FoxTrot by Bill Amend for July 12, 2009

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    debra4life50  about 15 years ago

    Does anyone think that Jason sans clothes looks a lot like Gollum from Lord of the Ring?

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    debra4life50  about 15 years ago

    Gollum as the Terminator - original concept!

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    Joe_Minotaur  about 15 years ago

    Been there. Scared for life!

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    D-i-c-e-R  about 15 years ago

    I didn’t need to see that. Shocking, yes. Funny, not so much. I dislike bathroom humor.

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    imnshol2  about 15 years ago

    Will they ever make a good LOTR movie?

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    johnparadox  about 15 years ago

    I’ll be back… for my precioussss….

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    Ray_C  about 15 years ago

    We don’t want to see your precioussss, Jason.

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    i_am_the_jam  about 15 years ago

    Ugh…and that other girl fell for him? Oh, Jason, lock the door next time, will ya?

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    LibrarianInTraining  about 15 years ago

    My kid brother-in-law looks like Gollum with or without clothes. He’s so Freaking SKINNY!

    And yes, I’ve seen him in the buff. I used to babysit him before I married his older bro.

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    myhaircut  about 15 years ago

    imnshol2, no they won’t. Mind you, I’m apparently in the minority who didn’t like the books, either. Seriously, how many descriptive pages do we need about a bunch of freaks wandering through the woods?

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    JonD17  about 15 years ago

    debra4life50 said, about 9 hours ago Does anyone think that Jason sans clothes looks a lot like Gollum from Lord of the Ring? ……… Great observation, Deb, shave his lil head and you got it

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    yyyguy  about 15 years ago

    myhaircut, you’re entitled to your opinion; but, i disagree. even though i’ve read the books so many times i’ve lost count, i always discover things every time i reread them - though now it’s down to about once every five years. i also enjoyed the Peter Jackson movies, though I think the last one should have been done in two parts - like they’re talking about doing for the last Harry Potter book. Oddly, though, I didn’t like any of Tolkien’s other books (except “The Hobbit”).

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    pdeason2  about 15 years ago

    what are the lawyers going to say about this strip with a nude kid in it.

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    jl203  about 15 years ago

    plus4, in the original terminator movies (1 and 2) both kyle reese and the terminator (arnold) time travel from the future into the present and the arrive naked in that crouched position.

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    yyyguy  about 15 years ago

    @Burgundy2: thanks for the tip. i’ll keep a lookout.

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    pomy2191  about 15 years ago

    eeeep jason does look like gollum!!

    i have ‘the silmarillion’ by tolkien and its like reading a history book…well it is about history but i took me quite a lot of time to finish it.LOTR movies are actually one of the few movies that have been close to match the book

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    Durak Premium Member about 15 years ago

    I was very disappointed by the Peter Jackson version of LOTR. While he managed to keep to the basic story he did things to some of the best characters which turned them into whiney little wimps. He took all the courage, heroism, honor and integrity in the book and turned it into a typical Hollywood large budget action adventure special effects extravaganza. Ralph Bakshi’s version was much better. It actually captured the spirit of the books, rather than turning them into just another Hollywood piece of tripe.

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    artybee  about 15 years ago

    I LOVED the LOTR movies. All my older daughter and I lived for for three long years was for the next one to come out. She has the inscription inside the Ring of Power tattooed on her calf in Elf runes. She bought all the collectibles but lost her job and had to sell them all – for a good profit, by the way. Jackson did jump the shark with the “dwarf-tossing” jokes. I hated seeings an epic character like Gimli turned into comic relief. There was very little comic relief in LOTR, except maybe for Tom Bombadill.

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    MrPockets  about 15 years ago

    how do i get it to send it to my email? i used to have it but got a new account iim not sure how to set it… please help, thank you.

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    ninmas  about 15 years ago

    when i was jason’s age i looked like gollum too, infact i played gollum in our theatre’s production of the hobbit.

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    Rakkav  about 15 years ago

    Yes, Jason looks like a blond Gollum to me, although the equally blond and skinny Christopher Robin Milne (or myself) at the same age would be a closer analogy.

    Books like The Simillarion ARE history books, not novels. That is how Tolkien conceived and wrote them: as epic histories.

    Characterizing the original LOTR narrative as largely endless pages describing a bunch of freaks running around misses the whole point of the narrative style, indeed of the narrative itself. Why do people assume that their personal tastes (rooted largely in specific orders of cognitive processes which their critical owners rarely if ever understand) must be the standard by which all else is measured (especially if a person with a quite different order of cognitive processes creates a work of art?)

    And while what one thinks of Peter Jackson’s movies depends on a lot of factors, if one is willing to take them as self-contained works, then they are brilliantly successful and deserve the honors they have received. Gimli, reworked as comic relief, worked brilliantly. So it wasn’t Tolkien’s idea. So I’ll bet that Tolkien, after he got over the shock, would’ve loved it. :)

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    4deerinmyyard  about 15 years ago

    When Fellowship came out, my friend and I exited the theater drunk on glory and raving: “This is what you get when the producer/director is a FAN!” So we couldn’t wait for Towers. But that time we exited the theater raging: “Nobody does what they’re supposed to do unless a hobbit makes a speech at them! (A) Hobbits don’t make speeches, and (B) it’s a bloody bleeep insult to Treebeard and Faramir!”

    I think Jackson more or less redeemed himself with Return. Nonetheless, I still sit through most of Towers going mutter mutter mutter grumble grumble….

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    yyyguy  about 15 years ago

    i know I did, Rakkav. I went in to the theatre with an open mind, knowing that there would be parts of the book edited out (as there had to be to make it fit into even a barely reasonable timeframe) but prepared to enjoy it as a story in itself - and I thought it worked beautifully. As for Bakshi’s version, he couldn’t even colour the wizard robes correctly! There were so many parts of it that i found to be “wrong” in comparison to the books that it entirely spoiled my enjoyment of it. As for Gimli providing comic relief, he did a bit of that in the books as well, commenting at one point that he couldn’t run all the way to Rohan without rest.

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    Potrzebie  about 15 years ago

    I finally figured out what the heck Jason is saying. It’s the music for Terminator.

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    Comic-Nut  about 15 years ago

    This kid causes me to break into laughter everytime I read this strip when he is portrayed. Guess I figure I’d be just like that if I was his age again.

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    Llywus  about 15 years ago

    Dypak said, about 22 hours ago

    “…Ralph Bakshi’s version was much better…”

    You’ve gotta be jokin’ here. That Bakshi thing had almost nothing to do with the books and had the worst art of any of his films.

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    cello_wizard  about 15 years ago

    I don’t like Lord of the Rings

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    shopaholic101  almost 15 years ago

    the lord of the rings is like 7 hours long!!!! too boring

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    Mowgli-Chiara  almost 15 years ago

    OMG !! LOL

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    DerkinsVanPelt218  almost 14 years ago

    How about Jason as Dr. Manhattan? Or doing the Weapon X escape as Wolverine?

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    ReneeZimbodgi  over 11 years ago

    Jason, this is why we lock the door.

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    fabdulrash  over 7 years ago

    Jason needs help.

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    megafan  over 1 year ago

    The day that I was born was yesterday does this mean Im a terminator?

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