Sorry for the delay on today’s comic, but the reason for the delay is kind of ironically related to the punchline!

I’m in the middle of trying to obtain my Master’s in Communication Leadership at Drake University here in Des Moines. For those of you wondering what that is, it’s kind of a hybrid of their business college and their journalism college designed for communication professionals.

Right now I’m taking an accounting course that has me bent over its knee and spanking me hard. I come back from a three hour night class every Tuesday completely spent. Basically what happened last night is that I came home, laid down on the couch to rest for 15 minutes and didn’t get back up.

I woke up at some point around 2AM and dragged myself to bed. I was way too out of it to finish a comic.

I suppose this is one of the benefits of being unemployed, though. I have the morning to stay at home, draw silly pictures and post them on the internet.

But I don’t like missing deadlines – even when they’re self-imposed. So, sorry about that.

Capitalism: A Love Story comes out this weekend. In my estimation, it’s an important film being delivered to theaters with unfortunate timing. There’s a lot of good stuff coming out this weekend. Toy Story and Toy Story 2 in 3D, Zombieland, The Invention of Lying and A Serious Man are all movies I want to see in addition to Capitalism: A Love Story. If I hadn’t already seen Whip It! at a sneak preview last Saturday, I would be additionally stymied.

I hope people don’t look at Michael Moore’s film like Tom does in today’s comic. I’m kind of counting on Moore to frame the current economic crisis in more simplistic terms. By that, I don’t mean that I hope he talks down to us. Rather, I hope that he able to do what he normally does so well in his other films and puts a human face on the devastation this Great Recession is doing to people.

Incidentally, if you haven’t seen Moore’s first foray into documentary filmmaking, I strongly suggest you watch Roger & Me – a film about Moore’s pursuit of General Motors CEO Roger Smith as he seeks an explanation for the massive downsizing he ordered which resulted in an economic decimation of Moore’s hometown of Flint, Michigan.

If you look at what General Motors did in the 80s, its like a microcosm of what corporations are doing with America today. In many respects, I think Capitalism: A Love Story can be seen as a natural progression of the issues Moore explored in Roger & Me. A sequel of sorts.

I know Moore is a polarizing figure, but I’m curious to know what you guys think about Capitalism: A Love Story. Given the current economic climate, I wonder how much criticism Moore is going to attract for his film. Who is going to make the argument that is pro-corporation? Do you plan on seeing Capitalism: A Love Story this weekend, or are there too many other distractions at the multiplex? Do you think you’ll get around to seeing it later if you don’t see it right away?

Leave your comments below!

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I really want to see Capitalism: A Love Story.

I hope Michael Moore goes after Goldman Sachs.

Specifically how they took $12 billion in bailout money and handed out $14 billion in holiday bonuses.

Did you know that's almost $5 million for each of the firm's 443 partners?


Tom? TOM! Come back to us!

HUH? Oh, sorry. You started talking about numbers and I blacked out for a second!