Geek Question of the Day

Is it a fashion faux pas to wear my 40s-style Captain America Heroes Con t-shirt with my Superman-logo pajama pants? I’m worried about waking up in the middle of the night because my clothes are fighting.

(My husband’s response: no, they’d be friends. But if you had Batman-logo pants… he’s not friends with anyone.)

By the way, we went by Tower Records last night and discovered that while they may be going out of business, they aren’t actually serious about it yet. DVDs at 10% off full list price aren’t worth it. I’m hoping in a couple of weeks we’ll start seeing “70% off! Everything must go!” type signs and then I’ll have the fun of seeing what no one wanted to buy.

8 Responses to “Geek Question of the Day”

  1. Ed Sizemore Says:

    Johanna, would that be any worse of a faux pas then Wizard running a picture of Straczynski wearing a Superman baseball cap while talking about his writing Spiderman comics? I think you could pull off the Captain America-Superman combo nicely.

  2. Johanna Says:

    Hee hee. Good catch, there. You have to be careful with your geek fashion combos.

  3. Lyle Says:

    I stopped by Tower this weekend and had the same reaction. I walked in thinking “maybe I’ll find a great deal” but left feeling pretty underwhelmed.

  4. David Oakes Says:

    I am so not going to debate your sleepware with your husband. Let me simply agree that if those two can’t be friends, than no one can.

    Though to be a true Pop Culture geek, you need a 1938 Superman logo. And a long yellow nightdress.

  5. Johanna Says:

    Rumor around town has it that they don’t plan to finally close the Tower stores until the end of the year, so this will be going on a LONG while. Which I think is a bad idea, but what do I know? I don’t run multi-million-dollar liquidation firms.

    I’ll be trying back in November, looks like.

  6. Lisa Lopacinski Says:

    According to today, the sales start this coming Saturday.

  7. Johanna Says:

    Not at our store — they had the signs up about going out of business and discounts. The discounts just weren’t very good yet.

  8. James Schee Says:

    I have the firey Superman pajama bottoms, and a CrossGen Mystic t-shirt (hey it was free when I won the trip to their HQ) that I usually wear. So Cap and Supes is a lot better by comparison.:)

    Your Tower story reminds me of when the local Sam Goody went out of business. It was 10% off everything up to the last week, when it became 50% off, 60 on Christmas albums.




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