or something, why don't you show up on WWE Raw on Monday night? You know at least one guy there with Jerry Lawler, and Vince McMahon is a publicity whore, without a whole lot of credibility to lose if it all goes wrong.

garyc said...

do any of you people even know the real andy? if not stop acting like you would know what he would do.the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was to prove to the world that he did not exist.....the greatest trick andy pulled was prove to the world that he did.understand? the trick is not that andy is back the trick is that he died..........if you do not understand this, then you really did not understand the whole point of kaufman

RightSensible said...

hey guys i think its really disrespectful that you fill up this man's blog comments with your boring internet drama. please learn to "move on". this man has feelings just like you and me.




ps. if youre losing any sleep over this site then you should off yourself.


pps. oh yeah. did you want any cookies with that order? we have chocolate chip, macademia nut, chocolate chip M&&, oatmeal raisen, double chocolate chip, peanut butter, and atkins friendly cookies. its 3 for a dollar d00d....plus tax

Father Luke said...
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Father Luke said...

Andy:

Thanks again for the coffee you bought for me at Starbucks, and the pair of black socks you bought me at Walmart.

I am going to buy a pair of socks for you the next time I see you, and if it's not you, then it will be for someone who you said you would look like and when this gets snowballing it'll be just like in the movie where the little kid says:

" Pay it forward . . . "

And I will buy you a cuppa` coffee, too, at some coffee shop when I see you or someone who you said you would look like and if it's not you, then . . .

See you again soon,
Father Luke

Karl said...

I get it. I hope it never stops. Keep on posting, Andy, whoever you are.

Andy gets it. :)

The only way this could really denigrate Andy's memory is if it IS undisputedly revealed as a hoax. Whoever you are, don't you dare post some sorry apology. Keep on posting, man. You are showing the true spirit of Andy Kaufman.

Did Andy ever admit to being Clifton? Hell, he even showed up on set with a black eye, claiming Clifton punched him in the face.

Scarlet spidey said...

Yes, I agree.
Never apologize for this if you aren't him.
And if this is discovered as a hoax, act like it wasn't and keep going, please.

garyc said...

http://www.wallyontheweb.com/tonyclifton.html
check out this site. it shows step by step how to become tony.

suburbanalcuts.com said...

yo whats up you frickin homie g. You are dah coo man. You gots a big ass. Well, excuse me, dat was from one of my songs, so don't even worry about it. So, you know, I am a proud supporter of Wal-Mart. They sell always low prices for more cooked rices. Thats what I buy at walmart and it just happened to ryme with their slogan.

dats cool.

So, andy, what's up wif you? I mean, I've been not been up to much stuff lately, you know. Just making animations and singing dah crazy musac. You know, reading dah buddha books.

And that's the waaay ittt gooeeesss. (That sentence is supposed to sound like i'm singing it)

Andy, I just gotta tell ya one thing. NOBODY'S GONNA STOP ME! NOBODY'S GONNA ROP ME! CUZ I'M MARCHIN DOWN FREEEEDDOMM'S ROAD!!

the end

ps. I like the way my clothes are starting to fit now

South said...

This is the real Elvis. You can trust me. You don't believe me? Oh wait...All I have do is put up a sh***y lil Blog and you'll believe me?

Kid, next time you want to pull off a hoax like this, You might want to get someone else to do it for you, Because you've just failed miserably. Close but no cigar, Kiddo. Too many screw ups in such lil time.

Its crap like this that makes me want to stay dead. Now if you don't mind, The King's got a big mac he needs to finish.

DC said...

dude said...

This site is fake, andy kaufman is not alive. DC is the same "author" as jacobschatter.blogspot.com, who created a fraudulent satire of a computer zealot who did everything he could to hide his identity, until he was fed up and everybody gave proof he was fake and he didn't want to hold up the charade anymore. When the blog was over, "the author" posted on jacobschatter about how we killed him and how it was all a fake, the exact same thing DC is saying now, we killed him. As soon as jacobschatter goes down this site goes up, coincedence i think not.
I'll say the same thing here as I did on the other post:

What's a jacobschatter?

There are quite a few people reading this site who know exactly who I am, and I'm sorry to say it, but I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.

-J said...

Garyc wrote:

the trick is not that andy is back the trick is that he died

I want to believe that Andy is still alive, but the whole time all I could think was, why would he tell us he was going to fake his death? It was so this would happen twenty years later. When did Andy ever try to tell his audience anything? Everyone keeps bringing up the "he told us he was going to do it" arguement like it's papal mandate. To me that's the biggest proof that he is dead.

