Sir Lawrence Laney Loftin is a MR. LOBO fan from 2003-2004 and has continued to stick by us all the way to 2016! He first discovered CINEMA INSOMNIA on KEJB UPN 43 in Monroe, Louisiana. Ever since that fateful day, our staff has been getting weird things in the mail from Laney–Christmas cards, postcards, magnets, books, kitsch, pulp-fiction, VHS tapes, and scandalous photos of himself with uninitiated pizza delivery girls displaying CINEMA INSOMNIA merchandise.
We dropped in on Laney during a cross country tour and witnessed his mind boggling collection of Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi, and Comic Book memorabilia.
It was then, in person, when Laney gave MR. LOBO the strangest gift of them all–a taxidermy piece of Cryptozoic-crypto-zoology–called a Hootenanny! This kin of the Jack-a-lope and the Swamp Booger who was stuffed by his father after a close encounter.
The Hootenany briefly appeared in our 2013 Haunted House Special and resembles a deer’s behind with bobcat teeth. Semi-retired, Laney works at the Society for the Prevention of Meanness to Laney, when he is not lobbying for his local tavern or Pizza place to show Cinema Insomnia episodes on the big screen instead of Svengoolie.
He spends countless hours making crude memes of MR. LOBO for the internet and has crashed MST3k screenings while wearing his CINEMA INSOMNIA T-shirt. Each month, he sends us different pictures that complement our THEME OF THE MONTH! Whether it’s a hilarious meme, film poster, or picture edit-SIR LAWRENCE never stops showing his support for CINEMA INSOMNIA and his other CInsomniac and Sleepless Knight Family.
Laney was one of the quickest to support Mr. Lobo’s latest project, channel OSI 74. He made fan made fundraiser T-Shirts and dressed as “Commander OSI”. He purchased some OSI 74 Stickers and put them everywhere–documenting his canvasing of people, places, things, and pizza girls.
We did a small interview with his fellow Sleepless Knight and also former FAN OF THE WEEK, Kim Wailes, about her friend. She had this to say:
“Laney is a very nice man with unique and delightfully perverted tastes.” She followed up her statement with praise, “He also is very knowledgeable about all things Horror Host and Misunderstood Cinema. He’s a Sleepless Knights’ Sleepless Knight.”
In support of OSI 74, Laney even made Con Exclusive OSI 74 Bookmarks for Geek Fair 2015!
Patented Organic “PERFECT SHAPE” bookmark is the brainchild of Laney Loftin, publicist for Ian Loftin’s book SPOOKY TALES OF THE SCREAMY, plus he has created OSI character flyers as bookmarks! These colorful sturdy slips served as cross promotion for their book, our channel, and for the event itself.
As Always, Thank You, Lawrence Laney Loftin, valued Sleepless Knight, for all your support over the years and for watching all those misunderstood movies! Your SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE YEAR award will be shipped to you shortly!
Ladies and Gentleman, Sleepless Knights and CInsomniacs of all ages! We want to Honor YOU and YOUR constant support! We will be re-launching our “Fan of the Week” awards once again. If you’d like to nominate yourself or someone you know for this award, comment or send your story and pictures to us by messaging us. Who knows, YOU may receive this award at the end of 2016!
Thank you for your support and give another round of applause to our SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE YEAR, SIR LAWRENCE LANEY LOFTIN!