The Ultimate Comic-Con Playlist: 25 Songs For Geek Ears Only
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"Moving Right Along," Fozzie Bear and Kermit the Frog
Why it's on the playlist You can't encapsulate the Comic-Con experience any better than a scrawny smart guy heading out to California in a jalopy with his gay big bear of a best friend. It's the Ballad of Easy Rider of our generation.
"White and Nerdy," "Weird Al" Yankovic
Why it's on the playlist Yeah, yeah, it's a pretty obvious choice, but that doesn't make it any less appropriate.
"In the Garage," Weezer
Why it's on the playlist As a kid, my Kitty Pryde crush was quite chaste. She embodied that ideal girlfriend, not some sex object. Sometimes, I'd imagine I was a mutant with super-energy powers. Sometimes, I was an understanding human who didn't discriminate against mutants. Everyone had adolescent fantasies like this, right? Right?
"Rest in Peace," James Marsters
Why it's on the playlist It was a toss up between a track from "Once More With Feeling," the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode, or Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog. Buffy wins out because the songs stand on their own better. Plus, you can practice for the interactive screening of the musical episode.
"The Touch," Stan Bush
Why it's on the playlist Another tried and true standby. The animated Transformers movie was a pivotal moment for many geeks. The violence! The deaths! The swearing! It's also acceptable if you rock out to Mark Wahlberg singing it in Boogie Nights.
"Lazy Sunday," The Lonely Island
Why it's on the playlist "Now quiet in the theater or it's gonna get tragic/We're about to get taken to a dream world of magic."
"Medical Love Song," Monty Python
Why it's on the playlist This song doubles as a recommended dose of Monty Python and as a public service message of what can happen if you hook up with the muffin-top sporting Poison Ivy cosplayer.
"The Raiders March," John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra
Why it's on the playlist Comic-Con security is advising attendees not to begin playing this theme and try to baseball slide into Hall H before the doors close on the TRON: Legacy panel. Also, they will be confiscating any non-sex trade whips. Buncha buzzkills.