Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Love Darthfield.

  2. rabensam

    rabensam said, over 5 years ago

    It’s the dog names that make it happen for me.

  3. jnik23260

    jnik23260 said, over 5 years ago

    He’s pretty much nailed Marmaduke, Howard Huge, and Clifford all at once. That’s all their material for the year.

  4. Ironman92

    Ironman92 said, over 5 years ago

    The Fountainhead: Perfect.

  5. warren.dimontague

    warren.dimontague said, over 5 years ago

    this week had murder, suicide, soiled pants, use of the words dammit & a-holes. And because of that I’m naming it best tom the dancing bug ever.

  6. Christopher Shea

    Christopher Shea said, over 5 years ago

    Alas, some people read Rand and turn into selfish a-holes for much longer than three years…

  7. Tommy1733

    Tommy1733 said, over 5 years ago

    I don’t care what he says - I am not reading the text or attending class to discuss it and I’ll still pull a B- at least.

  8. Baba Doodlius

    Baba Doodlius said, over 5 years ago

    I think I just peed myself. bleeep you Super-Fun-Pak Comix!

  9. junco49

    junco49 said, over 5 years ago

    Use the FARCE John, Use the FARCE …….oh. too late.

  10. Z-mage

    Z-mage said, over 5 years ago

    Is the marriage counselor’s name a reference to Dan Harmon, creator of Community?

  11. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Christopher: You are calling me a name and you don’t know me at all. Shame on you.

    As an admirer of Ayn Rand and supporter of her philosophy of Objectivism for over 45 years, I’ve seen about every kind of irrational attack on her there can be. This sort of mindless name-calling is typical.

    I’ll give a temporary pass to the cartoon itself because I have also seen about every kind of mistake and misunderstanding when some people first encounter Ayn Rand’s ideas, so perhaps the cartoonist has encountered people fitting his description; I don’t doubt they exist.

    But just reading “The Fountainhead” barely scratches the surface of what Ayn Rand is about. “Atlas Shrugged” lays out the first statement of her basic philosophy, which she spent the rest of her life elaborating in books such as “The Virtue of Selfishness”, “Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal”, and “Philosophy: Who Needs It”. If anyone thinks they understand Ayn Rand without having read at least these, they are wrong.

    But the only way for you to know for sure is to read her and judge for yourself.

  12. junco49

    junco49 said, over 5 years ago


    As a wholesale attacker and trasher of anything you think smacks of socialism you’re the one to talk.

  13. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Junco: Thanks for remembering me; I’m flattered.

    But while I am proud to attack socialism in all its colorations, it is generally the ideas I address and not the personalities (except for slavering mad-dog Worst-Person-in-the-World Keith Olbermann, who is a special case).

    Plus, I know a helluva lot more about the philosophy and history of socialism than the typical attacker of Ayn Rand knows about her or her philosophy. So I suppose you are right: Yes, I am the one to talk.

  14. icky mung-mung

    icky mung-mung said, over 5 years ago

    Darthfield was a stroke of genius Kudos to the rest Though I be damned for eternity This strip makes me twice blessed

  15. donaldo

    donaldo GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Ha ha. I knew Pschearer would come out because of the Fountainhead joke.

    Rand in my opinion is the master of attacking empty castles. Who can find anybody standing up for her versions of ‘collectivisim’ and ‘mediocre public standards’ she so eagerly attacks. It’s so ridiculous how everybody tells Roark that he is too briliant, too fantastic and too original.

    In a soeciety where everybody struggles to somehow stand out you’ll never hear anybody defend lowest common denominators the way her imaginary western communists do.

    It’s as if she forgot that she left Russia. She kept fighting the ghost of communism even when it was nowhere to be seen. Beside that she’s a bore.

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