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Rowdy Roddy Piper Tribute Reminds Us: ‘They Live’ Was a Documentary

Rowdy Roddy Piper Hal Hefner They Live

Some 27 years after its release, They Live is a movie that still packs an intellectual wallop. For artist Hal Hefner the idea of aliens among us urging us to CONSUME seems more relevant than ever. The excesses of the ’80s seem quaint compared to today’s bizarre reality. Rowdy Roddy Piper, the film’s star, famously said They Live was a documentary.

On Friday, news broke of Piper’s death at the age of 61. Hefner was inspired to whip up a tribute image to his hero, and to follow it up with a tribute clip. “In this video, Piper’s character NADA, takes out pop culture’s most deserving icons in their true alien form,” Hefner writes. Here’s the video, followed by some choice portraits from Hefner’s CONSUME series:

All the images below are copyright Hal Hefner; for many many more, with commentary, visit consumepopculture.com. (Hefner is also responsible for Gates the Comic Book, the first online comic book presented by Heavy Metal.)

Consume Hal Hefner

Bill Cosby

Consume Hal Hefner

Lion killer and dentist Walter Palmer

Consume Hal Hefner

Kim Kardashian

Consume Hal Hefner

Donald Trump

Consume Hal Hefner

Eric Casebolt, cop in McKinney, TX

Consume Hal Hefner

Chris Hardwick

Consume Hal Hefner

Ronald McDonald

Consume Hal Hefner

Miley Cyrus

Consume Hal Hefner

Neil Patrick Harris, Oscars host

Consume Hal Hefner

The Royal family with Princess Charlotte

Consume Hal Hefner

Uncle Sam

Consume Hal Hefner

Steve Jobs

Consume Hal Hefner

Ted Cruz

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Published on: August 4, 2015

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One Response to Rowdy Roddy Piper Tribute Reminds Us: ‘They Live’ Was a Documentary

  1. […] RIP… oh and consume #TheyLive heavymetal.com/news/rowdy-rod… […]

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