Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling

Tom the Dancing Bug

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  1. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, about 3 years ago

    I’d like to hear, “You can’t LOSE if you don’t play!”

  2. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    You have no chance of winning if you don’t play. But…
    If you do play, the difference is that you have less money.
    If you want to have more money, the conclusion is obvious.

  3. Andrew_C

    Andrew_C said, about 3 years ago

    Lotteries: A tax on desperation, poor maths skills and stupidity.

  4. samhuff

    samhuff said, about 3 years ago

    One of my friends says he wins the lottery every time, because he doesn’t play. Mathematically that’s true.

  5. dougsathome

    dougsathome said, about 3 years ago

    It’s a very democratic institution – everyone has about the same chance of winning, whether you play or not.

  6. Rick Pikul

    Rick Pikul said, about 3 years ago

    There are four situations where playing the lottery is rational:

    1: You gain enough pleasure in playing that it is worth playing for that reason alone.
    2: It’s a charity lottery.
    3: A progressive jackpot has reached the point of making the expected value of a ticket higher than the price, (this does sometimes happen).
    4: You aren’t betting $1 against $10M but skipping coffee Friday afternoon against being able to tell your boss where he can go stick himself. (This does shade into #1.)

  7. mhmercer

    mhmercer GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    ….and the #1 reason that stupid people are poor is:…

  8. kapock

    kapock said, about 3 years ago

    I think there may be a justification for state-run lotteries as an outlet for something people would do illegally anyway, but none whatsoever for the advertising blitzes that encourage the gambling. Your old-time, neighborhood numbers runner wasn’t allowed to buy TV time to push his product.

  9. Rhadamanthus

    Rhadamanthus said, about 3 years ago

    Lotteries: A tax on the mathematically challanged…

  10. packratjohn

    packratjohn said, about 3 years ago

    Winning is 50/50…. either I win, or I don’t.
    I’m a gambler at heart, and the lotteries are cheap and legal gambling with a high payout. I don’t go nuts, but I enjoy playing. I go to a casino maybe once a year, to eat and gamble a little. It’s all fun.

  11. HectorGonzalez

    HectorGonzalez said, about 3 years ago

    Yes, packrat… Gambling with a high payout. I love to gamble but I hate to lose. Casino’s and bookies and keno parlors… They’re not in the business of letting me win.

    I don’t gamble except for the lottery on occasion. Why? The payout would change my life. Other gambling will never do that no matter how lucky I am on any one occasion.

  12. jtpozenel

    jtpozenel said, about 3 years ago

    Very negative cartoon and comments. Why I won $2 just a few weeks ago…or was it a few years ago?

  13. IslamoradaGirl

    IslamoradaGirl said, about 3 years ago

    The thing is, I’m in the convenience store, and I see people blow their minimum wage paychecks or their social security on this crap and lose and lose and lose. The money’s supposed to go to schools, but it always seems to end up financing a new stadium for some jerkwad billionaire ream owner with the personality of a demented yappy little sweater dog,

  14. Jim P

    Jim P GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Taxes are taken at gunpoint. Last I heard, no one has been carted off to court or jail or had their business or home confiscated for failing to buy a lottery ticket.

    A “tax” on stupidity is fine by me. Odds of winning and amounts of payout are clearly available.

    Lotteries were commonplace in colonial America as they were rightly considered to be a lot better than forced taxation.

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