Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
No way I couldn't post this on thanksgiving.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Enjoy your thanksgiving!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Mc Lars owned me with vegan Buckethead..
Newsarama ran an interesting article today about a comic shop in Orlando that uses some very "out of the box" marketing techniques. The article is written by one of the shops owners. It mentioned actual protests they organized against the superhero registration act that was a big plot in most Marvel comics a little over a year ago. Also covered was campaign they ran to get comics into the hands of US troops overseas and a pretty cool story about a real life zombie defense program they ran.
Of course the picture that ran on the front page was of a real life glamour model gal dressed up as super-girl. Apparently they've been very successful with a program called Girls of a Comic Shop. Is this good marketing or is it too sexy for an industry most people still associate with teens and children? Most of the outfits the models are wearing are tame in comparison to some of the things worn in comics. Also most comic book readers these days are men in their 20s and 30s, so the program certainly hits home with their target demo. Still I'm not sure if my wife would want to come to the shop with me on weekends if there were models dressed like this hanging around.
...call it a hunch but I seriously doubt she actually read that copy of ultimate x-men she's about to pick up. Lastly, does the fact that this kind of marketing works reinforce stereotypes that all comic book readers are dateless geeks, or is it just all in good fun and I need to get with the times?
Monday, November 24, 2008
Not legal in the least, but very skillfull none the less. What's up with this guy and keepers? He just got done serving a red card suspension for doing something similar against stoke. If I was a keeper, and my team just went up on arsenal 2-0, I'd be afraid of this guy pulling a gun on me.
If I score a goal tonight in my co-rec game, I will be doing this celebration. I'm not sure how to collect on my £10,000.
Maybe I can buy a G8 and pay the extra $2500 for the body kit and badges that allow you to "convert" it into the Holden.
Friday, November 21, 2008
If only there was someway to get more images like this into the american subconscious..
although I think my friend ben would argue more americans would support soccer if fans looked like this...
Thursday, November 20, 2008
+1 for picking an awesome song.