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L.A. Readers! Wanna Help Will Ferrell Break A Guinness World Record?

Beaks here...

To help raise awareness for the November 5th theatrical release of the animated supervillain comedy MEGAMIND, DreamWorks Animation and Will Ferrell have decided to take a crack at the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of superheroes. And if you're going to be in the L.A. area on Saturday October 2nd, they'd love for you to don some spandex, throw on a mask, and join them in making history. The record attempt will officially take place downtown at L.A. Live at 10 AM, so you should probably plan on arriving a half-hour early or so to stake out a spot amid this odd agglomeration of costumed goofballs. According to the below press release, you'll need to "arrive dressed as an easily recognisable superhero that has appeared in a published book, comic, television program or film." To break the record, Ferrell will need to be surrounded by over 1,501 participants - because, evidently, there was once a Guinness certified gathering of 1,500 superheroes. For those interested, here are the details...
WHO: Will Ferrell (aka Megamind), DreamWorks Animation and Guinness World Records WHAT: Join Will Ferrell and 1,500 of his closest costumed superhero friends as they attempt to make heroic history and claim the Guinness World Records title for the Largest Gathering of Superheroes. The Mega-event hosted by DreamWorks Animation is open to all caped crusaders wishing to join the fun. To qualify for the record attempt, all interested participants must arrive dressed as an easily recognisable superhero that has appeared in a published book, comic, television program or film, as stipulated by the record guidelines. The feat will be judged by official Guinness World Records Adjudicator and Spokesperson, Stuart Claxton and will require a minimum of 1,501 superheroes to break the current world record. The world record attempt will mark the kickoff of MegaMonth, an official month dedicated to Mega-events across the country in celebration of the release of MEGAMIND on November 5th. WHERE:
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  • Sept. 21, 2010, 1:24 p.m. CST


    by RedLeaderStandingBy

    And no

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 1:25 p.m. CST


    by RedLeaderStandingBy

    Still no.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 1:25 p.m. CST


    by RedLeaderStandingBy

    Why not?

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST


    by RedLeaderStandingBy

    And I promise that I'll never do this again.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 1:27 p.m. CST


    by RedLeaderStandingBy

    Last time.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST


    by nolan bautista

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Seventh son of seventh son

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

    Great Iron Maiden albun

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 1:29 p.m. CST


    by nolan bautista


  • Sept. 21, 2010, 1:32 p.m. CST

    I'll come... dressed as MR INCREDIBLE!!!

    by Mr. Pricklepants


  • Sept. 21, 2010, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Would you like to be part of a marketing campaign?

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    To help promote a movie and unwittingly become a pawn for a large corporate movie studio?

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 1:43 p.m. CST


    by CreationistTechnophobicManiacs

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 1:48 p.m. CST

    There's a lot of cosutmed freaks out there

    by RPLocke

    some good, lots bad.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 1:52 p.m. CST


    by redrain

    Minutes to Midnight, up the irons!

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 1:53 p.m. CST

    The beagle sounds, the charge begins

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    In this battlefield, no one wins.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Why should we help him make money?

    by estacado1

    Do you really think he deserves his millions with all the shitty movies he has made?

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 1:56 p.m. CST

    I live in LA but nah it's okay

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    no ones going to give two swampy farts about world records in 20 years.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 1:56 p.m. CST


    by redrain

    The sleep is still in my eyes The dream is still in my head I heave a sigh and sadly smile And lie a while in bed I wish that it might come to pass Not fade like all my dreams... rush

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Dragon Con

    by deelzbub

    Looks like they are trying to break the record, which was set<P> waaaaaaaaaaaay back<P> about two weeks <P> Due to AICN's lack of Dragon*Con coverage, I'm suprised you didn't hear about it.<P> Or the Star Trek Guiness record attempt.<P> Or the Steampunk Guiness record attempt.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST


    by soma_with_the_paintbox

    A Guiness World Record attempt in the service of a movie marketing campaign? That's a new one. Still seven different flavors of lame, though.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Sounds fun

    by The Game Master

    Promotion or not, just a gathering of superheroes sounds fun. I'll be there. Neon green rulz!!!

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST

    that was s'posed to read

    by deelzbub

    Looks like they are trying to break the record, which was set<P> waaaaaaaaaaaay back<P> about two weeks ago at Dragon*Con.<P> Due to AICN's lack of Dragon*Con coverage, I'm surprised you didn't hear about it.<P> Or the Star Trek Guiness record attempt.<P> Or the Steampunk Guiness record attempt. <P> damn lack of edit feature

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2 p.m. CST


    by quicksilver80

    The beagle? THE BEAGLE?!?!

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST


    by nolan bautista

    ..thats got to stop..annoying & unfunny

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Beagle it's a dog, right?

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

    C'mon redrain, you can come up with a better song.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Although it could be funny

    by quicksilver80

    seeing a little dog leading a charge...

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST


    by redrain


  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST

    A little dog leading a charge would be funnyer...

