Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling

Tom the Dancing Bug

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  1. Linguist

    Linguist said, about 2 years ago

    Tempus fugit and non comebackibus.

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    As the universe is expanding faster, is time speeding up?

  3. dedi

    dedi GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    This week’s strip felt longer than usual.

  4. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    “Time is an Illusion, Lunchtime Doubly So!”
    Ford Prefect.

  5. QuiteDragon

    QuiteDragon said, about 2 years ago

    @Rad-ish

    Probably not. Things in the universe are not moving faster (what would happen if time would slow down – the reverse of your speculation), but, rather, space is expanding.

  6. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, about 2 years ago

    @Rad-ish

    As we get older, each year is a smaller percentage of our overall lifetime. At six, a year is one sixth, at forty it is one fortieth. So each year (or summer) feels shorter than the last.

  7. garyhbrown

    garyhbrown said, about 2 years ago

    Oh lord, now I’m going to be getting emails from my TP friends saying the scientist are blaming big business for shorter summers….

  8. icky mung-mung

    icky mung-mung said, about 2 years ago

    Now, now, we call them “Little Days.” And it’s not polite to stare at them.

  9. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Mathematicians have proven that only at age 22 does a year actually feel like a year.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago

    @Rad-ish

    for one thing we are locked into the time stream so any “speeding” up or “slowing down” we would be unaware of it happening. We don’t have that kind of time sense. The Universe is expanding.

  11. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    And yet, subjectively, time seems to be speeding out of control. Years took forever as a child, now the months fly by.
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    The discovery that the universe is expanding at an increasing pace with each passing moment has earned a trio of astronomers the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics.
    .
    http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2011/1004/Discovery-that-universe-is-expanding-faster-and-faster-earns-physics-Nobel

  12. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Rad-ish

    So I have to go back to my original question. As the universe expands faster, does ‘time’ speed up?

  13. notsooldguy

    notsooldguy said, about 2 years ago

    Another immutable law of the universe: the older you get, the faster time goes.

  14. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @notsooldguy

    Is that anything like "The Hurrier I Go, The Behinder I Get?!

  15. Dr Lou

    Dr Lou GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Does this cartoon have a point?

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