Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling

Tom the Dancing Bug

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  1. kapock

    kapock said, almost 3 years ago

    A book that came out last year makes the case that Van Gogh was actually shot by some locals, but since he didn’t feel like blaming them, he claimed he did it himself. (Don’t tell TTDB, but he actually walked out of that field wounded and died the next day, and no gun was ever found.)

    Maybe somebody has some smartphone video of the day that will help clear up what really happened? Did anyone check Theo’s Youtube channel?

  2. PossumPete

    PossumPete said, almost 3 years ago

    Thanks for the Thursday repeats! Very appreciated. Good to hear about the gray cat coming back.

  3. lafayetteann

    lafayetteann said, almost 3 years ago

    I would totally retweet that.

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @kapock

    I didn’t know that about van Gogh.
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    For the intensely creative there is some connexion between genius and psychopathology. Some of them just have one too many aspects of the latter that can trash the former.
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    On Dr. Who, a Silurian story the lead Silurian was named “Kapock.”

  5. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, almost 3 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    IT IS SPELLEDCONNECTIONNOTCONNEXION”! USE THE DICTIONARY, MR. GRAMMATICALLY-CHALLENGED!

  6. kapock

    kapock said, almost 3 years ago

    @Chikuku: Yes, I also saw that about the ear thing: they say it was Gaugin who cut him IIRC.

    I only read the news reports, not the book, but the revisionist view seems credible, and definitely makes Van Gogh a more fascinating figure: still strange, but in the direction of being a truly great spirit rather than simply pathological.

    @Night-Gaunt49: LOL, though I prefer the Daleks as role models.

  7. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Clever cartoon. He my favorite painter.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @kapock

    He was treated very well in Dr. Who. A tragic genius who had to fight poverty to live by his art.

  9. Bailey

    Bailey said, almost 3 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Hmm. I’m happy to learn that.
    Which Dr. was it in? (I love Dr. Who, but haven’t been able to see the whole series — yet — darnit!)
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    Is it possible that time and love have something in common… and that our love (and deep respect) could have reached, touched, and buoy’d some part of Vincent? I can only hope so… for him, and for others.
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    I have so greatly enjoyed his work.

  10. Bailey

    Bailey said, almost 3 years ago

    BTW: the strip was genius.

  11. fenneuter

    fenneuter said, over 2 years ago

    I guess I’m the only one but I see this as a comment on the loneliness and isolation of much online experience.

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