TOM THE DANCING BUG: Richard Scarry's Busy Town in the 21st Century

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Sheer genius!

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I once sent a email to Livescribe deriding them for the fart-sound apps in their store. And meanwhile, they withdrew the SDK. C’est pas du sérieux.

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Ok, so the word content makes us all want to break cinderblocks, right? Does anyone else have a “captivate” screen in their office elevator? Between the self-congratulatory “news” about how studies have shown that native advertising and “content” are the way people LOVE to get their “product information” and the “leadership tweets” from vapid, narcissistic CEOs, I just want to take a shit INTO the tubes of that fucking corporate disease vector.

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I find it utterly depressing that so much corporate speak gobbletygook has filtered into meatspace vocabulary.

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As someone who is suddenly in the market for a new job, nay, a new way of life, this rings disconcertingly true.

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this may be the single best Dancing Bug comic ever.

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So I take it that in the internal logic of that comic, is the Celebrity Cat naked?

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No doubt. As naked as a Kardashian.

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Awesome. But NSA spooks in unmarked vans? That’s so twentieth century.

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What, no Goldbug? Way to phone it in, Bolling.

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Rage pundits and athletes are pigs, as are content aggregators (which really makes sense) but professional celebrities are cats…interesting.

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Needs a copper pipe and wire recycling specialist.

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Well, in both cases there is a lot of preening involved.

=^_^=

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Just brilliant.

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I don’t know where I first heard it, but it’s true: if your job can’t be done by a boa constrictor in a Richard Scarry book, it can be outsourced.

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HA! It’s funny because it’s true!

Also because it has cute little animals in it!

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Superb! I was a huge huge HUGE fan of Richard Scarry as a kid. So many lovely details! A brilliant homage to the master. Now… you are the master. (dramatic music)

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I feel like the Conway’s Game of Life could use a similar update.

Something like adding “and a Starbucks is added by Amazon.com” to the end of every transition.

The whole panel is fantastic, but to finish it on ‘Lowly Immigrant’ was the masterstroke.

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