We here at City Paper have been fans of Weird Paul for some time — and Pittsburgh's Rock Humourist in Residence is no stranger to national attention, having spent time on the same label as Dinosaur, Jr. and Sebadoh back in the '90s, and having been the subject of a documentary a few years back. But now he's gone viral.
Weird Paul (nee Petroskey) was one of those kids who had a video camera and, for whatever reason, full reign to do what he wanted with it — which is basically every kid today, but was pretty rare in the mid-'80s. Lately he's been digitizing some of the material he put together back then, and his video about eating breakfast from McDonald's has been making the rounds. A mention on Gizmodo, now a mention on Huffington Post — and now his video has nearly 30,000 views. If you haven't seen it yet: