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Tom Tomorrow's most recent book is TOO MUCH CRAZY from Soft Skull Press.
by Tom Tomorrow on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 11:19:29 AM PST
I, for one, expect more mercy from the rapacious beasts on the plains than those in the weatlthy stone-hoarding castles.
The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."
by teacherjon on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 11:31:56 AM PST
But I liked "datagrams" better than "messages." Zik! Zik! Zik!
by Champurrado on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 12:07:21 PM PST
So poignant, it hurts.
The NRA doesn't represent the interests of gun owners. So why are you still a member?
by ChuckInReno on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 12:20:47 PM PST
...always reminds me of Ian Banks' Culture novels...
...j'ai découvert que tout le malheur des hommes vient d'une seule chose, qui est de ne savoir pas demeurer en repos dans une chambre.
by jessical on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 02:16:18 PM PST
Or, at least mostly Hebrew. It's heavily stylized and without vowels underneath, I"m a bit lost....and I should add that a few of the symbols/letters may not be Hebrew letters because not recognizable to me even as stylized Hebrew...but...
I"m pretty sure the line on the top is meant to read Tomorrow then some other word Probably Hebrew) and Tom (though it seems to have blended the "T" and "M" sound letters into one symbol). What the rest of the top line says and the bottom line as well are mysterious to me. Maybe someone who is fluent could make it out.
Coming Soon -- to an Internet connection near you: Armisticeproject.org
by FischFry on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 08:44:03 PM PST
[ Parent ]
Several of the letters have shapes modeled on Hebrew - The M is shaped like an aleph, and the S like an ayin, for example. But it's a strict letter substitution code.
Unfortunately, the script across the top "This modern world, by Tom Tomorrow' only gives us 15 letters. So it will require a little effort, and a lot of embiggening, to interpret the crawls. Anybody else up for it?
by nicteis on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 08:58:30 PM PST
Supreme Leader should listen to professional opinion spewers."
[a quick translation of the scrawl along the bottom of the screen, for the benefit of those without closed captioning.]
by Nova Land on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 03:57:21 PM PST
Thanks for making my comment above utterly superfluous!
by nicteis on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 08:59:36 PM PST
Now tell me--would you ever see anything this clever and cool at a Red State site?
I'm not sixty-two—I'm fifty-twelve!
by Pragmatus on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 09:00:21 PM PST
...the entertainment channel of Fox, not the news network. There was a message in an alien font in an episode of the Simpsons. It was a promotion for Futurama (which runs on the Cartoon Network these days). And there were no other clues (such as "This Modern World by Tom Tomorrow") so it had to be deciphered using only letter frequency, word length, and positional information. But still quite solvable.
by rmoore on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 09:47:16 PM PST
...I got that Ovaltine message decoder ring and decoded the secret message only to find out it said
Drink more Ovaltine.
by Bluesee on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 10:22:45 PM PST
80 % of Success is Just Showing Up !
by Churchill on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 08:33:08 PM PST
reverse-Robin Hood cartoon (or maybe anti-Robin Hood).
by Mike Taylor on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 08:42:14 PM PST
I used to be sentient ... and I'm not even elderly ... yet.
I'm normally tech savvy. But might be wine-impaired this evening. The link to just his cartoon is ... what?
"Republicans have been fleeced and exploited and lied to by a conservative entertainment complex." - David Frum
by Glinda on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 08:54:58 PM PST
Save the image and attach to a good-old-fashioned email!
Oh, life was easier back then...
by roninkai on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 08:58:42 PM PST
It was the wine talking that made this at all difficult.
by Glinda on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 09:10:13 PM PST
Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.
by Just Bob on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 09:33:45 PM PST
Opinion spewers from the Onion?
by Pragmatus on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 08:58:01 PM PST
of creating a fake crisis and then consuming everyone's energies and attention with solving the fake crisis... to the point that everyone forgets that it's a fake crisis... cooked up by Pete Peterson and his acolytes in the White House and Congress...
The alien equivalent of befuddled bearded liberal should be roundly chastised for retrieving such inconvenient truths from the memory hole.
by chuckvw on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 09:37:37 PM PST
on the wealthy keeping all their shiny stones while the elderly are sacrificed. So true it hurts.
There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.
by Puddytat on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 10:11:38 PM PST
Does it say anything specific, or is it just random letters?
An Fhirinn an aghaidh an t'Saoghail. (The truth against the world.) Is treasa tuath na tighearna. (The common people are mightier than the lords.)
by OllieGarkey on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 10:05:39 PM PST
by MKDAWUSS on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 04:49:59 AM PST
This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.
by certainot on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 10:15:54 PM PST
find this hilarious and pertinent cartoon on the FP on Saturday night. One of your best Tom. Thanks, at least we can laugh at the kabuki ensuing. What no cat food reference? Love the bottomless pit of arbitrary accounting. Went to Wiki today to try and figure out what chained CPI was really about and it made as much sense as Schrödinger's cat. Maybe less as old coots are going to be chained to the best cat food they are compelled to purchase on the wonderful and glorious free market.
by shaharazade on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 12:06:47 AM PST
want to spew.
"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"
by Lily O Lady on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 02:48:06 AM PST
Some day, when I do have lots of shiny stones, I will be very happy that I supported policies that made sure people with lots of shiny stones could get even more shiny stones, all the time, without limit.
To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.
by UntimelyRippd on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 09:11:57 AM PST
by you on soon
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