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Lalo Alcaraz

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  1. manteo16nc

    manteo16nc said, 4 days ago

    Steve Carell’s Twitter feed carries a reminder of how Hollywood used to be, back when it was America: a shot from Charlie Chaplin’s “The Dictator”.

  2. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, 4 days ago

    I’ve heard the theory that it was Sony’s lawyers who pressed the company to yank the film, out of fear of a copycat actually attacking a theater and then victims filing suit, saying “you knew there was a threat but you put the film out anyway”.

    Whichever way it actually unfolded, this sets a pretty bad precedent. I think the film would’ve been stupid and pointless, but to cancel it because of threats from hackers? Ill-considered move.

  3. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 4 days ago

    Lalo, you done good today…

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 4 days ago

    The people in Aurora were watching a non-confrontational film. The guy with popcorn in Tampa was only waiting for the move to start.


    The stage was set for another round of terrorist success in terrifying the chickenhawk brigade. (Some idiot likely hacking from here in the States.)


    Sony Entertainment is a subsidiary of one of the largest and most successful electronics companies in the world, and they got hacked???? Is that clever hackers, or a corporation so enthralled with the bottom line, they didn’t even hire and pay folks enough who work for them, to get qualifed people?

  5. Justjoking

    Justjoking said, 4 days ago

    @dtroutma

    Sony got their IT people from the Obamacare website contractor.

  6. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 4 days ago

    @Justjoking

    Good one.

  7. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 3 days ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    What movie is not a threat in the eyes of some wacko somewhere?

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    “Captain America” could bring Harvey Lee Oswald back from the dead.

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    “Bambi” could rile up the environmental mentalists.

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    “Thelma & Louise” could get the hard core anti-gay right wingers going.

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    You name it, I tell you a group who would oppose a movie. Not all groups would resort to violence but you never know about lone wolfs and stuff.

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    On the other hand the threat of “9/11 like events” is laughable, at best. And if someone actually did do something like this, and it turns out it was orchestrated from North Korea, and President Obama remembers that there is no peace-treaty with NK, the U.S. would finally have an excuse for doing the world a favor and turn that country into an nice, flat mirror of molten glass.

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    Obama wants to get rid of the nukes anyway, right? :-)

  8. agrestic

    agrestic said, 3 days ago

    the U.S. would finally have an excuse for doing the world a favor and turn that country into an nice, flat mirror of molten glass.
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    Obama wants to get rid of the nukes anyway, right? :-)


    While I’m pretty sure you’re joking, I personally don’t fancy radioactive clouds, nuclear winter, the instantaneous death of millions and the drawn-out deaths of millions more. I’m pretty sure neither South Korea, China, Russia, Mongolia, nor Japan would be terribly happy with the outcome either.

  9. sueamarlucan

    sueamarlucan GoComics PRO Member said, 3 days ago

    @dzw3030

    I’m confused. Could you explain how lalo ‘done good today’? Really. I don’t quite get this one today. But, I’m not much of a fan of Hollywood either way…

  10. sueamarlucan

    sueamarlucan GoComics PRO Member said, 3 days ago

    @agrestic

    While I agree with your opinion, lets hope all those other nuclear capable countries think like you do.

  11. agrestic

    agrestic said, 3 days ago

    @sueamarlucan

    Really. I don’t quite get this one today.


    This comic is a reference to the fact that hackers calling themselves “Guardians of Peace,” who have been fingered by the FBI as connected with North Korea, have through terrorist threats convinced Sony Pictures not to release a movie called The Interview. Hence, in this case, Kim Jong-Un and cohort have effectively dictated the actions of the US film industry.


    While I agree with your opinion, lets hope all those other nuclear capable countries think like you do.


    So far so good. But where the real danger lies is with non-state actors getting hold of these weapons. Which is a strong argument to get rid of them altogether, everywhere.

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 3 days ago

    The theaters are the ones that panicked, afraid of tort if anyone stubbed a toe in one of their theaters during a screening. MCA, Music Corporation of America was also a Japanese company owning Universal Studios.


    A Seth Rogan movie is like a live action “South Park”, not intended to be an intellectual challenge in the first place.


    Let’s not get into cereal wars, or Cap’n Crunch will lead an attack on Iowa!

  13. agrestic

    agrestic said, 2 days ago

    @dtroutma

    The theaters are the ones that panicked, afraid of tort if anyone stubbed a toe in one of their theaters during a screening.


    This is true, particularly since the theater in Aurora, CO was sued. But then Sony since came out and said they wouldn’t be releasing the movie in theaters at all, and instead on an unspecified “other platform.”


    In addition, New Regency has cancelled a film of the graphic novel Pyongyang in response to the hacks and threats.


    With the spread of hacking tools and skills, and the increasing willingness of some parties to threaten violence to shut down voices they disagree with (also see: Gamergate vs. Anita Sarkeesian), I can foresee a day when what gets shown in movie theaters is only the most inoffensive pablum—until someone takes offense.


    Let’s not get into cereal wars, or Cap’n Crunch will lead an attack on Iowa!


    That’s actually quite fitting, considering we’re talking about hacking. Though that Captain Crunch just liked whistling into handsets.

  14. Cynthia Sonier

    Cynthia Sonier said, about 11 hours ago

    Remember after 9/11, when we were afraid of a guy with dark skin getting into an airplane with a box cutter and a Quran and we thought THAT was a stupid fear?

  15. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, about 6 hours ago

    @Cynthia Sonier

    No.

    AGRESIC said and instead on an unspecified “other platform.

    I hadn’t heard that. Can you provide a link?

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