Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for November 14, 2009

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    ejcapulet  over 14 years ago

    This is the best one yet!

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    Desultourist  over 14 years ago

    I know it’s supposed to be satirical. But is it? I mean, they’re going to make a movie out of a vector-based video game from 1979. They’re also working on movies based on board game brands such as Battleship, Candyland, Clue, Monopoly, and Ouija. (No, this isn’t a joke.) Please, don’t give them more ideas.

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    babka Premium Member over 14 years ago

    …and there’s “Police Kid”…… a franchise with legs.

    saw armed (with machine guns) black-helmeted swat “anti-terror” police posing in front of Broadway theaters on 44th Street last Sunday. Standing in front of posters for HAIR and HAMLET, having their pictures taken with tiny tots.

    alert level was orange, doncha know.

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    3hourtour Premium Member over 14 years ago

    …as long as they ain’t makin’ no bleeep dumb movie out of this here strip..

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    fritzoid Premium Member over 14 years ago

    If they use the Souixsie and the Banshees song, I’ll be first in line.

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    Ushindi  over 14 years ago

    Hey, I made a video/movie of MY son playing “peekaboo” when he was little, and I thoroughly enjoyed it - I would have paid money to see it, as a matter of fact. I’ll even sell the movie rights to the Dancing Bug - have your people call my people, OK?

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    edgeways  over 14 years ago

    Funny comic, and I saw that even though I loved the movie Bolling is poking fun at here. I generally HATE movies made from books, with one or two exceptions.

    FWIW responding to above comments: Clue was already made into a movie, there has already been untold numerous movies made from video games, cartoons, role playing game, comic strips (Over the Hedge anyone?), comic books, even friggen 2 minute long SNL sketches, this is nothing new and will continue ad infinitum. It happens because people are desperate for ideas.

    Where the Wild Things Are (the movie being poked at here) was actually thoughtful and artistically done, the same, can’t be said for 99% of ALL movies no matter what their source material was.

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    seablood  over 14 years ago

    The movie business is dead! Just like Broadway, also, is dead. Who’s idea was it to produce “Shrek—the Musical” !

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    pbarnrob  over 14 years ago

    Of course, there are (still, so far) libraries full of books.

    Now you may have noticed, to turn a book of novel length into a movie, you have to boil it down to a (very) short story, and (maybe) let the scenery folk put some of the rest into the background. Or just start with a short story.

    But publishing being what it is, really fresh ideas are still hard to find. SF gets tapped more recently, but the film ‘treatments’ are rarely kind to the ideas in the stories.

    Oh, for the days of The Twilight Zone, when real SF writers were given the reins to write. Thanks, Rod Serling, wherever you are!

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    ArtyG  over 14 years ago

    I’m waiting for the sequel: “Got your nose!”

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    Simon_Jester  over 14 years ago

    And coming to big screen in 2011, the beloved family classic, “Come Here And Pull My Finger.”

    Rated R, for some reason we can’t quite fathom.

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    wilburgarrod  over 14 years ago

    Oh and this little piggie went to market this little piggie stayed home this little piggie had roast beef this little piggie had none & this little piggie went wee wee wee all the way home.

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