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Tom Toles

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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    No one wants their theater bombed on Christmas.
    Seth Rogen is getting a lot of free publicity.

  2. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, 1 day ago

    Theatre owners are probably the same ones donating to the campaign funds of the toughest talking conservatives.

  3. Fairportfan2

    Fairportfan2 said, 1 day ago

    I wasn’t gonna see it anyway, so i don’t care.

  4. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, 1 day ago

    When Chaplin made “The Great Dictator” in 1940, he named his dictator Hynkel, and called his country Tomania, while his fellow dictator was Napaloni of Bacteria.

    All Sony had to do was invent a “fictional” Asian country, include a “any similarity between …” notice, and with a straight face say “this isn’t about North Korea” and they could probably have gotten away with it. The movie would have been no better nor worse for it. (I understand it’s a pretty lousy movie anyway.) The North Koreans probably would have left them alone.

    Or not.


    And nasty as the North Koreans are, is there any reason to think they have the capacity to carry out attacks on movie theaters in the United States? Have they got that kind of network of agents here? I suspect the threats are all bluff. But then, we live in an age of fear, and are easily manipulated by threats. They MIGHT not be bluffing, after all.


    Actually, there may be a silver lining. The “free world” has been largely oblivious to the power and danger of cyber-sabotage. Most of our cyber-security is like the locks on our doors: able to stop someone from just walking in, but not someone who REALLY wants in. This may wake us up a bit on the need for greater efforts in this area.


  5. fatchance

    fatchance said, 1 day ago

    My father told me that locks are to keep out honest people. I suspect that applies to cyber-security as well.

  6. s49nav

    s49nav said, about 24 hours ago

    Rob Lowe said it best, “Hollywood has done Neville Chamberlain proud today”. Way to show some backbone, Amy Pascal.

  7. SizeofaPea

    SizeofaPea said, about 23 hours ago

    @Darsan54

    I know it’s a political cartoon, but how does your partisan comment even apply? I usually agree with you but this comment seems a tad bit boorish.

  8. SizeofaPea

    SizeofaPea said, about 23 hours ago

    @Doughfoot

    “And nasty as the North Koreans are, is there any reason to think they have the capacity to carry out attacks on movie theaters in the United States? Have they got that kind of network of agents here? I suspect the threats are all bluff. But then, we live in an age of fear, and are easily manipulated by threats. They MIGHT not be bluffing, after all.”
    They would not have to have any network of agents. Any attack on a movie theater would immediately be claimed and the mere threat from NK could be enough to get a “lone wolf” to act on his(her) own. I would ask you to see the first sentence in Rad-ish’s comment.

    +“Actually, there may be a silver lining. The “free world” has been largely oblivious to the power and danger of cyber-sabotage. Most of our cyber-security is like the locks on our doors: able to stop someone from just walking in, but not someone who REALLY wants in. This may wake us up a bit on the need for greater efforts in this area.”_
    A scary thought when considering how much some dolts rely on their ”smart”-phones and computers to care for EVERYTHING. The singularity is a BAD idea considering. Not that it was necessarily a good thing otherwise.

  9. SizeofaPea

    SizeofaPea said, about 23 hours ago

    @Doughfoot

    " Most of our cyber-security is like the locks on our doors: able to stop someone from just walking in, but not someone who REALLY wants in."
    My father used to tell me, “A lock is only to keep honest people honest.”

  10. SizeofaPea

    SizeofaPea said, about 23 hours ago

    @fatchance

    I posted my near duplicate prior to reading yours. Are we long-lost siblings?

  11. Balto Bill

    Balto Bill said, about 23 hours ago

    Nothing happened when this movie was in theaters ….


  12. logicalone

    logicalone said, about 22 hours ago

    @SizeofaPea

    I have to jump at the opportunity to compliment you on your perfect comment…

  13. r2varney

    r2varney said, about 21 hours ago

    The “Free Speech” argument should also come with some responsibility required. Making a movie about taking out a leader of any country is wrong.. there are too many nut cases in the world that just might act it out.

  14. LizardPriest

    LizardPriest said, about 21 hours ago

    I’m buying an Xbox One instead of a PS4. Never Sony again.

  15. whopado

    whopado said, about 21 hours ago

    I don’t understand how computer hackers can blow up a theater. What command can you send to a movie projector to make it explode?

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