Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling

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  1. jnik23260

    jnik23260 said, about 4 years ago

    The story would have looked better if Grauman’s Chinese Theater was in the background.

  2. 3hourtour

    3hourtour GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    …right out of today’s ..er..yesterday’s news..

  3. SameAsOldFfred

    SameAsOldFfred said, about 4 years ago

    It’s certainly not too soon…

  4. BrianCrook

    BrianCrook said, about 4 years ago

    Interesting: Ruben Bolling is consistent. He follows a great cartoon, like last week’s, with a lame cartoon, like this one.

  5. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    It’s based on a Charlie Chaplin film with a woman using a “cell phone”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv9f-s0KmOU

  6. Jo Jo

    Jo Jo said, about 4 years ago

    Love it. What a fun way to incorporate a weird piece of topicality into a comic strip.

  7. Ira Nayman

    Ira Nayman said, about 4 years ago

    It’s the best explanation I’ve heard so far.

  8. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    What I want is answers to two questions: 1) Why would someone, seeing that woman in the Charlie Chaplin film, jump to the idiotic conclusion she must be a time traveler from the future? And 2) Why would news networks jump all over the story and put the idiotic theory on TV?

    Oh, I think 2 just answered 1.

  9. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    I hadn’t heard of the Chaplin movie in question, so I had no idea that this strip was in any way topical. I just thought it was funny. “Percival Dunwoody: Idiot Time-Traveler from 1909” is one of my favorite of Bolling’s recurring characters.

    (Frankly, I’m awful tired of “Lucky Ducky.”)

    Having now looked at the link from “The Circus”, I can agree that it looks amazingly like someone talking on a cell phone. And I have no doubt that’s exactly what it is - someone doing something that looks amazingly like talking on a cell phone… Fun.

  10. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, about 4 years ago

    I supposed that “Tom the dancing Bug” has a new cartoon every Sunday, so I only looked at Sundays. However, a few days ago I logged onto TTDB to see if I missed any additional comments, and found a new “episode.” So, which day is a new one come posted?

  11. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    The new “TTDB” cartoons appear on Fridays.

  12. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, about 4 years ago

    Thank you, fritzoid

  13. h_lance

    h_lance said, about 4 years ago

    (Frankly, I’m awful tired of “Lucky Ducky.”)

    The first Fritzoid comment I’ve ever differed with.

    This week’s Dunwoody is a classic, though, because of the “butter churn” panel. The rest of it was fairly entertaining, as well.

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