Thursday, May 24, 2012

Comic Books and Furniture and Stuff

Have you seen The Avengers movie? It is so hot right now it could fry an egg on the sidewalk. Some people might think that it would be a boon to local comic book shops, but oddly enough, no. I have heard that many comic book shops are selling out of Infinity Gauntlet books though (if you don't know, don't ask). Anybody who thought that this movie might spur on the comic book frenzy of the mid 90's was sadly mistaken. All the comic geeks out there will still have to explain who The Badger and The Tick are to the non geeks. Feel free to share your jokes about the Ottoman Empress and the Ottoman Empire with me because nobody else will get them.

It's funny because an Ottoman is a piece of furniture.

If you are lucky you might be able to engage in a conversation about how the movie adaption of the Avengers isn't exactly the same as the comic book Avengers or the comic book Ultimates, but finding a middle ground that tends more towards the old Jack Kirby and Stan Lee adventures.

You could also attempt to engage those more economically minded with a conversation about the estimated $160 billion worth of damage the alien invaders would have caused to Manhattan. You could talk to people about the implications this has on the Marvel Universe and how it doesn't matter to Bruce Wayne because he lives in Gotham which is like New York but it exists in a different universe. Maybe you'll want to talk about Damage Control if you just want to prove your chops in annals of fandom.

But what about the human face on all that destruction? Those poor people will need to rebuild their homes and offices from a veritably pile of rubble. From what I remember it was mostly high rise office buildings that were getting thrashed by the Chitauri which means somebody is going to need a whole lot of new furniture for their office.

Luckily, is having a super powered sale on furniture.  You knew I couldn't keep up with all that comic book talk for too long did you?  This is an office supplies blog after all. You have probably all purchased office supplies online before but you've probably never thought about buying office furniture there as well. Let me drop some science on you my friend, it's more affordable than you think. When you can find bargains on furniture like this you'll easily be saving scads of money.

Yes, when you buy something like a desk or a chair online you might end up paying a bit more for shipping than if you picked up that same item at a big box retailer, but you'll save money on those products in the long run. Plus, they will be delivered to your building and nobody has to bother with trying to figure out how to haul a desk in the trunk of a Prius or carry it on the train and/or bus.

So when you are recovering from the next super villain attack and on a budget (assuming Tony Stark isn't fronting all the cash for your operation), don't forget to price out your furniture online. You'll save time and money over looking elsewhere for the same product.