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Tom Tomorrow's most recent book is TOO MUCH CRAZY from Soft Skull Press.
by Tom Tomorrow on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 06:50:03 AM PDT
to replenish the dwindling herd.
If cats could blog, they wouldn't
by crystal eyes on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 06:54:36 AM PDT
need new disposable breeding stock. This certainly raises the question of what happened to theirs.
by revbludge on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 07:12:09 AM PDT
[ Parent ]
by skillet on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 07:20:21 AM PDT
everything. Though they deny this.
by revbludge on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 07:45:38 AM PDT
Such an extreme as to bring on extinction, I would think.
We're not perfect, but they're nuts! -- Barney Frank
by Tamar on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 12:25:35 PM PDT
Always bothers me how the educated have few kids but conservative backwater fellers have 8. Darwin wouldn't be happy.
16, Progressive, Indian-American, Phillies Phan. Obama/Om/Chase Utley
by vidanto on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 07:30:19 AM PDT
MONOLOGY..... The theology of Smith.
A danger foreseen is half avoided.
by ncheyenne on Tue Aug 28, 2012 at 09:37:02 AM PDT
I may have said that last time, but that's because that TMW cartoon was not this.
by revbludge on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 07:06:42 AM PDT
He even has the saucer craft from the freaking TV show in the background. The guy is good, who else would remember a cranky UFO show from the 1970s?
We are not worthy!
Please feel free to HR me for my informative and argumentative nature. 'To know what is right and to do it are two different things.' - Chushingura, a tale of The Forty-Seven Ronin
by rbird on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 07:20:26 AM PDT
Note Obama's palm:
Not an invader.
by TJ on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 07:24:01 AM PDT
One decade off, more or less, among friends. "If I err, please forgive."
by rbird on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 07:43:57 AM PDT
For the uninitiated, in the episode "The Vise" Roscoe Lee Browne's 'tell' is the fact his palm is the same color as the rest of his skin and not the lighter shade possessed by human people of color.
And if I remember correctly, a character in that episode made a positive reference to one of the riots following MLK's assassination, calling it a revolution, something I never expected to hear on primetime network TV during those years.
“HEY MITT: RELEASE THE RETURNS!!” POSTER: http://joestrike.deviantart.com/#/d59whnh -- Take it to a Rmoney rally, bring lots of friends & chant "RELEASE THE RETURNS! RELEASE THE RETURNS!" loud enough for him to hear – you’ll be glad you did!
by Miscweant on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 08:58:43 AM PDT
destroyed neighborhoods and left them in ruins for decades. Even though I sympathized with the frustration and anger, I have to say that those riots hurt mainly people of color. Some blocks looked like they had been bombed during a war. I'm from the D.C. area and was home when they happened in D.C. and saw the destruction.
by Tamar on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 12:30:49 PM PDT
can we make this a campaign issue? Make the GOP deny that this is its real agenda for women.
by revbludge on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 07:08:43 AM PDT
I'd laugh, but it's too close to the truth.
Metaphors be with you.
by koosah on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 07:29:10 AM PDT
Rape babies to work in their mines and unregulated, safety-feature-free industries.
by revbludge on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 07:52:36 AM PDT
Has a nice ring to it. I think the Gop-Faux evil axis will buy into that phrasing without seeing its irony.
Time is an enormous, long river, and I’m standing in it, just as you’re standing in it. My elders are the tributaries, and everything they thought and every struggle they went through & everything they gave their lives to flows down to me-Utah Phillips
by TerryDarc on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 08:56:50 AM PDT
"Conceived in Rape," so you're probably right.
by Tamar on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 12:32:00 PM PDT
AND BY THE SAME KIND OF PEOPLE!!!!
It's not often I get the opportunity to apply Godwin's Law to a DKthread! Feels good, man!
by MarcKyle64 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 03:35:17 PM PDT
Everything Right is Wrong Again - TMBG (lyrics)
by GreenPA on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 07:11:11 AM PDT
from a dying planet.
by revbludge on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 07:13:47 AM PDT
And it's funky, apocalyptic vision of the future is just about right. BotSW is an indy flick with a mesmerizing perf by the it's 6 year old star with the jawbreaking name, Quvenzhane Wallis. Nicely resonant with hurricane Isaac, too.
Tom Tomorrow, can you take on H. Isaac and the irony (that word again) of the effects of global warming smiting the Tampa bay bagger party?
by TerryDarc on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 09:01:43 AM PDT
is not that it doesn't make sense but that it does. The GOP and rationality regarding sex do not intersect to this degree.
My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right.
--Carl Schurz, remarks in the Senate, February 29, 1872
by leftist vegetarian patriot on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 07:12:55 AM PDT
But among rational people, humor requires a logical framework to exist, otherwise its suspension for comic effect makes no sense.
