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    What is it means this term "Modern Times"?

    I'm a translator. Each issue has some caricatures like that:



    I wonder the meaning of "Modern Times". Is it the name of a press (ex: New York Times)?

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    Re: What is it means this term "Modern Times"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eleven8x View Post
    I'm a translator. Each issue has some caricatures like that:



    I wonder the meaning of "Modern Times". Is it the name of a press (ex: New York Times)?
    I *think* that's the name of the cartoon series (such as "Peanuts", "Dilbert", Rose is Rose", etc)(assuming it appears on every cartoon). It appears to be a sort of "what if this or that character lived in today's world" type humor.

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    Re: What is it means this term "Modern Times"?

    I'm reading it as sarcastic in that "Oh look at us in our modern times drooling over our gadgets."

    I know the term Modern Times is often used in relation to the Charlie Chaplin film. The film does show some irony in that all these machines that are used to make our lives easier make things more difficult.

    I may be reading too much into the whole thing though.

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    Re: What is it means this term "Modern Times"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eleven8x View Post
    I wonder the meaning of "Modern Times". Is it the name of a press (ex: New York Times)?
    As far as I know, it's just the name that the artist chose for the cartoon.

    As lloyd_b said, like Garfield, Peanuts, or as Gary Larson did by calling his 'The Far Side'.
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    Re: What is it means this term "Modern Times"?

    It is the name of the comic.

    Literally, it means the Present, the time that we are living in right now. These are modern times.

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