1. Mother Goose - Baked Beans (1977)
Daliesque horrorscape in which hirsute men dressed as children stalk an unsuspecting woman in a supermarket. You've got so much to be proud of Dunedin, but also a lot to answer for.
2. Suzanne Paul - The Blue Monkey (1994)
Less "dance craze" and more "crazy dance," infomercial tycoon Suzanne Paul either displayed heroic levels of tongue-in-cheek self-awareness with this one, or Kim Dotcom-levels of vanity and obliviousness. Maybe it can be both?
Either way, people paid actual money for it and that's why the polar ice caps are melting.
We all need a means of self-expression, and Gothdolly84 of Paraparaumu has created her own media empire from which to launch her gothic fantasy alter ego. Prepare to lose the next two hours of your life down a rabbit hole of some of the greatest outsider performance art ever captured on VCR.
Dear Time's Waste's Claire Duncan wrote a great piece on the singer last year.
4. Kimball Brisco Johnson, the country outlaw
What's weird is that this guy isn't a household name. Known as 'The Enforcer', Johnson's life story reads like the storyline to an awesome Smoky & The Bandit sequel. A career criminal, he was stabbed, axed, bottled, run over twice in one night and bit off a man's ear. He dished out vigilante justice, beating a man with three chairs (until each of them broke) who had conned $17,000 out of an elderly couple, and then made a "three cheers for this guy"-style joke as he walked away. He also released nine country albums in four years, before passing away in 2007.
5. Shelton from I Am Giant's black face
I'm told this is something that happens at every show. Are we allowed to talk about this? Is this being talked about? Help me understand.