You've probably seen this guy on the Stephen Colbert show. His name's Basil Marceaux or, as he likes to be known, BasilMarceaux.com.
When I first saw Stewart ripping on this guy, I felt bad for him. Here was someone who struck me as the epitome of mid-American mainstream lunacy. Just an ordinary clueless American who, at heart, probably means well. Using the Stephen Colbert Show to belittle this guy seemed a bit like duck hunting with a cruise missile.
Then I went to Basil's website & became enthralled with the pure poetry that is Basil Marceaux.com. As someone who prefers Henry Darger over Andy Warhol, I think this guy has entirely missed his true calling as a folk artist.
Here's some of Basil's pure verbal genius:
VOTE FOR ME AND IF I WIN I WILL IMMUNE YOU FROM ALL STATE CRIMES FOR THE REST OF YOU LIFE!
I , Basil Marceaux argue why does a marine go to Leavenworth when they breaks their oath, and when civilian breaks their oath they are all immumed, does that sound like justice?
4. My friends a beer stores say they must check 200 D/L a day that 400 minutes a day per clerk which is over 6 hours at $ 7.00 a hour that $ 42.00, with it mandatory then we must pay them.
Fix the Flag at Mill Park to fly right at a high cost of 12 stun by stun gun and now it fly right thank to 311.
See why dental is not in most plans a tooth aches hurt more than a back aches and no teeths depresses people
See what I mean? William Burroughs and a hundred hats filled with chopped newspapers couldn't create text this captivating.
There is so much more at Basil's website, from links that go nowhere to court case transcripts that read like the Surrealist Manifesto.
&, as a fitting cap on Basil's promise to the people, he says,
Education ,let us put phonics back in school if you can not read you can not do History, Math, English. And that where we are now.
Can I get an amen?
Can I get a hallelujah?
I send pictures through the mail
Well documented and very detailed
To politicians and big celebrities,
But none of them are believing in me
And I await their response
Some send none, most send cops
But man it's a dire situation
And I will risk the public humiliation
Sleestak lightning on my trail
It's a dire situation, they are on my trail
West Virginia has its Moth Man,
Pan handlers' got their Skunk Ape.
But I have a tazer and night vision goggles,
Costco rolls of black duct tape.
It's got red eyes, it's got razor claws,
It's got green skin, no it ain't a meth-head.
And after studying its behavior, objectively and critically,
I believe I have a reliable method.