Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Bigfoot Bash and Bounty

Okay, we have a few months to go. Set for August 22nd to 24th, 2008, hopefully many sunny days will find us between now and then. Regardless, I look forward to the Bigfoot Bash and Bounty which will be held this year starting August 22nd in Stevenson, Skamania County, Washington.

There will be prizes for following the clues which will lead you to all 12 Bigfoots, a 5k run (if there is a t-shirt, I am so there), a beer garden (which I will definitely be hitting), as well as family softball, music, food and more.

The BFRLC will be attempting to contact these folks, perhaps we can set up some sort of booth or sponsorship...let's discuss this at our next meeting.

Looks like a Bigfooteriffic time.

Check out Official Bigfoot Bash Website

Visit the BfRLC Calendar to Register to meet us there or check out other BfRLC sponsored events by clicking on the following button.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

BfRLC Trading Card 002

Yes, yes. Its True. The second installment of the BfRLC Trading cards. It is important to note Ivan Sanderson is responsible for much more than what he contributed to Crytozoology, and definitely more than can be described on a trading card in 300 words or less. As a self-defined fortean, he introduced and help categorize countless phenomena.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Bf Bar & Grill will open May 20

Right here in Salem, Oregon is a new Bar and Grill opening. And you guessed it -- the theme is Bigfoot. Since BfLRC started as a lunch club it is only proper we salute a new Restaurant dedicated to the big guy (or gal -- sorry Patti). Mmm Yeti crab cakes!.

Here is an excerpt from the

Big Foot Bar & Grill, will open May 20 at 3330 Commercial St. SE as a family restaurant with a full bar.

Hours are 11 a.m. to about midnight; food service, with kids admitted, is until 9 p.m. daily.

The interior has a Northwest eclectic/rustic theme, with log-style furniture, wood paneling, a mural of historical Salem, movie and music memorabilia and two Big Foot carvings.

Indoor seating is available for 75, with outdoor seating for 42 on a smoking deck.

Michael Lewelling, formerly of Mike's Steakhouse, is the chef. The menu includes Bigfoot Burgers, Backwoods Ranch House favorites, hot dogs, soups, salads and appetizers.

Burgers are 1/2-pound patties served on a kaiser roll with homemade sauce, lettuce, tomato and onion and french fries.

Favorites, served with vegetables and a choice of three side dishes, include Boggy Creek Parmesan Chicken, Unexplained Halibut Fish and Chips and Believers Top Sirloin Steak.

Homemade clam chowder is available, and the appetizers include Legendary Saratoga Chips, deep-fried pickle chips and Yeti Crab Cakes.

Live music will be featured.

Call: (503) 991-5918.

Bon Apetite

Bigfoot's 3rd Book

You may remember my post on Bigfoot's Autobiography, well I am happy to say there has been a third installment and our friend Bigfoot is as prolific as ever.

In his eagerly anticipated follow-up to Me Write Book, Bigfoot returns from exile to share his inspiring, hilarious, and often deeply disturbing experiences as a misunderstood forest gentleman and tragic media darling.

These entertaining and often grizzly stories stand not only as a testament to the greatness of the legendary man-beast, but also as a chilling cautionary tale of the downside of a life of celebrity, cannibalism, celebrity cannibalism, wanton violence, and lack of toilet training. As in Me Write Book, full-color glossy spreads depict every intimate, disgusting, and downright insane moment of Bigfoot's life.

Bigfoot: I Not Dead is an unforgettable memoir that will stay with readers long after his foul scent has dissipated.

Here is an interview with Bigfoot from
This month marks the release of the third book in a series of collaborative memoirs by Bigfoot and Walrus contributing illustrator Graham Roumieu. Bigfoot: I Not Dead is a tender yet violent addition to Bigfoot’s ongoing self-exploration project, sure to please both fans of his previous work and those who aren’t yet familiar with him but enjoy furry creatures, mutilation, poetry, existential anxiety, and/or hard-learned life lessons.

Readers in Toronto should be sure to attend the book’s launch, which takes place Thursday night at the Gladstone Hotel as part of Pages Books’ “This Is Not a Reading Series.” Michael Winter, Nathan Whitlock, Douglas Bell, The Walrus’s own Jeremy Keehn, and others will speak about what Bigfoot means to them. Second floor, 7.30pm, free.

I reached Bigfoot last week at his home in the woods.

