Some very funny comments on NPR this morning from director Kevin Smith ("Clerks" and "Chasing Amy") on Comic Con in San Diego (known by insiders as "The Con"). Smith calls it a "dopey tradition," but he obviously has affection for the annual conclave of comic books and a lot more. Around 125,000 people are expected to pass through each day.
"It's intimidating. When you first get down there, the first thing you see when you approach is going to be massive lines. When you walk in - tables galore. It's like that shot from 'Gone With the Wind" where they crane up and you see all the people who have been hurt by the war."
Smith adds: "You just have to be glad that these folks aren't organized."