In the end, however, against my better judgement, I think he is alive. Why? Because I want to, and because that theory will never be disproven, unless someone digs up his grave.

I don't think he'll ever come out of hiding if he is alive. What good would that serve him? It's better for him to just sit back and laugh and the hoards of fans endlessly arguing over him. In Man on the Moon, there is a quote where DeVito as Shapiro says something to the extent of "it's a joke that only two people in the world find funny." Andy was never trying to make any of us laugh, he was just entertaining himself.

RightSensible said...

andy forgive them for they know not what they do.

Ritz Hertz said...

I just want to say one thing i have read part of this and i can not read all of it mainly cause of all the B.S. it has in it. People you have got to learn to have faith I am not saying this is the real Andy Kaufman's Blog ok. And if it is may god bless him for being back. I would gave anything to be at the H.O.B. Sunday night if he showed or not. I would not cared one other way. Andy Kaufman has got to be one of the most creative comedians ever. Sure disagree with me i know your going to so i do not really care either way i just want to say my peace about Andy Kaufman. And How can you not say that if this is really him . That he would not know how to work the computer? I mean really. Tell me . When did you first get your first computer. And when did you get one that went on the net? I mean he has been gone since 84. And if he wanted he would know pretty much how to do things with a computer. I mean the guy more or less had to stay hid in a house or soemthing so what else would he want to do . Its not like he was able to roam out in the open if he was going to pull this off . So just think about it . But sure he could have did all this as a hoax . Anyone could have. What about Soldiers M.I.A. (Missing In Action) for those did not think about this. But what about this. They have been considered dead. and they could not have been. Just been over sea's Lord knows how many this could have happend during Vietnam. But they could been still alive just left cause they thought they was dead. and yet they still got a death certifacate and a grave............so answer that if you wonder how Andy could have been buried but still alive. Like I said. Have Faith Fellow People. Thats all i really got left to say . So now its your turn to cuss me. Go ahead I know you want too.

authority zero said...

Andy Kaufman said...
Hells yeah.

9:47 PM



this was off of the response to the first post he wrote. was this the guy who did this blog? is "andy" under that name? because if he is we can rule out any posibility that its andy.

Bitter Patrick said...

Andy Kaufman wouldn't take so much time proving himself. And honestly. A fifty year-old man with a BLOG? Andy could do better. He'd do something more along the lines of flashing his name on the Goodyear Blimp. This is just poorly done.

Banjo said...

I think Andy would be very proud of this... making so many people crazy like this... WOW. I bet he would be happy as hell. Who cares if its crappily done or whatnot.. it still gets to the point, obviously.. because your all feeding it.

Danceforyou said...

Mr. Kauffman, your life has been an inspiration to me, and the artistic vision of your death and return has inspired me even more. I hope to one day be able to meet someone as great as you sir, for your comedy and ideals have influanced my life in more ways than I can ever realize, and for that I thankyou.

Much luck, and love to you Mr. Kauffman, from one of your biggest fans.

authority zero said...

like i said why would andy say "hells ya"

Ritz Hertz said...

If you are saying I am Andy Kaufman. Sadly I wish I was able to say I was. But I am not. The reason this is my first post sure I know how it looks to the people that wants to point finger in the other way just so it will fit there way of life. To make them sound so much more smarter or to make others fallow there path of sense of how they look at things. But the reason that was my first post is cause this made me make a account so i could actually make one statement and possiably start a blog of my own but accuse me if you want but you are pointing your finger at the wrong person my friend. You could spend your time pointing at me if you have nothing else better to do. I would enjoy to know i could even campare to Andy Kaufman in anyway at all.

Mike M. said...

Contiously and purposely, I have chosen up to this point not to post a reply on this site - which was linked via a wrestling website by some 10 year old. The reason I have chosen to post is this.

Am I skeptical? Yes.
Do I believe this is really Andy? No.
Do I "get" the joke? Absolutely.
Am I "along" for the ride? Sure - if it's something that goes against the grain I am all for it.

Here is my problem with it though. I need more than just a person's "word." With the way our society has dilluted and disowned the value of honesty and truthfullness for sake of "credibility", fame and fortune - someone's "word" just doesn't cut it for me. We took the US's word that we were safe - and on 9/11 thousands of Americans lost their lives on American soil. We were forced at first to take the words of our own president when he uttered the words "I did not have sexual relations..." Obviously, that is known to be false. So if in the year of 2004 we can't take the word of our governmental embodiment, president, security, family and friends - why take the "word" of someone claiming to be someone of past fame and glory - with a more credible name than Clinton himself?

