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Tom Falco
Tom Falco is the editor and publisher of the and is a popular cartoonist. His cartoons are published online, in newspapers and magazines and can also be seen at

Entries by Tom Falco

When the Newspaper Editor Condones Plagiarism

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 10:30 AM

I've had my comics, and also my news and feature articles, plagiarized over the years. For many years a local reporter with a daily newspaper stole my stuff and republished it  word for word, in many cases, and I've had established cartoonists lift my...

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Whole Foods Overcharging Customers

(1) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 8:35 PM

Was it any secret that Whole Foods overcharges their customers?


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William Chumley, the Bigot

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 7:13 PM


South Carolina state Rep. William Chumley, said this to CNN on Tuesday: "These people sat in there, waited their turn to be shot. That's sad," he says. "But somebody in there with the means of...

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Sarah Palin Dropped From Fox News

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 10:05 AM

Well, now she's free to run for president again.

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When News Stories Collide

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 10:06 PM

Today's news collides -- Gov. Nikki Haley declares that the confederate flag should be removed from South Carolina's State House and the two escaped prisoners in New York had help escaping using tools that were smuggled into them hidden in frozen hamburger meat!

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Panther Coffee Opens in Coconut Grove

(0) Comments | Posted May 25, 2015 | 11:16 AM

Panther Coffee is now open in Coconut Grove

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My Mad Men Lost Weekend

(0) Comments | Posted May 17, 2015 | 11:56 AM

I'm calling it the Mad Men Lost Weekend. I spent most of the weekend watching the Mad Men marathon on AMC. I couldn't look away. I've been having trouble sleeping lately, so when I would wake up at 4 am, I would put the tv on and catch Mad Men, I would watch it during the day, I would watch it at night, I would watch it before the gym and after the gym, I would run out for lunch and dinner, but it was all wrapped around Mad Men. I came to the conclusion that I want to be Don Drapper. Not so much him, but I want to have his attitude about life.

The final episodes showed me what I want to do, to get in a car and keep driving to make changes in my life.

I did notice so many things about the show during the marathon that I didn't catch the first time around, I think that I'm half asleep on Sunday nights at 10 pm, so I have only been half watching the show in its regular prime time spot, but watching the marathon has shown me so much about what makes the show great, there are so many nuances and so many great characters.

I never realized how much they drink or drank in the 1960s. It's like fuel to them, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Before a meeting, during a meeting and after a meeting, they would drink if they got a big contract, they would drink if they lost a big contract; they would enter an office and pour a drink, they would enter a restaurant and drink for a long time before ordering food. It looks like they would drink mostly Beefeater and Canadian Club. Straight up. Did they have a product placment deal with the show?

They smoked a lot, too. Betty found out the hard way in the end.

Roger and Joan were my two favorite characters. They both had character. Betty was my least favorite. She had no character.

I loved that you could tell what year it was by the real-life news they would show going on at the time. I loved that the magazines and newspapers and even soft drink cans for Tab and Coke, were totally accurate. The tv shows were accurate for the times and years, too. The attention to detail was perfectly accurate. And oh yea, the clothing. Perfect as well as the furniture and New York City and Los Angeles. Perfect for the times. In one episide Peggy is asked if she is willing to move to the West 80s in NYC, that is was a dangerous area to be in. Same with riding the subway. It was not the thing to do for the faint of heart.

The ads were all great, too. Real products, most still exist to this day, many don't. Mohawk Airlines is real, they went out of business in 1972; Burger Chef was real, it went out of business in 1996. Guess Stirling Cooper couldn't save Mohawk Airlines. I remember the first few seasons they would show the tv show sponsors' original commercials during the show, you know, from the 1960s, rather than today's commercials. And of course in the end we find out (spoiler alert) that Don created the famous Coca Cola "I'd like to teach the world to sing" commercial.

One thing I learned from Don is that you will fall a lot, and it's always important to pick yourself up. That's always been one of my favorite sayings, Vince Lombardi said it first, "It doesn't matter how many times you get knocked down but how many times you get up." I've always lived by that saying. I think that's my "saying" on Facebook, they ask you to have a quote or motto.

I was never a major fan of Mad Men, I watched it because it was an excellent show, but I don't know if I'll miss it. I'm surprised I watched all the reruns during the marathon because I usually find it hard to watch a dramatic tv show over and over again, but with Mad Men I think it's more than the story, it's about the time period, the styles, the people and the acting. The story of each episode doesn't really matter as much as the feeling you get when watching it. It envelopes you. It's a time machine. An accurate time machine from 1960 to...

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'Mad Men' Reminded Me of the Big NY Newspaper Strike

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2015 | 10:10 PM

I was watching a Mad Men rerun and Don Draper mentioned the Journal American, which got...
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Did They Ever Tour the Playhouse's Interior?

(1) Comments | Posted May 12, 2015 | 6:19 PM

R.J. Heisenbottle Architects, has successfully restored Miami Freedom Tower, Miami City Hall, Miami Woman's Club, Gusman Center for the Performing Arts and Vizcaya Village....
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It's All About the Bike on Sunday

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2015 | 6:09 PM

Sunday mornings are for bikers in Coconut Grove. Saturday has a lot, but that's usually...
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GableStage Approved to Run Coconut Grove Playhouse

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2015 | 10:13 PM

The Miami Herald is reporting that Miami-Dade commissioners unanimously approved the Coconut Grove Playhouse plan to have GableStage run a 300 seat...
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District 2 Candidates Meet Residents

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 10:08 AM

Photo courtesy Ken Russell
On Wednesday night, there was a debate at Grove Isle...
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The Lucille Ball Statue: What About the Artist?

(3) Comments | Posted April 6, 2015 | 3:15 PM

We're wondering what the artist looks like who created that ugly Lucille Ball sculpture in her hometown.


This is the real statue.

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Don't Boycott Fake Designer Knock-offs

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 8:00 AM


I was reminded of Soho and the Lower East Side as I thought about the Elton John/Dolce & Gabbana fiasco boycott. This is my second comic in the series, and hopefully the last, as this has the ability to keep going with lots...

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Boycotting D&G?

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 8:44 AM


An interesting question regarding Elton John's Dolce & Gabbana boycott. #boycottdolcegabbana

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What's Next for the Coconut Grove Playhouse?

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2015 | 8:52 PM

A large crowd showed up at Thursday's County Commission meeting to hear the latest on the Coconut Grove Playhouse. 
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About That Apple Watch

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2015 | 2:41 PM


So Tim Cook introduced the Apple Watch to the world. I can just imagine what Dick Tracy is thinking....

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He's Mild-mannered, Just Like His Subjects

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2015 | 8:36 AM

I had the pleasure of meeting Jake Johnson on Saturday night during the Coconut Grove Gallery Walk. Jake's work is being exhibited at the...
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Spring Break 2015

(0) Comments | Posted March 9, 2015 | 5:46 PM


It's already past Daylight Saving Time and it looks like Spring Break may be a bit freaky this year. Is this how it looks at your college?

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It's the Talk of the Town

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2015 | 8:41 PM

Big news today -- no, not Obama's Netanyahu quarrel or Fidel Castro's tacky living room. It's not about Ferguson police or the winter weather. The big news is about Kim Kardashian. She changed her hair color. It's the lead on all the talk shows - it's the talk of the...

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