The Ultimate Comic-Con Playlist: 25 Songs For Geek Ears Only

The Ultimate Comic-Con Playlist: 25 Songs For Geek Ears Only
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​Lost in the pomp, glamour and sweet smells that swirl around the attendees of San Diego Comic-Con are the mind-numbing blocks of boredom as you wait in line for panels, autographs, food, bathrooms and opportunities to sexually harass booth babes

One of the best ways to pass the time--besides burning the designs of the seven Lantern corps of the DC Universe into your forearm with a Spyder III Pro Arctic Laser--is to jam your headphones in and Batusi to a sweet custom mix of your favorite tunes. 

And if you're like me (and I know I am), then you enjoy creating playlists with a theme. With that in mind, I provide you with the Ultimate 2010 Comic-Con Geek Playlist.

"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

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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. 

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