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Monday, January 31, 2005

Dorian Had A Busy Week-End 

Happy Birthday to Fred Hembeck! A gentleman, a scholar, and an all-around swell guy. He draws fun cartoons too, and I really appreciate all the nice things he has said about this site.




Sparky at Trusy Sidekicks is worried that maybe those kids at the Xavier Institute are not getting the best possible education. And he's right. Certainly having the school destroyed by an arch-villain every semester is grounds for having your accreditation revoked.




Critics are complaining that Terry Jones' book about Chaucer is "too racy"...Uhm, have these critics ever read any Chaucer?

(Yes, that was Dorian in post-English-degree snark mode...it doesn't happen very often, so treasure it when it does...)




On Law and Order: Criminal Intent last night there was a character named Dorian who was a little too into vampires. Yes, I was thrilled about it. Because when you have a name that isn't very common, everybody feels the need to point it out to you when a fictional character has the same name. And then come the "jokes" about alleged similarities between you and the character...




My Week-End At Work

The highlight was probably when Mike made a little kid cry. I can vouch to the fact that Mike was very polite and nice to the kid, and frankly nicer to the parents than they probably deserved. We do go out of our way to make the store kid-friendly and accessible, and in fact we did have a lot of kids in the store this weekend, actually spending money either on their own or with their parents. And we are fairly tolerant of people "browsing" the books, under the theory that someone who knows for certain that they're going to like what they're buying is more likely to come back and buy more. But when you're sprawled out on the floor, clearly reading through the book we have to put our foot down.

I decided to let Mike handle the situation with the parents because, frankly, they were both wearing really ridiculous hats, the kind that scream out "I'm a boring person so I have to wear a silly hat so that people will think I'm interesting," and I just knew I wouldn't be able to keep the sarcasm to a minimum.

And then the people on speed came in to try and sell me comics. And wouldn't believe me when I told them that they're early 90s Image books aren't worth much above cover price, and no, having "a full set" doesn't make them more valuable. "But it does for sports cards" he said. Yes, I replied, it does for sports cards. Comic books aren't sports cards.

I also have another illustration of how little the general public knows or cares about super-hero comics and characters. While helping a customer with the poster displays I over-hear her say "Oh it's the Super Friends" while looking at a Fantastic Four poster. Which is probably not a good sign for the forth-coming movie.

And I also had another experience with my biggest pet peeve with working retail:
"What kind of science-fiction comics do you have?"
Lots of them. Was there something specific you were looking for?
"It's for a twelve year old boy who is very intelligent and sophisticated, but it can't have any sex or nudity in it."
Okay, well, you might try Switchblade Honey or Skizz or some of the other books we have here in our science-fiction sec-"
Oh, you have Matrix toys! Never mind, I'll get one of these instead.



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