Burton=Usher? Fresh fodder for the Adland Megarumour Mill

Man oh man, this is a fun one - Does one of Hollywood's most stylish and original directors have a secret alter ego in the advertising world that would put even Batman/Bruce Wayne to shame?

Read more to, ummm... read more.

Check this out, where someone is convinced that Tim Burton is Kinka Usher, acclaimed commercial director of the Taco Bell Chihuahua commercials along with various Milk, Pepsi, Polaroid and Nissan spots - plus the very Burtonesque flick Mystery Men.

I've never met or seen a photo of Kinka Usher, and for various geographic/societal reasons find it impractical to hang around with the Hollywood crowd, so is this theorist a complete loony or a master sleuth? Is the "source" simply playing along?

Where's Scooby Doo and the gang when you need them!?

Hmmm... If you rearrange the letters in "Kinka Usher," you get "kaiser hunk." ... *! ... It all makes sense!

Or not. But I have to concede that a couple of the connections are kinda compelling.


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