Monday, August 14, 2006

Double-Barrel Dork Post

Allright, who let the dorks in? Today, we're getting hit with two big news items of manaical nerds ruining our good time this college football season.

The first bit of news is that Dragon*Con, the world's largest Dungeons & Dragons Convention (um, at least that's what somebody told me) invading Atlanta on the same weekend as the Notre Dame - Georgia Tech game. With the city overrun by tens of thousands of role-playing dorks, my search for a hotel room has hit a formidable snag. On the bright side, hopefully it will help me get tickets, since I have to assume that 90% of the GT student section will be selling off their seats. Paul Westerdawg jumps all over this story over at Georgia Sports Blog, so thanks for the heads-up.

In other news, the Worldwide Leader has lost their freaking skulls with some incredibly corny comic book mashup with college football called the "X-Men" of 2006. I'm puzzled and perplexed by who greenlighted this ridiculous idea, but for the morbidly curious, here are the profiles for "The Rifleman" and "The Mastermind". One thing I would have changed for Brady Quinn's "kryptonite" would be "In-laws who look like cavemen".

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At 2:24 PM, Blogger IrishOutsider said...

Is it against Georiga law to heckle an outdoor costume parade?

Thats 10am Saturday, in case you were wondering, in downtown Atlanta. Bobby Dodd Stadium and the GTech campus are within catapult range.

Just watch out for these folk.

At 3:26 PM, Blogger paulwesterdawg said...

outstanding t-shirt find.

Thanks for the link.


At 6:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The guys that did the Tiller catroons at Purdue must have moved up to bigger and better(?) things in Bristol.

At 6:59 AM, Blogger Sean H. said...

Try Alpharetta if you are looking for hotels. It is just North of Atlanta and a short drive from Buckhead and GT.

Of course, if you are flying you life will suck balls. Seeing as Hartsfeld Airport is on the South side of ATL about 1/2 way to Florida.

At 9:43 AM, Blogger Sean H. said...

Addendum: Don't stay by the airport, if at all possible. Unless, you like staying in a horrible area of town with bars that make places like Xtremz in South Bend look like Studio 54.


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