Goodbye to the Stash
Saturday, October 6th 2007, Gizle arrived at my house at the ungodly hour of 6:45 a.m. because we wanted to line up early for Kevin Smith's book signing that day in Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash
in Westwood. Sadly, it was the Stash's last day also as Smith opted to shut it down.
We arrived and ended up near the front of the line. Whew!
The signing didn't start till noon, according to the schedule.
I know it may seem nuts to line up about five hours in advance... but when you see pictures and videos of how long the line gets for Kevin Smith's signing, it's worth getting there early. It was also worth sitting there, chatting, when the waft of the distinct smell of someone smoking a doobie touched our nostrils. At that moment , there wasn't any doubt that we were, in fact, among Kevin Smith fans. Gotta love them.
At least having a friend along made the time go by a little faster. Eventually, they opened the store and we went in to purchase our copies of My Boring-Ass Life
. I took some pictures of the movie memorabillias displayed in the store and what-not. I wanted to buy a t-shirt, but they didn't have the one I wanted available. Which means I'll have to do an online order in the future.
And here is Gizle delving into the mind of Jay.
"What the fuck is the internet?"
Kevin Smith was about an hour late into the signing. Of course, we suckers kept standing in line-- complaining about the heat of the sun and getting way hungry. At least I was getting way hungry. We had someone walking up and down the line reading bible passages and preaching about God and life in a suit. My hunger didn't exactly make me very polite... but seriously. He was preaching to the wrong crowd and I didn't want to hear it. If he was giving away sandwhiches, then I would have gladly let him prattle on about Jesus.
Once they started letting people in, we didn't need to wait for long when our turn came. I exchanged a couple of polite words with Smith, telling him to please spell my (real) name with two 'n's in the book. He also signed my Clerks
10th year anniversary DVD box. Hooray!
I've seen Kevin Smith at panels at conventions and was always just satisfied to hear him entertain an audience. Though admittedly, it was pretty cool to get to meet him and have him write 'I <3 You' in my copy of his book-diary. He's one of my many heroes.
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Silent Bob Speaks
The internet is full of blogs and many of them rarely ever stand up. The majority of them is hosted by Xanga or Livejournal and it's a bunch of people of all ages talking like emo-ridden teenagers. I bet some of them are fairly scary.
Though there are some gems out there in the interwebs that are worth reading. Not this one. Girl geeks and Company?? Who wants to read that crap? I guess we're kind of hoping that there will be a small audience build-up for this place. Or, at least it gives us personal entertainment. For the most part.
To get right back on topic, one of my favorite blogs is by no other than Kevin Smith's "Silent Bob Speaks" blog
. He doesn't even talk about Hollywood-related topics in all his entries. Some times, he just writes about the daily occurences in his life, but somehow makes it ten times more amusing than some other schmuck with internet access. I never thought I would sit there and read an entire entry about his use of a GPS system in his car. Granted the GPS system was a gift from his co-star, Jason Mewes, so that made it that much more special.
Or perhaps I'm just a foolish geek who believes Kevin Smith's movies are brilliantly entertaining.
Seriously though, to give him credit, Smith has always been an entertaining story-teller-- whether in his movies, writing, talks, and now his blog.
The point of all this is I recommend that you grab a nice cup of tea or whatever it is you drink out there-- cup of beer, maybe-- and sit down infront of the 'pooter and read his blog. Not only does he have some cool insights on the projects he is working on (or not working on), but it makes you feel like he's your buddy. Okay. I lied about that last party. His entries are just funny so read them. He'll never be my friend or yours.
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A B O U T - U S
We are self-proclaimed girl-GEEKS who needed a place to write about it! We don't really do anything special with our lives, but we do enjoy the occasional comic book or fantasy film. Also, the occasional pie. With ice cream. Yeah. Ice cream.
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C O N T A C T
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art, art show, bubblepunch, comiccon,
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crusaders and haters, david mack, disneyland,
edwardian ball 2009, food, francis magalona,
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star trek, street fighter, stupidity,
superhero facebook, things to buy, three apples,
travel, tv show, twitter,
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