Monday, March 22, 2010

The Phoney Figure

First of all, I am glad that I am not a real journalist because we are dealing with some very flimsy stuff today.

The name, "The Phoney Figure" or "TPF" seems to have caught on as a way to refer to the Iamaphoney actor character who first appeared around the time of Rotten Apple 39 K. I think it might have been Mikeynl1038 who coined the term originally. Mike credits himself for making me famous, but from my perspective, the opposite is true.



TPF has gone through some appearance changes since then. This guy, featured in a video from July of 2007 was shown briefly more recently in Rotten Apple 78.



The image below is from Rotten Apple 75 L.



Then we had the video called "Footage TPF 1" that threatened to expose everything. Have you ever noticed how everyone who threatens to blow the lid off the whole thing never does? I'm beginning to wonder if this thing has a lid.



Some have even claimed that the individual playing the part of Iamaphoney has changed from the original in a similar scenario to an American Television show of the 1960s that dealt with the occult.



Lately there has been some speculation on the identity of TPF based on some of the softest evidence yet. We haven't exactly been a fount of critical thinking up to this point, but now it's going to get much worse.

Apparently, for a brief period of time Iamaphoney changed the background on his channel to a picture that showed TPF with a guitar in his hand. Therefore, speculation was that if he is pictured with a guitar, he must be a musician. If he is a musician, he must be on the recordings in the Rotten Apple videos. If he is on the recordings on the Rotten Apple videos, he must sing on them too.

While we are at the Olympic Conclusion Jump trials, we might as well keep going...

On December 8, 2009 (yes strange things happen on infamous Beatle anniversaries) someone left a comment on my blog post "Curious Thing" supposedly revealing the identity of TPF. Someone using the moniker "thetruthmustout" claimed to be a former classmate and said that TPF was an actor named Richie King.

The Internet Movie Database actually has a listing for Richie King, who is alternatively known as Rich King. There is not much information on Rich King, but it does list two films in which he appeared. In 1978, he was in "Stunt Rock" and in 1984, he was in "Rocktober Blood." Despite the murky waters of this research, I did find it interesting that he portrayed a bass guitar player in both movies.

The IMDB had no pictures, but I did find this Rich King on Google.



Undaunted, I searched YouTube and actually found a clip from "Stunt Rock" with the band Sorcery. The bass player, Rich King looks like this.



Going back to the comment from "thetruthmustout," Richie King, the Phoney Figure can be found in the movie "Less Than Zero" playing an uncredited extra in the pool scene. I first should warn that "Less Than Zero" is one of those "brat" movies where almost everyone looks like TPF. But from the description in the blog comment, I believe the alleged former schoolmate is the young man with thick blond hair who walks in the background during the pool scene. You see him emerge in the picture below to the left of the principle actors.



In this second capture, he is right between the principle actors in the scene.



In this third shot, he is to the right of the actors.



In this last capture he is about to exit to the right side of the screen.



The most recent twist in the liquid tale of TPF emerged two weeks ago when a new YouTube channel called FORN00NE uploaded nine tracks credited to an artist known as "The Afterlife." Based on various anonymous comments, the lead singer of the melodic synth pop band is a previous incarnation of the The Phoney Figure. The videos contain a few low quality pictures of what is implied to be a young TPF.







I must admit, he does look like he could have been any one of about 26 extras in the movie "Less Than Zero."

458 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Ph ONE y Phigure

Baby You're a Rich Man said...

we are dealing with some very flimsy stuff today.

and this is unusual because....?

Bromus altissimus said...

The first car on the foggy road riding

Blindman's Bluff said...

I see your post, and I'll raise you one.

American Television show of the 1960s that dealt with said...

bewitched-2x33-Divided He Fauls pt 2

Anonymous said...

the dude with the kinky black hair second down is Miles Deo FYI

Anonymous said...

Taf, btw, this latest stuff you're doing is the best yet. You are finally just getting down to the nitty gritty here.

Rodney looks like Paul said...

Speaking of Nitty Gritty

rodney crowell y said...

