We've talked with Joey
Skaggs and it looks like he is up to his
old shenanigans again in 2003. Duck and
cover or he may just get you!
Check out Joey's latest
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Joey Skaggs is considered
to be the top prankster of recent times.
A performance artist, Skaggs is responsible
for the 1976 Village Voice article "Cathouse
for Dogs" which introduced a new business
into the community, a Doggie Brothel. For
$50 a pop your pooch can be sexually gratified.
After numerous phone calls both in favor
and in opposition of the brothel, Skaggs
finally received a subpoena from the Attorney
General's office. At this time Skaggs had
to reveal that the new business was a hoax.
Skaggs is also responsible
for the Hippie Bus Tour of Queens, Fame
Exchange with John and Yoko, Celebrity Sperm
Bank, Gypsies Against Stereotypical Propaganda,
Windsurfing from Hawaii to California, Fish
Condos, Bad Guys Talent Management Agency,
Brooklyn Bridge Lottery, Maqdananda: the
Psychic Attorney, and the notorious Rudy
Doody happening in Washington Square Park.
Skaggs also masterminded
the famous New York
City 16th Annual April Fools' Day Parade
along 59th Street and Fifth Avenue. The
parade was supposed to be lead by led by
the Marching Los Alamos Forest Rangers,
who will be backburning trash in an attempt
to stave off accidental flash fires. CNN
and Fox showed up to cover the event, but
of course, no one was there.
But what about the
people who get fooled along with the media?
"A tear just ran down my leg,"
jokes Skaggs. "I think it's great that
they're there -- the more the merrier! This
should be the most attended parade in all
of history, and I hope that someday it does
become a legally sanctioned parade, and
we can actually do it." The term "Parade
of Fools" comes to mind.