Welcome to the Doof Museum of of Culture and History, established in 2005
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The Doof was not only a great inspiration to many visual artists, the Doof was an inspiration to a handful of writers and poets. A wonderful example of these writers is D. Maylock. Maylock was freakishly prolific and he authored scores upon scores of short stories which portrayed the Doof as an object similar to W.W. Jacobs macabre story, "The Monkey's Paw". These stories populated pulp magazines in the 1930’s and 40’s. Maylock put out so much material that the magazine publishers began to use pen names to hide the fact that most of their magazines were being writing by one man which saved them considerable in company payroll. Eventually Maylock burned out and committed himself to a rest home where he gave up writing. He went back to it a year later but this time he wrote romantic Doof novels and he ended up with a little fame in book club circuits.
A similar spirit, but altogether different was Doof poet, T. S. Sharton. In a strange twist of fate that befell upon him early in life, Sharton developed a love/hate relationship with the Doof that tormented him all his life.
Sharton drifted to to the Beat Culture at an early age and he made himself known by performing at readings dressed in bizarre costumes and reciting his poetry in mock falsettos. Sharton later became a hippie and hitched hiked his way across country, doing readings at rock concerts and night clubs. Sharton then became a recluse and lived like a hermit until his suicide leaving behind a cabin crammed with his writings. Yes, it can be safely said that the Doof, through out its history, has made its mark on the printed page.