Maybe it's because we "want" to believe in something at this point - believe that someone in this world is telling God's honest "truth." Is that the case here? I would say no - some might say otherwise. Do I like the sense of comedic relief this brings? Why not - maybe its something we need in a time the nation is thriving in anger and hate.

Love...Hate...Tragedy...

I say if your him - grant us the "purpose" of belief that we all need in a time like this - but then again if we can't trust the word of our own president, how can we trust someone who claims to be "from the dead?"

I will leave that answer to the rest of you...

procol said...

Andy would play your balding head like one of his bongos, and drop kick you into oblivion for this fraud.

Nice job.

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Doctor_Spankenstein said...

I love it. I like the way people are saying things like, "You're about to start pissing people off shortly..."

LOL!

Andy or not, that's exactly the sort of thing Any would hope for. Mission accomplished.

authority zero said...

come back kurt cobain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ritz Hertz said...

Ok this is one more post I did not know I was going to write. To the part that you guys are making or trying to make a valid point that Andy Kaufman would never use the words "hells yeah" ok I understand your point of view on this alright . But my point of view you got to understand only if you are a Wrestling fan. As everyone knows that Andy was a Great fan of the sport of wrestling and if anyone knows the words "hells yeah" would came from wrestling. About 85% of the wrestling fans goes hells yeah ....Yes even older Fans belive me I work with a few of them. So think what you will. Its not like I am going to get threw to everyone . And I am not trying too. I am just trying to tell ppl to have faith in what they belive in. And if you have faith that Andy Kaufman is here and alive in this world. I do actually. And I just want some people to know That you do not have to take advice from people just saying "He is dead do not listen to anyone." Or whatever the Crap they are saying. But keep in mind what I have said. And hopefully I made sense to atleast One time and might I add if that was Andy Kaufman that did say that. Thank you It was quite a pleasure to get props from a great man.

Moon_1178 said...

So...

What are ppl thinking about this blog published by "Lynne"?? More hoax or brain food to munch on??

Matt_C said...

The whole thing is fun and the kind of mayhem Andy would have wanted. One way or another it works, he was ahead of his time, now, the info age caught up...or did it?

Jason Fitzsimmons said...

What did Andy Kaufman always do with his fans? He made them feel something. He made them feel happy, sometimes pissed off, but he always made them feel something. Now this “50 year old guy” with this blog could or couldn’t be Andy. I am a huge Kaufman fan and yes I’m even skeptical. Everyone must admit thoe, that this “50 year old guy” has conjured up atleast one emotion in you. Wheather it would be hate (that someone may be imitating Andy) or happiness (knowing that the people who thought he was alive finally got their away). All of you… all of you have been a part of something that Andy would/is proud of… and in my opionon that means Andy/Andy’s legacy is alive and well and will never go away.

P.S.
If this is really Andy… if he could take a Jerry Lawler pildedriver I’m sure he can handle the backlash of some internet non-beleivers.

Moon_1178 said...

http://ohrosemyrosemarie.blogspot.com

This blog, being presented as penned by Lynne Margulies, says it best...

"As our friend Dave (Letterman) said twenty+ years ago, "When you look Andy in the eyes, you get the feeling that someone else is driving."

What a nice final thought before I climb into bed tonight.

*sentimental lopsided grin*

Folin said...

After scanning quickly through the rest of the comments (and I do mean VERY quickly), I've noticed a few repeated lines of some expletives over and over. I applaud the guy whoever did it for managing to learn the copy and paste command (or I assume he did). Bravo, you're evolving. Finally.

And I'll just say this to Andy: I believe it's him. Honestly, why wouldn't it be? He faked another's death before, what makes you think he wouldn't fake his own? For the kinda stunts he's pulled off in his life, I'd say he's pretty much REQUIRED to do such a thing.

lusitania dupree said...

the sidebar is all messed up on this comments page.

poweranimals said...

You can blame the spammers for that.

MamaM said...

A very young girl said something to me that made me think twice. I posted in MUCH anger about all of this in protective instinct of those I love who may have been hurt by this. BUT...when this young woman said "History making needs sacrifice" I realized she is absolutely right! How wise of her to point that out to me. It does take a genius to make history. It doesn't even matter if it's a hoax or not. It's the POINT that matters!

I never knew of Andy Kaufman until a few weeks ago. I don't know his humor or what he's about. But putting detail aside, there is something to learn from this. And that point is seeing the genius of it all. Making history. Obviously this man dead OR alive has made his spot in history just by being DIFFERENT from the rest. Living, thinking and doing differently. Some of us may not know him or his humor, but I do respect anyone who dares to be different. Especially if there is a lesson to be learned.

