Before you start sending me e-mails, yes, I know I screwed up the last panel in today’s comic. Everything looks right at 1:00 in the morning. I’ll fix it when I get home tonight.

Here’s hoping that everyone had a safe and happy new year celebration. If you’re reading this, I have to assume that’s the case.

Our New Year’s celebration was decidedly white, suburban and boring. Cami and I took Henry to Applebee’s at about 5:00 at night for dinner. We came home, put him to bed and watched a rerun of Saturday Night Live in the ’90’s on NBC until 9:00 PM. Henry is teething again and was up crying the night before, so Cami was exhausted and went to bed around 9:30. I stayed up because I felt I should, but only lasted until about 11:00 before I went to bed. Oh, well. At least we were together when the clock struck midnight.

That sounds bad. It sounds like we had a boring New Year’s because of Henry. That’s not true. We had an awesome New Year’s. I guess I just called it “boring” because to an outsider, that’s probably what it looks like. Truthfully, I probably wouldn’t have done anything different even if we didn’t have Henry. I went to see the ball drop in Times Square when 2003 rolled over into 2004. Since then, I haven’t really cared about celebrating the occasion.

Once you’ve partied with EVERYBODY, you don’t want to party with ANYBODY.

As you know, I live in Iowa and tomorrow is the big caucus. Cami and I have both decided to caucus for Barack Obama. It’ll be our first time caucusing, but we felt it was too important to pass up. I vote in every election, but I’ve been more proactive this time around. I’m tired of sitting on my ass assuming things are going to shake out the way I hope they will.

Odd that we would get a babysitter so we could sit in a church and argue with people about politics on a Thursday night, but not get a babysitter so we could go out and ring in the new year. But something tells me this caucus is a little more important.

We actually went to an Obama rally here in Des Moines yesterday. We took Henry and he behaved great. I felt like I was doing something good for him. It was a good time.

I know none of this has anything to do with the comic or with movies, but now that the new year has begun, prestige pictures have all evaporated from the landscape. There’s certainly some catching up I have to do in terms of what I’ve seen and what I haven’t. But if the goal here is to be timely, I’m not going to talk about Atonement, three weeks past it’s release date in favor of uncovering the intricacies of the cell phone horror movie One Last Call.

A couple of guys that NEVER miss a movie are my good friends Gordon McAplin from Multiplex and Joe Dunn from Joe Loves Crappy Movies. After taking the holiday week off, the three of us are getting back together tonight for a live broadcast of The Triple Feature talkcast at Talkshoe, 9:00 PM CST. Tonight we’ll be talking about all the great holiday movies we’ve seen. So set your alarm and be sure to join us tonight at 9:00 PM CST! See you there!

↓ Transcript
Did you make any new year’s resolutions?

Oh, you know. The usual stuff.

Be more patient with people.

Eat less fatty food.

Stay away from dumb media.

Did Tom make any resolutions this year??

Not that I know of.

Man! That dumb kid took forever putting the extra butter on my popcorn!

Let’s hurry before we miss Killsplosion: The Reckoning!