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Sunday, November 26, 2006

That damned Kim Jong Il

What's Mallard raving about today?

Kim Jong Il.

I'm not entirely sure what the combination of Kim Jong Il and a quasi-rap lyric is supposed to signify, beyond the fact that Kim Jong Il is nuts (which we already knew) and that Mallard can't write a decent lyric (which we could probably have guessed).

Amongst a completely embarrassing collection, the stanza starting with "They say I'm..." is particularly galling for its impossible scansion. A close second, however, is a section containing nothing but six repetitions of the syllable "yo" just so he can rhyme with "blow".

1 comment:

luke said...

I think Tinsley is trying to make Kim Jong Il look stupid and laughable by having him rap. This is striking me as one of the many strips where he takes a swipe at black people without actually mentioning them.

I have to admit, I was sort of impressed by Tinsley's mad rhyming skillz during the fruitcake storyline.