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PostSubject: Meeting Brad and Co.   Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:52 am

Man...what a trip!

So the highlight of each summer we've had for the past four years is when my dad snags me and my younger brother for a trip to Chicago for the Wizard World Comic Convention. It's always a blast, though this year wasn't too promising in terms of the guest list. Yeah, Shatner is awesome, and of course Stan Lee is going to be a major draw, but they weren't people I had a big interest in seeing. So it is with complete and utter honesty that I admit that my major reason for going this year was the fact that Brad was going to be there. I had a couple ideas for Brad Tries, and I figured this would be the perfect time and place to deliver them.

I almost had a heart attack when I found his booth area from the map being closed off by a particularly grumpy individual who gave the typical "nothing to see here" spiel. A few minutes later I stopped back and asked a neighboring booth what had happened, and they said "whoever it was" had moved because nothing was selling. It was plain to see why, given that this area of the convention center was a shithole. I could just imagine the thought process. "Soooooo...this guy watches movies for a living, including porn...yeah, I'm sure he wouldn't mind getting shoved into this corner." Fortunately, the gentleman here gave me hope that the Stoned Gremlin team would be around yet, and after a couple of minutes snooping around, I was pleased to find that they were indeed active.

As confounded as I'm sure they were by a guy in a pig outfit stepping up to the booth (I was dressed as Marco Pagot, aka "Porco Rosso" of the Miyazaki film by the same name), Brad and Max Force were delighted that I had some contributions for the Brad Tries arsenal. The drinks looked promising, but it was his reaction to the Miracle Berry fruit tablets that was the most entertaining: "Holy shit, it's ecstasy!" Max must have spaced out for a moment, but when he realized what I was giving Brad he quickly jumped into the conversation and was raving just as much as I was about these little pills of awesome.

I have a minor tradition; when I meet someone from TGWTG, I typically have them sign things in such a way that it makes me look like some creepy stalker. Here's Doug Walker's signature and photo from Daisho Con back in 2010...





And Linkara's signature from the same...



I explained this idea to Brad, and Max immediately came up with the best line. Here's what I got!



Now, here's where the embarassing part comes in; I bought his $20 Con DVD as well as a $20 pre-order for the Cinema Snob movie (can't wait!), and Brad added he'd give me the signed print for free. Somehow, in the deep, dark recesses of my malfuncitoning mind, this lowered the cost from $40 to $30. After he was done, I approached Max Force and asked for the $10 in change, which he unwittingly gave to me. "He never tells me when he's giving a discount for anything." He added.

It wasn't until I was halfway across the con floor showing my Dad all the cool swag that I'd realized I'd fucked up [/i]big time.[i] Fortunately, I was able to give Brad the $10 back. He was surprisingly cool about the whole thing - I'm talking Buddha level. I joked as he snapped a picture of my costume that he would probably print it off as a warning to security: "This person is not to be allowed within 50 meters of this booth..."

Anyway, I returned to the booth off and on again over the course of the con, just in time at one point to witness the filming of the latest episode of Flaming Brian Tries; in fact, you can see me in the background a couple of times. I wasn't unfortunate enough to try a shot, but I did get a taste of the disappointingly mild canola sauce. Also got to meet Brian himself, who was as cool as the upper half of a McDLT.





Then before we left, I managed to squeeze in one final photo of myself and my brother with the whole gang. I love how Brian decided to approach with a Phantasm angle this time.

Thanks to the Cinema Snob crew for being a great presence at the con! Hope to see you all again soon!



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PostSubject: Re: Meeting Brad and Co.   Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:53 am

cool, thanxs for the nice share. also i hope you don't take this the wrong way. but you for some reason remind me of 'pee-wee's neighbor in pee wee's adventure or whatever the hell his 1st film is called.


i'm sure you are much younger than that actor. i don't know what he looks like now either. you just remind me of him for some reason.
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PostSubject: Re: Meeting Brad and Co.   Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:25 am

wildhoney66 wrote:
cool, thanxs for the nice share. also i hope you don't take this the wrong way. but you for some reason remind me of 'pee-wee's neighbor in pee wee's adventure or whatever the hell his 1st film is called.


i'm sure you are much younger than that actor. i don't know what he looks like now either. you just remind me of him for some reason.

Hah! It's been forever since I've seen that movie (that trucker woman gave me friggin' nightmares), but it's nice to be compared to someone other than Chris Farley, no matter how offensive it might be. Not that I don't like him - it's that EVERYONE says it to me. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Meeting Brad and Co.   Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:34 am

chris farley i didn't even think of him honestly. but yea i can see it. you do seem to look thinner than he was though.

so that's a plus. and i am thankful for one thing as well. that old Large Marge who's name you are referring to also gave me nightmares for years as well. i'm as you can see only 33 so i grew up watching that flix for years!


honestly i still get a kick out of pee wee. when he was caught jacking off in that theatre like randy travis oddly recently.

honestly even though i watched the show back than. i laughed my ass off. it upset me a little when it was cancelled but i did understand why though. and actually when it was announced the last episode was going to air on this certain date i watched it actually.

now i dunno what my thoughts would be if i watched the show NOW! but back than i loved it. anyways i don't blame you either man for getting tired of it. i for some reason at work am called john belushi for some reason? i tell the guy that though he was a genius a comic genius. i just don't see it. with chris farley. i think it's your eyes man.


not your weight. and look at it this way. it could be worse, you could be compared to someone who has NO talent.
or is even worse looking. when i get called names for example. my atitude these days at least in the past few years is i'e been called worse.


see one of my friends who is pretty much like a brother honestly. call each other pretty much every name in the book.
and ones we even have created, like slap nuts. or bitch boy. though we got that from ICP.

and we are just joking. i know he is kidding as does he. so i'm pretty used to it. so if someone calls me a dick i just tell them hey i'm a smartass NOT a dick. there's a difference. and the look on some of these peoples faces is totally worth it man. so don't worry about it, not saying you are. there are worse things to be called.

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