Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 3 years ago

    Um, why do men get married again? Come on, besides that……

  2. localhost

    localhost said, over 3 years ago

    Ha! My wife was home sick for 4 days once. That was a rough month on the old cable bill. Now there’s Netflix, so it won’t ever happen again.

  3. Tone Love

    Tone Love said, over 3 years ago

    I guess Pay-Per-View still exists (i.e., the movie/concert/fight is airing at a certain time, and you have to pay to activate access to that channel to watch it). But I’d imagine that most folks use On Demand to watch movies instead, since you can pay for and start your movie whenever you want.

  4. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    The last time I saw a pay per view movie I didn’t know 10,000 BC was based on a video game.

  5. GR6

    GR6 said, over 3 years ago

    …even if the cable bill did exceed the mortgage payment.

  6. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 3 years ago

    Comcast has a message capability on their cable boxes. They usually use it to advertise a pay-per-view event, most frequently a professional fight.

  7. twypsi

    twypsi said, over 3 years ago

    VuDu, Amazon, Netflix, Pandora, On-Demand! Life is good!

  8. Sidneypop

    Sidneypop said, over 3 years ago

    Have you noticed that the quality and quantity of movies has diminished. It is an intentional effort to push you to pay-per-view. Anyone remember “Pay TV” from the 60"s?

  9. said, over 3 years ago

    @Varnes

    “Um, why do men get married again? Come on, besides that……”
    .
    You might as well ask why men even have friends. The comic today would work just as well if it were 2 guys who just happened to be room mates and shared expenses.

  10. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 3 years ago

    I heard of a guy who lost all of his gambling money at Vegas in the first hour and had to sit in his hotel room for the rest of the week.

  11. Burnout70s

    Burnout70s said, over 3 years ago

    @Tone Love

    Pay-Per-View and On-Demand are the same thing just depends who you geyt your signal from

  12. jbmlaw

    jbmlaw said, over 3 years ago

    1980 is the dividing line – maybe two dozen worthwhile movies since then. There were more great comedies than that in the 1930s and in the 1970s. I blame “Annie Hall” for starting the trend of uninteresting shows.

  13. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “I blame ‘Annie Hall’ for starting the trend of uninteresting shows.”


    Right year, wrong movie. Blame “Star Wars.”


    Don’t get me wrong, I love that movie as much as anybody, but it was the watershed for the Blockbuster Mentality, the idea that a $100,000,000 gross (adjust for inflation) is the only definition of “success.”


    Besides, if you find “Annie Hall” uninteresting, you were probably either still too young for it in 1977, or already too old.

  14. David Henderson

    David Henderson said, over 3 years ago

    A friend of mine little girl ordered a Disney pay-per-view movie over 100 times in a spend of less than 15 minutes. She just kept pushing buttons on the remote. They still tried to bill him for all 100 shows. The had the cable box take out and now there is no TV at all in the house. He says the next time she sees a TV show is when she is old enough to buy her own TV.

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