Monday, August 10, 2015

Meanwhile, In A Reality...One Level Above???????????

Today, Tom Tomorrow has entered the murky world portrayed by a couple of films — "The Matrix" (1999) with Keanu Reeves (and others) and "Inception" (2010) with Leonardo DiCaprio (and others). In the August 10, 2015, 'toon, Tom Tomorrow gives us a device that simulates our entire world, including the cast of Dumbos in this centtury: gun fetishists, climate change deniers. right-to-life fanatics, and the ultimate simulation — a blatantly racist and sexist reality TV celebrity with a comb-over (Guess who? whom?). The star of today's 'toon, Dr. Wilbur von Philbert, concludes with a new and improved simulation device (Simulacron 3) that provides Dumbos who are rational. How bizarre. If this is a (fair & balanced) futurist fantasy, so be it.

[x This Modern World]
Simulacron 2 (Or 3)
By Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins)

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 blog, also entitled "This Modern World," which he began in December 2001. More recently, Dan Perkins, pen name Tom Tomorrow, was named the winner of the 2013 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning. Even more recently, Dan Perkins was a runner-up for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning.]

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