Next time you go to a Comic Con, make sure you bring your wallet, as it will be $80 to take a photo with this former Illinois governor and $50 to get his autograph.

While touring the floor, Blagojevich picked up a red “Batphone” and joked that he was calling his lawyer.

A federal jury convicted Blagojevich this week of lying to the FBI but deadlocked on 23 other charges. Prosecutors plan to retry him.

Actors William Shatner and Adam West are also at the Comic Con.

Haha, the TRIFECTA of geekdom: William Shatner, Adam West, and Rod Blagojevich. Those three should do a reality show. (We say that realizing there’s an 85% chance it’s already in the works.) [Newell / CBS]

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  1. Jack, revealing your nerd background? How else would you know getting your photo taken is one price and an autograph is extra? I know- but my identity is secret.

  2. I went to Wizard Con once. Consequently, my photo is now in the collection of innumerable geeks. For the record, I was not dressed up; I was just a human female between the ages of 10 and 80.

  3. [re=643898]freakishlystrong[/re]: You know, if I still had a non-home office job and the guy in the next office were one of those guys who proudly displays photos of himself shaking the hands of various influencial people, I could see it being worthwhile to collect a few similarly genred photos of myself with INfamous people. Because then it would be a little underhanded performance art. Otherwise, meh.

  4. [re=643904]DeLand DeLakes[/re]: How much did you charge to allow the pictures? Where autographs extra? Did anybody offer to pay to speak with, or touch you?

  5. I’m willing to bet that that Batmobile is the same one that’s been on display, like, forever at the super rad Volo Car Museum west of Chicago.

    As a small boy, I also sat behind the wheel of that car, though I didn’t charge for photos. You can imagine my excitement to discover that, all these years later, Rod’s and my taints would find themselves connected.


  6. I was going to make a prison-sex joke but really, he’ll serve his time in a penitentiary/country club where his biggest worry is substandard vichyssoise and taking a brutal beating at canasta.

  7. We need to study this guy’s brain waves. For science. What kind of person in his situation wakes up in the morning and decides that going to Comic-Con and charging for autographs is a good idea?

  8. Upon learning how much Blago was making from his autographs, Shatner was heard yelling, “ROOOOOOOOOOOD! ROOOOOOOOOD!”

    Actually, the Blagojevich sounds like the name of a Trek species; I picture one that combines the constant scheming of the Romulans with the petty greed of the Ferengi.

  9. [re=643908]bfstevie[/re]: I snapped a picture of anyone who surreptitiously took one of me. Consequently, I have an album full of cringing, middle-aged boy-geeks. And a bunch of pictures of a girl dressed as Nightcrawler who passed out (from excitement, or from the blue make-up smothering her pores?) and had to be carted off by EMTs.

  10. Ex Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich,
    Is running around on a media blitz.
    A mostly hung jury,
    Preceded this flurry.
    Does he jabber too much when he’s got an itch?
    For more, google “LimRickNews”.

  11. What a sad little man. Napoleon complex to the max. Maybe they can get him some psychiatic help when he’s in the slammer. He fails to remember that it was only one hold out female jurist that probably likes him because he likes Elvis.

  12. [re=644020]LimRickNews[/re]:

    Limricknews is fat and a putz.
    He’s feeble, obtuse and a klutz.
    He’s a wearisome meanie,
    A recalcitrant weenie,
    He’s always repellent and nuts.

  13. [re=643915]Chernobyl Soup[/re]: “What kind of person in his situation wakes up in the morning and decides that going to Comic-Con and charging for autographs is a good idea?”

    I’ll bet he made more money today than I made. So I give him fucking golden props.

  14. Right idea, but the wrong car, I fear.

    The convention organisers should have gotten hold of Sean Connery’s original James Bond Aston Martin DB5 – The one with the ejector seat. Sit Blago in it, on a revolving platform, with different sized tubs of various critters’ bodily waste some distance away.

    Charge the geeks to see who can land him in them. Give out prizes according to degree of difficulty. Let Shatner host the event, and let Blago boldly go…

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