So anyway, there I was, looking up bald caps for sale on the Internet…

§ July 23rd, 2010 § Filed under employee aaron, sir-links-a-lot § 7 Comments

…when I came across this item:

First, it never occurred to me that there was a tie-in item of this particular type for the Superman Returns movie, though if you can dress up as Supes, I guess Lex is fair game.

Second, “Luthor” is totally misspelled on the package. I’m reasonably sure this is an official item, which makes the error fairly surprising…and I’ve also found pictures of this product with the correct spelling, so it was caught eventually, in case you were as worried about this as I was.

In other news:

  • Giving the Westboro Baptists any attention is a bad idea, I think, as it plays right into their hands…I don’t like even writing about them here, in fact. So I wasn’t really thrilled with the idea of the counter-protest we all knew was coming when the Westboro clan showed up at the San Diego Comic Con. But on the other hand…it’s kind of hard not to admire the guy with the “DARKSEID IS” sign. The fella(?) dressed as Futurama‘s Bender is amusing too. Pictures at the link if you want to see the hideous carnage.
  • “Say, Mike, what’s the last thing you were expecting to read on the Internet today?” “Well, I’m going to have to say it’s this interview with composer Harry Manfredini about his work on the 1982 Swamp Thing film!” “Wow, that was my guess, too!”
  • Speaking of Swamp Thing, as I so rarely do, Kevin Smith apparently revealed at a San Diego panel that Batman: The Widening Gyre began its life as a proposed Batman/Swamp Thing team-up series. Smith said about Swamp Thing, jokingly:

    “He just talks like a stoner, so it’d be a lot of fun to write.”

    Before any of you say anything…yes, I’d still buy and read it.

  • REMINDER: Employee Aaron is at the San Diego Comic Con, as is his lady friend Kempo (identifying photo of the two here), working the Arsenic Lullaby booth (#2200). Aaron is giving away free hugs, so just walk right up to him and grab him in a big ol’ bearhug. Don’t even warn him…he likes being surprised. Be sure to tell him Mike sent you!

7 Responses to “So anyway, there I was, looking up bald caps for sale on the Internet…”

  • Roger Green says:

    I’m so ambivalent about Westboro. First time they came to Albany, I protested, but subsequently, ignored them.

  • Nat Gertler says:

    Having walked by when they were out, I can tell you that the parodyists were getting the clear bulk of the attention.

    But yeah, in general counterprotesting is pointless. There has been no sign that they have influenced anyone in their direction (and such is not their goal). Counterprotesting this group is like finding some guy peeing in public and either shouting “hey everyone, look, someone’s peeing!” or going and peeing on him in revenge… and he likes it.

    There was an apparently unaffiliated, seemingly local guy who I saw wandering around the city yesterday, yelling about how San Diego was inviting sodomy and was itself Sodom and Gomorrah. This truly bothered me. It cannot be both. Perhaps San Diego is Gomorrah, and La Jolla is Sodom?

  • Tim O'Neil says:

    Not that I’m defending Smith’s bargain-basement juvenile humor at this late date but . . . yeah, Swamp Thing does sound like he occasionally rips a drag off a “jazz cigarette.”

  • J.W.Rollins says:

    So, why you were looking for bald caps? I gotsta know!

  • danjack says:

    i think that my sign re: this phony ‘church’ would read:

    Jesus was called Friend of sinners.
    What do you think Jesus calls you?


  • ExistentialMan says:

    Back in 1991 during the George Foreman/Evander Holyfield title bout, A group of pals and I bought a bunch of bald caps and cheeseburgers to support Big George. Unfortunately, the caps were NOT Lex Luther bald caps and we all looked like a bunch of cheeseburger-eating dorks with flimsy pieces of rubber on our heads. If only we had those Luther caps, we could have given Supes a beatdown…or, y’know, initiated the Protestant Reformation or something like that.

  • Do they come with pseudophallic Krypto-shanks?