Don't go to the Control Panel to adjust the color on your monitor; Tom Tomorrow has gone all noir in today's 'toon. In the monochrome panels, The Flatster (the NY Fishwrap's Thomas Friedman) is cast as a hard-boiled private eye. Instead of cynical, tough, and wise-cracking snarls, Thomas Friedman babbles about futurism, technology, and hyperconnectified buzzwords. Tomorrow's portrayal of The Flatster as a noirish PI is one of his finest 'toons. If this is (fair & balanced) satire, so be it.
[x This Modern World]
Thomas Friedman, Private Eye
By 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 Daily Kos. 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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