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Pop's Last Dive, Ricky Martin, Cokie the Clown

By Mike Breen · March 31st, 2010 · Minimum Gauge


Iggy Goes Down (or Reason 3,419 Why Iggy Pop Is the Coolest Motherfucker Ever)

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Iggy Pop announced that his stage dive during his recent appearance at a benefit show at Carnegie Hall would be his last. Rolling Stone’s Web site then posted a hilarious account of the ill-fated dive from an attendee who was nearby, telling of a man in the front row goading Pop to jump, only to step out of the way (along with most others in the area) once he did (the report called it “a total George Costanza move”).

Pop — who apparently face-planted into the seats but gleefully soldiered on after a few stunned seconds — told RS that he “made a mental note that Carnegie Hall would be a good place for my last stage dive.” Yes, yes, but at what age does the ratio of “time spent with shirt on” finally become larger than “time spent without shirt on?"

Coincidentally, Minimum Gauge also performed its last stage dive at Carnegie Hall.

And Liza Minnelli still has a restraining order.


Next You’ll Tell Us Wilt Chamberlain Was Straight

Former soap opera/Pop star Ricky Martin announced he was gay. Then Jay-Z announced he was black; then Jim Morrison announced he was dead; then rapper C-Murder announced he was unfortunately named…


Not Cool, Fat Mike, Not Cool

Fat Mike of the Punk/Pop band NOFX is reportedly under investigation by the Austin health department after word spread about his shenanigans at the recent South By Southwest fest. Performing as “Cokie the Clown,” Mr. Mike did acoustic songs, told weird, lewd stories, wore face make-up and drank tequila with the audience. Well, primarily tequila.

After audience members drank up, they were shown a video later in the show of Mike pissing in the tequila bottle they drank out of. Now that would have been a fun first date! TMZ, the celebrity gossip site, found this all interesting and contacted Mike, who told them this: “I confirmed that urine was not classified as a biohazard waste and not subject to the risks of legal ramifications of blood, semen or feces.”

It’s one or the other: You can’t pull a GG Allin (or at least Jamie Kennedy) move and then act all Harvard law student! Punk Rock foul!

On a brighter note, Cokie the Clown signed a 24-episode deal with Nickelodeon. Marketers discovered kids really responded to Cokie’s pee-pee-in-the-apple-juice magic trick and rape stories.



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