A few months ago I posted on this blog about the YouTube discovery/viral video clip "Why Do You Think You Are Nuts?" ...and the mania is still spreading! The much celebrated video now has a horrible (read: awesome) dance "remix" version, available here. Portland band Rush-N-Disco recently covered the song, turning it into a deftly performed lounge number, seen here. Legendary NYC drag performer Miss Understood has also created a nightmarish spoken word version, with some sort of plastic Carol Channing puppet, seen here. There's an inspired, homegrown acapella dance version by some teenage girls (who really seem to have paid a lot of attention to the original's backup singer's dance moves) in an empty dance hall, seen here. There is also a Saddam-hanging montage version here. But more importantly, the identiy of the act itself seems to be closer to becoming, perhaps cruelly, identified. Unverified rumors suggest the name of the band is The Penny Magic Show, and the name of the song is actually "The Shrink." The lead singer may possibly be named Penny Pearce, but the taping of the clip was definitely from a public access show, on a channel called Group W Cable Public Access, out of Santa Monica, California, in 1983. There seems to be conflicting reports that the band's name may also be The Honeybees, or even Laverne and the Shirlies (oh please let it be that), and that there existed a cassette tape at one point, available for sale at their gigs, with other songs (copies of which may still be floating around). One unconfirmed source, claiming to be Penny's grandson, says his grandmother Penny was always (surprise!) "really eccentric," and recorded "The Shrink" after fifteen years of failed therapy. The bursting comments section of the original YouTube clip posting contains all of the most current information, fact or fiction.