Theater Hopper - April 7: Cheers, Chuck
by Tom Brazelton
April 7, 2008
Theater Hopper is a webcomic about all things movies written and illustrated by Tom Brazelton. Starring Tom, his wife Cami, and friend Jared, Theater Hopper perfectly captures Tom's feelings and reactions to recent and upcoming movies in a way that will easily have you laughing every day. Updated every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, this is the webcomic that every movie-lover out there can't miss! Monday's comic has been posted below.
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This has become a common refrain when commenting on the death of Charlton Heston, "I didn't always agree with his politics." I wonder why this is soooo important to mention. Is it just because he was a conservative, hmmmmm! You would never read something like this when an outspoken liberal dies - just pointing out the bias.
Rtaylor32 on Apr 7, 2008
It's not a bias. His politics were what he was best known for in his later years. If you're 40 or 50 years old, I'm sure you knew him better through his performances. I came to know him as a political figure first and an actor second. It's important to mention because he was the President of one of the most powerful political lobbies in America. Not because he was a conservative. That's a fairly significant achievement for an actor. It bears mention. You never hear "I didn't agree with his politics" when an outspoken liberal dies because most conservative media says "Good riddance!" and fail to eulogize.
Tom Brazelton on Apr 8, 2008
Oh that is such bologna! But thanks anyway.
Rtaylor32 on Apr 18, 2008
I don't mean to be rude but you did not grow up with movies like Ten Commandments and Ben Hur? God what kind of parents did you have. Not cinematically literate that's for sure. "You never hear "I didn't agree with his politics" when an outspoken liberal dies because most conservative media says "Good riddance!" and fail to eulogize." I'm not writing about "conservative" media I'm writing about things like "Theater Hopper" that ASSumes that their readers are left leaning enough to think that "I didn't always agree with his politics..." could pass without comment. I'm talking about a Hollywood where you can count the amount of conservatives on one finger. I'm talking about that...not the "conservative media" I'm using this comic as an example of bias...please cite an example of the "conservative media" that you speak of? I don't consume much of the conservative media so I might be unaware of the types that might offend you. If you don't cite your sources I will ASSume that you are just following a oft usd and hackneyed argument used by left leaning commentators and regurgitated by their mindless followers.
Rtaylor32 on Apr 18, 2008
By the way I just reread the comic. How ridiculous is it that someone would be that depressed over the loss of a movie star/activist that they did not know. And they are drinking green beer. I mean come on... Also I failed to comment on, "It's important to mention because he was the President of one of the most powerful political lobbies in America. Not because he was a conservative. That's a fairly significant achievement for an actor." Ah but the comic derided the position it did not celebrate it. I think I would be far more forgiving if the comic derided it in a humorous way, but since it was a throw away line intended to make a connection with younger audience who as you said best knew him for his conservative politics of later life. That's what I find biased and controversial. Biased, prejudicial you choose the adjective... Anyway we disagree on the silly little strip.
Rtaylor32 on Apr 19, 2008
Just thumbing through the archives here on FirstShowing, so it's unlikely that RTaylor is going to come back and read this. I should probably let it drop, but I can't resist. They're not drinking green beer. The beer is supposed to be yellow. I colored the glass too dark of a blue. So, there's that. I also think you're being a little too literal about characters being depressed about a movie star/activist that they "did not know." You realise that this is an eggageration being played for laughs, right? You asked for an example of conservative media. Ever hear of Fox News? Most talk radio? Imus? Limbaugh? I don't "ASSume" (that's annoying, by the way) that my readers are left-leaning. I write from my own PERSONAL perspective. And, yes, I'm left-leaning. I'm sorry - is my web comic supposed to be held to some sort of journalistic standard that represents both sides of the issue? I don't think it does. So you're really getting your panties in a twist about nothing by pointing out the bias. I liked the actor, I didn't like his politics. There's really nothing more to it than that. I must have really pushed a button for you to come in here three times to comment like that. You say you don't mean to be rude. Sorry, but you failed. But I certainly appreciate your condescending attitude and silly, little opinions.
Tom Brazelton on Apr 21, 2008
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