So are you guys ready to see the lamest incentive sketch ever? Hey, you gotta understand, I was out celebrating my sister-in-law's birthday last night. I didn't get home until 11:00 PM and then had to whip together a comic. But if you vote for Theater Hopper at Web Comics List, you know I'll treat you like a brother.
Here's to poor planning!
Yeah, yeah. I know today's comic kind of recycles Wednesday's comic. But I promise I'll make it up to you on Monday. I have a good one in the bin involving a certain Mr. Affleck and his recently announced nuptials.
Jury is still out on whether or not to see War of the Worlds. I think Cami has sincerely fallen in love with the idea of boycotting the movie on principle, but the hard core movie fan in me keeps saying "You should at least see it - just so you know what you're hating." I can talk myself into anything.
From what I've heard, the bulk of the movie is spectacular. Wrought with tension, fun to watch. It's the beginning of the movie that's lame and the ending that's a real clunker. Again, it appears Spielberg can't stop himself from heaping on the schmaltz and it totally deep six's the atmosphere of dread he built up to that point.
This is only what I've read, but the criticism wouldn't surprise me. He does this in all his films. I was particularly offended by the shiny, happy robot ending of A.I. - Artificial Intelligence.
I'm sure most of you remember that the movie was originally the pet project of the late Stanley Kubrick. After his death, Spielberg took it over to honor his friend. Let me tell you, that movie does Kubrick no honors. The first time you think the movie is over, eject the DVD and don't look back, because the rest of it is just going to ruin it for you.
Anyway, back on track. I doubt we'll have time to see War of the Worlds this weekend anyway because Cami and I will be taking the holiday weekend to pack up all our crap for the big move we have coming up on the 12th.
You guys know all about this, right? We're moving to a new house about 5 minutes away from our old house. Of course, they say it's the short moves are the worst. They're probably right. I predict we'll probably run about 30 or so car trips between homes before the professional movers come in on the 14th to carry out all the heavy stuff.
But this leads me to my next point - I'm REALLY gonna need guest strips from you guys before July 10. So if you're interested, draw something up and send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can keep your images in JPG format, that's best. And the strips can be as long as you want, just no wider than 525 pixels. Otherwise, they break the site layout.
That about does it for me. I hope everyone has a great weekend!
Well, yeah, I know. But it's got Dakota Fnnning in it and she's...
...she's a really good actress!