Fanboy Fail Fridays! Getting Dissed By Ben Affleck And Then… Shirley Manson From Garbage! Time To Turn In Some CDs At The Record Store! Doh!

I’m excited for today… But a tad leery. there are three people I really like… Well, two people I like and one I love. The one I love is Shirley Manson from Garbage, the other two are Ben Affleck and Amy Poehler.

Now, I know Ben Affleck is sort of… Let’s just say, he’s not super cool to fans. Amy is super sweet. Shirley… Well, this year alone she’s dissed me three or four times. Nice right…

Let’s hope for the best.

6:11 p.m. – I just arrived and apparently Shirley Manson signed for the 10 or so people waiting. Most of them didn’t know who she was but you know… Great. I’m a tad ticked off. I’m glad she did it, but you know what burns me is that she always sees to greet people when they are not the hardcore Garbage fans. Whatever.

6:32 p.m. – CB is here and he really is hoping Alan Arkin who is also on the show today comes over. I’m like, whatever. He won’t do it. lol.. CB is also insisting that Ben Affleck is going to come over.

6:36 p.m. – There are only about 15 or 20 people here, I honestly expected a lot more for this group.

6:41 p.m. – Something is happening, oh shit there’s Amy Poehler! I didn’t have my Wet Hot American Summer poster even ready. Dammit. I’m trying to get it signed but the wind keeps curling it. I’m struggling hard core here. LOL… Amy is super nice and signing. She’s running late and says she can’t do photos. Amy actually sees me struggling and reaches into the crowd flattens the poster and signs it.

Amy Poehler signed autograph wet hot america summer rare promo mini movie poster

I tell her I love this movie, and she’s like, “me too!” So nice! I was so discombobulated I didn’t even get a photo. Sigh…

Amy Poehler signed autograph wet hot america summer rare promo mini movie poster

6:43 p.m. – Oh I did get a photo… Of the wall… LOL…

The Wall after Amy Poehler signed autographs for fans DOH! Baby Mama!

6:46 p.m. – Something is happening… Its like a constant state of readiness… lol…

6:52 p.m. – Lord what a night…

7:05 p.m. – And there he is.. It’s Ben Affleck… He’s leaving and everyone is waving… Ben gives a half wave and then starts to hug the wall… Never a good sign…

Ben Affleck dissing fans after a talk show taping to promote Argo signed autograph rare promo

And… And… And… There he goes… A diss from Ben Affleck. He’s not the nicest guy on the planet clearly, and even though I honestly expected him to sign, it doesn’t surprise me he didn’t. That’s just the way he is… We should have yelled… Your wife signed when she was here lol…

Ben Affleck dissing fans after a talk show taping to promote Argo signed autograph rare promo

7:10 p.m. – I expected to be here for a while, so I’m not going to complain too much.

7:17 p.m. – Amy Poehler is leaving. She waves and we thanked her for coming by earlier.

7:39 p.m. – Alan Arkin is leaving people yell for him, but he doesn’t even wave… ouch!

7:48 p.m. – Garbage have started playing! They sound so good. I love them!

8:21 p.m. – The show is over! Scotty is coming back. With his signed albums… Fucker.

Scotty's signed autograph garbage lp shirley manson signed autograph vinly record fucker

8:29 p.m. – We’re waiting. There are now about 20 super hard core Garbage fans here. I mean home made Garbage shirts and everything. I thought I liked this band! lol…

8:41 p.m. – Butch Vig is leaving… If you don’t know who he is… Use google! LOL… He came over earlier, and I’ve met him many times. He’s super nice.

8:52 p.m. – There’s Shirley Manson! We all yell and scream for her. She looks over, I have a big 24 x 36 poster and I’m waving it. People are waving their cds… Shirley Manson waves and just walks away.

So, here’s the thing. I was really upset when this first happened. I mean really upset. I’ve calmed down a little since this then but you know… After almost 20 years of loving this band, of buying the cds, grabbing the vinyl, looking for the limited edition 7” singles, I just feel a little over getting dissed.

And let me tell you, I don’t think that Shirley Manson owes me anything, I really don’t. I’m just so annoyed. I guess that’s it. I don’t know. It’s harder for me and musicians because music is so more meaningful for me than film in so many ways. I know Ben Affleck is kind of a jerk.

Anyway, I decided I’m done with Garbage. I’m boxing up all my cd’s, vinyl, framed magazine covers, etc… And I’m going to say goodbye. Let me tell you guys, this is the sad side of our hobby, when you try and meet people and they just don’t live up to our expectations. I just think I need a break from Ms. Manson.

And honestly, if you all are like, “oh, you’re over reacting” you might be right, I don’t know. That’s just how I feel right now. What can you do right?


Until next time kids…

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