Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Today's Best Ride? Why, It's Tom Tomorrow's Metaphor Express!

"What could possibly go wrong?" (Gagging-sound here.) Murphy's Law applies in today's Tom Tomorrow 'toon (and in the Gulf of Mexico off the U.S. coast): "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong." In the meantime, as we fiddle, the Gulf is destroyed. Enough! Nationalize British Petroleum holdings in the U.S. and seize control of this disaster, Mr. President! BP is today's version of "The Smartest Guys In The Room." If this is a (fair & balanced) call to the barricades, so be it.

[x Salon]
"This Modern World — What Could Possibly Go Wrong?"
By Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins)

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Tom Tomorrow/Dan Perkins

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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