Back in the dawn of time (Summer 2001), when this blog was on the sidehill eating grapes, Tom Tomorrow ran a strip about the insurance
industry racket. Thanks to the marvel of the Web, Tom Tomorrow was able to pluck that old artwork out of a computer file and reload it as today's strip. If this is (fair & balanced) recycling, so be it.
PS: Tom Tomorrow 'fessed up about recycling today's strip in his own blog entry for 09/14/09.
PPS: When this blogger was a boy, playing in the detritus of the cave, he'd interrupt a family story told by his maternal grandfather by asking, "Where was I (when all this great stuff was happening), Grandpa?" The old fellow (much younger then than this blogger today) would invariably reply: "You were on the sidehill, eating grapes."
[Dan Perkins is an editorial cartoonist better known by the pen name "Tom Tomorrow". His weekly comic strip, "This Modern World," which comments on current events from a strong liberal perspective, appears regularly in approximately 150 papers across the U.S., as well as on Salon and Working for Change. The strip debuted in 1990 in SF Weekly.
Perkins, a long time resident of Brooklyn, New York, currently lives in Connecticut. He received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism in both 1998 and 2002.
When he is not working on projects related to his comic strip, Perkins writes a daily political weblog, also entitled "This Modern World," which he began in December 2001.]
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