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The disappearing act of a Meat Puppet

Background:  One more from you the lovely audience (keep those questions coming)

From: Angela *Last name removed* [mailto:*E-mail address removed*]
Sent: Wednesday, November 06, 2002 1:09 PM
To: questions@stupidquestionsanswered.com
Subject: a really stupid question...

 Here's a really stupid music question as I am obsessed with the media but never found out what ever really happened.  Probably due to laziness on my part of not keeping up with the story. 

A long time ago, I think a few months after the death of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, one of the brothers from the Meat Puppets went missing.  I'm not sure if it was Curt or Chris Kirkwood that was reported MIA.  A little bit of backround info would go something like this:  The Meat Puppets (well, the 2 brothers anyways) appeared on Nirvana Unplugged in NY then as we all know Kurt Cobain was found dead and a few weeks? later one of the Meat Puppets was also reported missing.  I have no idea if he's back or whatever really happened to him or if he even disappeared at all...it may be just rumour. 

Anyways, thank you for trying or if you succeed, thanks for succeeding.  This is a great site and I hope to see more of your clever questions answered.  I thought the mission about Grimace and Mayor McCheese and the Sherrif was great.  I remember when I was a little kid there were playplaces in McDonald's where you could play on equipment shaped like these characters. 

Thanks again, Angela.

 Amazement hit us as we read this.  None of us had really remembered that back in the far past when Kurt Cobain decided he wasn't so happy with everything and decided to cut everything a bit shorter then planned.  Now we also find out there may have been a missing Meat Puppet?  We will have to check this one out although we might be a bit hard pressed to find something as with some of the questions we think of/receive there really isn't a direct part we can contact short of calling up the meat puppets themselves =P.  Thanks for the question Angela hopefully we will be able to find the answer you are looking for =)
 

Info:  Well again we had some help from one of the netizens looking out for the truth =P.  Here is a link that explains what happened in a very drawn out article.  www.popsmear.com/popculture/features/20/meat.html

Pretty much the gist of the page is that after Chris' wife died of an OD he decided it would be fun to go on the run from the cops and do massive amounts of drugs.  After some attempts at making him quit his destructive path the band and family pretty much gave up.  So I guess this meat puppet is a lost cause...so you might see him cautiously eyeing you on the street someday hyped up on speed.

 

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