A few days ago we revealed the fact that Arthur's roommate is Ron Hansen, the same guy who registered El Lego Wig's blog, using the ultra-exclusive GoDaddy.com, 5.9765 months ago. Several tipsters contacted this blog over the past few days, telling us that they've been laughing at Kade for months and now that our blog was running, they wanted to set the facts about Doucheboy's "journey" straight. I replied in true Kade Style: "well, using the word straight in the same sentence as Arthur Kade is questionable, but please share whatever information you would like".
It's important to keep in mind that all our information was volunteered freely and we are greatly appreciative. We confirmed that all these people know Doucheboy and have been giving us their honest opinions and observations. Looking back over the emails and texts, I'm going to make this the first post (of many) that will reveal what we've learned so far... I simply can't get it all into one post and there are still other parts that are unclear/need follow-up. If this post seems fragmented, it's because there is so much ground to cover and our tipsters have a lot more to tell us. Also, I'm trying to copy some of Kade's shitty writing tendencies in this entry (e.g. 5.9765 months, overuse of commas, overuse of quotes, and quoting myself in quotes).
Starting at the top, Ron Hansen is apparently a nice, quiet, shy guy. He wouldn't seem like the type to hang around with Arthur Kadyshes, but they have been roommates for several weeks now. Tipsters say the lease is in Ron's name, and Kade hasn't been on any lease in a long time. He's a house guest--he pitches in for rent sometimes, but not always. Before living with Ron, he was living in the living room of a student, after his first living arrangement ended badly. The arrangement with the student ended badly, too. Kade crashed with G-N Kang for a while, but we're not sure how long or why that situation end. Frankly, we're shocked that situation ended, because G-N is Kade's #1 enabler, shooting much of his video and pictures and generally encouraging Kade.
With Marissa Rosen out of the picture, G-N has become Artie's "go to" girl. Ron has stepped up into a similar role during the same time that many of Kade's "Players" have stopped returning calls or hanging out with him. At some point, Kade made it known that he was low on cash (tipster actually said he used the word "poor" back in the Spring when Kade still had some sense of reality) and presumably this made people avoid him. He started to get a reputation as a sponge/loafer/couch crasher.
Some informants have questioned Kade's choices with money after his gig with Ameriprise ended. For example, if Kade really "owned' a condo, like he claims, he must have had little or no equity in it or sold it for less than he bought it, because not long after, he was said to be hurting for money. He did buy a new car, but he is a bad driver, so he relies on public transportation "more than anyone else I know with a car". Maybe Artie just sucks at driving, or maybe he is hurting for money ($15 Bolt Bus to NYC) and wants to save on NYC parking, the tunnels and bridges, and gas money. How ironic that not only is Kade the ultimate, striving "Bridge and Tunnel" exemplar, he doesn't even drive up there, he uses the train and bus to go through those bridges and tunnels! In short, Art is the exact same "B and T trash" that he attempts to deride on his blog.
Back to the roommate/enabler situation... Ron (Arthur's roommate) is the "CEO" of a "marketing company" based in Perkasie, PA, which is apparently a hotbed of autoracing and marketing or, more likely, just a family home address. The address for WOT Marketing's "World Headquarters" is the relatively rural home address of 312 Harriet Drive, Perkasie PA... Check Google maps and you will be rolling on the floor laughing. (This is all public info available on WOT Marketing's site, by the way...) Hansen's also the guy behind the "Race Chairs" logo on Kade's site. We visited the link and it took us to an online shop of tacky leather chairs bought by people with no taste willing to blow money on something that belongs in the bedroom of an uncultured 14 yr old boy who has a hard-on for race cars. As far as helping Arthur, we've seen several videos where Athur brags that Ron ("a professional chef," said Kade) made him cereal or put some leftovers in the 'fridge. Awesome, Artie!
Sources agree that no respectable girl is going to want to accompany Doucheboy back to his den, but sources were divided on whether the apartment is in Camden or just a less desirable part of Philly. Our most trustworthy source said Camden, but we haven't been able to confirm it either way... the key is, Chatteau Kade is a joke. (Editor's note: four people emailed in and all agreed, the building in Kade's videos in 444 N. 4th St. in a non-"elite" area of Philly.)
Kade's worst housing situation was with the student, who is a quiet, no-nonsense guy, completely unlike Kade. The situation didn't last long and the student gave Artie the heave-ho for several reasons, including the reason that Kade sucks at paying his share. We checked it out, and we can comfortably say that the student (a med student at Jefferson) is far more intelligent and dedicated to his craft. We wish him the best and are sure he'll overcome the trauma of living with a guy who, we're told, doesn't shower much, doesn't use cologne (smells bad), and does indeed wear the same outfits (usually t shirts) over and over. Those pictures we saw of Kade's room with the disgusting carpet... those were not aberrations.
Kade's biggest enablers (there will be another in-depth post later) have been GN Kang, Marissa Rosen, Brett Perloff, Chad Boonswang, Tony Churchilio (mentioned in the Philly Magazine article as "Church"), Sabrina Strickland, and more recently Ron Hansen. Marissa Rosen, the cackler, moved away and since then, no one who knows Kade has wanted to be in a video or be seen publically backing him. We're not sure what effect the Lego Wig blog has had in Kade's "Players" circle, but we do know that the word is getting out within that circle of Philadelphians. Our tipsters all noted that they have passed the blog on to others who hang out with Artie and knew him when he was younger, when he was basically considered a quiet, shy kid, but basically a loser. Sources say it's unlikely we'll see any of Kade's friends voluntarily go on camera--they're too smart to put themselves out there next to a mysogynist with questionable career and fashion choices.
