This weekend marked the end of Comic-Con: 2009. Of course, amidst all the Lost spoilers, and Avatar screenings, and Tron teaser trailers, and Green Hornet car displayings were hundreds of adults dressed in costumes. On the one hand, I genuinely respect and appreciate that there is a place where people of shared pop cultural interest can come to spend a few days together in celebration of their favorite things, and making fun of “nerds” at Comic-Con feels like shooting fish in a barrel. But on the other hand: how else are you going to get the bullets into those fish?! Please enjoy this gallery of shot up fish.

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  1. People should dress up as characters from The Wire.

    (I just started watching this show, so I wanted to make a really bad Wire reference.)

  2. 2 Things:

    Kevin Smith is dressed like it’s 1997, and I love it.

    And Seth McFarlane looks like a sleezy, IthinkI’msohot motherfucker.

  3. Yikes, I’m no super Comic-Con nerd, but even I can say that dressing up in a Guy Fawkes mask is pretty lazy.

  4. that storm trooper has a grill. the dark side really is better!

  5. Who the hell invited Rapeface MacFarlane?!

  6. Oh and carrot top needs to buy an iron.

  7. I am sitting next to my mother, who is having a SERIOUS CONVERSATION with her friend instead of watching friday night lights with me, but it’s okay because I can’t stop snorting/laughing at Kevin Smith’s eency weency ankles!

  8. You guys, it is so fucking ungodly hot. I was wary of wearing eyeliner outside, let alone an elaborate mask made of greasepaint. That’s awful looking. It’s like when you see people in other countries wearing long sleeve “Jerry Springer Show!” sweatshirts from 1997. I know you want to look American, but it’s hot outside, guy!

  9. Gabe, until you stop making fun of Donnie Darko, Videogum will never reach it’s full potential; I’m pretty sure you lost at least 4 readers with that disparaging comment about the Frank guy.

    • Donnie Darko (the original cut) was okay but not near as great as it’s made out to be. The Directors Cut, on the other hand, flat out fucking sucked.

      • I know!! You’re so right. I became concerned about Richard Kelly listening to his commentary on the original cut. He was way too interested in the sci-fi stuff and didn’t seem to really care about the characters. I think he just got lucky that he put enough of himself in the story that it seemed genuine and worked.(he supposedly grew up in suburban VA and went to a school much like Donnie) I love sci-fi but DD is good because you come to care about the characters and can relate to what they are going through. Not because of wormholes etc.

        Ugh, Plus they changed the music around in ways that annoyed me. The original opening with Echo & the Bunnymen works so much better than Tears for Fears. And taking “Under the Milky Way Tonight” out of the party scene when Donnie & Gretchen hook up kills the mood for me even though it’s replace by E&tB in a cut, in the background version. I was trying to find a clip of Under the Milky Way from the movie to show my Czech friend that and it’s just not out there on youtube. So frustrating! I was trying to be an ambassador for late 80′s emo culture to the world and got the kaibash!

        • Yeah, my biggest beef with the film was the fact that it explicitly told you it was all sci-fi by revealing that the medicine were placebos. Ugh. Instead of it being an ambiguous, character-driven sci-fish film, it was straight, stupid weird for the sake of weird sci-fi. The Original Cut looks like the first work of a potentially great director. The Director’s Cut looks like the precursor to some hack who would go on to make Southland Tales.

  10. I’m happy to see Fido getting some love in #15. Although now I’m worried that three dudes in a rickshaw was all Canada could contribute to Comic-Con.

    • Don’t fret – everyone there, despite their lack of shirts and the abdundance of fake blood and chokers, was very polite. I figure that’s 100% due to us. ‘Please’ and ‘thank you,’ our leading exports since 1867.

  11. Wow, is Kevin Smith really that fat now, or is the massive shorts/skinny ankles thing just creating some sort of optical illusion? Cuz it looks like he ate Jason Mewes right before that photo was taken.

  12. ModernMANdroid  |   Posted on Jul 27th, 2009 0

    MUCH funnier than the 1st ComiCon post…
    …but Donnie Darko is a solid film
    (no homo)

  13. @ #10 – Castoff from Crispin Glover’s Clowny Clown Clown video casting call.

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  17. Stan Lee looks eerily like my image of Gabe.

  18. Since when does Carrot top get to look he can whoop my ass? What is the world coming to. Bonaduce.

  19. Why does Seth MacFarlane always look so fucking coy? What does he have to be coy about?

  20. zach  |   Posted on Jul 27th, 2009 +6

    I actually cheered out loud when I saw the picture of the “Always Sunny” cast, nice work.

  21. Aw, Captain America girl is totally cute. Breaking ceilings for justice! Or something. (I hate Marvel comics.)

  22. Wow if number 10 was not a juggalo, congrats to her for the Metalocalypse Doctor Rockzo video girl reference. She gets hipster nerd points or something of equal value.

  23. If I may, lemme holla at that shawy in that ill-fitting Red Sonya costume. What it do, shawty. That your boyfriend in the Captain Hook get-up? Thas cool, thas cool…

  24. What I forgot to mention last week in my snarktastic comment about the idea that Gabe mocking “nerds” is hypocritical is that people who dress up are total exceptions. Fuckin’ nerds.

  25. sean  |   Posted on Jul 28th, 2009 -1

    lil’ fella’s sad that Bob Pittman wouldn’t fly him to San Diego.
    Also, now only your sycophantic retard mr. me too’s can up and down vote? ugh, just when i though you couldn’t get any worst.

  26. Finger Eleven called…

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