[Groop]THE BALLAD OF GARY AND THE GROO SKETCH CARDS
Tue, 19 Dec 2000 11:25:11 -0500
hmmmmm....then I guess I shouldn't mention the one I got a few years
back for 20 bucks.
Lawrence Steller wrote:
> Okay, I'll try and BRIEFLY explain THE BALLAD OF GARY
> AND THE GROO SKETCH CARDS (accompanied by Unirabbit on
> the mandolin. Unfortunately, Unirabbit doesn't PLAY
> the mandolin, so you guys will just have to tolerate
> the god awful background noise...)
> Gary Grossmann, aka Dessesbo, has made it his lifelong
> ambition to own EVERYTHING Groo. From copies of Groo
> printed in Europe, South America and Malaysia, to rare
> Groo appearances, I'm pretty sure Gary owns nearly as
> many and perhaps more unique Groos as even Mark or
> Sergio do.
> I seriously doubt there's a Groo collection outside of
> the Groo creators themselves as nearly complete as
> However, the Holy Grail of Groo collecting has neatly
> (sometimes actively) managed to evade Dessesbo's
> Gary has SEEN Groo sketch cards, even handled them,
> but doesn't OWN one.
> (I know you see it coming folks)
> What makes this all the more painful is the one he
> could have owned, but passed on, sort of.
> A total of 50 Groo hand-sketched cards were randomly
> placed in packs of Groo trading cards, meaning you
> could get one less often than you can find a needle in
> a haystack wearing boxing gloves. In a snowstorm. At
> (Here it comes...)
> During the 2000 San Diego Comic Con, Sergio had a few
> boxes of Groo cards for sale. Dessesbo tried to
> control his lust for Groo-stuff (for once) and put off
> buying a box, but had pretty much decided to buy one
> of the last 2 boxes when he returned to Sergio's
> table, (I surmise, correct me if I'm wrong. Gary) when
> a very nice young couple got there before him, bought
> a box and started opening packs right there at
> Sergio's table!
> Enter the Groo sketch card; even Sergio had never
> before witnessed one actually being pulled from a
> It was enough to make Our Man Grossmann cry like
> Captain Ahax when he arrived moments later!
> Oh, he tried to buy or barter for the sketch card, but
> to no avail.
> So, Nick, although Gary doesn't REALLY hate you, he
> does ENVY YOU TO DEATH!
> (I know, I know, I said I'd keep it short. Well, this
> is short for me!)
> --- Gary Grossmann <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hi Nick!
> > I l-l-loved your page about the Groo Original
> > S-s-s-ketch c-c-c-cards....ARGGHH!!!!!!!
> > I can't take it anymore! Go ahead Nick! Just rip
> > my guts out!!!! Oh, the pain!!!! I can't even
> > bring myself to explain it to you. Someone else
> > will have to. I'm going to find a secluded corner
> > and cry into my $700,000 Groo Dish towel for an hour
> > or two. sob sob sniffle sniffle..... -Gary "no
> > sketch card" Grossmann
> > PS Nick, I hate you.
> > PPS Shane, I can hear you laughing and I hate you
> > too.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Nicholas Smith
> > To: email@example.com
> > Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2000 10:44 PM
> > Subject: [Groop]hi GROOPIES!
> > Hi all,
> > please check out my (very not complete) new Groo
> > webpage!
> > I wont say much about it, but if you can help,
> > then PLEASE DO!!
> > Cheers
> > Nick
> > http://www.users.bigpond.com/nick_smith/
> Larry Steller AKA The Sheik Of Entropy
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