Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling

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  1. jnik23260

    jnik23260 said, over 3 years ago

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

  2. 3hourtour

    3hourtour GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

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

  3. SameAsOldFfred

    SameAsOldFfred said, over 3 years ago

    It’s certainly not too soon…

  4. BrianCrook

    BrianCrook said, over 3 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, over 3 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, over 3 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, over 3 years ago

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

  8. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 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. hogenmogen

    hogenmogen said, over 3 years ago

    If he was from 1909 and traveled back to 1872, I bet his father was already born. So killing his grandfather wouldn’t have made sense. And he wouldn’t have been an old coot yet, either.

    But killing foul smelling people is better than say, forcing them to bathe and brush their teeth.

  10. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 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.

  11. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, over 3 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?

  12. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The new “TTDB” cartoons appear on Fridays.

  13. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, over 3 years ago

    Thank you, fritzoid

  14. h_lance

    h_lance said, over 3 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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