TOM THE DANCING BUG: Lo, What Great Plans For Louis Maltby?

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  1. let me guess, the idiot time traveler post will magically appear above this comment, sometime later this afternoon…

    1. He posted a profanity laden spam link to his new time travel service, but the Moderators here are that damned efficient.

  2. How old is Louis anyway? My own study-time fantasies involved fewer paranormal entities and more (many more) mostly-nude girls…

  3. I am writing as the legal counsel for Mr. Bill Waterson.

    This cartoon represents a clear infringement of the Intellectual Property rights of our client.

    We will be in touch shortly. Please prepare your checkbook, Mr. Dancing Bug.

    1. I am writing as the legal counsel for the estate of Mr. James Thurber.

      This cartoon represents a clear infringement of the Intellectual Property rights of our client, specifically the short story entitled “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”.

      We also intend to bring a class action suit on behalf of the planetary population of incorrigible day-dreamers of all ages and all sexes, whose aspirations, activities and way of life have been cruelly mocked in this ‘cartoon’, causing them to suffer irreparable harm and psychological injury.

      We will be in touch shortly. Please prepare your checkbook, Mr. Dancing Bug.

  4. We’re all still waiting one way or another, aren’t we?

    Also, do we start ragging on akbar56 now?

  5. It seemed to me like the old “study math and other practical matters instead of daydreaming and self-actualizing” thing.

  6. …in the hope that he’ll improve or just give up…. shouldn’t someone have said something to him by now?

    Bolling – at his best – is really quite funny. I was excited when he came to BoingBoing; he’s made a lot of good material over the years and I thought this would be a great fit for him.

    I went to find some evidence of his powers, but Salon (which used to have a huge archive) seems to have dropped all that content.. mostly. Some of the quite old/1995-ish stuff seems to be there, but I can’t find any of the classics I remember.

    I will say, though, that trying to find some good old ones makes it really, abundantly clear how much (and for how long) he has re-used some jokes over the years.

    Anyways, short version: he has done some very funny stuff, though I’d agree his recent comics haven’t been amazingly funny (to me).

    1. Ah I see. My only exposure to him has been on this site, so I’d assumed present form was representative.

      Suppose it can’t be that easy making comic skits decade after decade…

  7. I like the Louis Maltby strips, they’re cute and relatable but not guffaw funny. And I agree that the older TtDBs were funnier, I feel that it’s mostly because he used more original themes and less politics. For me, his takes on pop culture and great spoofs of movies, ads, etc. were his funniest and most unique work.

  8. That same guy with the robe appears in my cubicle all the time. Except that he tells me to shoot peop…. I mean waste time on the internet.

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