The other night, Harold wanted to give Comic Book Men a try. As far as I can tell, this show is about the staff of a New Jersey comic book shop, who make nerd culture jokes and dick jokes. There are some funny moments, but a lot of the teasing is hard to watch because I’m pretty sure any character on the show’s staff would toss the other guys under a bus if Kevin Smith dared him. Sometimes they sell a comic book or an action figure to a customer.
Or they make a podcast, on this one Kevin Smith discussed his favorite superheroine. “I was a big Batgirl fan, because you liked Batman and suddenly this is everything you love about Batman, but you can have sex with it too!”
This went on for a few minutes, as the comic book men discussed whether Barbara Gordon becoming paralyzed made you want to protect her or immediately dump her.
“Harold, dear,” I asked at this point “why do you think it is that women don’t enjoy comic book fandom?”
“I take your point.” Harold sighed, “I suppose this isn’t an accurate portrayal of people from New Jersey either.”
Edit: Turned this up when I was Googling to make sure I had the quote right. It’s things I wanted to say about that episode, but said better.