Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling

Tom the Dancing Bug

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  1. charlie rivers

    charlie rivers said, over 3 years ago

    i always wondered that about new york city. show me it’s borders. it seems to me those boroughs are a crock. maybe we should count the suburbs here as part of the metropolitan population, like new york does. then chicago can be the largest city in the world, along with being the greatest.

  2. Zigman

    Zigman said, over 3 years ago

    I’d like to see NYC become its own separate entity, parted from the rest of the state.

  3. franknason

    franknason said, over 3 years ago

    I flew in right after 9/11/01 and it was the only time I felt any kinship to the people who live there. What a hole.

  4. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 3 years ago

    I have a love/hate relationship with NYC, born out of living there off and on as a young man. New York is a young person’s city. The energy and vibrancy are wasted on us oldsters. The dynamic is a brash, get-out-of-my-way-I’m-goin’-places attitude that you either embrace or run away from.
    Still, I will take New York over any other city in the U.S. !

  5. pumaman

    pumaman said, over 3 years ago

    Cause everyone’s your friend
    In New York City
    And everything is beautiful
    When you’re young and pretty
    The streets are paved with diamonds
    and there’s just so much to see
    But the best thing about New York City is
    You and me

    -They Might Be Giants

  6. ChessPirate

    ChessPirate said, over 3 years ago

    New Yorker: “Fuggedaboudit!”
    New Jerseyite: “Fuggedaboudit, ova heah!”

  7. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Fun Fact: People who hate New York City and would never dream of visiting, let alone living there, are under no obligation to do so! Likewise, people who would never dream of living anywhere else may stay!

    Of course, the same holds true of Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Manhattan Kansas, and Oblivion Ohio. Is this a great country, or what?

    I’ve only been to NYC once, many years ago (I was 11), and have never really had cause to go back. I wouldn’t mind, I think, but the city’s just too damn big for me to want to live there.

  8. Ushindi

    Ushindi GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    It has always seemed to me that both San Franciscans and New Yorkers are equally parochial and self-centered regarding “their city”, and neither has any real justification for feeling that way.
    Yes, I know I’m generalizing – what the heck, this is GoComics.

  9. Pharmakeus Ubik

    Pharmakeus Ubik said, over 3 years ago


    Like Atlanta in Futurama.

  10. kapock

    kapock said, over 3 years ago

    Who says Manhattan isn’t real? My favorite Korean deli is right there in Woody’s left nostril.

  11. jtpozenel

    jtpozenel said, over 3 years ago

    All good things to know!

    Why aren’t these on Wikipedia?

  12. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    I once heard it stated that New York, Washington DC, and Los Angeles were the cities with the most exclusive “Inside-the-Beltway” attitudes, i.e. nothing that happens anywhere else is of any consequence.

    San Francisco is too small for us to consider it the only place, but we justifiably consider it the BEST place. :-)

    There was a Ted Rall cartoon a number of years ago that I’d saved for ages (clipped from the paper, although it’s probably also in the archives on GoComics):

    Woman: “Imagine, it’s November and we’re walking around in shirtsleeves. Isn’t that fantastic?”
    Man (presumably Rall’s stand-in): “It’s nice, but I miss New York.”
    Woman: “What do you mean? It’s always 70 degrees and sunny here. What could be better?”
    Man: “Well, I like seeing the seasons change.”
    Bypasser 1: “But why would you want to live anyplace else? We have both High Culture and Pop Culture!”
    Bypasser 2: “We’re liberal and physically fit! Admit it, this is the best place on earth!”
    All: “Say it! Say this is the best place in the world! SAY IT! SAY IT! SAY IT!”
    Man: “Okay, okay, this is the best place in the world…”
    All (arms linked, singing): “He said it! He admitted that this is the very best place in the whole wide world!!!
    Man (thinking): “God, I hate San Francisco…”

  13. olduvai george

    olduvai george said, over 3 years ago

    violent hell hole

  14. Rick Pikul

    Rick Pikul said, over 3 years ago

    This Torontonian got a good laugh for the obvious reason. I’d say soda would be a better thing to be using, but given Ford’s girth….

  15. No Habla

    No Habla said, over 3 years ago

    There are now TWO songs about New York City, since Jay Z was kind enough to pen “Empire State Of Mind.” This makes New York City even greater, if that’s possible!

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