Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling

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  1. Wieswald

    Wieswald said, almost 5 years ago

    Classic. My relatives in Europe are always shocked by the American notion that the most horrific violence is perfectly OK, but the slightest hint of sex or nudity is some how destructive.

  2. packratjohn

    packratjohn said, almost 5 years ago

    Somewhere along the line, we got it completely backwards….

  3. 3hourtour

    3hourtour GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    …new Fearfest burqas coming to a store near you

  4. Craig Linder

    Craig Linder said, almost 5 years ago

    Great toon Ruben. It gets the insanity of the Roberts court’s decision exactly right.

  5. icky mung-mung

    icky mung-mung said, almost 5 years ago

    And it’s okay to show Scalia, even though he’s an ass with a crack all the way down to Holesville. What’s up with that?

  6. bdaverin

    bdaverin said, almost 5 years ago

    @Craig Linder

    That decision was perfectly valid. The problem is in how sexual content is regulated. You can’t stop a kid from getting a book like Fight Club, so what’s the special bias against video game violence?

  7. dante.deangelo

    dante.deangelo said, almost 5 years ago

    Synchronicity. There’s a lampoon of Chuck E. Cheese on Adam@Home all week this week.

  8. Bailey

    Bailey said, almost 5 years ago

    @packratjohn

    You are are so right. Sigh. Wonder how we get it back to sanity?

  9. Bailey

    Bailey said, almost 5 years ago

    @bdaverin

    Training.

  10. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    @bdaverin

    “That decision was perfectly valid. The problem is in how sexual content is regulated. You can’t stop a kid from getting a book like Fight Club, so what’s the special bias against video game violence?”


    There are a number of differences.
    1. Visual depictions, whether of violence or explicit sex, have a greater impact than written depictions. If I write “Jessica’s nipples were exposed” or “Fred disembowelled an infant”, that’s far less provocative than showing either one, even if the images are faked. When I was about 16 I checked “Lolita” out of the public library (from the “Restricted” section), because I heard it was “dirty.” I was thoroughly disappointed, since my interest was purely prurient. However, if it had been an illustrated edition, I would have found it fascinating.
    2. Whether reading or watching “Fight Club” (or “Lolita”, for that matter), a context is provided. “Artistic Merit”, even though it’s difficult to define, nonetheless counts for much.
    3. In a video game, the action on the screen is actually being controlled by the player, often from a “behind the eyes” vantage point. Even an “interactive” novel written in the first person doesn’t allow for that level of identification with with the…protagonist? (I can’t think of a better word.)

  11. Twowheelrich

    Twowheelrich said, almost 5 years ago

    Thanks Judge Scalia, for sparing us from the horrific image of yet another exposed female br***t that might fuel more horrific memories of the horror of br***tfeeding in our infancies. What was God thinking when He designed the mammalian reproductive systems that infest our planet? I,for one, welcome this form of ‘big government.’ Now would you please turn your attention to the utterly disgusting behavior of the primates at the local Zoo. Not only was that big Ape in the corner doing something nasty to himself, when i screamed at him to stop, he flang a bunch of poo at me!! I’ll never be clean again! The horror. The horror…

  12. aircraft-engineer

    aircraft-engineer said, almost 5 years ago

    never have understood the hang-up on “gender based polymorphisms”. of course, we do have the euphemism “Teats on a boar hog”

  13. Twowheelrich

    Twowheelrich said, almost 5 years ago

    In my earlier post I referred to God as the creator. I should have referred to the actual creator, Godman. I apologize for this error. Also, I feel conflicted in pointing out that the blonde has an AMAZING pair of ta-ta’s,

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    This sums up nicely the bizarre country we live in. Blame violent Christianity for that. Yes that. The anti-human hatred of the human body and sex. And the acceptance of horrible violence to eradicate it and be righteous revenge for it.

  15. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    I’m having trouble finding Jack Nicholson’s actual words, since he’s been “quoted” in many different variations, but sometime back in the ’70’s he said (something like):
    “Kiss a tit, you get an X rating. Hack a tit off with a sword, it’s PG.”

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