Friday, September 30, 2011

Salute to Lobster Boy (Well, Sort of)











SB is sort of fascinated with Grady Stiles, a.k.a. Lobster Boy, who was famous on the freak circuit back in the day. I think the photo above is a might deceptive, and probably the moment after the photo was taken, Grady pinched the shit out of the kid sitting next to him. I read that Grady was an abusive father and husband, and I am pretty damn sure his demise was a result of a family member putting a cap in his uncharitable ass.

Anyhoo, Grady Stiles (who is dead now and could give a flying fuck and was probably so grouchy in life, he could have given a flying fuck then either), Sarcastic Bastard salutes you!

5 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

Wasn't there a book about Grady? I think I may have read it. He'd never be able to make a living these days, old Lobster Boy. He'd be handicapped and have to work in a factory where other handicapped people draw pictures with their feet to put on calenders.

Big Mark 243 said...

Interesting take on LB, SB... I am surprised he got to be husband AND father, but not by much...

The Wit Continuum said...

Curious!? I think I saw him at the local fair back in the 70s...could that be possible?

Lori said...

I admire your quality of finding the most interesting people and sharing them with the masses. Cheers to all the Lobster Boys and their ilk of the world....xoxo

Syd said...

Lobster boy sucks if he was abusive. Don't care if he did have claws. I would have put him in a pit with some blue crabs and have them snap his claw.