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#69: The Department of Homeland Cinema

June 19, 2006

Notes from the Manager

Thank you, NPR. I woke up this morning and the first story I heard gave me the idea for this strip—no fishing around for an idea this time! It was prompted by some artist (whose name I can't recall) saying something about how state-sponsored art was not a good thing… which Jason obviously disagrees with, although not without reservations.

UPDATE (6/19): You learn something new every day. A name-drop by a reader (Steerpike by name) over in the forums lead me to this page, which informed me that the US government did produce some films under the New Deal—although not under the Works Progress Administration. The Resettlement Administration apparently produced Films of Merit, a series of documentaries, overseen by Pare Lorentz. I'll have to see if I can find any of them.


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I announced a set of Milestone Goals yesterday, for new Multiplex Movie Review comics with Jason taking on a selection of Michael Bay’s greatest hits. We met the first one, and so here it is!

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The next Milestone Goal is for reaching $22,000 before MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (Wednesday, July 29) — and right now, we’re a mere $359 324 309 away from that! It is for two review strips: one for Bad Boys and another for Bad Boys II. I didn’t realize you can’t rent/stream Bad Boys II anywhere, so I’ll have to figure out where to see that later — assuming we make the goal — but if we do, I’ll post the review comic for Bad Boys tomorrow!

(I’m not sure there would be enough hours in the day to do both of them and Friday’s comic, anyway.)

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