Pal Sean gave me the finest gift one man can give to another man.

§ August 1st, 2008 § Filed under Uncategorized Comments Off on Pal Sean gave me the finest gift one man can give to another man.

And that gift is a Swamp Thing cardboard facemask:

This was a promotional item available at Shout Factory’s San Diego Con table, in support of their DVD releases for the Swamp Thing TV show. I was actually stunned by this gift from Sean. Oh, yes, he got a hug. A warm, manly hug.

Now that I’ve got my archival image of the mask with the eyes still intact, I can pop those eyes out and start wearing the mask at work. Every day. From opening to closing. When I’m taking deposits to the bank. IT AIN’T COMIN’ OFF.

Also, I finally got photographic proof of Employee Aaron joining Goon creator Eric Powell onstage during his panel, which I’ve mentioned once or twice.

Here’s the boy being amused by one of Mr. Powell’s witty comments:

…And here’s the boy looking straight at the camera as if to say, “Yeah, that’s right, I’m up here next to one of my favorite comic book creators. Whaddaya think of that, tough guy?”

And you’d think that would be enough for Employee Aaron, wouldn’t you? But no, Aaron’s hanging with famous people continues. Here he is with America’s most beloved comic book readin’ bovine, Bully the Little Stuffed Bull:

Speaking of Bully, you can read all about his San Diego adventures, and see all his great photos, starting from this convenient convention coverage index. Highly recommended! Has more Jane-Wiedlin-holding-a-stuffed-bull content than any other SDCC report!

In other news:

  • A reminder that pal Dorian is continuing with Beach Party Week, and that second link will bring up all the associated posts. Guaranteed to give you a new appreciation of this particular film genre.
  • Bitterandrew takes on one of Spider-Man’s most famous and beloved stories.
  • A little more detail about my two Twitter posts: we ordered an enormous amount of Watchmen paperbacks from our distributor about a week and a half ago. At the time, the books were still in stock at the distributor, our reorder was confirmed, and the order was processed.

    However, when we received our shipment on Wednesday, it became obvious that we received someone else’s reorder, and that about 90% of the reorders that we’d placed, including the Watchmen books, ended up being shipped to parts unknown. And given that Watchmen has since run out of stock at the distributor level, there are no replacements to be had until the reprints come through.

    So, I’ve spent the last couple of days explaining to everyone we told that we’d have Watchmen back in stock on Wednesday that, ha ha, there was a distributor screw-up and we didn’t get ’em and I don’t know when we’ll get replacements and I’m sure that’s not making us look like jackasses at all.

    And I still have a weekend of this to look forward to.

    I know mistakes happen, but this just had to happen when our demand for Watchmen is higher than it’s been in years…and this is a book that’s never been in low demand.

    If you happen to come by the store and wonder why I have more gray hair than ever, this is one of the reasons why.

  • Okay, so I don’t wrap up on a bummer, let’s continue our Employee Aaron content, with this, the Be Kind, Rewind-style “Sweding” of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, starring Aaron and his sister:

    I don’t get you kids, sometimes.

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