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Wow, the winning bid of 3.207852 was impressive (as well as being impressively arbitrary). You said it's going to a museum now; has the buyer been made public or are you just guessing?

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3.141592 would have made more sense, since comic books are for nerds and geeks. So, could there be some neerdy and geeky meta humour in that number?

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Wow, the winning bid of 3.207852 was impressive (as well as being impressively arbitrary). You said it's going to a museum now; has the buyer been made public or are you just guessing?

There was a lot of behind the scenes conversation going on and it didn't take long to figure out who the other people bidding were, since that's a pretty small community (comic lovers who will readily plop down >$3M for a single book). The person who won is relatively famous, deeply rooted in comic books, and is going to be loaning it out to a major museum, indefinitely. The rest of us were kinda like, "yeah, you're a good choice as owner, we won't work to block you", because essentially, if it were going to a person who is perceived as being irresponsible, that price would have been quite a bit higher.
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There was a lot of behind the scenes conversation going on and it didn't take long to figure out who the other people bidding were, since that's a pretty small community (comic lovers who will readily plop down >$3M for a single book). The person who won is relatively famous, deeply rooted in comic books, and is going to be loaning it out to a major museum, indefinitely. The rest of us were kinda like, "yeah, you're a good choice as owner, we won't work to block you", because essentially, if it were going to a person who is perceived as being irresponsible, that price would have been quite a bit higher.


It sounds like there's a very good, fairly ethical community around high-end comics, then. That's not an area I'm familiar with at all.

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What would be the equivalent to Beats by Dre in the comic book world?

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Are you the same dude (Magick Man) that posted on innerfidelity of picking up a pair of beats solo2's?
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Are you the same dude (Magick Man) that posted on innerfidelity of picking up a pair of beats solo2's?

nope
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It sounds like there's a very good, fairly ethical community around high-end comics, then. That's not an area I'm familiar with at all.

Actually we're accused of being the comics police, but it's rare that we kind of band together to do this sort of thing, only when certain seminal issues are on the block. When I yoinked my 9.4 Amazing Fantasy 15 I had to run the gauntlet and talk with the big fish in the hobby, and that was only 1/15th what this comic went for. It just feels odd to be one of those fish, now.


I'll make some car updates soon, it's just been nutty lately and I'm at Dragoncon this weekend, so the madness continues.
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So we're at the Dragoncon, woohoo! We drove down, which was fun because we've not done a road trip in a while. I took the DB9 convertible and it's a simply amazing GT car (terrible satnav notwithstanding), so smooth, quick, and comfortable, I could have driven it all day. Anyway, so we stop at a big Gas `N Go outside Atlanta, to top off the tank and get some drinks, when some strange guy walks up and looks over the car. Then he asks:

"Is this a new Ford?"
"No, it's an Aston Martin DB9."
"Huh. It looks like a Ford."
"Yeah, Ford borrowed the new front grill design for the Fusion from Aston Martin, to give them more of an upscale look."

Well, I guess that was the wrong thing to say, because he started vigorously shaking his head and muttering to himself. Well, I was uncomfortable at that point and asked,

"Is there something wrong? Do you need some help?"
"Is it American?"
"Huh? No, the car is British."
"Dammit! What in the hell is wrong with you people?!"

and then he wanders off, still muttering. My wife looks at me, "and here I thought we'd have to wait until the convention to see Looney Tunes". rolleyes.gif
Edited by Magick Man - 8/28/14 at 10:26pm
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No Atlanta gas stop is complete without a crazy person or somebody blasting rap from their windows. It's always one or the other.
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and we have crazy cosplay, my wife makes a perfect Harley Q.
Edited by Magick Man - 8/30/14 at 10:30pm
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and we have crazy cosplay, my wife makes a perfect Harley Q.


 

A lovely picture of an equally lovely lady ;)

 

May I know what you used to capture it ? It screams Leica to me, am I right ?

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nope

OK.

See you dudes are into coseplay - there's a lot of peeps over on Deviant art who are strongly into that gig.

I admire how much effort people put into it all - pretty cool cool.gif
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We actually aren't into cosplay, she simply enjoys making costumes.
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