November 14, 2011

While another customer and I talked about V for VENDETTA...

32 comments:

  1. I believe him.

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  2. Brendan Connell11/14/2011 10:24 AM

    Are you sure you didn't just have Warren Ellis in your store? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fS0r3VNdV_k

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  3. If he's referring to the Alan Moore who works for 1-800-GOT-JUNK, then I'd be shocked if he *didn't* know him.

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  4. He wasn't supposed to tell anyone about that. Now I'm going to have to summon a demon to kill him.

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  5. Reminds me of a regular at a shop I used to frequent. 5'6, about 350lbs, extremely rotund, smelled like a barn and would wear heavy leather jackets even in summer. Was an extremely gregarious and loud talker. He would 'causually' mention that he was pals with many big name comic industry people like Alex Ross and Jim Lee and Grant Morrison and organized charity events and got his big name comic friends to come regularly. His least believable story was that he got some big names to appear at a charity even held at a bowling alley. Apparently, Adam West was on the roster and came up to our suave host and angrily demanded "female companionship" from an escort service that he said he'd been promised in return for attending. Our hero told Mr. West off and threatened to expell him from the bowling alley and made him back off and the other big-name guests later applauded him for standing up to Adam West.

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  6. I'm actually friends with Brian Bendis. He's always calling me to tell me his shitty* story ideas.

    *All of them.

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  7. This obviously not true because Alan Moore hasn't had any new story ideas in years.

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  8. Alan Moore has friends?

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  9. Yes. They live in his beard.

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  10. Well, I know the Watchmen Babies... we went on vacation together.


    Oh, and @Anonymous11:41 -That's the best comment I've read all week!

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  11. (Without passing any judgement on the guy) this is a classic symptom of Asperger's syndrome. Not diagnosing the person in question based on one cartoon of him, but telling outrageous stories like that is a coping mechanism some people with Asperger's syndrome develop in an attempt to gain social acceptance among their peers. I'm not saying the guy has it, or that comic book fans are autistic by default, just that this particular cartoon shows one very common symptom.

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  12. "Jesus Christ, Alan! For the last time, I don't want to hear your outline for Lost Girls 2. Especially in all this...detail. I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. If you keep calling here, I'm going to call the police."

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  13. A song comes to mind: "Dammit, Alan! I love you!"

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  14. "Mrs. Krabappel and Principal Skinner were in the closet making babies and I saw one of the babies and then the baby looked at me."

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  15. Alan Moore calls me all the time too. I think it's him at least. He doesn't talk, just breathes heavily into the receiver, then hangs up.

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  16. Is there anyone face book can't bring together and "Friend"?

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  17. I hand Alan Moore change all the time.

    He lives under the bridge at Santa Monica, right? I mean, it's the same beard.

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  18. Alan Moore Story Idea: Guy walks into a comic shop....

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  19. I'm actually friends with Alan Moore, too! We have our own special way of communicating, where he throws stuff out in the garbage and I come by and pick through it.

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  20. If he was really friends with Alan Moore he would have just said..."Yeah, I know Oswald!"

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  21. @LCB - is it bad that once you mentioned adam west I read the rest of your post in the Family Guy Adam West voice?

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  22. A friend and I joke about JJ Abrahms calling him about Fringe spoilers, but this takes that to a completely different level.

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  23. @lcb

    if adam west demanded me to get him a hooker i would totally hook him up

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  24. @Anonymous 6:48...by doing what, dropping your trouser's? *stewie laugh--> Ha!

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  25. Asperger's syndrome? Seriously, a vast majority of immature attention seekers use this technique. Unless 50% of fandom suffer from Asperger's syndrome we need to be a bit more realistic.

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  26. Like I said, I'm not saying the guy has it, or that all comic book fans have it, just that it's a very common symptom in people who do have it.

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  27. Anonymous is correct. Mister Asperger told me so.

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  28. I'm actually an enemy of Alan Moore's. He's always calling me up to tell me to F*** Off.

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  29. My Dad work for Nintendo, and I get to play all the games before they come out, but I can't tell you anything about them because of a non-disclosure agreement.

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  30. @LCB
    Strangely, that description fits a kid from my high school. I only met him once, he wasn't wearing a jacket that I recall, and I didn't get close enough to smell him, but my friend had conversed with him on numerous occasions. This kid wasn't quite as sane as bowling with Adam West. No, he would talk about his portal to the Pokemon world in his backyard. And that he taught Ash that thing where he turns his hat around to throw a Poke ball. And that he'd dated Misty.


    @other Anon: Asperger's would certainly explain it. Though at the time, we had no idea what that was, so we just thought he was crazy.

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  31. I haven’t heard that about Apserger’s, but I’ll take your word for it.

    You could hand the phone to the customer and say, “Cool. Phone Alan right now and introduce me!” and see what he does.

    Because of which words were in boldface, I heard this customer’s voice in a “Harvard lockjaw” accent.

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  32. My family saw Alan Moore (unmistakeably him, sporting a very swish cane/walking stick) once on a train in London, my 3 year old daughter stuck her head over the seats, smiled, and shouted "FATHER CHRISTMAS!!!", I stuck my head over to apologise, realised who it is and got a little startstruck. He spent the rest of the short journey subtley playing 'Peepo' with my little girl between the seats. Brilliant. Just not what I'd envisaged the creator of Top 10 to be like at all...!

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