TOM THE DANCING BUG: Super-Fun-Pak Comix, feat. "Boiling a Frog," and MORE


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/01/04/tom-the-dancing-bug-super-fun-24.html

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Super-Fun-Pak Comix features "World of Computers," "How to Draw Doug," and far, far more!


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This is a very, very, very old rerun. How many people smoke after sex anymore?


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All of them who don't use enough lubrication.


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cool how the Marital Mirth strip is a minimalist, deadpan recapitulation of the all-time great "two pickets to tittsburgh" joke, sans the superfluous pseudo-realistic fictionalization - payoff is a sober snort rather than a guilty guffaw - opens the door to an array of possible retelling styles, eagerly anticipated - at root, there are only a few stories


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I took it as a send-up of a strip I always thought was awful, "The Lockhorns".


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I don't know that one. Is it like "A Sale Of Two Titties" by Daryl's Chickens?


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I keep thinking of Glasbergen's "The Better Half". "Unlike some other cartoon couples, “The Better Half” took a gentler, more affectionate and topical look at married life," he says; I suppose the bar is pretty low.


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With a little "Andy Capp" thrown in on occasion for good measure.


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Boiling a Frog was brilliant

...and sad


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It's funny horrifying because it's true!


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The well known dutch author???


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well, you can google it, but none of the text or video versions get the nuance right - told properly it wields a pro wrestler's one-two punch of slapstick and bitterness


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Happily, not something that will ever be a problem for BoingBoingers:


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