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Tom the Dancing Bug - Friday September 20, 2019 Comic Strip Licensing and Permissions

Tom the Dancing Bug - Friday September 20, 2019 Comic Strip
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TOM THE DANCING BUG © Ruben Bolling. Reprinted with permission of ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION. All rights reserved.

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Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling A MALTHUSIAN EXPERIMENT Man: It's based on a theory that goes back to the 19th century. Woman: Put mice in an enclosed environment with abundant resources. Man: With no checks on their survival, they begin reproducing rapidly, creating a population explosion. Woman: When the population reaches a breaking point, something interesting happens. Tan Mouse: There are too many of us and our activity is changing our environment! Grey Mouse: What are you talking about? There's nothing wrong, everything is fine! Tan Mouse: That pile of poop is growing! Grey Mouse: You're imagining that! I think it's getting SMALLER! Tan Mouse: But our calculations...Hey, you're peeing on our data! Grey Mouse: I call it relaxing environmental regulations. Grey Mouse: My food pellet distribution company is doing great! I'm not going to jeopardize that by paying for some fancy clean-up system. Tan Mouse: But if we work together... Grey Mouse: You stinking socialist! I'm a free-market pooper! Tan Mouse: It's (cough) almost too late! Think of the children! Grey Mouse: No! I'm... a (cough)... Grey Mouse: ...skeptic. Man: Same result as always. The entire colony died. Woman: Let's run the experiment again, but this time we don't give them Twitter...