Seems things just get Worse an’ Worser… What started as an exciting day of planetary devastation has turned ugly… Seriously Ugly!! Is there no recourse to our homeless duo’s gnawing hunger than, “The Grim Spectre of Gainful Employment”??
Which, Ahem, I might note, is a quote from, Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, probably better known as their characters, “Amos ‘n’ Andy”… And while the two are somewhat poorly remembered these days, they did on occasion, provide biting and witty commentary on the social condition…
But that aside, Next Time, How will Bunz and Katz deal with their daunting dilemma? Are they in for some serious resume writing, or will they just slack off as per usual? How does an illegal Alien find work anyhow???
Going postal: it’s not just for postal workers anymore.
Hey, I guess workplace violence is one way of advancing Bunz & Katz’s initial goal of planetary devastation… Just a bit slower and more mind-numbingly monotonous than the original Plan 9…
Planetary devastation. Meh. What’s the point? The workplace slave-drones are already soul dead. Hope for the anticipation of “better” is gone. Didn’t some Joker in a movie say; “Now comes the part where I relieve you, the little people, of the burden of your failed and useless lives.” Go ahead and relieve us Bunz, she’ll be doing us zombie wage/tax slaves a favor. What have we to live for anyway….
…I mean, besides the sex.
What? 8 hours into April (central time) and no new calendar yet? What’s the hold up?
I’m antsy ’cause it’s gonna be a good one! I have insider information and that makes me special! (Yes, in fact I AM shamelessly bragging about it.)
Heh-heh… maybe it was an April Fools gag?
(Nah, wait… it wasn’t. April fool!)
Well, the April calendar, “Boobs in the Woods” did get posted – on the 2nd (missed April fools by just that much)… Seems the calendar has something to do with a scene cut from the 2nd Hobbit flick and features several fair Elfettes in dishabille, a gaggle of Dwarves and a frog… but um, no Bunnies…
Didn’t see if you could post on *that* page, so I’m posting here…since I saw “The Hobbit Part Three” (damn movie should include intermission for bathroom breaks), it’s been one of my greatest fears that someday soon they’ll announce “The Silmarillion: The Trilogy.”
Well Um… Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai” has a built in intermission, but that came out in 54… If I recall correctly, Blake Edwards’ “The Great Race” in 65, also had an intermission when shown in the theaters – Though I can’t think of anything since… But I assure everyone, that you can use our calendar safely and securely without any intermission breaks…
Monty Python and the Holy Grail has an intermission that lasts about 5 seconds. Just long enough for patrons to decide to get up out of their seats. But they were a bad bunch of Englishmen with mean senses of humor. Ni!
“Seven Samurai” and “The Great Race” are two of my favorite movies! Am I a secret intermissionist?
“Pardon me, Mr. Pardner, who is this Texas Jack?”
It’s more a matter of bladder than anything else. At home I can pause and get up and go. Makes it hard on us older types. And, as you say, in the olden days the longer movies did have intermissions…but the modern multiplexes see a ten-minute break in the middle as enough time to squeeze in another showing of the movie, so out goes the time.
(Can’t remember if “Star Wars” had an intermission or not when I first saw it when it came out…definitely didn’t when I saw it in the late 1990s. But I was younger then and hardier.)
So it’s Sunk to this – Now we’re recommending Movie Intermissions…
However, looking back on the previous strip’s movie location commentary, here’s a note that maybe I should have added there:
LA has changed quite a bit since Chaplin & Keaton filmed here, though some locations and buildings still exist… For anyone who’s interested in this sort of thing, there’s a fascinating book, “Silent Echos” about finding film locations used by Buster Keaton, who did a lot of location shooting on the streets not far from his tiny Hollywood studio – also ranging to downtown to the Santa Fe freight yards and other odd parts of the city…
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