Okay, the obvious and most likely answer to this is that we’ve got a wrong photo for Andy’s supposed funeral. However, it is a photo that has been presented several times as his funeral shot. That said, it’s an entirely different coffin than the one seen being carried out to the hearse for burial.
Waxing Metonymical Update
When we look at the Stephen Maddox question, we see a few important things:
He seems to have been around a long time.
He seems to have access to the very private films and files of Andy Kaufman.
He appears to have deep pockets and a vast network.
IF DeepMouth is Maddox, then he knew how Michael lost his front teeth (turnbuckle). He knew Michael’s home address.
Could he be Michael? Could this just be a post-mortem plan of Andy’s that he’s carrying out for his brother? No, because I think Andy could easily have pulled this off. Therefore, I personally think it’s more likely to suggest it’s Andy back there pulling the strings. But is he Maddox? It’s doubtful — to me anyway.
What about Puzzlementary? Could this all be some abstract Jejune type social experiment? If it is, I personally will be royally pissed. Using Andy, without any benefit to him or his estate, is unconscionable. Manipulating people to some abstract perceptual end is ridiculous without a clear point. Andy’s point was always evident if abstract. This has been a fun puzzle, but in the end, if it’s some somebody else’s puzzle, it has been truly jejune — an utter time-waster. I suspect the participants may well want to steel themselves for a backlash. We are the masters who make the grass green, dadgummit, but it’s our grass.
However, I do think Andy is alive. I don’t think anything else, at this point, makes sense. But the next six months may prove things one way or the other … or not.
More tomorrow if anything breaks or reveals itself.
Do you really think Michael would joke about his brother’s death? I mean, really?
And what did he mean by that “keeping secrets” thing? What possible secrets could be kept? And have you seen this interview lately …
Compare this to his recent dance in mid-November.
And for those who think Michael isn’t involved in the illusion … and that he’s a serious financial adviser who was hoaxed?
And most of all? He’s Andy Kaufman’s brother.
Due to numerous requests from Kaufman researchers, I’ve decided to keep the blog going. When the color Maddox footage was posted, I made the following screen caps. I think only one (number 3) bears any resemblance to Andy. I do not think, given the bounty of the current evidence, that this is Andy Kaufman. What do you think?
Mind you, I still think he’s alive — he’s just not behind the counter at this convenience store.