Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Mull This One Over

You guys remember Martin Mull? 80's actor with such notables as My Bodyguard and Clue under his belt? Well - I didn't either. At least not really. I had always known who he was.... that he had appeared in virtually every 80's sitcom and film but rarely amounted to anything more than a bit player (was a quintissential "that guy" as Sports Guy would say), and that more recently he would pop up in odd spots (a couple of years ago I heard him doing radio commercials for Red Roof Inn, of all things.) I always liked the guy, if for no other reason than he seemed likable. A very average, O.K. dude who you wouldn't mind having a beer with every once in awhile. He ended up pretty much getting typecast as such, and I always thought it a bit of a shame considering some of the assholes out there these days who find success. I'll stop with the plaudits because it's beginning to look like I have an uncomfortable infatuation with Mr. Mull, but you can imagine my surprise when I opened up my e-mail this morning and found a message from my friend Andrew which conatined the above image and this message:

"Here's something a little weird. Have you ever seen Martin Mull's artwork?

Apparently he's some kind of genius."

Weird, indeed. I wasn't sure if I was more surprised by the artwork or by the fact that I remembered who Martin Mull was - but that painting (titled 'Christ's Entry Into Brussels, Wisconsin') indicated talent. Better still, Andrew provided a link to a gallery which is featuring his art and which I've passed along here. Some very interesting pieces. My favorite is probably an untitled piece featuring a girl on a tightrope.

So, check out some decent art and once you're done, raise a glass to Mr. Mull and proudly exclaim, "To Col. Mustard... err, Martin Mull! A finer artist and Red Roof Inn spokesperson, the world has never seen! Hurrah!"


Blogger Sean said...

He was quite the musician too.

12:08 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

Cool stuff. So much better than Billy Dee Williams's paintings.

6:35 PM  

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