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Culture Lust by Angela Carone

I know the dust bunnies have been building around Culture Lust .  I've been mad busy coordinating the coverage for our Comic-Con blog. Check it out - I'm so proud of the work we've done so far, with few resources and a lot of enthusiasm.  We'll be covering all four days of the convention with video, photography, blogging, and tweeting.  Our team includes smart people tasked with finding out the latest in video games, tv, film, collectibles, graphic novels and comics. 

I'm trying to get an interview with Michael C. Hall , aka Dexter , and I'll be going to the Dexter panel.  I'm also planning on going to the HBO panel for Alan Ball's new drama True Blood , The Black Panel, and the steampunk gathering (fascinated!).  Jeff Soto will be signing copies of his latest Murphy designed art book on Saturday so I hope to see him as well.  I love his work.  Of course, I plan to take a lot of photos of the costumes and crowd - always a treat.  So, the dust bunnies may accumulate as I spend time working on the Comic-Con blog.  Follow me over there - you'll have a blast.

My friend Ed (thanks!) sent me this the other day... "in the spirit of Comic-Con."  It's a real Craigs List ad... hilarious!  I assume I have some proper nemeses in my readership who could use $350.

Nemesis required. 6-month project with possibilty to extend

Date: 2008-05-07, 2:49PM PDT

I've been trying to think of ways to spice up my life. I'm 35 years old, happily married with two kids and I have a good job in insurance. But somethings missing. I feel like I'm old before my time. I need to inject some excitement into my daily routine through my arm before its too late. I need a challenge, something to get the adrenaline pumping again. An addiction would be nice, but, in short, I need a nemesis. I'm willing to pay $350 up front for you services as an arch enemy over the next six months. Nothing crazy. Steal my parking space, knock my coffee over, trip me when Im running to catch the BART and occasionaly whisper in my ear, "Ahha, we meet again". That kind of thing. Just keep me on my toes. Complacency will be the death of me. You need to have an evil streak and be blessed with innate guile and cunning. You should also be adept at inconsicuous pursuit. Evil laugh preferred. Send me a photo and a brief explanation why you would be a good nemesis.

British accent preferred.

it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Compensation: $350 up front

JW from San Diego
July 28, 2008 at 06:13 AM
Angela - I know you've been busy with CC et al, but...come on, babe, the CL adherents are turing blue!

July 28, 2008 at 11:14 PM
Full report Angela -- how was the steampunk gathering? I foolishly waited in line for the Battlestar Galactica panel only to be told I wasn't getting in and missed out on both.

Angela Carone
July 29, 2008 at 11:09 PM
JW: sorry about any CL influenced oxygen loss. I'm glad to be back! Edward: I didn't make the steampunk gathering! I got stuck in the production office - I practically never left - and couldn't get there. I saw some steampunkers walking around though - what a beautiful aesthetic.

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