Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for August 24, 2012

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    Linguist  over 11 years ago

    Tempus fugit and non comebackibus.

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    Oded Hirschfeld  over 11 years ago

    This week’s strip felt longer than usual.

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    QuiteDragon  over 11 years ago

    Probably not. Things in the universe are not moving faster (what would happen if time would slow down – the reverse of your speculation), but, rather, space is expanding.

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    Fourcrows  over 11 years ago

    As we get older, each year is a smaller percentage of our overall lifetime. At six, a year is one sixth, at forty it is one fortieth. So each year (or summer) feels shorter than the last.

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    garyhbrown  over 11 years ago

    Oh lord, now I’m going to be getting emails from my TP friends saying the scientist are blaming big business for shorter summers….

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    ickymungmung  over 11 years ago

    Now, now, we call them “Little Days.” And it’s not polite to stare at them.

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    fritzoid Premium Member over 11 years ago

    Mathematicians have proven that only at age 22 does a year actually feel like a year.

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    Spooky D Cat  over 11 years ago

    Another immutable law of the universe: the older you get, the faster time goes.

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    Dr Lou Premium Member over 11 years ago

    Does this cartoon have a point?

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    Linguist  over 11 years ago

    Don’t know but like I always tell my grandson: " No matter how old you get, I’ll always be a half of a century ahead of you. "

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    arye uygur  over 11 years ago

    Life is like a roll of toilet paper: when you get nearer to the end it spins faster.

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    ickymungmung  over 11 years ago

    If everything is speeding up will fines still be doubled in construction zones?

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    lbatik  over 11 years ago

    Actually, “time speeds up as you get older” is not any complicated thing – it’s just proportion.

    When you were five, a year was 20% of your entire life. When you were eight, one year was 1/8th of your life. When you were 10, a year was still 10% of your life. When you hit 20, a year was 1/20th of your life. At 30, a year is 1/30th of your life. At fifty, a year is 1/50th of your life. See how that works?

    A year isn’t faster – it’s just smaller; it’s less of everything you have experienced and remember.

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    Steve Bartholomew  over 11 years ago

    The universe is not expanding. The Earth is shrinking in size. That’s why it used to take 80 days to travel around it, now it only takes an hour or two.

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