Our sources say that Kade's parents were initially supportive of Kade looking into modeling/acting, although they were wary that he was 31 and most parents would've said he should look for a real job. The sources say, however, that as time goes on, Kade's parents are questioning the whole thing and they think his parents are worried they're going to end up supporting Arthur when this all crashes. You can see tidbits of this where his step mother puts on a happy face (while giving him a ridiculous haircut that became the name of this blog) but soon after, his father questioned Kade's penchant for eating out at overpriced restaurants when he doesn't have the income to justify it.
Of all Arthur's people, G-N Kang (thank you to a reader for e-mailing the art displayed above) has been the most steadfast and supportive. Many people have told us that G-N is a nice person at first, but when you get to know her, she is obsessed with become a celebrity, somewhat like a female Arthur. Not content to be a sidekick on a third-rate local morning show, she wants to become well-known and has spent a lot of time and money to enhance her appearance (which anyone can see if they go to her webpage, which has a full section dedicated to her plastic surgeries). This fixation on looks is shared with the Lego Wig, a tie that binds the two together. G-N and Kade's friendship has seen cracks in recent weeks as Kade's "journey" has started to go off the tracks and show signs of craziness.
Speaking of craziness, club owners and restaurant owners have apparently noticed that Kade is unhinged--they actively dislike him. Apparently, servers and bartenders are in on it... a few weeks ago, at one of Kade's favorite restaurants, it is alleged that someone pissed in Kade's drink (a very slight amount) before bringing it to him. While Kade was drinking it and apparently not noticing, which was the idea, the service staff was laughing amongst themselves from the other side of the restaurant. The staff at Cosi dislikes Kade as well--regarding him as a moocher who mooches off free wifi by buying the absolute minimum. Apparently, Kade also believes he should get things "comped" -- free coffee, sandwiches, etc. He has tried this at Starbucks also... the word is that people are onto him and actively dislike him.
This brings us to the Mogul Room at "G". We have it from a good source that Kade is not allowed into the Mogul Room anymore, because the owners of "G" believe he is too much "drama"--meaning that he walks around with a camera, hectors people to take pictures, is openly mocked while out in Philly (Kade pretends they are "fans"), and Kade is usually wearing a t-shirt. Kade has continued to lie about his welcome status in the Mogul Room, but he is friends with Brett Perloff, so presumably he'll still be able to get into Brett's clubs.
Females who know Kade say he used to be more normal, almost like a regular person (only slightly deluded) but now he has become a pariah. Our best female source said Kade was a "7" before "The Journey" but now he's only a "4.5". The reasons are apparent--poor fashion, smells bad, moocher, bad skin, lego wig, bags under eyes, creepy persona, and ptosis. Needless to say, Kade should've stayed with the "Philly 6" he was dating prior to being dumped by her before "the Journey". Apparently, Kade's growing weirdness was a big factor in her leaving him.
Well that's all for now, like I said, there is a lot of info coming in and it takes a while to sort through the details. There is so much more to tell... until next time, keep checking the blog and have a great weekend!
Other loose odds and ends:
- Website data updated to include this weekend.... Since launching last Sunday (with no link posting or marketing the site on Sunday) we have had 37,000 page visits, from every continent except Antarctica.. Apparently this site is popular not just in the U.S., but the rest of the English-speaking world--Australia and the U.K. are right behind Canada, followed by several European countries, South Africa, and East Asia (e.g. Japan).
- Our site gets much more traffic than Lego Wig's own blog, gets many more comments, and has better fans. Look at our artwork section if you don't believe this.
-The average viewer to our site views 4.66 pages per day. Almost 80% of site visitors visit more than one page, for a "bounce rate" just over 20% ("bounce" is Google Analytics terminology for someone who views one page and bounces). Low bounce rate means this site draws people in to read more... good measure of success.
- We're growing every day. The most recent data shows that 29% of site visitors are new visitors. Help us keep adding to that--let your friends/coworkers know. Even if it's just scribbling a note on a sticky note and putting it on their desk.... it all helps get the word out.
- We get most of our traffic from people directly typing in our URL... however, our percentage traffic from search engines is increasing significantly... it's doubled in the last 4 days (although still far less than direct hits). It is funny that when people type in "Arthur Kade", they're starting to end up here... still a lot of room for improvement and we should be climing the search results each day. The average person who finds the site via search engine visits a whoping 6.5 pages, clearly a good audience for us. Imagine meeting Kadyshes out on the street and he tells you his name and you go home and Google it and then you come to this site... how hilarious would that be? Even better, imagine you type in "lego" and you end up here... apparently, people are doing this and coming to the site and reading it, instead of leaving. As Kadouches would say, "amazing".
- Upcoming: We're working on more stories about Kade's poor tipping, his sitting in expensive areas of clubs even though he usually only drinks soda (which he makes known to everyone), and Kade' open mockery by other people at bars. We'll have specific examples and a full round-up next time.