Monday, July 20, 2009

Comic Retailer's Guide On How NOT To Get Females Into Your Store

Canadian comic book store owner accused of peeping on female customer in bathroom with secret video camera set-up in the next room.

What's best is the headline Yahoo! News decided to go with: "Spidey Sense Tingling"

link via Journalista


  1. Anonymous8:56 AM

    Maybe he just wanted to find out what women talked about when they went to the ladies' toilets together?

  2. Terrible behavior, but an awesome headline.

  3. Chuck Berry's Comics & Games!

  4. shouldn't it be spidey sense tinkling?

  5. Anonymous11:31 AM

    Sadly, no surprised. I've seen people - both worker and buyer - do and say some outrageous stuff in comic stores. I need to take my five-year old niece out of my old UCSC stomping ground because this one guy just would not shut up about how Katie Holmes was a "stupid slut who I would never f***ing cast in my movie". Even after I asked him politely to stop swearing.

  6. It's sad when stories like this don't really surprise anyone. Shock...yes. Surprise, no.

    Derek's idea has some merit, if only for humor's sake. :)

  7. Like comic book stores and their patrons don't have enough of a stigma...


  8. I always make a point of checking washrooms and dressing rooms for cameras. Not that I'm the easily frightened type because of stories like this, but when I'm in any state of undress I like to be 100% on that thing. Finding something mid-disrobe would be very... disconcerting.

    And however inappropriate, I agree that the headline is amusing.

    Have a good day.
    G Morrow

  9. Anonymous3:32 AM

    On a semi-related note, I nearly facepalmed today when I figured the geek community would soon come down on Weeds for portraying Comic-Con attendees as potheads.

  10. As the old joke goes, he probably wanted to boldly go where no man has gone before...

    Seriously though, it's disgusting. I hope he gets his share of time in jail...

  11. Given the area this occurred in, this does not at all surprise me.

    (All of Jane Street is pretty seedy especially in Toronto which this place is just a little north of. Jane and Finch for example is one of the seediest and crime-ridden areas in all Toronto for example.)

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  13. Of course, a better headline might have been "Pervert Sense Tingling"

    (darn typos...)