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Exclusive: CM Punk is The Laser Tag-inator.

“Comic-Con with me if you want to live.”

Unfortunately, there were no such plays on words when the steely-eyed, adamantium-abbed, cold-blooded laser tag machine CM Punk entered the Nerdist Laser Tag arena at San Diego Comic-Con. Neither we nor 2K nor Gearbox could have anticipated that a straight edge cyborg with nothing to lose would cut a laser-filled swath through all comers. His mission: to tag all lasers. His targets: all living Nerdist lifeforms. Not even the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel-themed fun could stop his rampage. What follows may make some viewers uncomfortable, but it is an important video to watch so that history does not repeat itself. Without further ado, please bear witness as Nerdist podcast guest CM Punk unleashes the beast within and gazes ruefully upon the apocalyptic aftermath.

Check out the video here.

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Oh baby, give me one more chance,

To show you that I love you.

Won’t you please let me back in your heart!

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"I pride myself on being a jerk, because I’m brutally honest all the time."

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KISS Destroyer by Ken Kelly [1976]
Longtime KISS Art Director Dennis Woloch on the Destroyer album cover, taken from KISS: Behind the Mask:

"Gene [Simmons] is a big comic book fan and he’s very knowledgeable about science fiction. He mentioned getting Frank Frazetta to do the artwork on the cover. So I did a lot of work on the phone trying to get Frank and it was impossible. First of all, he wanted $15,000 and he wanted to keep the art and said that we could only use it one time. I said, ‘Not with KISS, KISS uses it for everything. Lunch boxes, T-shirts. And they also want to own it.’ So there was no deal. I went to the comic book store and I saw a Creepy comic book that had a robot on it.”



"I loved the way the guy had painted it. And it was Ken Kelly. I met with Ken at the office and told him he was the guy. It turns out that Ken is Frank Frazetta’s cousin. It was an unbelievable coincidence. As an art director I prided myself on using talent that wasn’t used in the music business before so it would bring a fresh look to the thing. I mean, Ken Kelly never did an album cover until Destroyer, he just did the Creepy comic book covers and he got paid $75 for them. We gave him $5,000, so he was pretty happy. Great cover.”

KISS Destroyer by Ken Kelly [1976]

Longtime KISS Art Director Dennis Woloch on the Destroyer album cover, taken from KISS: Behind the Mask:

"Gene [Simmons] is a big comic book fan and he’s very knowledgeable about science fiction. He mentioned getting Frank Frazetta to do the artwork on the cover. So I did a lot of work on the phone trying to get Frank and it was impossible. First of all, he wanted $15,000 and he wanted to keep the art and said that we could only use it one time. I said, ‘Not with KISS, KISS uses it for everything. Lunch boxes, T-shirts. And they also want to own it.’ So there was no deal. I went to the comic book store and I saw a Creepy comic book that had a robot on it.”

"I loved the way the guy had painted it. And it was Ken Kelly. I met with Ken at the office and told him he was the guy. It turns out that Ken is Frank Frazetta’s cousin. It was an unbelievable coincidence. As an art director I prided myself on using talent that wasn’t used in the music business before so it would bring a fresh look to the thing. I mean, Ken Kelly never did an album cover until Destroyer, he just did the Creepy comic book covers and he got paid $75 for them. We gave him $5,000, so he was pretty happy. Great cover.”

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“You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it."  - Robin Williams [July 29th 1951 - August 11th 2014]

You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it."
Robin Williams
[July 29th 1951 - August 11th 2014]

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"Dont ask what the meaning in a song is, find one for yourself and that way you’ll sing it louder”- Dave Grohl

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

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