I'm just a joker

top of town theafterlife said...

ukulele cover-way to much time on my hands

Anonymous said...

So, in the first "young TPF" is that Paul McCartney on the t-shirt or just a weird matrixing of artefacts in the image? LOL

Anonymous said...

Anagram - Find-a-Word puzzles and All Of Them Witches

Numbers are letters and jumbled around, sort them all out and see what is found.

Some Rotten Apple Series videos on different sites have or had titles as numbers, just as on the iamaphoney Youtube page "About Me" is a series of numbers. Above it is a series of letters.

Example from a well known film.

http://ascrivenerslament.blogspot.com/2005/10/all-of-them-witcheswhats-in-name.html

http://www.youtube.com/user/iamaphoney

Anonymous said...

Ok then:

9- I
1- A
13-M
1- A
16-P
8- H
15-O
14-N
5- E
25-Y

I don't see the significance of the other letters, though:

2- B

L- 12
B- 2

3- C

L- 12
C- 3
R- 18



S- 19
M- 13
N- 14
London

Clues?

Anonymous said...

curiouser and curiouser

gameface said...

"I'm beginning to wonder if this thing has a lid."

You've known all along it doesn't, haven't you? That's the point, I thought. :-)


If I were to be totally honest with myself, my face would get so red it would catch on fire and burn off. And that scares me.

Anonymous said...

It makes you feel like a winner, VIP, popular

Anonymous said...

When I love, I get a feeling
Like I'm traveling through the sky
On the wings of a nightingale
As I ride, my head is reeling
And I don't even wonder why
On the wings of a nightingale I'll fly

Anonymous said...

Flip side of Knighting Gale.

Anonymous said...

If I were to be totally honest with myself, my face would get so red it would catch on fire and burn off. And that scares me.


There's no need to be afraid. Just drink a glass of water.

Anonymous said...

what's under you face?

the fireman rushes in said...

another kind of face there

Anonymous said...

rock band

Fisher King said...

3:47 EST

Anonymous said...

That song that starts out love me tender
And that king of hearts

Anonymous said...

Every good boy will be fine.

Will be fine.

Anonymous said...

Of shoes--and ships--and ceiling-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--

Anonymous said...

Good stuff my friend
thanks tafultong keep on rocking

Anonymous said...

C A B B A G E

Anonymous said...

Sealing wax

Anonymous said...

Side to side, round and round
Round and round

Anonymous said...

"If seven maids with seven mops
Swept it for half a year.
Do you suppose," the Walrus said,
"That they could get it clear?"
"I doubt it," said the Carpenter,
And shed a bitter tear.

Anonymous said...

The eldest Oyster looked at him,
But never a word he said:
The eldest Oyster winked his eye,
And shook his heavy head--
Meaning to say he did not choose
To leave the oyster-bed.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't join in with the games that they were playing

It went by, it went by, in a flash
It flew by, it flew by, in a flash

Anonymous said...

goo goo g'joob

Anonymous said...

What I just tried to explain blew by you?

Tafultong said...

Anonymous said...

What I just tried to explain blew by you?

My dreams come true on Blue Bayou.

Anonymous said...

I think of everything to be discovered
I hope there's something to find
Searching for the time that has gone so fast
The time that I thought would last
My Ever Present Past

Anonymous said...

Where those fishing boats
With their sails afloat
If you could only see....

That familiar sunrise
Through sleepy eyes
How happy you'ld be

Anonymous said...

The Time Has Come and Upping Tour

Anonymous said...

^
39

Falco said...

Satellite to satellite, oh oh oh oh
Satellite to satellite, oh oh oh oh
Our love will shine so bright
When you love it via satellite, oh oh oh oh

DMBO said...

How I wonder.

Anonymous said...

Are we there yet?

Anonymous said...

tpf = ryan seacrest

jammie said...

can you please upload the scene in less than zero with our hero in it???

Anonymous said...

Your hero?

how sad

Anonymous said...

here it is: the pool scene

Anonymous said...

sorry gang. You have less than you started out with, which was nothing.

Don't bring Brett Easton Ellis into this.

Anonymous said...

