Remember The Time A Giant Eddie Murphy Head Toured America?

No? Well, don’t feel too bad, as most people don’t. It was a promotional tour for Eddie Murphy’s rather unremarkable 2008 sci-fi comedy flick, Meet Dave. This was at a time when the iPhone had just been released, and we were on the cusp of social media transitioning to more of a real time endeavor, so if you did see this thing, it was most likely on a show like Entertainment Tonight or even the local news if Eddie’s big head graced your town. But I digress. Let’s get back to Eddie’s 3,000 pound, 20 foot tall head, shall we?

We all know the limits of our collective pop-culture attention span. But sometimes things are so weird and epic that they stick with you. Perhaps to an obsessive degree. This is the story of one of those things for me: a 20-foot recreation of Eddie Murphy’s head that sparked broad interest when it went on a cross-country road trip in 2008 to Dallas, Atlanta, Detroit, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and Times Square in New York as a rolling publicity stunt to promote the film Meet Dave… read more >

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