Insomniac Folklore

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The Man

The legendary Dr. Folklore was born in the tiny village of Roseburg, Oregon on the far reaches of the Western Frontier.

Upon finishing secondary school he traveled briefly with Miles Aerial Circus and Carpet Cleaning as an apprentice contortionist and pig keeper, but laid aside his acrobatic ambitions to pursue a career in orthodontics. He served for several years as the town’s only dentist before his practice was shut down on accusations of malpractice, maladjustment, malnutrition, public drunkenness and suspicious behavior.

Collecting a band of ragtag musicians, runaway circus performers and bedraggled chimney sweeps, Dr. Folklore returned to his roots in the entertainment industry, releasing several records which have become moderately well known among vagrants and travelers.

In the shadow of pending investigations by local authorities, Dr. Folklore left his beloved home in Oregon to wander the country alone, and is often seen offering up melancholy ballads in the dark corners of public houses and taverns.

A well-known authority on the care and keeping of exotic reptiles, Dr. Folklore has given many lectures on the topic and devotes a substantial portion of his resources to efforts for the safety and well-being of endangered tortoises throughout the continental U.S.

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