Richard: "If I were a writer for the show (and if anyone involved is reading this, please get in touch!), there would be a major sketch about Kra.se's takeover of the downtown dining scene. The Burger Stand is serving a "wild boar hot dog" today, for fuck's sake!"
If you're a true geek, you're in San Diego this weekend for Comic-Con, perhaps the only place in the world where a guy has a decent chance of getting laid based on his knowledge of the new Thor project or the lesser seasons of The X-Files. And this year, local hatemongers from the Phelps' Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka decided to take their anti-gay protests to the convention.
Chip: "Actually, it's easier to understand their logic than usual. What's gayer than a bunch of comic-book geeks?"
Not easily rattled by preposterous behavior, the geeks staged a large counter-protest. Here's an excerpt from a Salon piece:
"One guy in a Starfleet uniform held up a cardboard sign that said "God hates Jedi" on one side and "God Needs a Starship" on the other. Other counter protesters held up signs that said, "Support fiction, read the Bible," and "Odin is God Read 'The Mighty Thor' #5" The Comic Con goers also rallied themselves for a rousing chorus of Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" making the whole thing seem a very serious, or "a very special" episode of "Glee."
Here's a great photo of the counter-protest from www.comicsalliance.com:
All glory to the hypno-toad indeed! (for you non-geeks, that's a Futurama reference!).
And now, if you'll excuse us, we are off to the multiplex to watch Angelina Jolie whip ass in Salt.