I hit the road last weekend for Erie, Pensylvania to attend the Erie Library Comic-Con, only to find out that I had been tricked! I was led to believe that the convention was being held in Eyrie, PA, and I was greatly disappointed to find that the show’s location, Basement Transmissions, had no moon door through which I could make little men fly! (I did toss a few children out of a window, but it just wasn’t the same).
The deception was double, in fact, as I soon realized I had been lured from the safe harbors of my home in Snowflakia, New York to hawk my wares in dreaded…Trump Country!
I made the best of a bad situation, but as usual, bodily injury was never more than a few costumed jerks away!
April 29th, a day that will live in funfamy! That’s a neologism, folks! A mash-up of “fun” and “infamy”! For what better way to describe the cinematic perplexity that is 1974’s sci-fi classic Zardoz?
Buffalo’s North Park Theatre played host to me and my wily shenanigans this past Sarurday as I hosted Zardoz, (because hey, why not?) Family, friends, fans and a few anonymous victims turned up and provided a pretty decent crowd for this film. I donned an Egyptian klaft and did a little song and dance before the show, forever cementing my legacy as Buffalo’s premier showman! (Take a knee, Lance Diamond.)
Here are a few moments from the big night. Thanks again to everyone who came out!
And now, the moment you have all been waiting for: instructions from Zardoz on how to enjoy Zardoz. I created this cartoon (which ran before the movie) as a spoonful of sugar for the audience. It is rich in irony, and most satirical.
Here’s my finished poster. You don’t have to tell me it’s sweet, ‘cuz I KNOWS IT!