I would like to see it too!

Anonymous said...

50

Brett Easton Ellis said...

He was regarded as one of the so-called literary Brat Pack.

Anonymous said...

Is Molly Ringwald involved too?

Seriously though, it wouldn't surprise me if TPF was about 40. This whole project screams mid-life crisis.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha

Anonymous said...

tpf is definitely in his mid to late 40s

Anonymous said...

Let me get this straight, although, I may be wrong. I'm not real sure what the latest post is supposed to really be about here.

Iamaphoney, is some failed musician and actor from the 80's and the Nutters are his kids or nieces and nephews? He is trying to get some fame from exploiting the image of the most famous person on EARTH?

The photos of the young guy who is supposed to be IAAP looks a little feminine. If that is the case, he wouldn't have any teenage children of his own.

What is missing here, fill me in?

Anonymous said...

Sure, I'll fill you in:

the fill is : don't be crying that no one filled you in . Cus it's all there in black and white. Really.

Groundroadhog Phil said...

How can I when you won't take it from me?

Anonymous said...

one handful at a time

There's a shadow hanging said...

Once you invite the fab Jew , it's phil city, gravediggers.

Anonymous said...

"Sure, I'll fill you in:

the fill is : don't be crying that no one filled you in . Cus it's all there in black and white. Really."

Looks like someone hit a nerve by getting too close to the truth, REALLY.

Anonymous said...

OH, just shut up already about this! is or is not iaap a metrosexual uncle with nuitters neices and nephews running around on Isle 64? What about the cat stensils? What about the thousands of missing suitcases? Will anyone ever find them ?And will Vince ever get a real job? With real shoes?

Anonymous said...

Get as close to the truth as you want to. Won't bite.

Anonymous said...

I can understand, biting isn't your style but sucking is, really.

Anonymous said...

Unless you run into the cat first. That one bites.

And claws. It really claws.

Monkberry moon de-lite said...

No, it's you that suck, trust me.

Anonymous said...

SukitH8rs

Anonymous said...

It's taking way longer than a half hour to find the sugar for the tea, luv.

Anonymous said...

Hey Macca how about some ticket comps to the shows?how come Mikey got front row tickets and a flip phone and backstage VIP passes and we get NOTHING? Huh? Huh?

Metrocard said...

" had a sex change and is now a very wealthy banker in the Bahamas."

Anonymous said...

bottom line: Twin Peppers = Fail

Anonymous said...

Synch it and see no fail

Anonymous said...

Let me get this straight, although, I may be wrong. I'm not real sure what the latest post is supposed to really be about here.

Iamaphoney, is some failed musician and actor from the 80's and the Nutters are his kids or nieces and nephews? He is trying to get some fame from exploiting the image of the most famous person on EARTH?


nailed it.

Anonymous said...

This sucks.

Anonymous said...

what happened to the brainwash pattern here? Stop figuring stuff out! It will only disappoint the goofballs to know Phoney is just some dude.

isn't this the part when the idiot throws up another twenty pages of dumbass bluelinks and everyone goes away again for two months?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
what happened to the brainwash pattern here? Stop figuring stuff out! It will only disappoint the goofballs to know Phoney is just some dude.

isn't this the part when the idiot throws up another twenty pages of dumbass bluelinks and everyone goes away again for two months?

March 23, 2010 8:17 PM


Priceless!

Anonymous said...

That remark is gonna kick your ass someday. Soon.

Anonymous said...

Visitors could hear some of the world’s most seminal anthems being belted out, but the closeness to the originals was just too uncanny. Crowds of people were gathering by the stage doors just to hear what was happening. What was going on inside?

Anonymous said...

seminal

1. of, relating to, or consisting of seed or semen
2 : containing or contributing the seeds of later development

Anonymous said...

Breathe O2

Anonymous said...

That remark is gonna kick your ass someday. Soon.

Thank you, Buddha

tattoo youse said...

Don't mention it. Anyone seen my tree? I mean It must be high or low......

Anonymous said...

Your choicest valleys are full of chariots,
and horsemen are posted at the city gates

Anonymous said...

