HOLY F&%$!!!!! Despite the fact that Stephen and Mike were sucking balls - possibly each other’s (??) - this was one for the history books.
Yes, that is the rainbow coalition there. 1 Lawyer, 1 Irishwoman, and 1 idiot wearing one of the greatest shirts ever conceived (available here: http://skreened.com/thighswideshirts/) and thank you Mike for the amazing birthday present.
Okay, the usual stroll down memory lane of the CPM days, but then Gamal just freaking opened the floodgates and showered us with genius. Like a bukkakke of awesomeness!
Ya see…. Gamal used to be a lawyer at Marvel Comics back in the days right after Toby Maguire was Spiderman and $115 million opening weekend was considered good. Well, Gamal had the lowdown on all the deals and the back-end (awghhhhh) deals that have come to shape our concept of summer entertainment. And now we know why… Spider-Man rebooted so damned quickly, why Green Lantern can suck so hard, why Stan Lee shows up as a cameo in every freaking thing, and why there will never be an end to the Marvel summer movies. (Alas, Gamal was unable to explain why Zak Snyder blows and sucks simultaneously and how Sucker Punch even exists.)
It went into psychological breakdowns of superheroes and their creators, super villains, and it was a freaking amazing fascinating insight into the creation of what is arguably modern mythology. (Although Tim still prefers STAR WARS mythology.) An amazing time.
And I didn’t even mention the gay comics! Holy YAOI!!!!
Be Beautiful people, happy Memorial Day, and enjoy your Sesame Chicken!