Researching the Pseudo chapter of the second NetSlaves book, I turned up the archive of one of Pseudo's most infamous shows - =JUDGECAL'S= High Weirdness, a program that could be best described as Wayne's World meets the early 90s East Village on the way to having holes drilled in your skull.
No, I'm not kidding.
Episode 27, HW's swansong, which aired on June 19, 2000, features
the "Toecutter" - a person who takes delight (or something like that)
in removing parts of his own anatomy. In this particular outing, he
lops off part of a finger using a hammer and chisel.
In a previous episode, dated June 5 2000, =JUDGECAL= gets his lip
pierced and sidekick Laura "Thugz" Foy brings down the house by
piercing her own nipple.
Of course, this is all quite mild compared to Johnny "Jackass"
Knoxville's spraying himself in the face with pepper spray, zapping
himself with a tazer and a stun gun in Episode 11.
Want more? The April 11 show was performed sans pants, and featured
faked and real footage of trepanation - drilling holes in one's head.
And for you Stile Project fans, the man himself appears several times to reveal a soft white underbelly and an acute intellect.
WTF? you say. Beats us. Josh Harris, Pseudo's Clown Prince, was
aiming to take down CBS and other big media which such "content." But
the real lunatics were Intel and the other morons who gave them money
to produce such crap, which under the guise of "broadband media," was
really just a Web-based version of public access.
See for yourself
if you think we're lying. In fact, we're probably not doing justice to
the weirdness of "High Weirdness" and the show's Billy Idol-headed