One of my favorite things to do at a convention, of any sort, is to seek out The Single Worst Thing For Sale. With the high volume of crap, ranging from simply useless to offensive, there tend to be several red herrings but due diligence must be performed: it takes an especially atrocious item, with a terrible price, to reach TSWTFS territory. After walking around C2E2 for about an hour and a half, I was starting to get concerned: there was a lot of bullshit for sale, but nothing was TSWTFS material. Just as the wind was leaving my sails, I turned a corner and saw a beam of light shining on a half-empty box. Looking inside the box I saw what was obviously the TSWTFS at C2E2: Dick Tracy: The Making of the Movie. For a single dollar. One hundred US cents could procure you a tome regaling the amazing behind the scenes tales of one of the worst movies ever made. Did Madonna sleep with Kid? Were Dustin Hoffman and Al Pacino aware that they would get their Oscars revoked for being involved? Why didn’t anyone wake Warren Beatty up during filming? All these questions (and more!) could be potentially answered within the front and back cover of this book.
I didn’t get the answers to any of these questions as 2.50 for a bottle of water was a better investment.