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Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for July 04, 2012
Bob: Actually, Hollywood is a good example of how a free market works... they don't need government regulations overseeing their industry. High quality control is achieved through the consumers. Joe: Hypothetically, yes, but not in reality. Bob: Uh, what do you mean, Joe? Joe: Well... I can sum it up in 3 words, Bob... Adam Sandler movies. Bob: Sigh... good point. Never mind...
invisifan almost 11 years ago
Sadly, a very good point — though more of a sad commentary on the maturity of the viewing public …
Linguist almost 11 years ago
I’m glad I’m not the only one who can’t stand Sandler’s adolescent humor and one dimensional character.
Jim Douglas almost 11 years ago
most untalented Adam Sad-ler
hawgowar almost 11 years ago
I have 3 worse words: “Pauly Shore movies”
The Nihilist almost 11 years ago
Who is he trying to kid…
The movie industry today gets all kinds of state and local government incentives and breaks to shoot at different places. In 1948 the DOJ finally broke up the studio monopoly with an anti-trust suit. That’s free market?
thirdguy almost 11 years ago
Kirk Cameron movies?
kittenpah almost 11 years ago
“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer”
bluskies almost 11 years ago
What happened to yesterday’s guy with the super duper pooper scooper now that we need him?
Varnes almost 11 years ago
There are so few good, much less great, comedies, that it seems to be the most difficult type of movie to make. Drama’s are easy……
Thomas Skogestad almost 11 years ago
“If Adam Sandler and Kate Hudson made a movie together, I think Rotten Tomatoes gets its first negative score and a small gravitational pull” https://twitter.com/JohnnyGlynn/status/213284362395987969
shmlss almost 11 years ago
and the newest flavor of the month, channing tatum! acting? me thinks not.
sykerocker almost 11 years ago
The actual quote is, “No one in this world, so far as I know — and I have searched the records for years, and employed agents to help me — has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.”
Mencken made it in 1926. What it was shortened down to is equally accurate.
roctor almost 11 years ago
What about ben stiller? Happy 4th yall.
Boots at the Boar Premium Member almost 11 years ago
I’m fine with no government regulations as long as the stake holders are managing their market in a constructive way. It’s the destructive race-to-the-bottom manufacturers and retailers I think that need the “thou shalt not cross this ethical line” rules.
GROG Premium Member almost 11 years ago
Or lack there of.
Ensoh almost 11 years ago
Yes, but by the end of his career, Adam should be potty trained and ready for kindergarten.
twj0729 almost 11 years ago
Yesterday’s Yahoo said Leonardo DiCaprio and Adam Sandler are the two highest paid “actors” in Holllywood! Go figure!
SaraRundle almost 11 years ago
oh come on! Adam Sandler is hilarious. Little Nicky is one of the greatest stupid movies there is – you have to laugh that you’re wasting your time watching it! and the Wedding Singer is one of the best all time movies ever. I’d rather watch a bad Adam Sandler movie over a war movie any day.
hcr1985 almost 11 years ago
The fact that the number one movie this past weekend features a pothead, foul-mouthed teddy bear that sleeps with hookers proves Joe’s point :)
walruscarver2000 almost 11 years ago
But teachers must not teach kids what to think. That would be brainwashing.
FlyinHeavy almost 11 years ago
And yet, Adam Sandler is the 3rd highest paid actor in Hollywood. It’s irrelevant how many people here like him. He doesn’t get that much money by appealing to some small subset. He entertains, he doesn’t make art, and that’s what Hollywood is at it’s core, entertainment, and nothing else.
kpduty almost 11 years ago
Give me Seinfeld any day…
DrJKnows almost 11 years ago
Sasha Baron Cohen
renewed1 almost 11 years ago
And of course, we all are forced to watch these movies.
Vonne Anton almost 11 years ago
Actually the point of this strip is that businesses don’t want government regulations, claiming they are not necessary…anyone remember Enron and housing debacle? Some regulations are essential.
freeholder1 almost 11 years ago
You can make a movie that brings in 2 million people and racks up high for a weak week in Oct. or Mar. and you are a success, while the other 298 million in the country don’t know your name. ‘Real Housewives of the Jersey Storage Wars Go House Hunting with Celebrities" on The Discover Hallmark Channel will be a "huge " success if it out pulls the “Lucy” reruns on Antenna TV. The standard for success is now if an 18-35 year old will buy the junk you push or rent your DVD. It has nothing to do with real popularity or Harry’s Law would still be on the sinking NBC network: most popular show: lousy demographic with the kids.
Can't Sleep almost 11 years ago
Bob looks a lot like Dabney Coleman.
DonVanni almost 11 years ago
“Michael Bay movies.”
Allan CB Premium Member almost 11 years ago
No… Adam Sandler … google him. I think some of his stuff is good. Other stuff, not so good.
Allan CB Premium Member almost 11 years ago
Ick … those and “Jack Ass”.
Gokie5 almost 11 years ago
Three words: Just. About. Everything.
lanman03 almost 11 years ago
I don’t think the rating system for movies is run by the government. The Rating Board is composed of people from various parts of the movie industry. That was done to avoid having the government do it, if I remember correctly.
Habogee almost 11 years ago
Adam Sandler movies are generally so awful. That’s why Spanglish was such a surprise. He was really good in that. But infantile jokes seem to be the moneymakers.
Varnes almost 11 years ago
Nightshade, Hahahaha….best joke of the day!
runar almost 11 years ago
Adam Sandler’s movies are the kind that make me feel embarrassed to be caught watching them – even if I’m the only one in the room.
tigre1 almost 11 years ago
So says a man who doesn’t know his apostrophe from his epistolary. Nor his actual risibility quotient from his fundament.
fritzoid Premium Member almost 11 years ago
“Punch-Drunk Love” is the Adam Sandler movie for people who hate Adam Sandler movies. Director P.T. Anderson (“Boogie Nights”, “Magnolia”, “There Will Be Blood”) gives us the usual Adam Sandler character (immature, explosively violent, borderline psychotic) and shows us how a guy like that might function in real life. Very strange movie, sometimes funny, sometimes haunting, and occasionally very sweet.
I also like “The Wedding Singer” (it’s just so cute). Sandler can be an effective performer so long as somebody is on hand to keep him from being self-indulgent.
dfowensby almost 11 years ago
i don’t watch much tv. who’s adam sandler? i don’t get it.
bevgreyjones almost 11 years ago
Dabney Coleman never occurred to me. I can see it now, but I’ve always thought of Bob as Tricky Dick Nixon in appearance. Guess I am showing my age.
cdward almost 11 years ago
I despise almost all Will Ferrell movies! The only one I liked was serious: “Stranger Than Fiction.”I also only like one Adam Sandler movie: “50 First Dates.”
vwdualnomand almost 11 years ago
government regulations are overseeing hollywood. gov’t broke up the theater-studio collusion. plus, many of those movies that debut during the summer have been underwritten by wall street.
rgcviper almost 11 years ago
I was gonna post some random Sandler movie quotes, but decided against it.
And, @EnsohHa! Good one.
Fan o’ Lio. almost 11 years ago
1930 thru 1950 was truly the golden age for movies and movie talent. We had Gable, Tracy, Hepburn, Crawford, Davis, Cagney, Bogart, plus many others. Today we have just few pretenders.