Monday, October 03, 2011

Today, Tom Tomorrow Travels Back In Time To 1952

In today's thrilling installment, boys and girls, the mad scientist — Dr. Wilbur von Philbert — is visited by Ricky Dumbass (R-TX), Bachmann Moron Overdrive (R-MN), and Captain Orange (R-OH). The mad scientist sends the 3 geniuses off on a time-travel expedition to kill more dinosaurs in the distant past so that there will be more oil in the ground in 2011. Oops. As the 'toonist himself wrote today:

I know, I know — it's an utterly implausible cartoon. Republicans would never seek out answers from a scientist. And obviously Michele Bachmann would insist that they need travel no further than six thousand years [in the past] to reach the dawn of time....

If this is a (fair & balanced) tribute to Ray Bradbury's "A Sound of Thunder" (1952), so be it.

[x This Modern World]
A Sound Of Blunder
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.]

Copyright © 2011 Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins)

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