Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling

Tom the Dancing Bug

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  1. pisher

    pisher said, about 1 month ago

    In the original book, this is exactly what Pinocchio did.

    Of course, using the Disney version makes it even more evil.

  2. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    That’s why “burdensome” laws are needed. With enforcement.
    These types have no qualms if a thing isn’t specifically forbidden, and often get creative at circumventing the things they’re expressly forbidden to do.

  3. Plopsie

    Plopsie said, about 1 month ago

    “Mr. Bolling, Disney Copyright Infringment Force on line two.”

  4. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, about 1 month ago

    Y’know…C.C. Collodi only wrote Pinocchio in the first place because he needed to pay off his gambling debts.

  5. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, about 1 month ago

    @Plopsie

    “Mr. Bolling, Disney Copyright Infringment Force on line two.”

    Nah, no lawsuit. It’s satire, so Bolling should be safe.

  6. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    Or, as J.P. Morgan said to his company lawyers, “I don’t pay you guys to tell me what’s not legal. I pay you to fix it so I can do what I want.”
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    So, for our patriotic multinational corporations, something being illegal is not necessarily much of an obstacle to doing it anyway.
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    It’s not as if anyone ever goes to prison, is it?

  7. Markhop53

    Markhop53 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    Hmmm . . . Ruben doesn’t seem to have a “moral” problem with Universal Uclick Syndicate Inc. That’s who he works for, a mean, evil, corporation. Plus they’re international as well. How many “crickets” is Ruben responsible for being squashed? What? That’s different? Oh, sorry, I thought all corporations were evil. What? Oh, not the entertainment ones, just the “uncool” ones? Oh, okay. That’s makes sense.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 month ago

    @Markhop53

    You do know that not every corporation is “evil” don’t you? But when allowed to they are acting immoral and against most of us to make their profit. The laws allow it.

  9. BillJ-MN

    BillJ-MN said, about 1 month ago

    @pisher

    Reading the strip I planned to comment on the same thing. [Spoiler alert] However, it could be noted that in the end the cricket turned out not to be dead.

  10. BillJ-MN

    BillJ-MN said, about 1 month ago

    I like the beginning of Pinocchio in which Geppetto and another man get into two knock-down, drag-out fights. I wonder why Disney left that out?

  11. Markhop53

    Markhop53 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    I will defer to your judgement. So, making a profit is evil. Well, that was simple. Oh wait, comic strip corporations don’t make a profit, do they? Just the uncool suit types. How dare they make a profit off of people without consent. No entertainment corporations make a profit. They are cool.

  12. kapock

    kapock said, about 1 month ago

    The point, I think, is not that “corporations are evil”, but that we have a system which says, on one hand, that corporations are persons who enjoy the same rights as real people (plus unnatural advantages like immortality) and on the other hand, that these persons are legally required (at least certainly not discouraged) to act in the most mercenary and extreme ways if it makes them money, regardless of all other human values.

  13. ajnotales

    ajnotales said, about 1 month ago

    You know what they say, Mr. Bolling… Don’t mess with the Mouse! :-)

  14. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    I wonder…if I go through a “Personal Incorporation”, then declare my “Corporate Offices” to be in the Cayman Islands, even though I still live in the U.S., could I legally go through the rest of my life paying NO income taxes??

  15. kapock

    kapock said, about 1 month ago

    @masterskrain-

    I think I can give you a preliminary answer. Do you have assets in excess of $1 billion and income above $50 million per annum? If so, we can talk. If not, pay your taxes, you disgusting peasant.

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