Posts tagged Tom Croom
To summarize my BotCon 2010 experience:
1.) It was disorganized on multiple fronts.
2.) It was catered specifically for the high price point attendees.
3.) Almost all other Florida Conventions have a deeper and richer line of programming and activities.
4.) It was a major disappointment.
Pretty simple to me. I guess I was expecting more, and was let down. I have grown used to this in my life. Movies such as Bayformers and TV shows such as Lost and Heroes, all of which I had high hopes for, and all of which failed to live up to anything I was expecting.
Tom and I have put facts up to support our opinion. These can be seen on the now truly epic BotCon Chronicles on Tom’s Blog. I guess we have struck a real sore nerve and the rabid BotCon supporters came out to tell Tom and I that our opinion was wrong! As this discussion has gone on, I am noticing something very telling of those that are carrying the flag of BotCon support. Trying to state facts to this group is like arguing with Christian Fundamentalists. When Tom shows that the ‘main panels’ room cannot physically seat all the BotCon attendees, he is accused of twisting the facts. Tom quotes one of the BotCon staffers regarding point #2 above, and Tom is accused of using quotes out of context. The ultimate capper is when we are told we can’t comment on BotCon because we didn’t go to every single event, but they are free to ‘poo-poo’ our panel, even though they have never sat through it. Hypocrisy in action!
Move the WayBack Machine to yesterday, and now Tom and I are the ‘stars’ of an obscure webcomic over at Shortpacked.com. I have read a good number of David Willis’ strips, and though sometimes more politically skewed than I prefer my ‘entertainment’ reading, not bad, though I don’t think it is any different than the other gazillion ‘geek culture’ webcomics out there, like PvP, CAD or even Penny Arcade. It may be unfair to compare him to those, however. It is still a quality product, even if his opinion of Beast Wars is seriously flawed.
For those that have been under a rock for the last 14, or for the 2 people that read my Blog but don’t read Tom’s, there has been a heated debate between Tom, Myself, some realists and one rabid BotFail fan. You can read all the fun at Tom’s Blog or the full report at You Bent My Wookie. I was originally going to post a 3-4 page grammatical train wreck about how BotFail 2010 was one huge fleecing of the fan, but reading the responses I found the perfect summation of BotFail…
“I wouldn’t be remotely surprised if they got the bright idea to hold the “convention” in a vacuum chamber and charge extra for oxygen.” – Chris
I wish I was witty enough to come up with it myself, but I was not.
Here is a list of 10 things I care about more than the Whatzing Recycled Theme Park Area of Harry Needs-to-get-laid:
1. My bowel movements. At least I can get some reading done as well.
2. Some idiot in the U.S. Senate thinks you can turn off parts of the Internet. Wasn’t Tipper Gore bad enough?
3. What stupidity Grant Morrison (the Michael Bay of Comics) will put Bruce Wayne through before he is Batman again.
4. Miley Cyrus hasn’t hired someone to kick Perez Hilton’s ass into next week.
5. I still don’t have an Android powered tablet!
6. No one has started an Internet campaign to get Tom Croom and I a panel at BotCon.
7. I heard there was some goofy soccer tournament going on somewhere else… not in the US.
8. I have a greater desire to see the new Smurfs movie than to go see the #wwohp.
9. Putting my shoes on the correct feet in the morning.
10. Gravity working correctly when I get out of bed in the morning.
People are having orgasms over a recycled themed area in a decaying park whose ‘heyday’ was 5 years ago and who got rid of its only originally designed area to puke up more sub-par attractions attached to yet another 3rd party property. At least when Six Flags had the goofy DC Comics themed attractions, Warner Bros OWNED IT!
You know what would have gotten me excited? A Harry Whats-his-name Theme Park. You know, a whole park dedicated to the franchise. I really don’t think Harry Potter fans realize exactly how short changed they are to have to be ‘part’ of a theme park. Oh, guess you’re not good enough to support your own, eh? Lame.
The planets have aligned and the winning lottery numbers match – in short: Snack Time Online is attempting to return. The pop culture podcast from “the before time” kicks off with Episode Zero. That episode number allows Joey Snackpants & Tom Croom to write off this episode as a beta test. In true Microsoft Windows form, we’re releasing this test episode before it is actually ready for public consumption – so enjoy! Please post your feedback so we can apply it future episodes.
Direct mp3 Link: http://www.greenmustard.com/snacktimeonline/STO000.mp3
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Episode 000: Remember… The Podcast
Tom Croom just posted a Blog post that has ALL of the Shatner/Nimoy panel links from YouTube. YOU NEED TO SEE THIS NOW before it gets taken down. This was one of the greatest panels I have ever sat on.
My partner in crime Tom Croom posted this photo on his blog… That is from where we were standing on stage singing back-up for Stan at Saturday’s show.
I am wondering if Gerald and Clarissa will have any opinions… since they were able to witness this greatness first hand.