Saturday, June 13, 2009

Book of the day


It's an English translation of Le P├ętomane, the story of Joseph Pujol, the man who farted his way onto the French music hall stage in the late nineteenth century. He headlined at the Moulin Rouge for more than twenty years with his musical flatulence. No kidding. The book is a slim volume, written by Jean Nohain and F. Caradec, translation by Warren Tute, Sherbourne Press, Los Angeles, 1968.

6 comments:

  1. I got a later edition for a buck at the Goodwill Outlet the other day.
    There hasn't been much competition for the title of "World's Greatest Fartist", is there?

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  2. The man with the musical anus. I suppose Sean Hannity is going to keep hiding his wonderful talent from the world for a while longer.

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  3. For a longer exigesis on that whole bizarre period (with a good section on Le Petomane) I recommend "Explosive Acts" by David Sweetman.

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  4. Sure, there's competition. Mr Methane.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ofn8-3SWd8M
    (it gets better and better)

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  5. See also MADELEINE IS SLEEPING by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum.

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  6. Theres a pretty good film about him starring Leonard Rossiter

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