Wednesday, September 22, 2004

The difference between a fan and a fanboy

While watching a rerun of CSI just now, Gil Grissom (William Petersen, generally a fine actor and apparently a fan of poker) uttered the following phrase: "Before Peter Parker got bit by a radioactive spider in the fifties and became Spider-Man[...]" I immediately said, out loud, to no-one, "That was the 1960s!" This makes me a comic book fan. A comic book fanboy would have e-mailed the producers to complain, listing publishing dates, and possibly demanding that the writers be subject to a severe reprimand. I must keep this in mind when I'm feeling a little too geeky for my own good.

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