Tuesday, August 12, 2008


ITEM! Hey there, anime and manga fans! You know, your Uncle Stanley will try anything once. As you may remember from a previous blogisode, at Comic Con New York this year Hiroyuki Takei (he of international Shaman King fame) and Yours Truly (he of the humble wit and smilin’ mug) announced our magnificent manga collaboration Ultimo. What you may not know is that I decided this was the perfect time to try and honor my Japanese collaborator by trying out a pair of those anime contact lenses you can get from the G&G Company in Korea.

Granted the overall effect was somewhat muted by my official patent-pending prescription sunglasses, but still, it’s the thought that counts, right? Not so much as it turns out. Hiroyuki was polite enough about my portentous purple peepers in public, but he kept giving me that sideways crazy old man look when he thought I wasn’t looking — which wasn’t often with those things floating in front of my cataracts! Guess it was a good thing the contracts were already signed. Anyhoo — should you want to get yourself some Speed Racer eyes, go here and tell ‘em the Smilin’ One sent yah! Enjoy!


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