Is this Peak Twitch? Is Peak Twitch even an attainable concept?
Evan Narcisse on Kotaku:
There’s A Puppet Playing Diablo on Twitch Now
Because of course there is.
He’s only got three archived broadcasts so far and no bio but it’s plain to see that the fuzzy blue puppet called Bennyfits has the glow of game-streaming greatness about him. That gravelly voice, the way that he mumbles his way through Blizzard’s loot-tastic and his banter with text chat make for some of the most entertaining stuff on Twitch I’ve ever seen.
St. Louis Magazine:
On October 18, 2012, the Riverfront Times published a story headlined “One of the Last Lemps,” identifying “Andrew Lemp Paulsen” as “the last remaining descendant of Anna Lemp” and describing his tours of the crypt, with “insider history.” Paulsen told the reporter he’d never known that people were so interested in his family’s ghostly history until he was in college and happened to see a magazine that named the Lemp Mansion one of the “top 10 most haunted places in America.” The RFT article included photos of Paulsen and of William Lemp Jr., the latter captioned “Proof that well-defined jawlines and strong schnozes run in the family.”
There was one small problem. According to her obituary in The New York Times, Anne-Marie Konta died on April 16, 1973—11 years before Andrew Paulsen was born.
The story of the Lemp family is a weird one. It’s supremely intertwined with the history of St. Louis, and parallels its own rise and fall over the years.
That someone engaged in what can only be described as a long con to prove himself a Lemp family member is fairly bizarre, but interesting to read about.