Theater 1: "Sorry, Wrong Number," starring the iPhone 4.
Theater 2: "The Spy Who Loved Me," starring deep-cover Russian agents "Richard and Cynthia Murphy."
Theater 3: "The Dead Zone," staring the Gulf of Mexico.
Theater 4: "The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams," starring Sarah Palin.
Theater 5: "The Madness of King George," starring George Steinbrenner.
And at Theaters 6-12: "What Women Want," starring Mel Gibson.
Call for show times.
But first, as always, newsreels, coming attractions, and selected shorts, beginning with Daryl Cagle's toon round-up for this week.
p3 Picks of the Week: Mike Luckovich, Pat Bagley, R. J. Matson, Mike Keefe, Jef Parker,John Darkow, Jimmy Margulies, Steve Sack, John Cole, Jeff Stahler, Steve Breen, and Monte Wolverton.
p3 Best in Show: Jerry Holbert.
p3 Legion of Honor: Adam Zyglis.
p3 Award for Best Adaptation From Anotehr Medium (tie): Taylor Jones and Cam Cardow.
p3 World Toon Review: Stephane Peray (Thailand), and Ingrid Rice (Canada).
Some see the glass as half-empty. But, as Ann Telnaes notes, some see it as half-white.
Anderson Cooper in a tuna submarine? Have to give us humans credit, says Mark Fiore: If nothing else, we like it when our environmental disasters have good visuals.
Vintage comic book cover of the week: (I didn't know this was going to be a regular feature; maybe it won't be, but here it is today just the same.) As nearly as I can figure out, this wonderfully garish Dick Tracy comic book cover would have hit the stands sometime in 1952. (Note Roger Ebert's comment below the image.)
Here's this week's Barry Blitt illustration to accompany Frank Rich's Sunday NYTimes column about the passion of Mel Gibson.
This Modern World, using actual quotes (unfortunately), looks at our odds for success in Afghanistan.
Reuben Bollings has the key: it's all about being on the winning team.
The K Chronicles features a special military edition of "Life's Little Victories. Yes!
Horror in a single-panel cartoon: We've puzzled before over the question: What would it take to make "The Family Circus" interesting? Here's another possibility: What if it's really based on a threat to humankind's continued existence by non-human forces and their human followers? Never looked at it that way before, did you? (Hat-tip to Rhyzome. Also, does anyone know the original source of these images? They seem to have appeared on the web circa 2005 and have been recirculated ever since, but the original site is no longer there.)
I knew this would be trouble the day he stopped running for the streetcar and started running for the carpool: Dagwood in the digital age? The Comics Curmudgeon sees an old, old, story.
Portland homeboy Jack Ohman looks at the house that ruthless built (his line, not mine; good one, though).
Clever "cheese" joke sneaked past the censors mid-way: "A Tale of Two Mice," directed by Michael Tashlin in 1945, cashed in on the popularity of Abbot and Costello with the second of two parodies of the comedy team (the first, "A Tale of Two Kitties" in 1942, portrayed them as cats, going up against Tweety). Voices by story artist Tedd Pierce (Abbot) and Warner Brothers immortal Mel Blanc (Costello).
p3 Bonus Toon: As I've said before, I nurture the hope that commentary about GOP gubernatorial candidate Chris Dudley will eventually rise above (so to speak) an endless parade of "tall" jokes, but Jesse Springer suggests why Oregon voters may never get anything more to work with:
Note: Facebook users can click this link to join the group Ask Chris Dudley to debate John Kitzhaber!.
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