Wed 14th October 2009, 7:20am
QUOTE(Somey @ Mon 12th October 2009, 8:44am)
Where do you find this stuff?
A quick check of the article history reveals that this highly informative little gem was created by SheighZam (T-H-L-K-D)
, who is also the primary contributor to the article Miss Clit (T-H-L-K-D)
, which is about a woman named Shannon Thier, aka... wait for it...
Apparently, Ms. Zam's claim to fame is her real-life and stage role as secretary to Blowfly (artist) (T-H-L-K-D)
, a comedy rapper. This might suggest that "Boba Phat" and Mr. Blowfly are the same person, and that the costumed Tusken Raider in this photo
is Ms. Zam herself.
Good research skills there, Einstien. Yes, I am Shannon Thier, aka Sheigh Zam. I am a singer with Blowfly, who is NOT a comedy rapper, as stated above but the actual inventor of rap music. And no, Blowfly is NOT Boba Phat. Blowfly is 70 years old and is hardly walking around at comic conventions. And yes, I am the Tusken Raver in the pic (no hiding that, it states it clearly under the pic), but make no claim of notoriety for myself, as I have little recognition as anything but SheighZam/Miss Clit, performer with Blowfly.
Yes, I made the Miss Clit wiki as I am notable, however decided on redirect to Blowfly because, in all honesty despite my close work with Blowfly ( and thank you EricBarbour for clarifying Blowfly's enormous place in history of an entire genre of music), I am personally not THAT notable.
Boba Phat, however IS notable, and has a HUGE following among the comic, cosplay & Star Wars scene. He is featured in 2 documentaries, 3 print publications, countless online mentions - from "normies", celebs & highly reputable news sources. And he did not write or have anything to do with the wiki that was created for him. Due to my background (again, if you know anything about rap, you will know that funk legend Rudy Ray Moore was known as Dolemite) therefore the connection between my being who I am and having an association with underground icon Boba Phat is no coincidence.
Regardless, his notability IS evident, and several publications will be released in upcoming months which feature him as the main source for interview. He created a clever character - and while I am sure there are many who are impressed enough with his ingenuity to copy his concept as a Halloween costume (with an afro! - saw that Twitter post, BTW - funny stuff), there is one & only Boba Phat.
Contact the following celebrities should you want validity on his recognition: Seth Green, Jane Wiedlin, J. Scott Campbell, Kristen Bell, Anthony Michael Hall, Craig Ferguson, Michael Dougherty - director of 'Trick 'r Treat', who personally awarded Boba Phat 2nd place (sympathy vote for 1st was for some little 4 year old) for "best cosplayer" at Long beach Comic Con, Casey Pugh (inventor of Vimeo.com), the editors/writers at StarWarsBlog.com as well as Star Wars Insider Magazine ....I could add more, but you get my point.
Paris Hilton was famous for being the rich heiress & doing nothing at one point. At least Boba Phat has single-handedly created an identity that has not only caused him to become a recognizable fixture on the cosplay circuit, but also a character that clearly people want to emulate (albeit with an afro - please let me know how that works out through the Boba Fett helmet, by the way. Funny stuff!!)
Additionally go to BobaPhat.com which redirects to his freshly made Facebook fan page, and click on both his media mentions as well as documentary & video appearances for further validation. There is too much (MUCH more than a mere 23 "encyclopedic" references to add into Wikipedia).
Shannon aka Sheigh Zam aka Miss Clit....aka Tusken Raver