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“Yo-yo champ” K-Strass dupes Midwest Morning TV. Andy Kaufman will be proud.
Posted: 11 May 2010 12:18 PM   [ Ignore ]
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A strange, strange man has been showing up on morning shows throughout the Midwest, claiming to be a yo-yo trick champion. He is not. He is actually terrible at yo-yo. Yet he keeps getting on the air.

Little is known about “K-Strass,” who goes by Kenny Strasser, or sometimes Karl Strassburg. He claims to be from Wisconsin (except when he doesn’t). He claims to be from a broken home, with his own addiction issues (except when he isn’t).

All we know is that K-Strass has shown up on television six times in the past month, showing off his yo-yo “skills” and generally embarrassing the hosts.

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There are several videos of him doing his ‘thing’ circulating the web.
This man is my new hero.

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Posted: 11 May 2010 01:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Posted: 12 May 2010 09:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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A true folk hero.  smile

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Posted: 13 May 2010 07:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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There is a Facebook page for Zim Zam LLC with graphics and photos that look suspiciously professionally done. I wouldn’t be surprised if this were a viral marketing campaign.

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Posted: 13 May 2010 08:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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That only makes sense, Peter.  He would have to have some sources for the news stations to check his “bona-fides”. wink

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Posted: 13 May 2010 09:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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And then there’s this:
http://zimzamyoyo.com/
I guess we’re waiting for the launch of something

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Posted: 13 May 2010 02:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Peter - 13 May 2010 11:26 AM

There is a Facebook page for Zim Zam LLC with graphics and photos that look suspiciously professionally done. I wouldn’t be surprised if this were a viral marketing campaign.

Is that bad English on my part, ie. “..suspiciously professionally done.”? Sorry for being off topic.

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Posted: 13 May 2010 03:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Nope. You’re fine.
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Posted: 13 May 2010 03:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Posted: 14 May 2010 09:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I’m surprised Alex hasn’t picked up on this one by now. Not to beat my own chest (anyone could have found this) but this is definitely front page material.

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Posted: 14 May 2010 11:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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For better or for worse, Alex is busy working on his next book, and the front page of the site is pretty much static for now.  It’s not a reflection of the quality of this or any other particular story.  He has not covered *anything* in particular detail on the front page in several months.

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Posted: 15 May 2010 08:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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TexasAndroid - 14 May 2010 03:19 PM

For better or for worse, Alex is busy working on his next book, and the front page of the site is pretty much static for now.  It’s not a reflection of the quality of this or any other particular story.  He has not covered *anything* in particular detail on the front page in several months.

I miss Alex… downer

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