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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

That damned Michael Vick

What's Mallard raving about today?

Michael Vick.

The moment of truth arrives! Will Mallard manage to tie Michael Vick together with the dog-eating Chinese?

I'm atwitter with excitement!


BillyWitchDoctor said...

Weird:'s hilarious that they display the work of the slimy creep who drew that revolting hook-nosed Jon Stewart "caricature"--has a new strip, but it's labeled "9-13." There's no "9-12" strip displayed, and nothing about Vick. Bip on over there for a sneak preview! (Houston and Seattle are still having problems displaying the strip at the usual time. I found that they magically appear around 6am local time...ugh.)

So, what's Mallard raving about tomorrow? He's baaaaawling that Republican presidential candidates aren't getting enough press attention. (I assume that includes TV's Freddie, AKA The Cryptkeeper.)

First, that's because the candidates themselves spend more time yippy-yapping about the supposed wrongness of their Democratic opponents ("...Is John Edwards Teh Gay? Can YOU Catch Teh Gay From Having A Gay President?") than they spend discussing the differences in their own policies; second, the reason they do that is because they don't want a lot of scrutiny--either of their personal lives or their policies.

I mean, their front-runners are Romney and Giuliani, for crying out loud. The "Double Gitmo" Mormon and the divorced cross-dresser: which one best represents "family values?"

12xuser said...

It seems to me that a bunch of the toughest fighting biting dogs you can imagine did have time alone with Michael Vick, and they didn't come out too well.

Sorta like a pasty-faced alcoholic cartoonist wishing he had five minutes alone with a terrorist.

Matt Ramone said...

I'm pretty sure I saw this exact same joke (or slight variations therof) in at least a half dozen to a dozen editorial cartoons done right after the Vick scandal flooded the media.

...which would have been about the time Tinsley was drawing this "comic." You'd think he had more time to come up with original ideas considering he spent his whole summer cooped up on delayed airplanes.

Matt Ramone said...

Oh, and I would also like to point out that this is second easiest editorial punchline ever, trailing only "omg how would martha stewart decorate her jail cell lol."

Michael said...

The easiest, and most annoying, editorial cartoons occur right after a beloved celebrity dies. For example, if David Robinson were to die next week, the editorial cartoon the next day would read, "God needed a center..." and David Robinson would be shown standing on clouds wearing his uniform and holding a basketball.

Really? God killed David Robinson because he needed a center? That seems awfully selfish of Him. And if that were the case, why didn't he send up Bill Russell, Kareem, or Shaq instead? And what's the matter with Wilt, is he on strike?

BillyWitchDoctor said...

Sure, it's been done--but it would be impossible for Tinny to pass up the opportunity to do a "funny" strip about siccing dogs onto a black man and escape criticism.

(He'd milk it all the way to its logical conclusion, but that would mean another piss-poor caricature and more dogs, and draw'n's hard, hard werk.)