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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Those damned Dentists

What's Mallard raving about today?

Reality TV, Celebrities, Dentists.

Remember, all over the country this sequence of reality TV panels are appearing on the editorial pages of newspapers because this is supposed to provide some sort of counter-balance to "liberal" cartoons. At this point, since it's not providing a political or ideological counter-point, I guess Mallard's job is to provide a soul-crushing lack of humor as counter-point.

It would be better if they published these panels in Psychiatric trade journals because this is a very clear cry for help.


Truce Binsley said...

Even at its absolute worst (which is often), there is usually a recognizable attempt at either humor or a political statement in Mallard Fillmore.

But this! What the hell?

Has Tinshley ever rejected one of his own ideas as unworthy?

Anonymous said...

heh heh, gas.

Kaitlyn said...

Truce - No.

And no mainstream paper one will reject him, for fear of being called "liberal", which still means traitor.

It appears next to Doonesbury in my paper, and that one always has a spark of humor - and I'm not that big a fan of his non-political ones. Humorless exception - the Memorial Day ones. Good God. So many names.

Has Tinshley ever acknowledged the fucking war his fucking president started?

Or even the president, besides his 2 week adventure where Kerry got elected in 2004?

This reality TV thing is old and tired and extremely lazy. Though he still draws better than I ever will.

Anonymous said...

The thing is, Kaitlyn, you'd never try to make a living at drawing badly, would you? Any more than I'd try to start a career as a singer, say. So we're still better than Tinshley in that regard.

I really hope that, when this latest (not necessarily undeserved, but certainly ham-handed) scolding of the American public for embracing crappy television is done, he immediately launches into another "libruls r teh elitists!!!1!" tirade.

12xuser said...

This is just lame. Lame parodies of lame TV. Come on, Bruce, get back to bashing my friends and family. At least with that, there is something to comment about.

Scanman said...

I love how excited Mallard looks at covering the story of a new reality show. "Dancing with The Star's Dentists! What A Scoop!"

tbone said...

Is that an attempt at a fart joke? It's hard to tell, because this comic always has an odor to it.

Truce Binsley said...

The fart joke angle might work if he said "I gave Paris gas" before the duck revealed this was a scene from "Dancing with the Stars' Dentists."

As it is, I'm still not convinced there's a joke here.