May 28, 2004

Who is Rance? "Rance" claims to be an A-list Hollywood celebrity. But who is it?

(S)he began like this in December '03:

My life is boring and not worth writing about, except for my knowledge of one thing. So this blog will focus on that thing. It is, for lack of a better word, celebrity. I stumbled onto it by a series of chance events. Suffice it to say, I can tell you what it's like to see your picture on the magazine rack every now and again when you pay for groceries. And that'll have to suffice. I'd like this to be the sort of account afforded only by anonymity. And it that happens, if my identity were revealed, I'd quickly be selling grapefruits -- instead of paying $14 a pop to eat them -- on Sunset Blvd.
How's the Monkeys' Google-vu? Tell us who it is.
  • holy kittens ! i don't care who it is, they need a better blog design, pronto. what, is it suddenly all the rage to have an ugly webpage that you've put absolutely no effort into whatsoever...?
  • ugly webpage Their page isn't conveying its style sheet sufficiently quickly for the browser to pick it up. Refresh the page (F5 in Win) and you'll see a marginally less ugly page.
  • It's a funny coincidence to have this posted in Monkeyfilter today--I happen to be today's guest blogger over at Rance's blog. (And, no, I have no idea who he is--he had a general call for guest bloggers, and I submitted an entry.) I'm amused at how hung up some commenters on the site seem to get about whether he is actually a real celebrity or not. What I like about the site is what I like about all my favorite blogs--it gives me a fascinating window into a world I've never experienced. Whether that world is real or fictional isn't the point.
  • Why on earth would an A-list celebrity have a Tripod website? Surely they can employ people to register websites for them? I'll do it if no-one else will.
  • Why [..] have a Tripod website? Convenient anonymity; ease of acquisition; ease of disposal. Every person you employ is another potential security leak.
  • you'll see a marginally less ugly page hideousness remains at 100%. must have loaded fine for me the first time. anyway, the writing isn't that great and that's the most important thing i suppose. still, it would be nice if he made even just a little bit of effort to dress that mess up.
  • Bandwidth exceeded. Oops.
  • Nice job kids. I was looking at this the other day and thought of posting it. Then I read it and didn't care enough.
  • I say it's the missing Olsen triplet.
  • Obviously it's Toronto Blue Jays star left-handed third baseman-turned-designated hitter Rance Mulliniks!
  • It's Elvis.
  • I'll put $5.00 on Kato Kaelin.
  • I don't think Kato would be able to type that many letters in a row.
  • The Museum of Hoaxes seems to have it figured out....
  • Well, for a screenwriter, Rance's blog has rather a few typos and grammatical errors (from memory, since it's been a few days since I read it), not to mention the references, early on, to steroid use and bodybuilding. The connections sound logical, but why would a screenwriter be blogging about his brawn over his brain?
  • As a way of fooling the public to believe that he's someone that he isn't? Or, perhaps, he has some issues with inadequacy?
  • It sounds to me like this is someone who wants to be discovered. Or it's someone who's not famous at all and really wants people to be straining their brains to figure it out. This Keith Thompson seems obscure enough to do the latter. I sort of agree with the second thoughts.