I realize there isn’t much of a punchline to this comic, but I like how the last panel turned out. The Chrysler Building in one of my favorites, so it was fun to work it into the comic somehow. The real grin in this piece is Tom’s obtuseness. Teleporting to get the mail? That’s just lazy!

Jumper has been on my radar for a while, it seems. I think I remember seeing the teaser trailer for it sometime last fall. At the time, I remember not thinking it was very good. It certainly didn’t do a very good job of trading in on it’s pedigree of having been directed by Doug Liman – an error they’ve since corrected.

I think most movie-goers instinctively flinch whenever they see Hayden Christensen in the lead. Call it The Anakin Effect. I gotta hand it to him, though. The kid keeps working. He could have very easily ended up with Mark Hamill’s career.

Don’t get me wrong. I love Mark Hamill. Especially now that he’s a voice over artist. His interpretation of The Joker in Batman: The Animated Series is still the benchmark I judge other interpretations of the character. But at the same time, Hamill didn’t really do much with the exposure the first three Star Wars movies afforded him. I mean, Corvette Summer? C’mon!

At any rate, I really like how the ad campaign is playing up the potential of teleportation with their slogan “Anywhere is possible.” That’s kind of a “duh” statement to make, but it does capture the imagination somewhat. I mean, who hasn’t wanted to check out the pyramids in Egypt in the morning and be home by lunch? Sounds pretty convienient.

We talked a little bit about Jumper at the end of Monday’s broadcast of The Triple Feature. I encourage you to download the show if you missed it. We had taken the previous week off, so we had lots to talk about. Even went a little bit long in the broadcast. No worries. We had a great time.

Hey, don’t forget Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. Show your sweetie you care!

Later, all.

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I think Jumper looks totally awesome. How cool would it be to be able to teleport – to be anywhere in the world instantly?

Imagine the time I could shave off my commute! I could go out and grab the mail instantly!


Dude, did you just fart? Jared? Jared?!