Dave Sim's blogandmail #52 (November 2nd, 2006)
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9:12 pm – There should also be a photo here somewhere of Ger and I with Don Shanks who is a stunt coordinator and explosives expert in the movies and who also played Mike Myers (sp?) in Hallowe'en 5 and is also slated to play the homicidal bad guy in the next I Know What You Did Last Summer. Mimi had just played a Tough Lesbian in a bar brawl in a film that Don was working on in Salt Lake City. She even had a line of dialogue which if I print it here she absolutely going to kill me. Alan keeps saying, "Tell them what your line of dialogue was." And Mimi would say, right on cue, "Shut. UP. Alan." So that it got to the point where most of the people at Night Flight now believe that that was her line of dialogue.
Anyway, after she delivers her line, she hauls this guy out of his chair and throws him to the ground and beats the crap out him. When we were having dinner with Craig Holyoke the first night when I came in and we were talking about standards in policing and fire fighting and the military and that women are just not—with a handful of exceptions—able to measure up (and the fact that I'm the only one willing to say that out loud has made me the Pariah King of Comics), Mimi admitted although she has a good few pounds on her frame and the guy she hauled out of the chair was pretty slightly built as guys go, she KNEW that if he wasn't working with her and basically jumping out of the chair when she pulled on him, there was no way she could have budged him an inch.
I tried to make a point of remembering the name of the film—which I asked Don about while the picture was being taken—because there is no way that Mimi wants anyone to know what it's called. Her only hope is that the film comes and goes without anyone actually seeing it or she won't be able to walk two feet at Comicon in San Diego without someone coming up and hitting her with "the line". But, I forgot the name of it practically as soon as Don had told me. The idea behind it is a guy trying to get to the World Air Drums Championships (for guys who just don't have enough talent for Air Guitar), so if you hear of something like that, go and see it and watch for Mimi in the bar brawl scene.
During the post-THE LAST DAY READING signing, Ken Jennings, the Jeopardy Champion dropped by to say hello. According to Mimi he was a long-time Cerebus reader and subscriber at Night Flight. He was at the Salt Lake City Book Festival (he now lives in Seattle) promoting his new book Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia. I told him I'd like to buy a copy of his book and get it autographed and he said that they hadn't come in yet (which is pretty typical of Book Festivals everywhere). I'm not sure if it was Gerhard or Mimi who took pictures, but I hope one of them came out.
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