Friday, January 16, 2009

Singing with Satan

I went to my first karaoke bar the other night. It was a birthday party for the wife of a director I know -- one of those fancy, alternative types who uses a single letter for his name. This guy calls himself Y. 

Anyway, I showed up at the bar with a gift for Y's wife (who uses several letters in her name). It was my left buttock cast in bronze. Despite the fact that this is considered a great complement in some cultures, it didn't go over so great with Y. Fortunately, the guy I came to the party with, Georgia Tom, is well-versed in Greco-Roman wrestling and was able to subdue Y so that I could take the stage for a quick rendition of "Man, I Feel Like A Woman!" by Shania Twain. 

Things were going alright until Studio 407's Managing Director, Lord Galactitron, showed up and kiboshed the fun. 

"Edgar!" he bellowed, grabbing the microphone from Bob Saget's daughter. (The Saget family was also at the bar, only not with us.) "What the hell are you doing making merry when Studio 407 needs its blog? Get back to your cave!"

Then he just yelled "Studio 407" again because he's always bugging me to include the name of the company in these blogs as often as possible and he probably knew I'd write about this.

I tried to unleash Georgia Tom on him, but Tom's wrestling skills were no match for Lord Galactitron who, thanks to years and years spent as a bikini jello wrestler, is no slouch in the ring himself.

Needless to say, I got my toys and went home as Lord Galactitron took the stage with some of his fellow evil dictators to sing "A Whole New World" from Aladdin.

What's the moral of this story? Well, it's that if you ever go to karaoke and you think your boss might be there, make sure to have access to a camera so you can post things like this as payback:

Speaking of being tormented by the forces of hell, this week I'd like to tell you about our new book Helix. It's the story of an exorcist who, due to a botched exorcism, is forced to absorb a legion of demons. Now he has their powers, which is pretty cool, but every time he uses them, the demons steal a little more of his soul. Dark stuff.

The book was written by Denis Faye, who proved with his indie book The Monocle and Jimmy Specs that he has a weird preoccupation with superheroes in desperate need  of therapy. The art was done by Stefano Cardoselli, who some of you might know from 2000AD or Heavy Metal.

Helix is a quick read, but a good one. Check it out here.

1 comment:

Diogo Nascimento said...

I would like to contact the editor of HAVOC BRIGADE...

Thank you for your attention


Diogo Nascimento