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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

That damned appendix

What's Mallard raving about today?

The Appendix, the United Nations.

Mallard is sometimes so illiterately stupid, he's brilliant.

The United Nations is like a part of your body that was once considered useless, but is now believed to produce and protect good germs for your gut.

In other words, some people believe The United Nations to be useless but it is, in fact, very useful.

Congratulations, Mallard, for managing to make the exact opposite point you were trying to make.


Truce Binsley said...

I like how he brings back footnotes for something no one would bother to challenge.

BillyWitchDoctor said...

Hooray for Bruce for drawing a length of colon without any sense of irony whatsoever.

I suddenly understand why it's so dark around Mallard...

ilron said...

It should take any reasonable human being mere seconds to figure out why we have a UN.

12xuser said...

Love that "Source: AP". One step up from "Source: TV".

Matt Ramone said...

We have a United Nations so we don't have to unilateraly invade sovereign nations who have not been threatening us. Silly Mallard, foreign policy is for humans!

I love it whenever Tinman cites a source as vaguely as possible, my favorite being "Source - USA Today." This means 1) people who agree with Mallard consider USA Today to be a paper of record, and 2) he expects you to know which 2-4 week old issue he's referring to.

dlauthor said...

Length of colon? I thought that was supposed to be Rush Limbaugh.

Thank you, thank you.

exanonymous said...

Why the frack does Bruce Tinsley care anyways? The current president ignores it and makes a joke out of it ANYWAYS. The US is a controlling member anyways, one of the original five.

I wonder if it has to do something with the fact that it was funded by a Rockefeller, a teetotaler, businessman, baptist, philanthropist, basically everything a GOP member wants to be like (he even married a republican senator's daughter) and therefore the UN is a blight because it reminds every American of what is no longer true about conservatives.

It also shows that tendency for Americans to stick their head up their own ass, look around, and assume since they can't see anyone else, the only thing it's important for is themselves. To get back to the appendix metaphor.

Kaitlyn said...

Today's ...comic... makes me so glad that I no longer get the paper and that if I did, it would be in black and white.

Seriously - who told him that was a good idea? It's disturbing.

rev said...

Favorite source- "Google 'dog eating'"

BillyWitchDoctor said...

My favorite asterisk will always be:


Tinny used it to cite a "study" indicating that conservatives give more to charity than liberals. Never mind the obvious "tax write-off" angle; that Jonah Goldberg is the most pathetic of all chickenhawk "right-wing culture warrior from Mommy's basement" pundits, utterly unqualified to produce a legitimate "study," didn't seem to matter to Tinny. If it backs up his nonsense without being taken out of context, Tin-Tin is suddenly unconcerned about the validity of a given "study."

NW said...

Thankfully, he labeled that this was indeed a drawing of an appendix. Otherwise, everyone would be wondering why he had a large poorly-designed condom in the middle of the strip.