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Me and Shellhead

I am a sad, sad fanboy!

Posted on 2008.04.29 at 19:19
This morning, I drove to another state -- granted one that's about three miles from my house, but I drove several more miles than that -- to blow three and a half dollars on a Slurpee Cup from Seven-Eleven.

This cup:

This picture is much larger than it looks


How sad am I?

I've loved Iron Man since I was in First Grade, when Stan Lee wrote him and Gene Colan drew him. I can't wait for this movie.

Comments:


O Demanding One
heyurs at 2008-04-30 00:14 (UTC) (Link)

Iron Man RULES! WOOT! We can't wait, either! :D

Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2008-04-30 00:22 (UTC) (Link)
And just about a week ago, I picked up "The Essential Iron Man, Vol. 3" which, for about fifteen bucks, will give you something like thirty or forty stories written by teh likes of Archie Goodwin, and drawn by George Tuska -- who just turned 92! -- Don Heck, and Johnny Craig. I'm having a Shellhead Orgy here!
O Demanding One
heyurs at 2008-04-30 00:28 (UTC) (Link)

*LOL* Now my brother would definitely get along with you! HAHAHAHA! You definitely have a classic there. 92 and still kicking. Bless him! :D

rupert_talley
rupert_talley at 2008-04-30 00:55 (UTC) (Link)
High five's you. I've no clue about the comic book story, but it looks good. That said, I'd make a point of getting a slurpee in that awesome *uhm* mug/cup. What type of slurpee did you get?
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2008-04-30 01:11 (UTC) (Link)
I just bought the cup. I'm diabetic, and I thought it was a bad, bad idea. So I spent a super-deluxe Slurpee-worth on a the empty mug.
a8a0r8on
808 at 2008-04-30 02:02 (UTC) (Link)
I have a friend who saw it last weekend and raved on and on about it. I usually don't like comic book movies (can't think of one off the top of my head) but I do like Robert Downey, jr. and his rave was such that even I'm interested in seeing this one.
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2008-05-20 10:24 (UTC) (Link)
I certainly recommend it, but then, I'm a big fan of comic book movies, so that might not mean as much!
shygryf
shygryf at 2008-04-30 02:10 (UTC) (Link)
I could have sent you one you know, though i suppose a roadtrip is more interesting.

and you look like a happy fanboy to me!

Edited at 2008-04-30 02:12 am (UTC)
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2008-05-20 10:23 (UTC) (Link)
I'm an American. I need my Instant Gratification now! SO it was just very fulfilling to drive up there and hold the thing in my hand right there and then.
Amanda Rex
amandarex at 2008-04-30 18:11 (UTC) (Link)
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2008-05-20 10:21 (UTC) (Link)
I didn't win! Ah, well! I would have looked ridiculous in the armor anyway!
triomakesmehot
triomakesmehot at 2008-05-09 02:21 (UTC) (Link)
If driving a few miles and spending $3.50 on an empty slurpee cup makes you "sad", I must be downright pathetic. Remember that last year, I flew almost 4,000 miles and spent around $2,000 (airfare, meals, theatre tickets) to get a teenager's autograph ... and if that's not sad enough for you, I'll be driving 9 hours and spending more money to see him again on September 5th (and I might even go more than once).

I'd say you got quite a bargain!
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2008-05-20 10:19 (UTC) (Link)
Well, yeah, but that's a whole performance in a great play. Plus you get to see his bits!
triomakesmehot
triomakesmehot at 2008-05-20 21:44 (UTC) (Link)
Gee ... didn't take you long to figure out which teenager I was talking about, did it? Am I that obvious?

But I just can't help it ... it was a great play, and certainly worth a trip to NY even without a certain dark haired Brit, but I've gotta say ... the bits were worth every penny I spent! (I've already bought tickets for January 31st as well, so I'll be heading for NY twice at least).

Not to change the subject, but how is Unbreakable Bond coming along? Should I stick the spare knickers back in the closet for awhile? (I do miss your naughty scenes).

Edited at 2008-05-20 09:46 pm (UTC)
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2008-05-21 07:46 (UTC) (Link)
Hey, if Emma was doing a role like that, you wouldn't have any trouble figuring out whee I was going, or why, either. And as with you, it would be mostly about seeing a truly great work of modern theater, with the lovely view being merely a _very_ nice bonus!

I'm thinking about the next chapter of Unbreakable Bond but that's as far as I've got. I have more idea of a framework to hang my plot on, but I'm still missing something, which I can tell because I haven't started writing it yet.

Paying much more attention to my new job at the moment, though.
eledamris
eledamris at 2008-05-16 15:06 (UTC) (Link)
The movie rocked too. Plus, I once drove from Alabama to Chicago to go to a tabletop gaming convention, so yeah, driving across state lines for a slurpee cup isn't sad at all.
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2008-05-20 10:18 (UTC) (Link)
The movie rocked my face off each of the four times I saw it.

I mean, come on! Happy Hogan was in it! He served no earthly purpose except that Jon Favreau loved classic Iron Man as much as we did, so there he was as Hap, all grim and dour and funny and a gift for the likes of me with a big bow on him.

BTW: I followed you back to your LJ, and read enough to know who you are and where you've been, and I want to say thank you for that. I'm so honored that the likes of you went to a place like that in my name, and am entirely grateful you're home, safe and well and alive. I'm displeased with the policies that put you there, but only bursting with pride for you and men and women like you who went and acquitted yourselves so admirably.

Thanks. Really.
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