Hail to the King, Baby!

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Project by Dukegijoe posted 10-03-2011 07:25 PM 3418 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Now, I don’t generally post pictures of pens, after all, there tends to be a lot of them on the website, and I don’t normally consider mine to be anything special.

Well, this time it isn’t mine, it’s my wife’s. And it was given to BRUCE CAMPBELL! Saturday the Alamo Draft House (a movie theater that serves alcohol and food) finished off Splatterweek with a screening of all 3 of the Evil Dead series. But, before the movie, Bruce Campbell was on-hand to sign autographs and take pictures.

I will never let anyone speak bad of Bruce again. He was outgoing, and willing to spend time with each of his fans. He talked with each person getting autographs and learned a little about them. He signed If Chins Could Kill for me, and we talked about Iraq and his tanks (because he is tax payer, so they are his!). He used the pen to sign the book.

After the autograph session, there was a picture session. He was impressive here too! A different pose for each picture (and yes some poor unfortunate souls got “bunny eared”). But for ours, he had to show-off the pen! Which of course we gave to him after the photo.

The last event before the movies was a question and answer period, and I was impressed. He was entertaining, engaging, insulting, irreverent, and enthusiastic. He handled every question well, even the ones he didn’t want to answer. Hell, he was up there for almost an hour and a half, and left everybody in the crowd satisfied.

Perhaps most entertaining, however was that he sneaked back into the theater when Evil Dead was playing, so that he could heckle the movie. CLASSIC!

It is great when someone who is famous surpasses all expectations, and Bruce certainly delivered. Next time I will need him to sign a model of one of my (okay, his) tanks: BOOMSTICK!

If you don’t know Bruce, you are missing out! He is the king of “B” movies, and has been in shows like Hercules and Xena (as well as currently “staring” in Burn Notice on USA). Now, if only the pen would make an appearance on Burn Notice, it wold be the coup de grace.

If you are interested, my wife does woodworking and other crafts as well. You can find her at:

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsmen can hide his mistakes! - Walter Blodgett

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#1 posted 10-03-2011 07:34 PM

Evil Dead II, best movie of all time. I love Bruce.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 10-03-2011 07:43 PM

This .. Is AWESOME

-- - Paul, Flower Mound,TX

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#3 posted 10-03-2011 07:50 PM

he’s awesome

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#5 posted 10-03-2011 08:09 PM


-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 10-03-2011 10:27 PM

One of the questions was “who was your most memorable fan?” He trotted out a story about a fan who was so annoying he wanted to throw him in front of a bus. He was antagonistic, condescending, and asked nit-picky, obnoxious questions. But he restrained himself…

So, instead in “My Name is Bruce” he threw a guy similar to his “most memorable fan” in front of a bus. I thought it was an interesting way to work out your aggression..

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsmen can hide his mistakes! - Walter Blodgett

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#7 posted 10-03-2011 10:32 PM

Ash!!! Awesome!

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#8 posted 10-04-2011 12:04 AM

Burn notice… good show!

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#9 posted 10-04-2011 12:23 AM

Bruce Campbell is a favorite of mine, mostly because it’s clear he doesn’t take himself to seriously. Army of Darkness has always held a special place in my heart, and I only hope someday I get to meet “The Chin” in person too :)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#10 posted 10-04-2011 12:32 AM


-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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#11 posted 10-04-2011 01:40 AM


And that’s quite a tan he’s got. Is it real?

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#12 posted 10-04-2011 01:46 AM

Gimme some sugar baby! Very cool. I’ve met lots of great people at Alamo, including the Pizza Guy from Fast Times, Taylor Negron. Shop smart, shop SMart…

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#13 posted 10-04-2011 02:14 AM

Just today I was explaining Army of Darkness to one of my university students. He’d never heard of it, so I made sure to push him in the direction of Netflixing the movie and completing his education. :)

-- Every time I walk in my shop I thank my dad, my geometry teacher, and my drafting that order.

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#14 posted 10-04-2011 03:06 AM

Well, he came from a taping in Miami, so I would say the tan is probably real…

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsmen can hide his mistakes! - Walter Blodgett

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#15 posted 10-04-2011 04:39 AM

Way cooool! Bruce is the shizzle! He brings his own stamp on every role he inhabits. Great to hear he’s a regular guy too.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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