Monday, May 01, 2017

Forget Thunder Dome When You Can Have Dumber Dome

Today's blog post drags us — virtually screaming — into another unwelcome encounter with Il Douche. The saving element in today's 'toon is satire. Instead of an idiotic wall dividing the United States and the United Mexican States (official name), Tom (Dan) discards the dinky wall for a more grandiose scheme to erect a steel (made in the USA) dome over the Lower 48 states (sorry, ALaska and Hawaii) that will ward off overland immigration as well as ICBM attack from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Genius, huh? Of course, the usual cast of talking heads on the street and on TV take this lunacy seriously. If this is a (fair & balanced) portrayal of mass psychosis, so be it.

PS: The e-mail which brought today's 'toon to this blogger's In Box was devoted to Tom's (Dan's) visit to the Los Angeles Festival of Books (April 22 -23, 2017) at the University of Southern California featuring celebrities, famous authors, music, film, comic books, and cooking demonstrations. Yawn.

[x TMW]
Under The Dome
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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