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Friday, January 19, 2007

a busy week...

okay...

as you can see by wednesday's post (there was no wednesday post...), it has been a very busy week for me. i apologize for missing a day and for the lateness of this post. as you'll see below, i shoulda asked our pal, brian mulcahy to cover for me.

brian would probably qualify as the greatest perhapanauts fan ever, if, of course, he wasn't employed by us. we don't pay him.

but he did MAKE the baltimore show sing for us this year and was very successful giving out the now-coveted choopie butt cards and sellin' the heck out a handful of our FIRST BLOOD trades. he soon thereafter nominated himself as perhapanauts booth employee of the month and craig and i supported him wholeheartedly and utterly. he won by a landslide.

since the announcement of the upcoming new york show--and craig's and my attendance thereat--brian has been petitioning for the position of booth attendant night and day. (we had just assumed he'd be there to help out, though, were this heroescon in charlotte, brian would have some stiff competition from our long-time tellos and perhapa-booth intern, meagan--seen here as supergirl...)








here then, for our amusement and now yours, is the application brian sent to us the other night lobbying for the booth boy position.

Dear Todd and Craig:

Position Desired: Perhapanauts Booth Boy - NYC.

Education:

I was born to be a booth boy, its in my blood.
My father, his father and his father before him all proudly served this great country of ours as booth boys. Oh the tales they would tell around the old dinner table, but I digress.

Expericence:

Greene's Drug Store: Sold stuff to people who did not necessarily want the stuff, but just couldn't resist my charm and easy going manner.

Copley Plaza Hotel: Lifting really heavy stuff, not The Hulk heavy, but heavy.

Perhapanauts Booth - Baltimore: Expertly dismantled booth, although as it turned out the boss hadn't wanted the booth
dismantled at that point given that there was a whole other day to the show; expertly reassembled the booth the next day because, dang as it turned out there was a whole other day to the show - apparently Baltimore is big on crabs and working
on the sabbath; charmed the multitudes - Howard Chaykin excluded - with my boyish grin, easy going manner and expert use of the now world famous Choopie butt card; and sold a couple of TPB's when the boss foolishly left me alone for five minutes at the booth.

Date available: Two weeks notice or Friday, February 23rd, whatever comes last.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to meeting with you in person to discuss my qualifications for the position.





Brian "Kinda' rhymes with Booth Boy" Mulcahy.

P.S. You guys do have dental, right




i will post my reply in the comments section.

needless to say, you'll be able to see me, craig, rico, brian, AND the infamous choopie butt card at the new york comicon february 23, 24, & 25! we'll have a table and cards and comics to sell and, if he's not too tired, scott will be there on sunday! right, scott?!

thanks for reading! have a good weekend!

smell ya later!
todd

oh--and here are your "five on friday"
after last week's kelsey grammer/james arness question, i got all gunsmoke on ya--sorry...


1. before the program moved to television, “gunsmoke” was one of the most popular radio programs of the day. who performed the role of marshall matt dillon and why didn’t he continue that part onto tv?

2. james arness landed the role and played matt dillon through the late fifties, sixties, and into the seventies. at the same time, his younger brother was also starring in a top rated show. who was he and what was the show?

3. prior to his tv western gig, james arness was dressed as a giant carrot in what famous sci-fi/thriller?

4. what was the first video played on mtv?

5. name the weasley's?


random picture of the week!

11 comments:

todd said...

brian~

having worked on a spider-man outline all night and an old farmhouse kitchen renovation all day, i could do naught but laugh and laugh at your charming, well-written, yet completely mis-guided application.
if you will check the ad again you will see that we
are looking for a booth GIRL, a position that, for as
long as i have been involved, has generally been held by a more feminine individual. usually wearing a supergirl costume.
of course, your exemplary performance in baltimore does give you a senior status for the job should absolutely no women apply for the post, but until then, please accept our thanks and our word that we will contact should we find ourselves sans chick.
best of luck in all your future endeavors~
t & c

Brian said...