Well the preacher kept right on saying that
all I had to do was send
Ten dollars to the Church of the Sacred Bleeding Heart of Jesus
Located somewhere in Los Angeles, California
And next week they'd say my prayer on the radio!
And all my dreams would come true!
So I did, the next week, I got a prayer with a girl
Well, you know what kind of eyes she got

Anonymous said...

Let it Bleat

psst... said...

Let it Be

Billy on keys said...

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Wow!

Anonymous said...

Only the good die young. That's what she said. Only the good....

Anonymous said...

I rather enjoy the random song lyrics and blue links, don't you?

Me said...

TAFUL Please upload the less than zero TPF scene on youtube!

Please
Please



Me

Anonymous said...

ok, bluelink is back. We'll all be back in two months.

Enjoy watching yourself post.

gameface said...

I'll pretend that I'm kissing.
The lips, I am missing.

Art VanDelay said...

Could you possibly go away for longer than two months? Or better yet, don't come back until you figure things out for yourself. We"ll leave a light on for ya.

Kraft Dinner ! said...

the blueline special!

Annie Nightingale said...

We'll fly to the land of eternal sun.

Anonymous said...

All dressed up just like a union jack

soon it shifts said...

8 on a scale of 10

Obama Cloned said...

The Creation of a Usurper

gameface said...

My mother was of this guy
My father was of the earth

Anonymous said...

I'm just a jealous sky.

Anonymous said...

Ooo look out!

Norten said...

dear Tafultong blog
It looks like a lot of people would like you to upload the bit from Less Than Zero, can you do it?
Norten

De mons and angles said...

Photon knee fig your

Anonymous said...

You don't know how lucky you are, boy.

Back in the Us
Back in the Us
Back in the USSR

Matt said...

Tafultong, why did you post so little information about Sorcery?
There's much more information about Richie King to be found here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorcery_band_usa

And you can get a better look at him in some of the band's other videos here: http://www.youtube.com/user/sorceryband

Daddy's Farmer said...

Rising up through the Southland.

shifts it soon said...

Don't cry for me Argentina

Not much to ask for said...

Maybe, with a little luck.

Anonymous said...

Have I said too much?
There's nothing more I can think of to say to you.

But all you have to do is look at me to know
That every word is true

Rich King said...

It's easy if you try.

Anonymous said...

Mosaic. Google it.

Goliath said...

Who's that throwing stones?

Anonymous said...

^
111

Shirley said...

Get 'em in the Temple!

Anonymous said...

Message to Phoenix from Bat Man

Anonymous said...

Rich King is Dick King

Anonymous said...

Oh, that's nice,for good ol' King Richie Rich!

Anonymous said...

So Richie King has the talking stick now?

Anonymous said...

It's the Circle of Life
And it moves us all
Through despair and hope
Through faith and love
Till we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the Circle
The Circle of Life

round and round said...

In the Circle of Life
It's the wheel of fortune
It's the leap of faith
It's the band of hope
Till we find our place
On the path unwinding

In the Circle,
the Circle of Life

Anonymous said...

"I'm beginning to wonder if this thing has a lid."


hmmmm

Anonymous said...

Roar

Anonymous said...

check it out!

Anonymous said...

Oh oh Parable Lions, give me some time,

I'm living in twilight

Getting it ready for you! said...

Faul's Up And Coming Tour - Video Blog - Rehearsals

The Passover Plot said...

Live and Let Die

Anonymous said...

Hold on tight, folks. The Dream is coming in for a smooth landing!

Anonymous said...

Why would Polanski cheat on Sharon in the first place? She was stunningly beautiful. What an Idiot.

Anonymous said...

128

Open the Cage said...

On The Wings Of A Nightingale

Anonymous said...

Sorcery has a Youtube page:
http://www.youtube.com/user/sorceryband

Shouldn't someone...I dunno, try to contact Richie King or something?

MikeNL said...

Anonymous said...
Sorcery has a Youtube page:
http://www.youtube.com/user/sorceryband

Shouldn't someone...I dunno, try to contact Richie King or something?

