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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Winner of an OSCAR® for short documentary, King Gimp


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Winner of an OSCAR® for short documentary, King Gimp, directed and produced by Susan Hannah Hadary and William A. Whiteford, follows the life of Dan Keplinger from age 13 until his graduation from college. This award winning film documents his journey entering the mainstream as well as his birth as an artist. Challenging society to disregard his cerebral palsy, he’s greeted with a standing ovation as he accepts his diploma. 
In 2000, King Gimp won the prestigous Oscar Award® for best short documentary from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. At the Oscar Awards event, Dan Keplinger was so excited he lept from his wheelchair. “Most people thought I was having a seizure, but I was only jumping for joy,” Dan later explained to reporters.
King Gimp has been broadcast on HBO and has received many high profile awards and recognitions including a Peabody Award, National EMMY Nomination and The New York Festivals Media Disability Awareness Award.

Screen the movie King Gimp and participate in an interactive question and answer ceremony about the movie, Dan’s personal life, and Dan’s career as a successful fine artist. Contact Dan now, for more information and prices!!!

Friday, June 21, 2019


Since I have not received any proposals for the question of the week, here is something I have been thinking about. The logo that you have seeing popping up is really the tattoo my brother Paul designed and gave me. Now, Paul was an artist by heart, he kept most of his work private. I think it had too much meaning for other people to understand. Also Paul was his own worse critic for example if he see a tat he did, he would say you should come back and let me fix it. Would he be piss that I have made his creation into a shield for the human spirit?

Maybe it is my way of keeping his gift a live, my brother passed away in February from a decease nobody can remember, or pronounce. Paul wanted to give me this tattoo as soon as we got back from the Oscar. It might have been his way of saying you fuck’n did it!

I kept putting it off, because we all knew some laws would need to be fudge to get the job. Let me tell you, those laws did not get fudged enough, because my CP, gimp ass still moved.  I guest Paul is ok with my use of the tattoo, because so far I have had no visits or stuff flying in the air at me.

Written: 6/13/14