Hello there. I suck at talking to you. I am sorry. I have been busy—so busy—with many—so many—things. Babies. Working. Websites. Thinking about Space. Dreaming of Electric Sheep. Making a sound in the forest while nobody’s around to hear it.
You get it. And you’re like, save it, Hateball. And you can go ahead and call me Thrifty, cuz I’m bout to save that shit. Takin it to the bank and putting it to work. Straight. Up. Collecting dividends on this whine shit. Balling. Motherfucking Hi-Bounce balling. Reckanize.
And so, it’s July. It’s the very end of July. And I’m sure you know what happens every year at the end of July. Comicon. Of the San Diego variety.
This piece of meat was there, son. Beer in my hand, camera on my face…stunting like a fucking daddy. I took so many photos (with serious help from my good friend Mr. Stash Blackner) and spit so much booth game and drank so much beer and spun so much chrome while I was down there that I needed my own Flickr feed to remember it all. That’s the future, duder: exporting memories. To social networking services everywhere.
You can share in my wealth of Comicon memories—as always—on my photostream. I have cropped, color-touched, smacked up and flipped, and packaged them up—nice and tidy—for you to peruse. I have also take the two following unprecedented steps: made a Short Attention Span Theater version (embedded below) as well as selected—for you, feel?—my top 5 favorite shots.
1. Doc Fucking Hammer
Co-Creator of one of my favorite shows ever to be on television. Or in my case, on DVD, as watched on my standard definition television. I was SO. TOTALLY. STOKED to see him. So much so that I gave him the pin off my shirt…and he was nice enough to both take it and act excited about it. What a thrillride. Getting giddy just ‘talking’ about it.
2. Thee Brian Ewing and I drink a beer
To each other. For your health.
3. META Muppet
You’ve read me here before (probably? Maybe?) You know that when something like ‘Muppet’ or ‘Meta’ is in the title, well then, I’m all about it. I’m all about this photo. Just stop—drop the internet persona for a second—and LOOK at this photograph. LOOK at it. Allow yourself to realize JUST. HOW. SURREAL it is. That is all. Carry on.
4. Droid Boing
I sort of promised myself that this list would NOT be comprised of a bunch of photos of me with pretty girls in costume…and for the most part, I think I’m succeeding. This one, however, is absolutely not pass-uppable. Like. Not at all. IMPOSSIBLE to not include on a list like this.
5. Do you love Katamari as much as I do?
So much so that you put the theme song on your baby announcement CD? Yeah. Well. That’s how I roll. So you can imagine my pants-wetting excitement when I saw this gal in her home-hewn cousin costume. Like, what.
BONUS!: THE Becky Cloonan, dog.
Not only is she incredible at art, not only is she just, like, the coolest fucking person ever, not only is she an angel sent from gingerbread heaven…she like, tolerates a person like myself. This isn’t the only photo she agreed to take with me. For serious. There were others. I didn’t even have to pay for this. People are planes. This gal’s a jet. Write it down.
The best character from the best show that’s ever been on television in the best stage of his 3-year continuous performance. Ever. Forever. This type of agility?
Мишка Bonus!!!: Token Patron Party Shots.
We up on this Ghostmodern Cavegrave Wave, son. O and THE Buff Monster, too. #keepWatch
This was one of the first photos I took this year and I absolutely love it. It’s one of my favorites ever. Keeping it Real is playtime to these people…they don’t even have to try. Because they’re real. And when you’re real, it’s easy to keep it that way.
‘Nuff Said: Comicon at Night.
All you need to know.
Original content, dog. Sorry again for the long pause between each dot. Go download Trillwave 2 and drink a beer. Or you can freak out to this…smiles, free: