FoxTrot by Bill Amend for August 04, 2013

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    kittenpah  about 10 years ago

    Not sure I’d believe that Jason would have seen Charlton give that line.

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    RuinQueenofOblivion  about 10 years ago

    “I can’t go with Paige, her ape costume is better than mine!”

    If anyone remembers that line, you have my deepest sympathy.

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    Templo S.U.D.  about 10 years ago

    Would’ve been nice to see Calvin do that with snow; Bill Watterson made him quite an artiste.

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    jancy  about 10 years ago

    Rent the original “Planet of the Apes”. This is a reenactment of the last scene.

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    Richard Howland-Bolton Premium Member about 10 years ago

    Anyway that was a really effective image—-the unmistakeable icon of New York in the wilderness. But of course, as with most really effective images it was completely wrong. What it showed us was just about impossible. I don’t know how much you know about the structure of the Statue of Liberty or, for that matter, about the chronology of the Planet of the Apes but let me assure you that the one is a flimsy shell over a hollow framework and the other is about two thousand years and I’ll leave you to guess which one is which. The upshot of this is that the chances of Charlton Heston seeing Lady Liberty after all that time are probably even less than the chances of him noticing that whatever the NRA says it is a hell of a sight easier to kill someone with a gun than without!

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    tripwire45  about 10 years ago

    It’s an old movie, but a classic. I’m surprised kids today would even watch it, though.

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    sbchamp  about 10 years ago

    Jason, that’s not quite correct

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    athomas917  about 10 years ago

    Reference to original

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    ComicRelief  about 10 years ago

    I actually laughed out loud when I read this strip. I saw the movie + most of the sequels when they originally ran … recently bought a DVD of it for $5 and made the kids watch this “classic.”

    Charlton Heston was just being Charlton Heston – he just had his way of doing things that I personally liked.

    Nice tribute to PotA!

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    tahoeh2o  about 10 years ago

    The prop from the movie was about 2 feet tall…

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    jbmlaw01  about 10 years ago

    Dear Mr. Jim, your language is redundant – you do not need both “liberal” and “jerk.”

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    Durak Premium Member about 10 years ago

    Looks like a summer day, well spent.

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    Durak Premium Member about 10 years ago

    Mr. Jim, don’t be a jerk. It was just a comment. Relax, no one is trying to start a fight with you. Put the gun down.

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    GunnerJoe Premium Member about 10 years ago

    Thank You Mr.Jim

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    ChessPirate  about 10 years ago

    The Charlton Heston triumvirate of films about bleak futures were all quite good. I think “Planet of the Apes” is the least believable, “Omega Man” the most exciting, and “Soylent Green” the most chilling.All three (and even “Beneath the Planet of the Apes”, which Heston appeared in) have images of upraised arms at the end.

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    Asharah  about 10 years ago

    What percentage of today’s population wouldn’t get the joke?

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    joeshmo30  about 10 years ago

    i dont get it, please explain it to me somebody

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    Dry and Dusty Premium Member about 10 years ago

    Bill ignore the political rhetoric! This strip today was a HOOT! (And anyone who doesn’t get the joke, has to be a real young’in! Which makes the rest of us “old farts” I guess!)

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    Doctor11  about 10 years ago

    For anyone wondering, Jason is referencing the original Planet of the Apes by acting out the last scene.

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    JanLC  about 10 years ago

    Nicely done.

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    dangerj03  about 10 years ago

    I love planet of the apes. I also got kick out of this comic.

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    phoenixnyc  about 10 years ago

    Just as a random wondering, though, would Jason, much less Paige, be familiar with the original Planet of the Apes? Paige is likely to dismiss ANY science fiction as only for geeks, while Jason is more likely to be into the all-flash-and-no-substance remake.

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    tammyspeakslife Premium Member about 10 years ago

    The banana quip; funny!

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    Exodush  about 3 years ago

    i don’t get it

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    Exodush  almost 3 years ago

    I don’t get this comic

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