Love and light,
MamaM

MamaM said...

P.S.

The man DOES live on!

ludwig_van said...

This silly blog has nothing to do with history. Some of you folks are sadly confused.

Sickmind Fraud said...

I guess is the First General Purpose Church of Andy, just like there is a Church of Elvis out there. Some years from now, in the twenty first century, someone will write the Gospel of Elvis and Andy (a very loyal disciple).

complete with the Mighty Mouse song as Andy's mission statement.

For unto you is born this day in the city of Memphis a Presley, which is Elvis the King

....

And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden records; and in the midst of the seven golden records one like unto the Son of Zeke, clothed with a jumpsuit down to the foot, and girthed...er...girt about the paunch with rhinestones. His hairs were black like vinyl, as black as Brilcream; and his eyes, how they twinkled, his dimples, how merry...

`Who is this King of Rock-n-Roll? The Lord of Hostess, he is the King of Rock-n-Roll. Shaboom.''
Do you believe in Elvis?

but then, there are crazier things out there that I document almost every day

LifeOnceForgotten said...

The following is from www.findadeath.com:

I have to preface this story by saying I never "got" Andy Kaufman. In fact, he annoyed me so much that I would turn off the television whenever he came on.

I thank friends of Findadeath.com Rebecca Mennel and T. Weier for the text, and Terri Rios and Adam Carter and Beca again, for the photographs. I thank you for your input, and appreciate it.

Lorne Michaels asked Kaufman to appear on the inaugural broadcast of Saturday Night Live (October 11, 1975), but he is best known for his work as Latka Gravas on the TV sitcom Taxi.

By 1983, Andy was living in Pacific Palisades. His house was located on Lombard Avenue.

Andy was having a Thanksgiving holiday in 1983, with his family, back in Long Island. He had a persistent cough that annoyed everyone, or worried them. He had recently had a check-up, and everything was fine, then. A few weeks later, the cough still hadn’t gone away, and he went for another batch of tests. Surprise! They found that this non-smoker, non-drug user, non-serious drinker had lung cancer, and was given only 3 months to live.

Andy’s mother had recently been diagnosed with bone cancer and had a stroke, so Andy tried to downplay the illness, not mentioning it to a lot of people. Because Andy was always pushing people’s buttons, the people he did tell, didn’t believe him. You see - two or three years before he died, Andy told his best friend that he was considering faking his death from cancer at Cedars. He told the producers of Fridays that he was thinking about it, and how it would be cool to come back 10 years later.

Andy tried several forms of therapy. Chemo etc and even went to the Philippines with his girlfriend, for psychic healing by some guy called Labo. Upon his return to the US, his condition deteriorated.

AUGUST 2001 findadeath.com friend Jhuebner sends this in: I looked at the photo
of the Phillipino nurse, Andy, and his girlfriend and I noticed that yes, his head is bald from the chemo... However...

From personal experience as a 4 yr survivor of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma & chemo (which also killed Jackie Onassis, King Hussein of Jordan, and recently Joey Ramone) I can attest that if you lose the hair on your head, you are also going to lose chest hair, eyebrows, pubic hair (just had to add that) essentially the full nine yards. (Wanna add to the rumor mill about Andy's vitality in 2001?)

I believe he is dead. Perhaps he had chemo after the visit with the miracle doc and shaved his head for reasons only Andy knows. After all, he was quite unique. Keep up the great work.

Interesting! Thanks for that.


He spent his final days at Cedars Sinai, wide-awake and aware. Five months after being diagnosed, Andy Kaufman died at 6:27 PM on May 16, 1984. He was 35 years old. Cancer at Cedars. David Letterman was taping a show, and upon hearing the news of Andy’s death, he ended it with the remarks, "He certainly was unique, and we’re going to miss him."



On May 18th, there was a funeral held in Great Neck. 300 mourners attended the open casket service. A lot of people still thought Andy was doing a put on, so they would poke his body when no one was looking. Because Andy was a firm follower of Transcendental Meditation, there are those that believe that Andy could have been lying there in his casket, not breathing, but alive. Supposedly, everyone from the show Taxi hated Andy, and didn’t show up to the funeral.

Andy is buried in the Beth David Cemetery, in Elmont, New York.





People still think Andy will come back. That movie sort of contributed to all of that. I haven’t seen it, and know nothing about it. I did see a documentary about him recently, and all that female wrestling bs he used to do. God he bugged me. I guess that was his charm.

