Monday, January 31, 2011

if this doesn't make you laugh, check your pulse, you might be dead

20 Facts about Neil Gaiman

19 comments:

Heather Hellmann said...

That's hilarious! I love Neil Gaiman.

Kristin Laughtin said...

Neil Gaiman is apparently the new Chuck Norris. I'm OK with this.

Marsha Sigman said...

Ok, that's pretty freakin' awesome. I tried hard not to laugh but #3 killed me.

Sarah W said...

I believe it all.

I saw Neil Gaiman at the ALA Conference in Chicago two years ago. The line was insane, so I walked up to have a look at him.

He was all in black leather and I did think he had a certain glow about him, but it might have been the flashes from all the cell phone cameras.

He does have a compelling presence though, as I didn't even notice Eloisa James standing behind me until I backed into her. I apologized, did a double take at her badge and promptly squeed all over her.

And that's how Neil Gaiman helped me meet Eloisa James and score a copy of the last book in her Duchess series.

The man is truly amazing.

Laura Campbell said...

Hilarious! I went to Neil Gaiman's reading of The Graveyard Book at the Gershman Y in Philadelphia awhile back. I enjoyed listening to him read.

Joel said...

... and Harlan Ellison was afraid to sue Neil Gaiman ...

lora96 said...

That's fantastic. And he totally deserves the Heismann.

Slush said...

#16 was hi-larious.

Thanks for the joy Your Holy Sharkness.

Melinda Szymanik said...

I WANT the t-shirt. I hope they ship to New Zealand.

BW said...

...and further rumor was that the NY editor was eaten by a shark.

Judge Kritic said...

I'm flatlining, I've been on the internet too long and seen too many Chuck Norris style lists of feats.

jjdebenedictis said...

Psst--who won the weekend writing contest?

Cynthia Lee said...

Definitely made me laugh. I love this man. What a nice guy. What a great writer.

David said...

#20. When Gaiman was born his mother said, "Look at our magnificent son! What should we name such a boy?" His father, dumbstruck by the beauty of the babe, noticed his son's finger raise and a cool, "Ahem, if I may offer my humble opinion..."

Mimzy said...

I met Neil Gaiman at a convention once. I went there with a friend who recognized his name as the guy who wrote this 'Sandman' thing her pen-pal was obsessed with. We waited for a couple hours, wandering around the convention until the line was gone before we finally approached. She asked for his autograph made out to her pen-pal, he was nice and made a little sketch of Death and then asked if we wanted autographs.

We looked at each other and I blurted out that, no offense, but I had no idea whatsoever of who the hell he was. Essie, my friend, agreed. He was nice about it, mentioned that he also wrote novels if we wanted to pick one up sometime, and we wandered off.

Two weeks later, I kid you not, I was in a bookstore and saw his name on 'Stardust,' recognized it as the name of that guy I had met and, feeling bad about not knowing who he was, bought it.

I **STILL** regret not getting his autograph when I had the chance! I mean the man wrote scripts for Batman: The Animated Series! I grew up on that show! How did I not manage to know who he was until *after* I made an idiot out of myself in front of him!?

I_am_Tulsa said...

I am alive then!

anvil said...

I happen to know that #15 is true.

Janice said...

Will you be announcing the winners to your contest? My legs are crossed in anticipation. lol
I enjoyed the contest a lot, BTW. And u and ur blog. Thanks for doing what you do.

Rick Anderson said...

Is this an ignore the man behind the curtain kind of guy?