Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling

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  1. icky mung-mung

    icky mung-mung said, over 6 years ago

    You continue to amaze! Have you been lurking around my marriage?

    Many years ago there was a “quotations mirror” at a bar I used to go to to wash my brain. One of the quotes read “If you don’t leave me alone I’ll go find someone who will.”

    Heh. Please do your art forever.

  2. Jo Jo

    Jo Jo said, over 6 years ago

    I think these kids have a pretty good chance.

  3. papabotts

    papabotts said, over 6 years ago

    I am in a happy marriage because I actually waited to find the right person, (which took until age 40!), and we both took the effort to find out who the F we were and what we wanted before we tied the not. But as a young man, with society telling us what to do, all these thoughts ran through our heads for sure. I know this happens every day (ah 50% divorce rate? Hello!) So sure, its funny. But its also a comment on the utter lack of communication between the sexes and societal pressures foisted upon us on a daily basis to conform to societal expectations, (as well as those of good ole Mom! and sometimes Dad too, esp. for the daughters out there). So lets laugh, but maybe some will take it to heart and actually try to communicate their wants and needs with a prospective partner and mature to the point they’re happy alone before trying to be happy with someone else. Time will tell.

  4. babka

    babka GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    kinda sad commentary

  5. geedee

    geedee GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    This isn’t a comic, it’s a documentary.

  6. HectorGonzalez

    HectorGonzalez said, over 6 years ago

    It should be John and Marsha. Perhaps a few years after the ceremony they will each meet the woman of their dreams.

  7. aircraft-engineer

    aircraft-engineer said, over 6 years ago

    then she can turn into a SHREW (untameable at that)

    Later alimony - the screwing you GET for the screwing you GOT

  8. Badto Thebone

    Badto Thebone said, over 6 years ago

    Well this really does explain the high divorce rate. The reason for the hgh divorce rate is not that a divorce is to easy to get. The problem is that it is too easy to get married. Half of the people married should not be married to each other or maybe even married at all.

  9. C. A. Brobst

    C. A. Brobst GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    At last, the truth is out!

    And no, it never becomes “bearable”.

  10. pbarnrob

    pbarnrob said, over 6 years ago

    Every kid (out-of-nest to about thirty) needs to spend at least six months just living solo, and celibate, and get to be comfortable in his/her own skin and liking him/herself (and will have lotsa energy left for art projects or whatever.) Then see about finding a mate. Really! There’s no rush. There are already plenty of kids.

  11. jtpozenel

    jtpozenel said, over 6 years ago

    It all seems pretty normal to me.

    I would love to read his thoughts waking up next to her after several years of marriage. (Something like “What was I thinking?)

  12. altru1sticpervert

    altru1sticpervert said, over 6 years ago

    Can we ban marriage? Here’s a fun idea: Tax marriage (as if it isn’t taxing enough already, har har). Oh, not the Marriage License Tax rate – I mean tax the ever-lovin’ firetruck out of it.

    That’ll keep “conservative” marriages at a minimum, “gay” marriages will go up (though I have no idea why) – and the rest of us will just plain be happier.

  13. bigdkay

    bigdkay said, over 6 years ago

    Funny and insightful, but I have to speak up for marriage after reading most of the comments. While marriage isn’t for some (and people can choose the wrong person), my wife has been my best friend and a generous lover for 39 + years. Without her my life would have been sh–.

  14. tecumseh18

    tecumseh18 said, over 6 years ago

    It’s easy:

    Want kids = marriage = no romance, but kids are great.

    Don’t want kids = why bother getting married? Really?

  15. uhuru1968

    uhuru1968 said, over 6 years ago

    Never been in to ceremonies- two great kids-same man for twenty long years. Divorce still sucks. What is wrong with this picture?

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