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Sunday, September 23, 2007

That damned Chloe

What's Mallard raving about today?

Parenting, Videos, Reading.

Who the hell is Chloe? And does Mallard realize that reading to her in her infancy will only make her uppity for book-learning?

Is it just me or is Mallard spending an inordinate amount of time just complaining about humanity in general these days?


BillyWitchDoctor said...

No, it's not just you.

In Tinny's world, not only are modern non-spinster teachers miserably failing children, but modern mothers are failing their kids by not reading to them. (Tinny once again fails to provide a source for that last bit--but when has he ever let lack of evidence interfere with his delusional rantings?)

Key word here: modern. Modern as in Liberal. Hence the mother being so stupid as to not recognize a book. Taliban Tinny can't tip his hand outright by scrawling "Stupid whores, get back in the kitchen and raise the children!" across the strip--this would be the point where he stops patting himself on the back for "bravely speaking TROOTH to POWAR!!1" and starts bawling about "political correctness" not letting Baby do what Baby wants to do--so he has to settle for depicting mothers as complete morons.

By the way, Happy Mother's Day, Bruce Tinsley's Mom. You did a fine job, and deserve all the respect he gives you now.

Kaitlyn said...

Chloe looks like a dude.

Now I know it can be hard to tell a toddler's gender if you don't know the kid (I can't), but that looks like a kid in at least 3rd grade, and it looks like a dude.

Now Mallard may be commenting on gender neutral names, but I doubt it.

As for the whole "PARENTS TODAY ARE HORRIBLE!!!" thing... I thought the kids were the bad ones?

I'm liberal, I read all the damn time.

Truce Binsley said...

Isn't pretty much every Mallard installment really a complaint about humanity in general? It's just that Tinshley's lack of self-awareness makes him think conservative Republicans aren't part of the problem.

exanonymous said...

The irony of the strip: the group of people Bruce despises most is also the group of people who wouldn't get stuck at "Wait, Chloe's a 7 year old boy?", being capable of both rejecting the assumptions from gender-specific clothing and accepting the child pictured is in fact, an infant, albeit a malformed one probably suffering from that pituitary disease.

Kaitlyn said...

Well, I got stuck there.

He gets paid to draw!