June 25, 2012

Regarding a 'NO SHOPLIFTING' sign...


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  1. Awe! I just wanna hug this one. You adorable nerdthing you!

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  2. And to think that after I read the title, I expected to see some jerkass complaining that he wasn't allowed to steal from the store. This guy restores a little of my faith in humanity.

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  4. Please tell us you gave him a discount or something!

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  5. angelofthenight6/25/2012 11:00 AM

    Awe I wish there were more people like that. :)

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  6. So says a young looking Lex Luthor.

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    1. That raises so many questions. Forty at least - that's four tens and that is horrible!

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  7. At first glance, I thought this person said "Superman's Horse." That would have been hilarious, but this guy is endearing, which is better.

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  8. This guy seems to think you have some sort of superpowers. o_O
    Aside from a superhuman ability to draw customers, that is.

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    1. It's more that he thinks comic book store owners have a direct line to the superhero characters themselves, perhaps like a mafia enforcer.

      "Hey Supes, sales are looking good this month! If you wannt keep it that way, come on by the store this afternoon, I got some five finger discounters I need taken care of!"

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  9. We talking Superman's fortress or Clark's apartment? I would steal from the fortress in a heartbeat but you'd have to be a heartless bastard to touch the apartment.

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    1. Is there anything worth stealing at all in the Fortress Of Solitude? It always seemed to be just a big ice fortress with bare-bones furnishing to me. Well, bare-bones furnishing and the big computer that rivals the Batputer in size and power.

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    2. To my understanding he keeps a lot of powerful alien tech in there. Various memorabilia from his encounters. Kind of like how you could find a bunch of outdated models of freeze rays and old fear gas formulas and stuff in the batcave. Not like Superman needs any of it. He's Superman. Nothing he's doing is gonna be hindered by his lacking the dusty power gauntlet you stole.

      Either way I figure if Superman's keeping it in the fortress it's gotta be useful right? You can pretty much just grab anything and figure out what it does later.

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  10. My faith is restored in this generation

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    1. Mine isn't. He still has to have a sign saying 'No Shoplifting'. Because stealing is OK if there isn't a sign?

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    2. @saroe

      You're missing the point. He doesn't need the sign to tell him not to steal. Without the sign he wouldn't have conceived of stealing from the store in the first place.

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  11. I used to manage a local bookstore that rhymes with "quarters." Although the trade paperbacks and especially manga were read and left all over the store, they were rarely stolen (which is surprising considering that manga are the easiest to hide). The only comics ever really stolen were the high dollar items (Absolute Sandman-Watchmen-etc), and even then only by non-comic reading douche bags who would immediately try and return them for cash (we eventually just started keeping such items behind the register for safe keeping). The kids who read manga would scope out and rat on suspicious types, angry that someone would dare mess with the sanctity of their precious comics. It always put a smile on my face, and when they were old enough we hired several of the manga kids to work the café.

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    1. I run a tiny used bookstore. What they actually steal from me, for the most part, is anything out of the religion section. I wonder about the psychology of that sometimes.

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