Even bigger thanks to all the Sheldon readers who came out to say "Hi". In addition to all the Seattlites (Satellites? Seattlerons? sp?), we had folks from Oregon, Canada, and even three separate Aussies! You guys made my day. Also: I forgot to bring my camera...so if you're a Sheldon reader who took some photos (and many of you did), forward them along, as I'd love to see them. And if you don't mind them being shared, I'll post them up for everyone to see. Thanks!
If you remember, the lads behind Unshelved threw down the gauntlet a few weeks back, challenging me to a one-week duel of comics...where the topic is the mundane, unfunny, thoroughly boring coffee cup lid. And today the battle royale starts!
And you! You will be able to tell your grandchildren you were there, at "The Great Coffee Cup Lid Challenge"! You were among the throngs that watched as two comic strips tried desperately (emphasis on desperately) to find something funny to say about plastic coffee cup lids! You were among those who paraded the victor through the streets, like the ancient Roman Triumphs of old! And you were there as the mob proceeded to sack the home of the losing cartoonist, taking all of their moderately-priced furniture for their own!
So make sure you add Unshelved to your daily reading list...then sit back and enjoy the show.
(Sidenote: I highly suspect that, by day six, we'll both be dipping into old Vaudeville jokes about seltzer water, desperately looking for anything funny to say about coffee cup lids).