A Staten Island tavern could throw an expensive, king-sized gutter ball if it goes forward with plans to host a night of dwarf-bowling this weekend featuring shock jock Howard Stern's pint-sized protege, Beetlejuice. That's because state law prohibits bars and other places licensed to serve alcohol by the State Liquor Authority SLA from hosting dwarf-bowling and dwarf-tossing events. The ban goes back almost two decades. A concerned Island resident, who didn't want to be quoted in this story, forwarded information about the event to the Advance yesterday.
In this age of leisure it is possible to make a living by engaging in the most useless activities imaginable. Things that in the past, no one would have even considered paying someone else to do. In our brave new world, supply will meet demand every time A man who made it his business to squeeze the bejeezus out of every living creature he encountered might have been ostracized in a less modern society. Today he has a show on the Discovery Channel.
Back to albums list. His stage name derives from the Tim Burton movie Beetlejuice, in which a person in the afterlife had a shrunken head. The name originated from taunting Beetlejuice experienced at the hands of neighborhood bullies growing up in the housing projects of Jersey City, New Jersey. Green suffers from microcephaly, an abnormally small head and brain.
As a result of these issues, his first job offer was to join one of his uncles as a member of the Ringling Brothers circus freak show at the age of seven, to which his mother declined, instead opting to have him pursue an education. Through his school years he was mentioned to be remarkably bright and often helped his special education instructors as an assistant. It was during these first appearances that he explained the origin of the nickname he continues to go by.