Monday, March 20, 2017

Today, Tom Tomorrow Illustrates The Endless Loop — Yuck. Very Stupid.

The past week, in national news, has been like a week in a rubber room filled with lunatics. Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perksin) explicateds> in a brief papragraph:

If you spend any time on Twitter, you’ll have noticed people arguing that topic A is a distraction from topic B, which is a distraction from topic C. It’s understandable! We’re being innundated with terribleness right now — someone, I don’t remember who, called it a Denial of Service attack on democracy itself. It's hard to keep up. For this cartoon, it was hard to narrow them down comprehensively. For instance, you may notice that the wiretapping controversy is not mentioned -- I thought about that one but decided it was already contained within "Trump's latest horrifyingly unhinged tweet," and would be redundant.

If this is a weary (fair & balanced) DNS-request for the Oval Office, so be it.

[x TMW]
So Many Distractions
By Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perksin)

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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