And with an awkward pause, we inch quietly away from 2008. That’s the note I leave you on.

Today will be the last comic of the year. I’m going on vacation with Cami and my sister-in-law starting Sunday and there will be no guest strips to pad things out while I’m gone. Don’t forget about me! You’ll want to be sure and check out the site again in 2009 because I’ll be introducing a new site design as well as announce the pre-order for Theater Hopper: Year Three! Big news all around!

As for today’s comic, it’s somewhat based in truth. Cami *did* in fact get me a Blu-ray DVD player, but for my birthday, not Christmas. And it’s true that we put it through it’s paces by watching Forgetting Sarah Marshall. It’s probably not the first movie you’d think of when it comes to testing out the picture quality of a Blu-ray DVD player, but I have to admit — I did notice a distinct difference in picture quality!

It’s funny, because I was talking about receiving the Blu-ray player for my birthday during Monday’s night’s Triple Feature podcast and I was riffing on how you have to find a movie that’s worthy of the technology because it’s cost-prohibitive to buy every single DVD you want in that format. Specifically, I think I said “I’m not going to get Step Brothers on Blu-ray so I can see Will Ferrell’s jacked up teeth in 1080i resolution.”

Oh, but Jason Segel’s wang is perfectly acceptable!

I should point out that I tried to get something cool, but Cami nixed The Dark Knight because seeing in the theater bummed her out and she didn’t want to watch it again. Also, pathetically, I couldn’t find any copies of Iron Man at my local Best Buy. LAME! I did grab Wall-E, though. We haven’t watched it yet because we actually watched it a few weeks ago in the inferior “regular” DVD format.

I think I have a clever idea about replacing some of my old DVDs with Blu-ray editions, though. I had the idea to sell them on eBay with an original sketch of the title character. So you guys out there can bid on one of my old movies and get something a little extra to boot. It might be fun! We’ll have to see how it works. Stay tuned for that in the future.

Anyway, Forgetting Sarah Marshall was great. A lot funnier than I remembered it! There’s a lot going on in that movie. Lots of different plots and character points to keep up with. That’s a good thing! Gives a comedy dimension rather than it being a catch phrase machine.

I’m kind of kicking myself that I didn’t pick it up on DVD earlier, but now I’m kind of glad I didn’t so we could enjoy it on Blu-ray. The extras are crazy. There are literally dozens of them. Good stuff.

That does it for me today. I hope everyone who celebrates the Christmas holiday had a happy and safe experience.

Remember, no new comics next week and that includes taking a break from The Triple Feature as well. So if you’re a fan of the show, we’re not recording on Monday.

I’ll be sure to post a reminder of the hiatus to the front page on Monday as well as ways you can be notified when the new site design goes live on Monday, January 5th. You guys are going to love it. I’ve shown it to a bunch of my web comic buddies and they’ve been very supportive. If these guys can’t find anything wrong with the layout, than that means you guys are going to LOVE IT!

Have a safe and happy New Year and I’ll see you again in 2009!

↓ Transcript
How was your holiday?

Excellent! Cami got me a Blu-ray DVD player for Christmas!

Cool! Did you get any good movies to go with it?

Yeah. I got Iron Man, Wall-E and Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall?

Even Jason Segel's dingle looks good in Blu-ray