Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for December 20, 2012
Enjoy this Classic Tom the Dancing Bug Every Thursday Panels from the annals of the Tom the Dancing Bug archive Check back every Friday for a fresh, brand new Tom the Dancing Bug! Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling The Land Obsessed With Earlobes. - a parable - In a society far, far away, people were obsessed with earlobe size. After centuries of lobe-based repression, the large-earlobed people finally conferred upon the small earlobed full rights. Old Man: We of generous earlobes are also generous of spirit. Yet it wasn't enough. The legacy of generations of oppression and persistent prejudice kept the small of small of earlobe from advancing. Man: Thank you for the interview. Interviewer: We'll be in touch. Fat chance, puny-lobed moron! So programs were developed to help those of limited lobe. Woman: There aren't enough small earlobers at our college. Man: Well, let's get 'em in! But after a while, the big earlobers complained about the preferential treatment. Man: We must become an EARLOBE-BLIND society. Yet, ironically, by making earlobe size the ONLY thing they would refuse to look at, they were actually HIGHLIGHTING it! Woman: He's a B+ student, debate club, from a poor neighborhood, and has small earlobes. Man: YOU CAN'T TALK ABOUT EARLOBES! A history of earlobe obsession sentenced the society to an utter inability to ignore it. Man: Nice to meet you. He's got small earlobes. He's got small earlobes. Man #2: How are you? He's got big earlobes.
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