So, this past weekend, for the 22nd year in a row, I went to the geek Mecca in my town, the San Diego Comic-Con, or Comic-Con International, as it is officially known.
It was a blast in some ways, lousy in others (The crowds on Sunday on the exhibit hall floor made me think that the days of freebies and bargains are LONG over).
However, Friday was perhaps the day that made me the happiest. I went to the Phineas and Ferb autograph session, so that I could get my niece an autographed poster for her; it's her favorite show, and she got me and a bunch of guys I work with hooked on what two kids do during their summer vacation, as well as how a platypus has become a secret agent.
Well, when I got up for the autographs, Dan Povenmire, one of the creators, was nice enough to listen to my idea.
"Dan, I know that Lucasfilm was bought by Disney earlier this year, and so I wanted to throw this out there. See, Lucasfilm owns the rights to the Indiana Jones IP, so you guys could do an Indy Phineas & Ferb episode."
"That's actually a really good idea! We may have to do that!"
"Well, in that case, can I make a suggestion? Maybe dress Perry up like this?" And I turned my back around so that he could see my t-shirt, which had this picture on the back:
Dan took one look at it, looks at Vincent Martella (the voice of Phineas) and they both go, "That's AWESOME! We need a picture!"
I thought it was just for their own interests, but then I check out Twitter that night, and see this: