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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Comic-Con Day 3: Because Nerds Love Trilogies

I just got back from Comic-Con 2008 and, boy, is my hyperdrive tired! Anyway, it's good to be back in the land of deodorant and people who don't wear chain mail, but I still had a lot of fun at the convention, checking out the latest toys, movie premieres, celebrity panels and after-parties.

Here's my report from Saturday's events...

He-Man fans were soaking their furry shorts at the entrance to the Mattel booth, which was decked out like Castle Grayskull.

"Hulk smash! No, wait. Hulk spoon! Hulk spoon!"

Rainn Wilson moderating The Office panel. The best part was when an audience member asked if they would do a musical episode, maybe in a dream sequence. Um, how do you do a dream sequence in a show that's supposed to be a documentary?

The Office writer/performers, BJ Novak and Mindy Kaling. We once ran into BJ leaving Canter's Deli. He's short.

Upcoming Mighty Muggs for Indiana Jones and Marvel.

Unicorn photo opps for those who love Harold and Kumar and/or Sarah McLachlan.

Poison Ivy anime figure.

Batman and Robin constructed out of LEGO blocks.

The cast of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, including Summer Glau, Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker and Brian Austin Green, who's Public Enemy #1 with nerds nationwide since he was engaged to Transformers hottie Megan Fox. As if speaking fluent Klingon would give you the edge over David frickin' Silver.

New McDonaldland figures that will probably outsell the McRib. Rumor has it these taste better, too.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

The security at Comic-Con looked scary enough, but they couldn't hit the broadside of Shipwreck's party boat.

Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof makes a surprise appearance at a Marvel panel to drop off the script for the next chapter of his Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk comic. It's funny because the script has been infamously overdue for two years. It's even funnier because that much time passes before anything happens in Lost.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force plushes, for those who like lint in their fries.

The Sci-Fi Channel gave out the funniest bags at the convention -- made specifically for the metrosexual Battlestar Galactica fan.

Patton Oswalt moderated the panel for The Sarah Silverman Program, which returns in October. He also made Ratatouille sex jokes about sitting on Brian Posehn's head while he pulled his hair to make him "do things."

Fellatio jokes! Here's a video clip of Sarah Silverman and the cast of The Sarah Silverman Program telling a story that will touch you... down there.

The best part of the panel was that I overheard three different audience members asking other attendees if they thought that Jimmy Kimmel would make an appearance. Instead of replying, "Sarah and Jimmy just broke up," I overheard two of the three people reply, "Who's Jimmy Kimmel?"

1 comment:

Jonathan said...

This is response to the July 25 post that said "the new Indiana Jones movie was made entirely out of crap". I think you're being a little too hard on it. Sure, it's not "the Last Crusade", but Indy's still Indy, essentially. The movie was an excellent representation of the 1950's. Although the story itself was entirely fictional, its background was not. Lucas took his time to do the homework and research the legend of the crystal skulls from ancient Mayan myth, as well as its connection to Mexican culture. He even made reference to the Mitchell-Hedges skull found at the turn of the century (look it up, it's real). Sure, Mutt Williams' "Tarzan moment was a bit over the top, but his sword fight with the main villain, atop a speeding jeep, is worthy of being parodized in media throughout geek history. And after three films of Indy the tramp hopping from woman to woman without any commitment, isn't it nice to see him finally settle down and start a family? He's a college professor as well, so that makes his marriage even better: he'll have a greater level of integrity to go along with his esteemed position.