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Here are some more pictures from Comic Con, the biggest pop culture event in, I think, anywhere.  It’s immense!

Twenty miles!

Twenty miles!

Here are are looking from one end of the dealer’s room toward the other, Aisle 100 to  . .  well, it’s not really Aisle Infinity, but it seems like it.  4500, maybe?  Ten points, by the way, if you correctly ID the source for the photo caption.

There are lots of things being promoted in various clever ways.  Here’s a display of terra cotta warriors

Not just feet of clay

Not just feet of clay

 that were there in in the service of the new Mummy movie.

This fellow was promoting something, a TV show, I think.

Caged, like a rat

Caged, like a rat

The rats seemed happy enough.

There are also a lot of folks dressed up on costumes just for fun.  Here’s a well-done version

Buddy Christ

Buddy Christ

of Buddy Christ, complete with neon halo.

There was lots of stuff for sale

Bins of heads

Bins of heads

 including these limited edition Daleks.

Exterminknit!

Exterminknit!

Another thing about Comic Con is that many actors from TV and movies show up, either to promote shows and movies, or just to hang out.  We were having breakfast one morning and there, just behind Greg’s shoulder was Paul Bettany, who I totally Kinneared.  He’s the one at the next table to the left of the left-hand fellow in the black shirt. The vaguely zoomed-in version wasn’t in focus.

Is it?

Is it? It is!

The sock even had a sighting of celebrity shoes.

Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?

Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?

Here’s a close-up of the plaque.

Sock and plaque

Sock and plaque

Would he have hit 57 if he’d had hand knitted socks?

I saw this over at Chocolate Sheep — what fun! The top five quotes around here are:

1. “There’s a demon out there.” From The Right Stuff, one of my favorite movies of all time.

2. “It goes to eleven.” from Spinal Tap. Somehow Chocolate Sheep has eight quotes from it and leaves this one out! No accounting for tastes.

3. “It was Beauty killed the beast.” from the original King Kong.

4. “You’ll shoot your eye out.” from A Christmas Story.

5. “And your little dog, too!” from The Wizard of Oz.

Just to have a little knitting content, I’m working on some socks of Regia Crazy Color # 5404, which they now seem to call Bon Bon. My skeins have been ageing in the stash for a couple of years. It is a nice yarn, it works up quickly, the colors are lovely — but I am completely spoiled with the softness, sheen, and general all-around fineness of the base yarn which is Jennifer’s FlockSock and will be my Damselfly Yarns  Sturdy Sheep blend. And my supply is on it’s way.  Hurray!