Another new cartoon, ripped straight from the land of advertising. Laptops didn't exist in the '70s, and the Internet was the province of the military, which kept it away from the public until the '90s. These days, though, you can find everything on the Web, and there is plenty of advertising online, for stuff like mortgages for a full percentage point and a half below the current market rate for 30-year fixed mortgages. And there are ads for flattening your belly (or whitening your teeth; take your pick). Here's one weird old tip I learned for losing weight - get diabetes. There are some drawbacks, though.