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Report From the Wagon, Part 2 [Jul. 23rd, 2004|09:37 pm]
Young Geoffrey
After a fairly relaxed and fun day at the office, I thought to treat myself as a reward for my good behaviour and wandered over to the Silver Snail, conviently only a couple of blocks from where I work.

Physically, I'm really feeling great; I veritably bounced to Queen and John.

Inside, I scanned the shelves for ... something. Found the latest issue of The Comics Journal (upon which I've spent more than I have on comics for some years now) then - more out of nostalgia than anything else, did a quick walkby of the other shelves and noticed the name of the brilliant Eddie Campbell on the cover of a bloody Batman comic. After barely a glance, I opted to buy it, despite DC Comics' outrageous prices - Campbell co-wrote it and did the art, so how could I not.

Deciding that a reward must be lavish to truly be a reward, I picked up The Complete Peanuts Volume 1, and then noticed that Dave Sim's final collection of Cerebus, which includes issue #300 (see a long-awaited rant about stinkin' collectors to come soon - maybe even tomorrow).

Long story short, I shopped.

Then, still full of this weird energy, decided to take out the ol' camera and do a walk-about. Hit Grange Park and McCaul Street and for (some) of those photos, too, you must needs wait until the morrow.

I will report that I took my usual table at Gorilla Monsoon's and quaffed 3 pints of (yes) club soda, while working on an essay about (gasp) the proposed merger between Molson's and Coors, and the geopolitical and economic ramifications thereof, but a lunatic with a loud-speaker ranting about the coming of Christ and occasionally singing very, very badly, eventually drove me from my perch. The essay will need to wait.

Home now, with a bunch of comics and the new issue of Analog all squabbling for my attention, it is more than time I fixed a spot of summer and prepared for my beauty-rest.

Good night, Gentle Readers.
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From: dilvalicious
2004-07-24 11:16 am (UTC)
silver snail is dangerous for me....as I always want to buy everything
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-07-24 03:59 pm (UTC)
It's usually less so for me. I have no interest in the toys and only a nostalgic eye for superheroes; I'm more tempted at the Beguiling - and feel kind of guilty that I didn't spend my dollars there.
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From: dilvalicious
2004-07-24 04:13 pm (UTC)
whereas with me, it's the toys I want!

I have a thing for kitschy vinyl figures
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-07-24 04:27 pm (UTC)
Well, I don't share, or even really comprehend, your interest, but I'm glad to hear you aren't in there snapping up the latest issue of Radioactive Man.
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From: dilvalicious
2004-07-24 04:34 pm (UTC)
no idea what that even is!
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-07-25 03:37 pm (UTC)
Ahem - ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your seatbelts; it seems we have among us someone who, somehow, has not, even by osmosis, picked up Simpsons references. Until the authorities meet us on the tarmac, I can not guarantee this vessel's safety.
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From: dilvalicious
2004-07-25 03:45 pm (UTC)
ahhhh...see, i watch Simpsons, but that went over my head. I thought it was a real comic...which proves I only like comic stores for graphic novels, and vinyl figures....
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-07-25 03:55 pm (UTC)
Come to think of it, I had to google it in order to remember the name myself.

When you say graphic novels, what kind of work are you talking about? Personally, I expect my next purchase to be the paperback edition of Chester Brown's Riel.
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From: dilvalicious
2004-07-25 05:20 pm (UTC)
i have only gotten into some recently, so am new with the whole thing...but I love Daniel Clowes work, have most of his.... and some other guy whose name escapes me
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-07-26 04:13 am (UTC)
There's something I don't like about Clowes' artwork, so I've never given him a fair chance.
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From: dilvalicious
2004-07-26 06:53 am (UTC)
i love his artwork
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-07-26 03:25 pm (UTC)
I haven't tried him in a very long time - maybe I'll give him a second chance.
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From: dilvalicious
2004-07-26 08:28 pm (UTC)
i love things that have that 50s look to them...after all, my fave comics are Archie!

(I can't believe i just admitted that_
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-07-27 04:19 am (UTC)
I can't believe you admitted it either. You do realize you have just shattered your comical credibility, don't you?

(Actually, I do have a soft spot in my heart for Jughead's single-minded gluttony; and I sometimes wonder if Betty 'n Veronica's fashion sense doesn't have something to do with my appreciation for short skirts.)
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From: dilvalicious
2004-07-27 05:29 am (UTC)
hey, what can I say.... i am a sucker for cleaky squeen fun!

;)


(har har har.... i mixed up the words on purpose)
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From: anti_manifesto6
2004-07-24 01:56 pm (UTC)
Hey muffinhead,

Glad you had a good time shopping (which you so rarely do, so it's totally excuseable that you went on an entire goddamn -spree-)

You're such a wonderful nerd...

As for the Molson-Coors essay- I can't wait to read it since, as you could've guessed, I've kept up with that little story.

Be sure to stick in a part about the way the actually *advertise* the beer.

XoXo

mucho love,

-laura-
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-07-24 04:03 pm (UTC)
Evenin' darling girl.

You'll need to wait for the essay, since serious writing hasn't been in the cards for me today. I don't know if can say much about the marketing, though, since I hardly see any of it (though I did see something the other day that suggests babes-in-bikinis is back in style - god bless the millions of men who think with their hormones, eh? Hooray for gratuitous t&a! Want to pose for the up-coming version of my site?).

Much love to you, too.


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