Sometimes it's fun to reference past works...

I have nothing against Affleck's new movie Paycheck (although I do believe that John Woo is slipping since he started making movies for American studios), I just needed an easy target to make fun of on a Monday.

Still screwy from the holidays. It's been difficult getting back into a routine. But I'm going back to work on Monday, so maybe I get in the swing of things again.

Actually, that's pretty optimistic. I know it's not the case. Come this Wednesday, I'll be taking another short holiday to New York City for New Year's Eve. Oh, yeah. Cami and I are gonna do the whole Times Square thing, too. It'll be fun.

That being the case, anyone who is interested in submitting guest strips for this Wednesday and Friday is more than welcome to do so. I'd like to give you guys a reason to keep checking the site while I'm away. If you'd like to do a guest strip, send it to me at theaterhopper@hotmail.com.

As excited as I am to be in New York on New Year's Eve, I have to admit the recent terrorism warnings have me a little worried. All it takes it one ticked off fundamentalist with an agenda to ruin everyone elses' good time. But I'm not going to cancel a trip I've been planning since August on the off chance that something horrible and disfiguring could happen.

Frankly, I think a terrorist would have to be pretty stupid to try anything in a post 9/11 America. We're all looking for our chance to ram one up the collective kiesters of these terrorists and break it off. Try anything on a plane these days and they'll ship you home in a ZipLoc.

Well, anyway. I'll change the subject. This kind of dour discussion isn't what you come to the site for. How about a little good news?

I guess people in the forums are saying they can detect a new style in my artwork? I'm not really noticing it, but Cami swears she's seen a leap in the past few strips. By the way, did you know we have exactly 99 members in the forum as of this writing? Wouldn't it be cool if you registered and were the 100 member? Think about it...

One other item of interest; My parents are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary today. So, in the off chance they're reading, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, MOM AND DAD!

I'd give you their e-mail addresses so you could wish them well, but frankly, I don't want to freak them out!

↓ Transcript
We should see that new Ben Affleck movie, Paycheck…

They should have called that movie PayBACK! It could have been about Affleck refunding the money I wasted on Gigli!

Sorry you didn’t like Gigli. Here’s your money back.
Six… Seven… Eight. Okay, it looks like it’s all here. You’re off the hook, Affleck.

Great! And her, I really appreciate that you didn’t punch me in the face for Pearl Harbor either!

Thanks for reminding me!