Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. Annie Evangelista

    Annie Evangelista said, over 1 year ago

    I don’t get it?

  2. Kuldip Rai

    Kuldip Rai said, over 1 year ago

    Maybe Arlo changed the channel to something Janis would want to watch, only for her to decide that she is going to go and read instead. Hence the slight annoyance in the final panel.
    As for his comment in the final comment, maybe it wasn’t a TV channel, but a DVD they rented?

  3. Pataruski

    Pataruski GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I don’t get it eith… wait, I get it!
    He turns the channel.
    He doesn’t like whats on.
    Still doesn’t but watches anyway.
    She isn’t impressed either, so goes to read…
    He changes channels, maybe surfs, still displeased, flips again or flips it off.
    message: “The video store is dead, replaced by 100 channels! But we get 100 channels of crap,so its back to the video store.”

  4. George Alexander

    George Alexander said, over 1 year ago

    The central theme of the strip is that while A&J are crazy-nuts about each other, on every level, they are, nevertheless, so very different. Here, Janis, ever the realist, cuts the crap that’s on the idiot tube to the quick, while Arlo, ever hopeful, gives it a couple of more tries. He ends up defeated, she quit in time, undefeated.

  5. JDS

    JDS said, over 1 year ago

    @George Alexander

    I think you’ve hit the nail on the head with your analysis.

    My guess is that Arlo, like myself, doesn’t subscribe to Netflix, and therefore misses the old video store.

  6. david_42

    david_42 said, over 1 year ago

    @JDS

    I’d agree, it’s much faster and easier to decide on a movie in a store than online.

  7. belcherman

    belcherman said, over 1 year ago

    OK, my take: Arlo and Janis are watching TV. Whatever they are watching stinks. Janis decides to go read a book. Arlo decides to rent a video via some on-line method, hence the video store reference.

  8. Notgiven

    Notgiven said, over 1 year ago

    I’ve got on-demand from a digital TV provider and Amazon Prime. What do I need with a video store?

  9. Paul Roese

    Paul Roese GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    don’t A&J have jobs? didn’t they have a kid once? lately it just seems they watch TV or play with their iPhone.

  10. Cat Servant

    Cat Servant said, over 1 year ago

    Maybe he’s just being literal. The DVD store is dead. I can’t find one within 20 miles of my house.

  11. finale

    finale said, over 1 year ago

    Anything (except Honey Booboo and the Krashdashians) but a “Lifetime” movie…..aaaargh!

  12. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 1 year ago

    @Paul Roese

    His kid is making up for it. He probably never even sleeps with all his responsibilities of studying, working in father-in-law’s restaurant, and simultaneously rebuilding a ramshackle house and an old sailboat. All the while he is tending to his hot new wife and her child from another man, who incidently has a Harvard law degree and will probably pop back into her life at an inopportune time, and has the resources to do it.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Between Hulu and Netflix most people are covered.

  14. Crandlemire

    Crandlemire said, over 1 year ago

    @Annie Evangelista

    “The King is dead, long live the King” is what you say when one King dies and a new one takes over. Video stores are dead, yet the videos will always be with us in one form of another. More aptly said would be television is dead, long live TV (on the internet).

  15. DDS029

    DDS029 said, over 1 year ago

    I’m going with the:
    1. Channel Surfing
    2. Stopped on some channel, but still not that interested.
    3. Janis isn’t impressed either, but realizes it’s probably not getting any better, gives up.
    4. Arlo, still trying, but wishing all the video rental stores hadn’t gone out of business. You only miss them once the’re gone, thing.
    .
    Around here the only video RENTAL is a Redbox at the local Mega-Mart.

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