Frank Chu and the 12 Galaxies

I was reading a post on Laughing Squid about someone who has altered a Banksy mural in San Francisco. This particular alteration pays tribute to a man called Frank Chu, one of San Francisco’s “best known eccentrics”.

Frank has been protesting everyday for the past 15 years in and around San Francisco against various US presidents and something known as “The 12 Galaxies”. These protests also feature his ever-changing placards of varying degrees of nonsense.


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And just what is Frank protesting about? According to Wikipedia:

Frank Chu holds Bill Clinton responsible for directing the CIA to withhold payment to him for being the star of something called “The Richest Family” during the presidency of George H.W. Bush. His protests frequently called for the impeachment of Clinton even after Clinton was no longer in office. Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and current President Barack Obama are frequently accused by Chu of cooperating with the 12 Galaxies to commit crimes and treasons.

I also found this great, short documentary about Frank which expands on his theory of Clinton, “The Richest Family” and the 12 Galaxies:

Lunch Inside the 12 Galaxies from Eighty Four Films on Vimeo.

There is something fascinating about this kind of particularly inventive and nonsensical eccentricity.

Frank on Wikipedia.
Frank’s MySpace (including his blog)
12 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Frank Chu
His business card