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Sunday, April 22, 2007

That damned Evil Sun

What's Mallard raving about today?

The Sun, Al Gore.

The pacing of Mallard Fillmore--with rapidly shifting and re-appearing topics (a couple days of tax facts then a couple days on stamps, then a couple days of tax facts; the return of the evil sun after 2 weeks) but no apparent beginning, middle, or end to discussion on a topic--bespeaks some sort of disorder, but I would not want to speculate on the nature of that disorder.

That said, the extra space afforded by the Sunday comics page allows three glorious details:
  • Mallard's dramatic accusatory point towards the evil sun.
  • The sweat drops coming off the planet Mars, visually making the point about Mars' ice caps melting.
  • The throwaway textual detail about there being no Republicans on Mars. Sheer brilliance to deliberately raise the straw man idea that only Republican human activity is causing climate change as opposed to the actual idea that Republican inactivity on climate change is leading us into a crisis.


Edmund Schluessel said...

Wow, a caricature with its eyes open!

luke said...

I will stop complaining about this strip forever if Evil Sun becomes a regular character.

I like to imagine Tinsley hiding under a table with all the shades pulled down, muttering about how the sun is trying to kill him.

pmf said...

luke said...
"I will stop complaining about this strip forever if Evil Sun becomes a regular character."


GeoX said...

I wonder if it's related at all to the evil Sun in Super Mario Bros 3.