AUGUST 2001

Findadeath.com friend Becca sends this in: "Being the Andy Kaufman fanatic that I am...I was wondering if maybe you'd include one of my little favorite pieces of trivia about Andy regarding his death in 1984...


In Bill Zeheme's book, "Lost In The Funhouse" it talks about how Andy died in Cedars Sinai hospital, and when he died...it was with his eyes open. The nurse tried to close them, but after doing so...they came open again! You may not have been a fan of Andy, Scott...but you got to give him this much! The man could keep the crowd guessing, even in death!

Great fact, Becca. Thanks!

This just in, January 2003, from Findadeath.com friend Ken from Brooklyn:

Andy Kaufman went on David Letterman's Show soon after Albert Goldman published his Lennon book and ranted about Goldman. He said "Mr. Goldman, I'm alive. Face and confront people who can defend themselves". Letterman had to practically push Andy off the stage. Hope Goldman doesn't decide to write about Andy!

Great info, Ken, thanks!

www.findadeath.com






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Robre said...

Whoops, screwed up the page format with my last comment, I had more HAHAHHAHs. Original post:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

This is the greatest thing ever. It would only make too much sense if Andy Kaufman was still alive and publishing books as Ann Coulter.

Typhon said...

Hey Andy, I'd like to Interview you for my own Blog at http://dead-babies.blogspot.com/ ... Sure it'd be completely useless and accomplish nothing.. But I figure anything said there would be just as beleived as anything said on any of the other sites you linked to, Indeed.. Seriously, we'll do lunch.. I'll buy you a Corn Dog and a half a bottle of flat Ginger Ale.. Get back to me.

JimVarneyReturns said...

Andy you old goon, i thought you'd really kicked it. No one lets me in on anything... I tried to fake my death too but you just stole my glory. I don't have 20 years in me to keep faking so I'm just going to come right on out with you... I'll call you this week.

Sir Mildred Pierce said...

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gill said...

kaufman is dead want his social security number and a picture of his death certificate for proof?

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/kaufmandeath1.html

dont you think his return would be on the news by now?

Thater said...

I think it's strange, sure. I wouldn't put it past old Bob for a minute... posting full page ads to remind Andy about the date (i.e. suspect guerilla advertising for a media blitz). Kind of a fizzle at the moment though. It's not like Bob's never dressed up as Tony before anyway. Personally I'm just not convinced by the writing style that it's Andy.

But I wouldn't be surprised if he were alive. I have a copy of his Death Certificate framed on my desk. I ordered it online from the state of california death registery for something like $26. His SSN is listed as 112-36-5432 which is suspect when you look at it like 1123 65432

Also, an autopsy was never performed, but a biopsy was..
. I don't know. I won't be convinced unless I have some hard evidence.

Personally, I always thought Andy's best joke was telling people he was going to fake his own death by lung cancer... then actually dying of lung cancer. Either way, it's a good joke.

T said...

Andy,

Cheeseburgers on me, when you get the time. Glad you're back. If you don't care for cheeseburgers, I could probably settle for something else. Funny how the world misses someone... all the anger, grief, frustration, jealousy, resentment and longing... pretty neat.

I'm settled in my seat. I hope the second round is as interesting as the first. If there is no second round, that's cool too. I don't know if I could handle losing you again... :)

xo

tsg

Wake Up USA said...

mainstream media isnt ready for andy's return.

long live andy kaufman!! :)

greatest prank of all time!!!

Lapin McAdam said...

quite popular already, your blog ..

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nic said...

all of this is exactly what whoever this person is want. its awesome.

MamaM said...

TOO FUNNY! Rediculously so! Thanks for the laughs guys. ROF!

( this place needs smilies for those who have NO LIVES! )

Smile! Life's too short for this shit!

Michael Vandor said...

I'm betting more than half of the posters here are too young to have actually seen Andy when he was alive and are living off of the Carrey movie version. The truth is Andy Kaufman killed his "career" and couldn't get arrested in Hollywood. He might as well have died or faked his death, he was done. Why? Outside of his foreign man/Latka character, and one skit on SNL (Mighty Mouse), the guy not only WASN'T FUNNY, he was annoying as hell. Someone else mentioned they used to turn the channel when he came on. So did I. The minute he went off into the wrestling thing he was toast. Done. Finished. If he WAS alive today, he'd be one more has been, an older Leif Garrett. No one would care other than to be amazed by the prank itself. Of course the world would have high expectations, hey he's had 20 years to work on new material, right?

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