Published November 11, 2002
A man walks up to a scale with a sign that reads 'Your Weight and Fate.' He puts in money. 'Two Hundred and Sixty-Nine Pounds.' Then, a mechanical arm pops out and hits him on the head.
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George Booth grew up in Fairfax, Missouri, population 800. After two tours in the Marines, he attended Corcoran Art School in Washington, D.C. and Adelphi University on Long Island, where he now lives. His cartoons, often identifiable by their now-famous dogs and cats, first began appearing in The New Yorker in 1969.