Bible Stories, with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Jeff Sessions hosts Bible Stories and tells the tale of Jesus and the holy separation of mother and child.

The Trumps: Donald is called in to see the boss. D'Oh!

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Donald is called in to see his boss, in another episode of the Trumps. D'Oh!

Super-Fun-Pak Comix, feat. Doug, Everything Bagel, Eastworld, & MORE!

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How NFL Players must honor the flag so many have died for

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH an ungrateful NFL player must honor the flag for which so many have died, and so many more will continue to die.

Tom the Dancing Bug: Our Nation's Leaders Analyze the Data on USA's Gun Violence

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH our nation's leaders analyze the data on USA's gun violence

Tom the Dancing Bug: John Kelly's American Tales of Immigration

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH White House Chief of Staff John Kelly shares the successful immigration story of his own great-grandparents!

Rudolph Giuliani, Defense Attorney at Law, Champion of the Accused

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH crusading defense attorney Rudolph Giuliani gets a new client and leaps into action to defend him from outrageous accusations!

What Trump Supporters See...

"Doesn't look like anything to me."

Another Calvinesque and Hobbesian look at Donald Trump and his imaginary friends

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Donald and John discover an new imaginary friend to have adorable adventures with.

Have a sex secret? "Get Cohen on the phone"

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH brilliant legal mind Michael Cohen advertises his services: Got Sex Secrets? Get Cohen on the Phone!

The NRA and its slippery slope

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH the NRA applies its level-headed, reasonable slippery-slope arguments to all regulations and reforms.

Chagrin Falls - "2018: A Marketplace Odyssey"

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH the Smythes of Chagrin Falls, USA, have a bad feeling about the digital assistant in their home.

Super-Fun-Pak Comix, feat. Occam's Razor, Actually-Man, & More!

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Super-Fun-Pak Comix features The Adventures of Actually-Man, Beltway Banalities, Dr. Science-Head, and significantly MORE!

Is this what your Facebook feed looks like?

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH we take a peek at Gavin Smythe's very typical Facebook page.

Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump in XXX-rated "Hard and Stormy Night"

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump get into some hot XXX-rated legal action!

Lord Birthday's How to Appear Normal at Social Events

Who is Lord Birthday?

He’s a brilliant cartoonist who has a new book that just came out, How to Appear Normal at Social Events.

But it’s more complicated than that.

His cartoons started on an Instagram account in 2015, and as their popularity grew to become a sensation, drawing a following that’s now up to 184k, his real identity remained a closely guarded secret. No one knew who Lord Birthday was except he and his wife.

The cartoons themselves reflected this mystery. They are hilarious and fascinating, but cryptic and absurd, with a cartooning style that is reminiscent of outsider art. They seem weird and oddly authentic, and you could imagine their creator as someone living on society’s fringes.

Then in 2017, with a book deal done and publication looming, Lord Birthday very reluctantly revealed himself on a podcast, Invisibilia. The link is here, and the segment on Lord Birthday starts at 20:00.

He’s Chad Murphy, a business school professor at Oregon State University, described as “the squarest man on Earth,” raised a Mormon, and he talks about the “birth” of Lord Birthday as though it was something that was visited upon him very suddenly. As though another personality suddenly appeared to him, and within moments he was drawing these strange pictures and making absurd word combinations.

He’s now apparently coming to terms with the secret coming out. As a fellow pseudonymous cartoonist whose personality seemed to be split in two, I can relate.

Not only does he have to incorporate the existence of Lord Birthday into his professional life, but also into his family. Read the rest

TOM THE DANCING BUG: Hard Times in VHS Country

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH, even though techonology has moved on, the government tries desperately to save the VHS cassette-makin' way of life.

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