Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for June 21, 2013

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    carlosrivers  almost 10 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.

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    ziggman14304  almost 10 years ago

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

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    franknason  almost 10 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.

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    Linguist  almost 10 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. !

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    pumaman  almost 10 years ago

    Cause everyone’s your friendIn New York CityAnd everything is beautifulWhen you’re young and prettyThe streets are paved with diamonds and there’s just so much to seeBut the best thing about New York City isYou and me

    -They Might Be Giants

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    ChessPirate  almost 10 years ago

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

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    fritzoid Premium Member almost 10 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.

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    Ushindi  almost 10 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.

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    kapock  almost 10 years ago

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

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    jpozenel  almost 10 years ago

    All good things to know!

    Why aren’t these on Wikipedia?

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    ultrahumanite48  almost 10 years ago

    violent hell hole

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    rwpikul  almost 10 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….

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    hablano  almost 10 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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    ickymungmung  almost 10 years ago

    I understand NYC is rated #1 for Neck Craning. On account of those tall buildings. And Batman flying around—you have to crane your neck to see him. And Spiderman. And Superman. And Tom the Dancing Bug.

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    aardvarkseyes  almost 10 years ago

    The Rob Ford shoutout in the last frame is hilarious.

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    fritzoid Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    There was a time, of course, when Manhattan really WAS the center of the world, before telecommunications. When anything important needed to happen and everybody involved needed to be in the same place, New York City was where they’d meet; and for convenience’s sake, most of them were already there. Business, entertainment, finance, publishing… Your “home office” might be in Chicago or Cedar Rapids or London or Buenos Aires, but the New York office was where the deals were made.

    “If you are a young person with talent and ambition, you must go to New York City.If you have ambition but no talent, go to Los Angeles.If you have talent but no ambition, go to San Francisco.”

    (That’s in quotes because it’s not mine, but I can’t remember where I got it from.)

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