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Action Comics #1 Sells For Record $3.2-Million On eBay


After a whirlwind of bidding activity, a 9.0-graded copy of Action Comics #1 sold on eBay yesterday for a whopping $3.2-million, the most ever paid for a comic book (another copy sold in 2011 for $2.1-milllion). For reference, I typically buy comics in the $3 - $5 range and can barely afford to eat out of vending machines.

The auction started on August 14 with a bid of $1 million and then gradually flew ever higher over the next 10 days, drawing in 13 different bidders with a total of 48 bids. The action truly heated up over the final few minutes as the bidding quickly jumped from $2.5 million to $2.6 million to $2.7 million before shooting up to $3,207,752. But at virtually the last few seconds, the winning bidder automatically soared in with an offer of $3,207,852 to take home the prize collectible.

The Action Comics No. 1 that sold on eBay on Sunday is considered the "holy grail" of comic books not just for its status in history but for its condition. The issue was awarded a grade of 9.0 from the Certified Guaranty Company, the highest grade ever assigned to a copy of Action Comics #1 issue by CGC and a sign that the 76-year-old comic is still in top condition.

"The quality and preservation of this Action No. 1 is astounding," Paul Litch, CGC Primary Grader, said in a statement last month. "The book looks and feels like it just came off the newsstand. It is supple, the colors are deep and rich and the quality of the white pages is amazing for a comic that is 76 years old."

Only around 50 unrestored original copies of Action Comics No. 1 reportedly still exist.

Damn, a 76-year old comic book that was graded a 9.0? That's no joke. I suspect somebody managed to get their hands on a time machine and is bringing the comics back from the past. Basically the opposite of what happened in Back To The Future II. If you had a time machine, would you go to the past or future first? That was a trick question, I'd knock you the f*** out and steal it before you ever had the chance to go anywhere.

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Goldeneye 007 Remote & Promixity Mine Belt Buckles


These are the custom Goldeneye 007 remote and proximity mine belt buckles created by if industries. Either one of those would look great holding my pants up, especially the remote mine one (above). And you know what else would look great holding my pants up? "A sexy dino?" No, a sexy dino would look great pulling my pants DOWN. Did anybody else just get a boner? No worries, I just got more than enough for all of us.

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Another Day, Another Custom Star Wars Home Theater


Screen looks small.

This is the Star Wars themed home theater built for an undisclosed couple (smart) by Seattle based custom theater designer DillonWorks. It looks legit. The perfect place to watch my favorite movie of the franchise, Star Wars Into Darkness. "GW? Please go jump out a window." Believe me, if my office wasn't on the ground floor I would. The landscapers just get pissed at me for trampling flowers and mixing broken glass in with their mulch.

UPDATE: Looks like these are just nicer pics from the same home theater posted back in 2007.

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Impressive Steampunk AT-AT Walker Make From LEGO


This is the steampunk AT-AT walker made out of LEGO by LEGO-pro Markus1984. Now all Luke and the rest of the rebels need are some coal-powered dirigibles to fly around and tie all the legs together. Somebody really should shoot a steampunk remake of the original trilogy. Or a cowboy version. That would be TIGHT. As tight as my butt? No, nothing is tight as my butt. "Pfft, you could drive a tractor trailer through there." Could not! "At least a UPS truck." MAYBE.

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Father Runs Over Son's XBox Games With Lawnmower


WARNING: A lot of dirty words, because dirty words make things seem realer.

This is an entirely (and poorly) staged video of a dad running over his deadbeat son's XBox game collection with the lawnmower. The whole thing is cringe-worthy, particularly the very beginning to the very end. Still, I just posted it, so I guess they got what they wanted. The anthrax I just mailed them? They can consider that a bonus.

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Business Allows You To Try On The Outfit, Makeup You Want To Wear In Your Coffin


Be honest, how do I look? "Dead."

Because you only get one chance to make a last impression, a company in Japan allows people who are still alive to try on the outfit and makeup they want to be wear during their open-casket funeral (plus choose a custom coffin). Me? I don't want an open casket funeral. I want that casket nailed and chained shut so I can't rise from the dead before I'm in the ground. Oh -- and six feet under isn't nearly deep enough for me. I should be buried at LEAST 24-feet under to prevent an escape (and preferably beneath concrete). Plus my head should be buried separately from my body (or thrown into a volcano).

Thanks to xer, who wants to be buried in a vat of shrimp cocktail. I've thought about that too!

Dad Adds Action Movie Special Effects To Videos Of Son (Volume 2)


Remember 'Action Movie Kid'? The videos of a boy whose animator dad added action movie special effects to? Well now they're back with volume two. And let me tell you -- the sequel is even better than the original. I mean, at least from what I gathered from skipping around for ten seconds. I don't get paid to watch videos. "Yes, you do." No, I get paid to WRITE about videos. And just because you haven't seen something doesn't mean you can't talk about it. Take Sin City 2 for instance. A lot of black and white, a lot of boobs.

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Rest In Peace: John Hammond Has Left Jurassic Park


Richard Attenborough, the actor who played John Hammond in Jurassic Park, has passed away. He was 90. Lord Attenborough didn't just play the inventor of Jurassic Park though, he also acted in such classics as The Great Escape, Brighton Rock and The Miracle on 34th Street. Plus he directed Ghandi, a film that netted him two academy awards. He is the older brother of famed naturalist David Attenborough, who is one of my favorite humans of all time. Rest in peace, Richard, hopefully that great Jurassic Park in the sky runs smoother than the first one.

Thanks to Garfield, who could barely keep his face out of the lasagna long enough to send me the tip.