This explains why the GOP has no more humor than it has sense. Look at the stuff that makes them laugh. Things like Mitt's birther joke: stuff that is only funny to racist asswipes with no sense of humor.
by revbludge on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 07:19:21 AM PDT
by TerryDarc on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 09:04:02 AM PDT
Anti-slavery activist, Union general, senator, anti-imperialist, and Secretary of the Interior (there were a few things he did as Secretary of the Interior with which I do not agree, but he was a far better pick than anyone else who could plausibly have been chosen). Even his political enemies couldn't accuse him of much beyond being too impractically ethical.
by leftist vegetarian patriot on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 10:11:53 AM PDT
I woulda paid more attention. But thanks for calling this out - why I come to DKos. Reminds me that I learned about Ignatz Semmelweis, another 19th centurian who doesn't get props today but should.
Thanks for the info!
by TerryDarc on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 10:34:03 AM PDT
by TJ on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 07:13:57 AM PDT
Willard's forte = "catch 'n' cage". He's not into "catch and release."
by hannah on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 07:15:39 AM PDT
You have exactly 10 seconds to change that look of disgusting pity into one of enormous respect!
by Cartoon Peril on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 07:20:01 AM PDT
(alien bath salts) a little too much lately.
Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right. I'm riding for MS in September. Please donate here if you can.
by darthstar on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 07:17:35 AM PDT
Old enough to remember that they looked like that.
"I'm a white male, age 18 to 49. Everyone listens to me, no matter how dumb my suggestions are." --Homer Simpson
by dhshoops on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 07:18:59 AM PDT
Hey, works for me!
by Cartoon Peril on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 07:19:12 AM PDT
The comic actually has some of the visuals right (the title is from the '60s show, as are the rather cheesy alien spacecraft). And, more interestingly, the show's producers acknowledged after the fact that it was a metaphor for fears of Communist subversion -- the theme of the show also works well, though, as a totalitarianism theme, not to mention organized crime. Although Todd Akin would have disappeared in a blaze of bright orange matte shot effect in the show.
But has anyone checked Mitt Romney's fingers? That's how you knew someone was an alien.
by liberaldregs on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 07:26:25 AM PDT
At least that's how the effect looked on my folks' 1965 Zenith color set. I thought it was so cool I managed to recreate it with my 8mm camera via an in-camera lap dissolve and painting over the 'disappearing' person with a red Flare pen. (Anyone with the right desktop software around these day could probably make it even cooler looking than the show's version.)
by Miscweant on Tue Aug 28, 2012 at 05:04:11 AM PDT
...scared the crap out of me when I was a kid.
It was not played for laughs, and it was super creepy.
They way that the humans could tell the invaders apart was that one of their fingers was malformed, that I think was the "tell".
They also had these scary looking regeneration pods.
Loved that show.
"Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!"
by jkay on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 07:37:37 AM PDT
"...architect David Vincent," a pretty irrelevant reference to the character's career, unlike "doctor Richard Kimble" which did figure into many Fugitive episodes. (I guess when you're "producer Quinn Martin" you stick with what works.)
Maybe in next week's strip Tom will have "President Barack Obama" show up and "try to convince a disbelieving world that the nightmare has already begun."
Glad I'm not the only one who remembers this cool show. It was being produced around the same mid-1960's as Star Trek - and I liked The Invaders a lot more.
by Miscweant on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 08:44:10 AM PDT
...but this show made a lasting impression on me because it was just so damn scary.
And I also remember that it was "A Quinn Martin Production"!
Remember those weird, handheld discs that the invaders used to incapacitate humans?
by jkay on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 08:58:16 AM PDT
(yet I had always pictured Romney as more of a Ferengi)
They and their culture are characterized by a mercantile obsession with profit and trade and their constant efforts to swindle people into bad deals. They are also known for their business acumen and for exploiting females.
"Four more years!" (Obama Unencumbered - The Sequel)
by jwinIL14 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 07:39:43 AM PDT
the 285 Rules of acquisition are principles of a sort. Mitt has none. Also the Ferengi were funny and engaging, and at times could act like they had a conscience. Mitt is more like the Founders--humorless, non-humanoid, shape-shifting, paranoid, and determined to dominate everything and everybody against their will
by revbludge on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 07:58:51 AM PDT
One is all you need, baby.
by TerryDarc on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 09:07:17 AM PDT
by jwinIL14 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 11:12:05 AM PDT
that the nightmare has already begun...
You can tell Monopoly is an old game because there's a luxury tax and rich people can go to jail.
by Simian on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 12:09:05 PM PDT
by jack23 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 12:26:04 PM PDT
by jack23 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 12:28:37 PM PDT
When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat. George Carlin
by Zwoof on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 01:18:05 PM PDT
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