Well, that I was not expecting. It turns out that famed San Diego Comic-Con drinking and eating den Dick's Last Resort — where the food and drinks were cheap, the staff were intentionally insulting and sarcastic as all hell, and many a San Diego party saw misbehaviour by some of the comic industry's finest over the decades — has closed after 25 years in the same location.
In fact, it closed back in October, though the website is still active as the chain has many other Dick's around the country, it seems. In fact, until now, I never even knew it was a chain.
Last year saw it taken over by truTV's Impractical Jokers. Previously I remember the Break Media comedy show setting up there. But I also remember it being a place that the likes of Frank Miller, Garth Ennis, Simon Bisley would gravitate to, especially as the rest of San Diego smartened up for Comic-Con, Dick's would do the opposite.
No wonder Chris Thompson set up his PopCultureHounding interviews there, Bleeding Cool would inevitably gravitate in that direction. It even had the comic strip logo, for heaven's sake.
And in its place? A smoothie bar. I have not the words…