March 26, 2010 8:31 AM

why won't you do it man?


but it's not the same richie king.
i've listened to an interview with richie king from sorcery, and he sounds nothing like our richie.

Anonymous said...

Darling I'm killed

I'm in a puddle, on the floor

Waiting for you to return

Anonymous said...

Oh look, a TWIN FLAME.

Anonymous said...

Please hurry. REALLY

Anonymous said...

Matt said...
Tafultong, why did you post so little information about Sorcery?
There's much more information about Richie King to be found here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorcery_band_usa

And you can get a better look at him in some of the band's other videos here: http://www.youtube.com/user/sorceryband

March 25, 2010 6:49 AM

Probably because Sorcery suck. Another pathetic 80's hair band that are best forgotten. I think Iamaphoney's music is really lame but give him some credit, he doesn't suck as bad as those guys do. Holy shit!

Anonymous said...

WON DEROB

jammie said...

I try again

plaese tafultong upload less than zero pool scene..

olimpicus said...

the rich-king is getting naked

Woman is to God as Man is to Servant said...

If only there was a way for that person who saw the Lord through her eye's to show everyone else what they saw.

Oh, but it must be tough. People today are very blind when it comes to this sort of thing.. But then there are people who could see. Does that make this person our saviour?

We're talking about things.. People don't really know too much about. Maybe when all the broken hearted people living in the world agree, there will be an answer..

I feel the break, feel the break said...

Daddy's got a new .45

gotta live it out said...

Daddy's gonna love one and all!

Anonymous said...

What I really wanna say is, there's just one way back
And I'll make it!

Anonymous said...

Walk back. It's easy!

Anonymous said...

"We're talking about things.. People don't really know too much about."


That excuse will only hold so long, eh?

Anonymous said...

But the word of the Lord was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.

Jobing.com Arena, Phoenix, Arizona, USA said...

Anyone going to the show?

Anonymous said...

What do you have going for April 10th, Phoney? Anything good?

Anonymous said...

Pho Née

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"We're talking about things.. People don't really know too much about."


That excuse will only hold so long, eh?

It's not really an excuse when you have morons who haven't caught the hint yet still begging for an answer.

Anonymous said...

Where are all the non-morons, then?

Anonymous said...

YEAH! What he said! Where are they? Huh?

Anonymous said...

They're in some other blog in a mirror universe, I suppose

guess who? said...

It's not really an excuse when you have morons who haven't caught the hint yet still begging for an answer.




Without a doubt, if the answer is looked for, it has been provided.

Anonymous said...

even for the morons?

Anonymous said...

Yes, even for the morons.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

What I really wanna say is, there's just one way back
And I'll make it!

make your way back

Anonymous said...

I'm already back, you moron!


; )

Polaroid Steroid said...

Anonymous said...
Oh look, a TWIN FLAME.



Oh look, TWIN FLAMES.

Anonymous said...

Eternal Flamer

Rich Burger King said...

the dream sequence

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
even for the morons?

Well, put it like this. The revelation in it's whole isn't about Paul actually being replaced, but more about everything else going on in the world.

Think about it, really. With this whole health care fiasco going on right now, can't you feel the anger starting to mount up in the people, knowing if they don't have insurance, they'll lose everything for medical help?

Coincidentally, the year we are in right now is 2010. Now, if this continues to get worse, which it will.. How can the world be saved from everyone eventually ripping their throats out over this money game by 2012?

Sure, Helter Skelter fits the title perfectly.. But what if our God is watching this, and doesn't want us to self destruct over some stupid piece of green paper? What would cause the world to look and say "it's real. it's all real." seizing all violence, worries of money, war..

What would make people believe that nothing is real.. What would make a grown man, who's been through it all with money and fame eventually come out and say.. "He's innocent.. it's him. We planned this out."

This right here, is your only hope from complete destruction in 2012. If you don't believe 2012, take a good look around you. Look at music, listen to how female singers are sending messages to the younger audience to not take crap from the guy's who are using girl's just to "get some" and the poor guys who actually do care for girl's are shot down because the girl finds these guy's as "not their type"

Our health insurance is just the start.. You laugh out loud all you want, but when hurricanes start hitting area's they've never hit before and the people hurt don't have insurance to cover their medical bills, people are going to start raising hell.

