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Tour de Comic-Con: Friday's stage

I haven't really posted about yesterday's stage, but today's stage was so awesome that let's just leave it at my "Tired" entry for now and move onto this morning and afternoon.

Entertainment along the route picked up throughout the stage. After Snoop Dogg and Lando failed to show up for their session, things picked up dramatically with a rollicking Battlestar Galactica session. They probably gave away too many Season 3 spoilers, but Edward James Olmos and Lucy Lawless added a lot more entertainment to this year's panel. The day ended with the New Line Cinema event. Kenan Thompson was a hilarious host and things got great once the Final Destination 3 promo was done. They showed a clip from the upcoming Tenacious D movie (hilarious rock opera clip with a Meat Loaf and Dio) and then, what we were waiting for, Snakes on a Plane, featuring Samuel L. Jackson, live snakes (anaconda!), a 10-minute clip, and a hilarious mashup of some of the fan parodies. Samuel L. Jackson played his bad-ass part well, kinda like a Bruce Campbell session but with a lot more muthafuckas thrown in.

The schwag points in this year's Tour have been much more difficult to come by: the movie studios aren't giving away schwag at their presentations, there's a lot less t-shirts, a lot less posters, a lot less of everything, which doesn't make much sense as this is the biggest Tour de Comic-Con ever. Or perhaps it's so big that companies don't want to give out that much anymore. m and I are probably going to save some crucial weight tomorrow and leave our poster tubes behind as they are fairly empty.

Nevertheless, this year's Tour has some of the best schwag booths ever -- so good that I hestitate to call it schwag. After trying yesterday and only coming up with a Magic Booster pack, Team Uni got five Star Wars Attack on Endor sets that retail for $20 each. Team Uni also picked up three Boba Fett limited edition Bust-Ups, which non-limited versions retail for $4-5.

The sketches also went very well for kwc, who has been working since Thursday to get a Mignola sketch but has failed repeatedly. Today, success, as I now have a Hellboy sketch to add to my collection as well as a Stephen Silver sketch. honeyfields and my sketch books are much less full this year, but the focus has been much more on getting sketches from specific people and it has paid off. kwc has gotten sketches from Mignola, Kazu, Silver, Sakai, Guenoden, Kurtz, Aragones, and Gabe, which is a happy haul.

For both the schwag and sketch point competitions, this year's strategy has been much more in the style of Michael Rasmussen and Richard Virenque: ignore the piddling Cat 4 and Cat 3 climbs, go hard on one of the stages and take all the big climbs. Today's stage was that stage for us. With over $100 in retail with about an hour's effort each, Team Uni can coast to the finish, though we may pick up an extra Endor set or two just in case.

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James Bond Loves Lucy Lawless:

Oh God I Love Lucy! :)

This message, the first of more, has been sent to the Sweet Sweet Heavenly Sexxxy Perfect Goddess Lucy's :) personal email (one of them) as well as to Her fanny, I mean fanclub:

Dear Lucy Oh God Lucy Oh My Sweet Sweet Heavenly Sexxxy Perfect Love, :)

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Lucy! :) Oh Lucy Oh God Lucy I Love You Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Much! :) This is Bond, James Bond, you might have heard of me, I really really reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaally Love You :) A Lot So Much more than I could ever possibly describe or express or measure Oh My God I Love You! :)

You are by far incomparably always my favorite everything, :) actress, singer, entertainer, celebrity, person, persona, and everything Oh God I Love You Lucy! :) Oh Lucy! :) Oh My Lucy! :) Oh God Lucy I Love You! :) You are so by far incomparably important and dear to me always, you always mean everything to me I Love You So Much Oh God I Love You Lucy! :)

I absolutely so much Love Adore :) You :) , all your performances, and everything about you and everything you do, and when you do, beyond fantasy, expression, imagination, and description. I always defend and protect you from the critics, I Love You So Much! :)

I am always thinking, dreaming, and fantasizing of You, I Love You So Much! :) You are the Sweet Sweet Heavenly Perfect Goddess Lucy! :) Oh God I Love You Lucy! :)

I know I can never have or be with You, and am always completely unworthy of You and Your Sweet Sweet Heavenly Sexxxy Perfectness, :) and I always cry a lot because of this. But I am Forever Always Endlessly Heavenly Devoted :) to You, :) and Worship You, :) Support, Espouse, Admire, Adore, Protect, Defend, and Love You So Much Always Oh My God I Love You Lucy! :)

You are soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Beautiful and Sweet Sweet Heavenly Sexxxy Perfect, :) beyond words, fantasy, imagination, and description, and by far Immeasurably Incomparably Unbelievably Out of this Worldly Beautiful Gorgeous Erotic Arousing Alluring Angelic Delicious Desirable Delightful Juicy Flawless Fragrant Wonderful Tender Cute Precious Sweet Sweet Lovable Loverly Adorable Mouth-watering Breath-taking Awesome Talented Heavenly Sexxxy Perfect :) more than I could ever imagine, describe, or comprehend, and by far incomparably the most in the universe of all time Oh God I Love You Lucy! :)

You are so Beautiful, Entertaining, Talented, Wonderful, Adorable, Cute, Arousing, Lovable, Loverly, Erotic, Gorgeous, Sweet, and Heavenly Sexxxy Perfect that it is hard to believe that you are a real part of the world!

I know I am always completely unworthy of You, and You are already married and I can never be with You, but I will always Love You and Help and Support You always, and do anything and everything for You I Love You! :)

I really Love Your Awesome career and roles, I was always a huge Xena fan, and I am of all Your roles and am for instance really looking forward to You on Battlestar Galactica now! Oh God I Love You Lucy! :)

I have also never had a girlfriend, and most girls have been unkind to me and didn't want to talk to me. I don't think any can even compare to You and Your Sweet Sweet Heavenly Sexxxy Perfectness. :) That is okay though, I will always Love You and don't need them. They don't like me anyway and they can't compare with You. I don't really need to have one. I've always wanted to be with You, and know that I can't, so I guess I really don't need to be with anyone else, why bother. You are always the Best and Incomparable Oh God I Love You Lucy! :)

I would go into more detail about my Endless Infinite Immeasurable Indescribable Inexpressable Heavenly Love for You Always, :) and my fantasies, but I don't want to sound alarming and want to always be respectful. I Love You So Much! :) Please, please forgive me if I have ever upset You, I am completely unworthy, I will always Love, Help, Support, and Worship You, :) Oh God Lucy! :)

I wish I could kiss Your Heavenly Sexxxy Perfect Feet :) and Toes, :) they are so Indescribably Incomparably Beautiful Sexxxy Erotic Arousing and Heavenly Perfect, :) I will have a petition of Worship up for them soon. :)

Please forgive me for the length of this message, I will try not to be as lengthy next time. But Oh God I Love You Lucy! :) You mean everything to me! :) Oh God I Love You Lucy! :) Everything I do, I want to do for You. :) I Love You more than anyone always, Oh God I Love You Lucy! :) It is okay if you cannot write back, I will always Love You! :) Oh God I Love You Lucy! :) I will always be there for You as best as I humanly can, and better, Oh God I Love You Lucy! :)

Greatest luck, happiness, and success with everything! :) Oh God Lucy I Love You! :)

Love Always, :)

Forever Devoted to You Lucy, :)

James Bond Who Loves You Lucy :) Forever

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