In the 1980s, Shadoe Stevens let me know that it was ok, even fun, to be a little bit crazy, with his delightful Fred Rated commercials and ShadoeVision. In 2008, Dr. Steel reaffirmed that belief for me.
Shadoe hasn't stopped being just a bit crazy, and now hosts Mental Radio, full of wonderful nutty stuff, wacky conspiracy theories and mad science. Do have a listen.
Bonus: A nice retro website, with Nicola Tesla as their mascot. Shadoe himself describes the site as Deco Punk.
PS. Anyone not familiar with Fred Rated (as it was largely a Western US phenomenon), have a look at some of his... shall we say, innovative, commercials.