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Thursday, September 20, 2007

That damned Auxiliary

What's Mallard raving about today?

Hillary Clinton.

It took me forever to figure out today's panel. But then, I suddenly realized that, in Mallard's world, he believes Hillary has some sort of machine and that her statement about the right-wing conspiracy is not meant to be ironic. Meaning that Mallard either believes Hillary did, in some way, defeat the right-wing noise machine or that it never existed.

At that point, the panel starts to take some sort of shape.

None of which explains how Hillary reads the newspaper through closed eyes or how she reads page 1 when she's clearly turned to page 4.


Truce Binsley said...

Hillary Clinton may be Tinshley's worst caricature of all.

BillyWitchDoctor said...

On separate occasions in the past--waaaaay back when he gave enough of a green-apple poot to use references for his half-assed caricatures--Tin-Tin drew Hillary as Jane Fonda (complete with workout gear) and then as Rosanne Barr. I guess he based her look on whatever he had just masturbated to at the time he drew each strip.

Her eyes were open in those strips, but only so Tinny could draw them crossed--as in derrrrrr--or glaring menacingly at the reader not unlike Evil Sun.

By default THIS caricature is more "accurate." But Tinny's probably madder than a wet hen that his editor wouldn't let him keep the horns and forked tongue.

As for the content of the strip: yeah, that makes no sense at all. I will give Tinny points for "Pillory Hillary Auxiliary"--if indeed he made that up--but it's still a phenomenally idiotic strip, even for Tin-Tin. I think that's saying something.

connection said...

It must be some codewords for Rush Limbaugh listeners. And boy, she sure looks evil when reading that newspaper. I always make the most evil face i can when reading a newspaper. And I shut my eyes, too.

1. Horrible Caricature
2. Four (4?? why 4??) misshapen dots as ellipses
3. Dumb drawing of someone reading a newspaper or watching TV
4. Unintelligent, behind-the-times, vague joke at the expense of a liberal

Yes... Yes, its Mallard Fillmore.

Matt Ramone said...

I wonder what Tiny Tin thinks constitues the right wing conspiracy? If he means the government shift to Democratic leadership, that had mroe to do with the failures of the GOP leadership than Hillary Clinton's Machiavellian machinations.

If he means the media, does he mean Hillary has singlehandedly taken Fox News, conservatives newspapers and magazines (of which there's no shortage), and political talk radio (which is something in the neighborhood of 100% to the right)? Because it's still there, still entrenched as deeply as ever, and still as obnoxious and blowhard as it always was.

What do you guys think Tin Man's shooting for with this one?

tbone said...

It took me forever to figure out today's panel.

That's how you know it's classic Mallard at its best.

Kaitlyn said...

Call me ignorant, but I have no idea what he means today, or yesterday.

Really, I don't know anything about candidate's wives trashing Hillary, nor do I know why it's important.

The issue of the day here is the Jena 6, and I hope Mallard leaves that the fuck alone.

Kaitlyn said...

And good god, that drawing is terrible!

It barely resembles a human! And Hillary is a decent looking person.

As for why she's reading a page without looking at it, how would we know what she was talking about if we couldn't see the headline? (Seriously, is/was that a headline somewhere? Ours are all about the mayor - he refused to debate the other candidates. Good times.)

Scanman said...

Edwards', Obama's Wives Slam Senator Clinton is a strange name for a newspaper.

Scanman said...

In response to Caitlyn, Like Trudeau, Tinsley takes a topic from the paper and comments on it,

The difference is that people remember the topical events being satirized in Doonesbury, by the time it hits Mallard, no one remembers the topic. And it's not always due to the long lead time,

Doonesbury repeats from three years ago will deal with a topic people still on the American conscience.