Sunday, February 28, 2010
Hey, look! It's TV celebrity John Schneider from such shows as the Dukes of Hazzard and Smallville! This picture makes it obvious that Mr. Schneider is a huge fan of Teddy and the Yeti. Well, okay - all it proves is that he reads Teddy and the Yeti. All right - okay! All it proves is that he was coerced into taking a picture holding the book in a manner that made it look like he was reading it. Fine! Geez.
This all came about thanks to my friend (and yours) Larry, who is not only an avid supporter of T&Y or a dedicated co-star of Internet sensation Franks and Beans, but also probably the biggest Dukes of Hazzard fan on the planet - and that's no lie. Larry has one of the most impressive (or disturbing, depending on your point of view) collections of Dukes material that you're likely to see, and he wasn't about to pass up the opportunity to spend some time with John Schneider, who was in town attending Pittsburgh's Steel City Con, a toy and pop culture show.
Larry was able to take a few issues of Teddy and the Yeti with him, and managed to make plans to get the book in a number of stores that otherwise hadn't had any copies, including one from Canton, Ohio. Unless I'm mistaken, I think that this comic store (I'm still waiting to hear the store's name) will be the first to carry the book in the entire state of Ohio, which is a little distressing seeing as I have a number of comic book reading friends from Youngstown. Why can't they be as reliable and as selfless as Larry? Perhaps we'll never know.
Mr. Schneider got hold of Teddy and the Yeti's second issue - and I'd like to make the offer right now (I've mentioned his name so often in case he has a habit of Googling his name, which I've never been known to do): if he wants the first issue (or the third, for that matter), I'd be happy to mail it to him. He doesn't even have to pay for them! That's right, people, if you are a celebrity, you don't have to pay for stuff! Why is that? They're the ones who can easily afford stuff! Oh well, I guess that's just another one of the many ironies of life.