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

    Than any Ferrell movie.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST

    i stand by my choice!

    by redrain

    As the reasons for the carnage cut their meat and lick the gravy We oil the jaws of the war machine and feed it with our babies

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Is Board Walk Empire any good?

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST


    by RedLeaderStandingBy

    Now we're talking.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2:13 p.m. CST

    oh,and one more thing

    by redrain

    where the hell are you getting a beagle from? not 2 min. to midnight!

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST

    that was Jehovahs_Witness

    by redrain

    not me !

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2:17 p.m. CST

    i also missed...

    by redrain

    Board Walk Empire

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2:18 p.m. CST

    In ancient times...before starting a war...

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ...a ceremonial beagle would be brought from the finest kennel in the land. It would be placed in the center of the battlefield, and would be deathly silent, as if sensing the coming bloodshed. And much like today's mythical groundhog, when they looked to the beagle for the ominous moment and the beginning of war. <p> Didn't you guys go to college?

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2:19 p.m. CST


    by redrain

    i like the cut of your jib, and your taste in music!

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2:19 p.m. CST


    by niccageshairpiece

    Awesome Reference.Great Maiden Album. Last Great one until Brave New World.

  • nice!!! and no i did not.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2:21 p.m. CST


    by quicksilver80

    Everyone knows that was Wishbone...and he's not a beagle, get your facts straight

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Only the good die young

    by crappyfun

    Only evil seems to live forever

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2:22 p.m. CST


    by niccageshairpiece

    Your Taste seems to be in order too. Somewhere In Time is playing in my computer as I type. Much to the annoyance of my co-workers. Have seen maiden every tour since 86.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Before the beagle....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ...they used to use a ceremonial toad. But those damn toads wouldn't shut up, and they would be ribbiting before the royal animal handler even had a chance to place it down in the battlefield. As a result, the animal handlers were always the first ones slaughtered, and no one sought out that job anymore. Henceforth, they began using a beagle, noted for its auspicious timing and beautiful yelping.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2:24 p.m. CST

    poor wishbone!

    by redrain

    i love that dog

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Blue Raja, Furious, Shovler ...

    by caipirina

    and of course the PMS Avenger (works only a few days a month) ... I wonder if heroes from 'Mystery Men' count

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2:25 p.m. CST

    oh,and one more thing

    by redrain

    up the irons!!!

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2:26 p.m. CST


    by niccageshairpiece

    Realize you are living in the golden years.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2:27 p.m. CST

    and a moment of silence for

    by redrain

    Ronald James Padavona (July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010)

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2:29 p.m. CST


    by quicksilver80

    Yeah, Wishbone has more charisma and acting chops than most actors working today, I'm not joking

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Thanks redrain and niccage

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

    People with good taste for music are rare these days.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2:33 p.m. CST


    by niccageshairpiece

    May he be the "Last In Line"

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST

    I have no ideia what this TB is about anymore

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

    When you know that your time is close at hand. Maybe then you'll begin to understand, Life down here is just a strange illusion.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2:40 p.m. CST

    It has evolved in to an Metal Music TB.

    by niccageshairpiece

    Never saw that happen. I think everyone left.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2:44 p.m. CST

    I wanna help Will Ferrell...

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

    to get a decent hair cut.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2:50 p.m. CST

    I Got More Laughs Out of "the Beagle Sounds"...

    by The Dreaded Rear Admiral

    Then I will out of this movie.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Good -- this will lure the losers off Hollywood Blvd.

    by Rev. Slappy

    At least for a couple of hours.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Just provide 5,001 costumes

    by PorkChopXpress

    I'm pretty sure you could round up all the homeless people down there and dress them up, and make the count.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST

    guinness book of World Records

    by BooBoosDaddy

    for most string of unfunny movies in a row?

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST

    What the hell was that?

    by crappyfun

    Did I just hear the Mandrake scream?

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Will it be too awkward if just 5 people show up?

    by ricarleite2

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    A Guinness for CreationistTechnophobicManiacs

    by Sonny_Williams

    for the most TB posts that contribute absolutely nothing of any redeeming value. Congrats to you, fuckstick.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Throw in a barbecue and a coupIe kegs, they'll all show up.

    by TheNorthlander

    The mooch factor is pretty high with this crowd.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Fuck You - Pay Me

    by Rubiks Doob

    Hire extras you assholes. Who the fuck wants to help Will Ferrell who's making millions per shitty movie do *anything* for free?!

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 5:05 p.m. CST

    I got an idea...

    by JumpinJehosaphat about a world record for largest number of costume-wearing dumbfucks sprayed with urine? Start fillin' your Super Soakers, kids!

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Comic Con?

    by WhiskeyLips

    Ummm... doesn't this pretty much happen at any given comic con?