If you cannot atleast get a clue out of this information as to where I am going with this, you shouldn't be involved.. because clearly, you're just in this for the rumor of Paul McCartney, and it's no longer about that. You should know the answer to that..

Anonymous said...

^ ^ kinda symbolic since the time that was posted was 3:16 o.O

Anonymous said...

To the long poster:

Relax, it's all under control.

Trust me.

take these sunken eyes and learn to see said...

Watch the pretty movie.

Anonymous said...

165

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
even for the morons?

Sure, Helter Skelter fits the title perfectly.. But what if our God is watching this, and doesn't want us to self destruct over some stupid piece of green paper? What would cause the world to look and say "it's real. it's all real." seizing all violence, worries of money, war..

What would make people believe that nothing is real.. What would make a grown man, who's been through it all with money and fame eventually come out and say.. "He's innocent.. it's him. We planned this out."

If you cannot atleast get a clue out of this information as to where I am going with this, you shouldn't be involved.. because clearly, you're just in this for the rumor of Paul McCartney, and it's no longer about that. You should know the answer to that..

Hmm, what could God "do" that would involve Paul McCartney in a way that it would revolutionize the world and overturn the upcoming global scam?

It's all out there, really.

Saturn me on deadman said...

Ruh Roh

This Swan said...

old t rex

Nep Tune said...

The Planet's Sweet

Update: said...

Macca collects yet another full moon at the Hollywood Bowl.

Anonymous said...

You raise the blade, you make the change
You re-arrange me 'till I'm sane.

Anonymous said...

Your eyes have died but you see more than I
Daniel you're a star in the face of the sky

Anonymous said...

I bet God is pissed off about about more stuff than just health care....

Anonymous said...

Hey Phoenix! Get those youtubes of the show up asap! And don't forget the ‘Puffer Spheres’!

Roll-on, Plug in and Puff-Up said...

Paul's got new balls!

I'll Huff and I'll Puff! said...

Bhudda Pest

a mean pin ball! said...

They told other priests. They told three archbishops of Milwaukee. They told two police departments and the district attorney. They used sign language, written affidavits and graphic gestures to show what exactly Father Murphy had done to them. They told Timothy Leary, but he couldn't help them either.

Father Murphy said...

(i'm going straight to hell :-P )

hell yeah! said...

What is this big F**king code?

Anonymous said...

a complete 180

and the horse He rode in on said...

move your asses, masses....

Anonymous said...

You gave me lovin' in the Palm Sunday!

2 billion exploding ducks said...

Live and let die.

Anonymous said...

Rubber soles and puffer spheres!

Anonymous said...

MR VERMOUTH,

PLEASE PICK UP THE WHITE COURTESY PHONE.


THANK YOU

Anonymous said...

lilliputian assist

Anonymous said...

Without a doubt, if the answer is looked for, it has been provided.

no one cares dude.

Anonymous said...

Instant karma"s gonna get you.

Samsung Blue said...

Everybody has one.

Anonymous said...

for a second I thought that was a new phoney video
when I heard the thunder and saw the blurry writing
at the start

Hello Again! said...

It's ME! Paul McPhoney! No really!
The Rotten Apple!

You might've forgot: the journey ends!

It's Magick! said...

Ric O'Crowley

Sgt Peppers Lonely Heartbeat City said...

Jackie, what took you so long on just a holiday?

I'm glad you made it; I can't complain.

I thought you flew away.

Shake it up! said...

Everybody needs a second chance!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Without a doubt, if the answer is looked for, it has been provided.

no one cares dude.

Go away then.

gameface said...

"Would it really be worth living in a world without television? I think the survivors would envy the dead."

J.D. said...

Now is not the time to discuss the Dorian-Cox clinic.

gameface said...

Appletini, anyone?

gameface said...

Well here's another clue for you all

They were all the walrus

Anonymous said...

Yesterday, with a bunny.

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