What's Mallard raving about today?
I have to confess that I am not sure why Mallard wears his unsenimentalsm like a badge of honor. Because, in truth, it seems more like just being an asshole that taking a faux-principled stand on an idiotic non-issue.
The winning detal in this particular panel is his use of the phrase "that stuff" to reference back to things which have not been previously mentioned. Unless Mallard is planning to purchase smarts, beautifulness, and smell, of course.
And yet, I am a big fan of this panel, if only because it marks a respite from the Walter Williams "plotline".