Thursday, July 24, 2008

R&F 9-c: "Point's New 527, part 3"

The conclusion (for now) of this experiment in daily-style comic-strippage. We will now return you to the regularly scheduled Sunday 'Toons until further notice.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

R&F 9-b: "Point's New 527, part 2"

As Promised, The Continuing Saga of The Talking Point's New Anti-"Change" 527 Group. If you haven't already read part 1, Click Here.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

R&F 9-a: "Point's New 527, part 1"

I Got Something a little different for you 'Toonfans this week!I am attempting to ramp up my output of 'Toons a little, to more than one a week, and am experimenting with a "daily strip" style format.

I had intended to run a standard, weekend strip here today, and then release the serial strips through the week. I ran out of week at the end of my week, though, and didn't get the large-format 'Toon done.

So we start the week a little early, with the first of (at least) a 3-part series of strips entitled, "Point's New 527". I should be running the other installments on every-other day. Enjoy.

The Adventure Continues in "Point's New 527, Part 2"

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Ralphie and Friends #8: "The Joker's Revenge"

This week's Ralphie and Friends is non-political. So instead of ticking off Republicans or Democrats, it will only tick off fans of ABBA Disco Musicals.
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I don't mean to say that Mamma Mia! is a bad movie, just that it is a really bad movie to accidentally find yourself at if you have been waiting for 14 months to see "The Dark Knight". Mamma Mia! might actually be a great movie. I am just never, ever going to find out, if I can possibly help it.

As for the SAW franchise (they really need a 5th one?), this story inspired their mention in this strip.

This is what Julie Benz, one of the film's stars, had to say about her experience:
"These 'Saw' films are very psychologically terrifying, and it really affected me on a very deep level. I'd go back to the hotel and have nightmares about the movie, not actor nightmares — like 'Will I be able to perform?' — but about stuff going on in the film. I didn't think it was going to affect me like that. I mean, I was there on a set. I knew it was make believe, knew it wasn't true, and still I was getting really scared. They had a bucket on standby because I was really getting nauseous over things I had to do. I've never had that reaction to a movie before. I was always able to turn it off. But there were moments I actually forgot I was shooting a movie and really did think something awful was going to happen." (emphasis mine)

The producers of the SAW movies have apparently pushed the envelope so far that, according to Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity, they should now actually be pulling the envelope from the other side.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Ralphie and Friends 7: "Ms. Quoted"

This Week's Sunday Cartoon introduces our representative of the mainstream media. (a.k.a. the MSM), Ms. Distortia Quote.

The MSM, in their pursuit of things catchy, punchy, brief, and controversial, often make stories where there were none before. A frequent criticism of former Democratic Presidential Nominee Sen. John Kerry was that he couldn't seem to get the knack of "Speaking in Sound Bites". Today's cartoon is an extreme example of what can happen when you confuse the media with an overly-long answer.

Believe it or not, today's 'toon was written BEFORE the press went and proved my point with the whole Wesley Clark context-removal parade that aired all last week.