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Sunday, January 09, 2005

Get It Right

So today at about six, this passel (and I believe that is the correct term) of high school kids come into the store, and immediately start to flip out for about a half hour. Now I realize that it's a cool shop, and I'm glad you're pleased with our merchandise, but really. Don't lose your shit. Don't run around with a d20 rolling against your friend to see who gets to hypothetically purchase the Evangelion merchandise. Don't drop posters out of the poster rack, and then when someone explains that they'll be happy to help you with them, say "I'm cool." You're not. Just chill out. The way these kids were acting, you'd think they were gay for Spaceknights.

After work, I went down to the Art Bar to catch the Led Zeppelin tribute by Hot Lava Monster with Tug and Matt. For the first hour and a half, I had as much fun as you can at a bar while not drinking and waiting for a band to get started, which is to say, not much. But once they got going, they rocked out pretty hard. The lead singer had the rock moves down pat. Very entertaining.

I did see something that caused me a great deal of distress, however, and I want to address it here: Improper Use of the Metal Sign. It's got to be stopped.

For real, kids, Ronnie James Dio didn't bust his ass writing hott lixx and consorting with demons so you ingrates could get it all wrong. Index, pinky, and thumb out is not metal. It is used in American Sign Language to say "I love you," or, in some rare cases, to tap into the boundless mystical powers of the Vishanti. The proper Metal Sign, index and pinky out, thumb curled around middle and ring fingers, demonstrated here by Melanie's secret lover Bam Margera, is slightly different, but those differences are important nonetheless.

Now you know. And knowing is half the battle.


Blogger Phil Looney said...

The index and pinky out, thumb curled around middle and ring fingers is also the sign for "hook 'em horns", the little rally thing for the Texas Longhorns.

1/09/2005 8:52 AM

Blogger Jim Shelley said...

Man, that www.romandme.org site is pretty freakly. I read her *editorial* about the Rom mini-series, and the freakiest thing is where she says she was able to endure the pain of 9/11 and her husband abandoning her, but the death of Rom, Spaceknight was simply to much to bear! Then she spends, like an hour crying on the pages of the comic. :P

1/09/2005 9:27 AM

Blogger Chris Sims said...

So it is a woman? I always thought it was a dude.

1/09/2005 1:01 PM

Blogger No. said...

dang. i was always under the assumption that the thumb out (or pressed up against the TIPS of middle fingers) made the best possible horns & snout devil face.

1/10/2005 11:42 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

El Diablo Mysterioso will show you all the proper way to make the Sign. Soon...soon.

4/06/2006 1:13 AM

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