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Tales of the Rat Fink

August 17, 2010

Tales of the Rat Fink is a documentary on the life and times of Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, larger than life human being, cartoonist and custom car creator. He was notable in the 50’s for introducing the world to the concept of modified automobiles, something that was totally new and exciting in a post-WWII USA. He’s also the creator of Rat Fink (shown below),  a complete satire of Mickey Mouse that started a crazy revolution in the 60’s pop culture scene. An incredible amount of archive footage from various American eras are shown throughout the film and it is a joy to discover a subculture that’s had an significant impact on our cultural landscape today. The movie is available for free of charge on Youtube so go ahead and spoil yourself on my behalf.

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