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Bad Iron Maiden song quotes. Lol

    by halowiscious


  • Sept. 21, 2010, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Heavy Metal is an embarrassing chapter in music history

    by kidicarus

    Thank God it is dead and gone, with only bald, overweight losers in their 40s care to discuss anymore. Good rock n' roll died in the 70s.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 6:08 p.m. CST

    This is free marketing for multi-millionaires

    by A G

    Fuck this in its ass.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Never been much of a heavy metal fan

    by tiggr009

    I do like ACDC, though. Mind you I don't own any of their stuff, so that probably doesn't cunt.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 6:12 p.m. CST

    I didn't mean to say cunt.

    by tiggr009

    I meant count.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 6:16 p.m. CST

    All metal is embarassing, kidicarus

    by A G

    It shows how far civilisation has slumped. From Beethoven to dumb shit like Cradle of Filth.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Good rock n roll died in the 70's?

    by schadenfreudian

    Jesus, A G... how old are you?

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 6:58 p.m. CST

    I bet Mega mind kills em all

    by Mockingbuddha

    It's a trap

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Why the sudden urge in all these costume record things

    by RPLocke

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 7:15 p.m. CST

    I will go if only to punch Will.

    by BurnedNotice_Dude

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Do Jedi count?!?!

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    I would go as Jedi Jar Jar.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Apart from a marketing stunt, is Ferrell

    by Dingbatty

    trying to manufacture goodwill as he was voted the most rude celebrity from people who've encountered him on the street?

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 10:12 p.m. CST

    All good music is timeless regardless of genre.

    by UltraTron

    Except Rap.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 10:42 p.m. CST

    last time i checked

    by redrain

    Iron Maiden was still touring and raking in the cash! I wonder why?

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 10:49 p.m. CST

    oh, and one more thing

    by redrain

    civilisation? (ya limey bastard)

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 10:58 p.m. CST

    oh, and one more thing

    by redrain

    A G, i would love to hear what you consider "good" music? rap?, disco? hiphop? let's hear it!!!

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Can this guy come?

    by Uncle Stan

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 1:39 a.m. CST

    I can't totally disagree

    by MandrakeRoot

    Because 60's and 70's rock is far superior to anything that came after it. Even the original rock and roll of the 50's was pretty damn awesome...Elvis, Little Richard, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, etc. <p> But not all metal is bad. Iron Maiden's a cool band (great vocalist), as is Megadeth. Early Ozzy with Rhandy Rhoads is nasty. Judas Priest's early stuff was great but I suppose that's more rock than metal, but shit, tons of rock bands had early signs of metal, and they kicked ass - Purple, Sabbath, Thin Lizzy, Rainbow, Rush, Blue Cheer, etc. <p> I mean frankly, while some metal can be awful and migraine inducing, none of it is worse then the shit that passes for "rock" music today. It's a fucking travesty.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 1:50 a.m. CST

    Dunno if I'm gonna go to this...

    by CreamCheeseAlchemist

    but I'm thinking I'll come in costume with the Batman: Anarky tpb and my Batman hoodie to throw on just in case they're overly mundane on the "recognizable" front. But I'm not sold on going to this.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 3:31 a.m. CST

    if anyone can do it.

    by hazelam

    ferrel can.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 4:38 a.m. CST

    Fuck that I hope Dragon

    by TheJudger

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 4:39 a.m. CST

    Con retains the record

    by TheJudger

    WF is doin this for plub reasons only. He dont give a fuck. He wants to whore it up. Make history for his moutain of ego. Not the fans. Dragon Con is for the fans.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 6:14 a.m. CST

    thank you MandrakeRoot

    by redrain

    i could not have said it better!

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 6:18 a.m. CST

    oh,and one more thing

    by redrain

    check out airbourne,black stone cherry, (rock music today)

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 8:13 a.m. CST

    And all along I always thought the goal of teabaggers

    by deelzbub

    was to drop their exposed nuts on some poor unsuspecting victim.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 8:51 a.m. CST


    by RedLeaderStandingBy

    I don't want to sound like a douche, but I need to defend myself. I love Hard Rock and Metal but I'm only 29, still have a head full of hair, a six pack and this week only I probably bang more girls than you in your life time.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 9:17 a.m. CST

    ROFL @ Fareal

    by aceattorney


  • Sept. 22, 2010, 10:57 a.m. CST

    also ROFL

    by redrain

    saw a wall covered with em' and never made that connection! same color and everything,nice!

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Everyone show up dressed as The Incredibles.

    by Galactic


  • Sept. 22, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST

    We're going, but...

    by crankyoldguy

    forget the "authorized' costume crap. I want to go as Golden Age Sandman (gas mask, gas gun) or as Dr. Fate. Our son will have a costume more familiar, but still not too obvious like some store-bought wear.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Can you make a good movie, Ferrell?

    by Triple_J_72

    No you can't. :-)

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Even more awkward than the Incredibles

    by CreamCheeseAlchemist

    In the Golden Age, there was a non-powered superhero called Madam Fatal. Apparently this guy thought the best way to hide his civilian identity was to dress up as an old lady to fight crime.