How has your life changed since your first book came out?
Bigfoot hang dirty laundry on line for all to see. Some things just needed be aired out on wind of disclosure. Others so heavy shit-encrusted that they fall off of line into mud and now scrutiny birds pick bits of corn out of it and neighbor steal and put on Ebay. Not totally regret writing books but wish sometime to go back to old technique of whisper secrets into hollow stump.

In your second book you noted that you had trouble talking to strangers and interacting in social settings. As you’ve become even more famous, has your social anxiety disorder eased, or are you still paralyzed with fear most of the time? If so, do you have any stress-reducing techniques that you’d like to share with our readers?

Some people when nervous in front of big crowd imagine audience naked. Bigfoot like imagine them cover in layer of fur. Used to imagine audience naked and dead but only creep Bigfoot out more and lead me to uncontrollable laughing and sobbing.

Really find no technique that work well for Bigfoot. No can trust human and animals. Always put on spot, want me tell funny story or smash things or want steal Bigfoot internal organ for dry and grind down and use in folk remedy tea. Bigfoot bit of introvert but still make effort go out and socialize. If conversation go bad always have last resort of smash bad person and flee into woods.

Some of your readers have noticed a new, darker component in your work. I’m thinking, for instance, of your sculptures, one of which recently featured a bleeding deer carcass in a flowerbed, adorned with a teddy bear, a thigh bone, two roses, a box of chocolates, and an engagement ring. You spelled out ‘Marry me’ in blood. (There was no question mark.) Is this a new element in your self-expression, or simply a more graphic manifestation of what we’ve seen so far?

No dark, just misunderstood and ahead of time. Bigfoot like working with hands. Very artistic. If Bryan Adams can make photo nice, why not Bigfoot make big blood and meat pile good too? You just afraid of what you no understand.

In your new book you offer the “Bigfoot Guide for Everything Ever Want Know About Forest Animal” in which you note that Leroy the grizzly bear is probably totally impotent, Bernard the beaver is an Al-Qaeda sleeper agent, and Mr. Miggins, who is some kind of weasel, is a pervert. What would that guide say about Bigfoot? And is it possible that by lashing out at your fellow forest creatures with simplistic definitions, you’re really trying to react against a world that has understood you simplistically? And if so, that’s a bit ironic, no?

I not understand question. Wait, are you calling Bigfoot stupid? Bigfoot only call it like he see it unlike this magazine where Bigfoot be make look stupid by get ask stupid question so magazine make look smart.

What’s next for you? Do you have any upcoming projects you’d like to tell us about?

I am going to kill interview man.

Once again if you get the book get it at Powell's Books The largest Bookstore i the world.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

BfRLC Trading Cards Return

We have been getting tons of email asking about the BfRLC Trading Cards. Well, after deeper research, the artist Guy Edwards and I realized we really need to make sure we get card number one right. The trading cards needed to reflect Bigfoot research in a more respectful and honorable way. Although Roger Patterson is probably most well known, we felt that he alone was not reflective of the community or spirit of Bigfoot research. In fact no one alone would be the perfect candidate, but Guy and I felt we picked the best.

Ladies and gentlemen! I present the newest BfRLC Trading Card... Charles Hoy Fort. This man inspired the people who inspired the people of Bigfoot research. Now strictly speaking Charles Hoyt was no Bigfoot Researcher, in fact his contribution is less scientific and more philosophic. He was a collector of unexplained documented phenomena , keeping notes and clippings by the thousands in hundreds and hundreds of Shoe boxes. In his collection he probably had enough fodder to expand X-files like they did with Law and Order and CSI. (X-files:Northwest Starring Epic Gilgamesh does have a ring to it. Chris Carter you out there?!)

Anyway before I get to far off the point. Our first card honors Charles Fort, you may recognize his last name as a prefix for unexplained phenomena: Fortean, as in The Fortean Times. Mr Fort, BfRLC Salute you for your trailblazing ideas, fueled by your curiosity and courage to validate the exploration of those things Science can not yet explain.

Bipedal Ape: Nothing New

The embedded video is a presentation by Susan Savage-Rumbaugh, she has been researching Bonobos for decades. Bonobos are a species of ape long misclassified as chimps. Although similar in size and color, they are different in almost every other way, more intelligent, socially less aggressive, less territorial,and biomechanically built for upright walking.

Always trying to think outside the box, BfRLC believes we could gain a great deal more knowledge about Bigfoot from this modern species than from the long extinct Australopithecus.

Using 3d animation the embedded video compares bipedal locomotion of the Bonobos along side modern humans, chimps and of course Australopithecus. If that doesn't peak your interest the video also shows Bonobos playing Pac-Man on an old-school coin-op arcade console.

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