Best Left-Wing Nut

Perry Logan on ACTV

Like a cranked-up Max Headroom, this animated, gray-shocked talking head hosts one of ACTV's most mysteriously compelling programs. OK, for the record (especially to pre-empt the eye-rolls from our conspiracy-munching libertarian pals): Similar to our BOA endorsement of Alex Jones way back in 1997 (Best-Looking Crank), this award is for showmanship and the ability to compel as much as anything else – no, really. See, Perry is much like your typical yammering crank on access, save for one little detail: He's the "L" word. Yup. Between the stutter-loop editing, cheesy production, and liberal doses of liberal screed (yes, we said "liberal," but trust us, it's still screed ...), Perry Logan's public access TV show keeps our fingers off the remote and firmly on top of our noggins, where we are still scratching. Something about this pontificating professorial elf keeps us glued. Plus, he's cute as a bug and passionate like Alex in that similarly bug-eyed, foaming-at-the-mouth kind of way.

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