Stories tagged: Charlie Schmidt
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 2:55 p.m.
Doug Clark: the man who brought you Keyboard Cat revolutionizes the tiny house
Local entrepreneur and Keyboard Cat wrangler Charlie Schmidt has come up with a new sensation – the tiniest of tiny houses.
Sun., Dec. 21, 2014
Doug Clark: Sony, give us back our Rogen-Franco Christmas
I don’t believe for a nanosecond that a corporation like the great and all-powerful Sony would pull the plug on the Christmas Day release of the “The Interview” movie over …
Thu., Jan. 30, 2014
Doug Clark: Keyboard Cat halftime star of pup show
I probably don’t have to remind you that Sunday might be the biggest sports day in Washington history. Most of you have already made plans to gather in front of …
Tue., May 7, 2013
Keyboard Cat’s creator files infringement lawsuit
Fatso is back in court again. Fatso, the keyboard-tickling cat used by Spokane graphic artist Charlie Schmidt in the 1986 video “Keyboard Cat,” is at the center of a recent …
Tue., July 31, 2012
Copyrights and wrongs
Spokane artist and actor Charlie Schmidt often gets emails from friends and strangers reporting yet another appearance by his long-dead, still-famous cat seen on a website, blog or product catalog. …
Sun., Oct. 3, 2010
Clark: Comic finds new feline to tickle fancies, ivories
One of the planet’s most beloved figures is back in Spokane after a three-day visit to Hollywood where he earned $25,000 by appearing in his first major television commercial. Meow.
Tue., May 12, 2009
Fatso video strikes chord years later
History is littered with great artists who were ignored and unappreciated while alive, only to find fame after shedding their mortal coil. And so it is for an orange Spokane …
Tue., May 5, 2009
I’m being benched; come join the celebrations
Boy, I’m feeling out of gas. I guess it’s because I’m getting older. But it now takes me a day or two to fully recover from sitting out Bloomsday.
Thu., Dec. 11, 2008
Large nose leads the way to a small world
COLOGNE, Germany – It’s a weird, wacky world out here on the global vaudeville circuit. During my tag-along trips with Charlie Schmidt, Spokane’s Lord of the Nose Dance, I’ve encountered …
Tue., Dec. 9, 2008
The food? Wunderbar! The lodging? Extra cozy
Ich liebe Deutschland. How could I not love Germany? This country seems to be designed for a man of my proficiency with a fork.