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Friday, July 22, 2016

Carrie Henn Comicpalooza 2016

I spent 2 days in Houston at ComicPalooza because they had a lot of cast members from the movie Aliens. For me, it’s hard to believe that was 30 years ago. It came out when I was in college. I saw it multiple times before I work a shift at 7-11.  I would escape Tucson’s afternoon summer heat by buying a ticket to a showing and sit in a cold dark theater.

Even now, the wife and I will swap quotes from Aliens. Including lines that Carrie Henn said as Newt… Mostly.


PS – I know. What was with that last sentence all about?  It was too subtle. It was a quote from Newt: We'd better get back 'cause it'll be dark soon and they mostly come at night. Mostly.

I was attempting to be ‘cute’.  As I always say, if you have to explain it, you failed.


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Clifton Collins Jr Comicpalooza 2016

You have seen Clifton Collins Jr in a lot of movies and TV. You just don’t know his name. One of the reasons he was on my radar is an upcoming series on HBO, called Westworld.  I do remember him fondly from The Last Castle with Robert Redford.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sean Patrick Flanery Comicpalooza 2016

Fan favorite, Sean Patrick Flanery, was also at ComicPalooza.  He takes his time and chats with fans and will spend some time swapping tales with the crowd.  His stories are grand and loud and inclusive and rated somewhere between PG13 and R.  Even while standing back of the line, you don’t the details.  His stories, while entertaining, also seem to be personal.  If you think about that, it is a lot to give to the fans.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Carl Weathers Comicpalooza 2016

No doubt, Carl Weathers is a nice friendly guy. He signed for me and I was happy. 

To quote Paul Harvey: And now the rest of the story.

I drove to Houston with 2 other hounds.  One is huge Carl Weathers fan.  It was interesting to see the interaction between them.  My fellow hound was getting several things signed; a couple of photos that Carl never saw before. That seemed to impress Carl.  To make matter even better, my friend brought an extra copy and gave it to Carl.

Later, when my buddy attended Carl’s panel, Carl acknowledged him in the audience. Very nice.


Monday, July 18, 2016

Cole Hamels July 2016

As a Phillies fan, there are not too many highlights in recent years.  2008 and the World Series was one of them.  Cole Hamels was a star on that team. Since he was in Philly and I was in Texas, it made it hard to get his autograph. 

After the trade to the Rangers, it because possible to get his autograph. Just the other day, I made it a reality. He signed at an auto dealership just a town away.  I was able to make time and stand in line and hand him my baseball.

He handed it back with his autograph. I was one happy Phillies Phan.