I officially concede the position anytime Meagan is available as giving me the job over her is like sending Matt Cassel in as QB when you've got Tom Brady on the team.

As for the triva this week.

1 and 2 - I got nothing.

3. Still nothing, but I remember seeing that one as a wee lad and it scared the beejezus out of me. Luckily, I was able to over come my fear by pointing out to myself that the creature was, in fact, a freaking giant carrot.

4. Video Killed the Radio Star. (How's that for irony, radio is still going strong while video gets Killed off by the DVD.)

5. Name the who?

Bill Nolan said...

There have been odd rumors about a Mary Marvel costume in Brian's size, just in case he wants to make a second push for that booth job...

But I wouldn't know ANYTHING about that!

Jeff said...

1. William Conrad , didn't look "western" enough?

2. Peter Graves, Mission Impossible

3. The Thing

4. Buggles, Video Killed the Radio Star

5. Ron, Fred, George, Genny, Percy, Mr. & Mrs. ... two older brothers I can't remember

DonKelly said...

Dude, we had one of those TIME BOMBS when I was a kid. It was pretty beat up but still ticked if you shook it just right.
The stuff you look back on and wonder why you never held on to it.

Colin said...

1. before the program moved to television, “gunsmoke” was one of the most popular radio programs of the day. who performed the role of marshall matt dillon and why didn’t he continue that part onto tv? What's Gunsmoke?

2. james arness landed the role and played matt dillon through the late fifties, sixties, and into the seventies. at the same time, his younger brother was also starring in a top rated show. who was he and what was the show? Dunno

3. prior to his tv western gig, james arness was dressed as a giant carrot in what famous sci-fi/thriller? No clue

4. what was the first video played on mtv? Video Killed the Radio Star

5. name the weasley's? Ron, Ginny, Fred, George... I can't remeber the others' names

Scott Weinstein said...

First. Yes, I'll be at NY Comic Con on Sunday. How can I miss a hometown comic show... even if it's disgustingly crowded. And in the most inaccesible part of town.

Also, for anyone visiting NY and looking for a cool comic shop. Check out Rocketship in Brooklyn. One block from the Bergen St. stop on the F line. Don't be afraid of Brooklyn, it's perfectly, kinda, sorta safe... in some places. But, around Rocketship it's fine.

As for trivia...
1) On the radio, Gunsmoke was orginally played by Phyllis Diller. Because she's really a woman, she was not allowed to play the role on TV.

2) Arliss

3) -----

4) Video Killed the Radio Star

5) Ron, George, Fred, Ginny, (Dragon fighting bad-ass brother), and Persival (sp?)

So, yeah... that's all.

SCOTT

Kojee said...

1. before the program moved to television, “gunsmoke” was one of the most popular radio programs of the day. who performed the role of marshall matt dillon and why didn’t he continue that part onto tv?

No idea.

2. james arness landed the role and played matt dillon through the late fifties, sixties, and into the seventies. at the same time, his younger brother was also starring in a top rated show. who was he and what was the show?

I dunno Todd.

3. prior to his tv western gig, james arness was dressed as a giant carrot in what famous sci-fi/thriller?

The Thing!

4. what was the first video played on mtv?

Video Killed The Radio Star.

5. name the weasley's?

What?

Bill Nolan said...

I was so distracted by Supergirl that it took me this long to notice Randy H. in the background of that picture...!

JohnRaygun said...

Ya know, in the back of that Supergirl pict... I'm pretty sure that's my good friend Randy House...

Supergirl said...

Hello,
Todd well as you know I have been your booth girl since I was like 7 years old and I will never vacate my role as your absolutely devoted number one fan and also best seller.I hope that I can make it to Heros Con this year if I have to walk or sell plasma/blood to get me there and in the building!!! as for this so called booth boy just to let you know you got nothing on me honey I was there first and I dont give up my job so easily!!well love you guys hope to hear from you soon!! Bye Todd and Craig miss you guys!!!