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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Those damned Cave Pilgrims

What's Mallard raving about today?

Cavemen, Pterodactyls.

Complaining about leftovers? Seriously? Complaining about leftovers? You couldn't work Hillary into it somehow? What about liberal guilt over the treatment of Indians?

"Thanksgiving...the early days" involves Pilgrims and Indians, for Christ's sake.

Also, man and Pterodactyl (more correctly Pterosaur) are generally known to not have co-existed, since the Pterosaur is extinct by the end of the Cretaceous period, with no allowance made for the claims of those who believe the fossil record is there to test faith.

This is what happens when you take a perfectly-good straw liberal construct and try to use it for something general.


Kaitlyn said...

What about the fact that it's not Thanksgiving yet?

I know it's the Sunday before, and this ... masterpiece ... needed the space, but still.

factinista said...

Using the words "perfectly good" when referring to anything in today's comic seems like a bit of a stretch, honestly.

BillyWitchDoctor said...

Aw, c'mon, everyone knows the Earth is only six thousand years old!

It freaks me out that the pterodactyl/pterosaur/pteranodon appears to have bird's feet and feathers.

But what should we expect from someone whose understanding of prehistoric man is probably limited to The Flintstones?

Hoping to see more Thanksgiving strips in the coming days; I want to see the obscene spectacle of Mallard engaging in semi-cannibalism.

factinista said...

I want to see the obscene spectacle of Mallard engaging in semi-cannibalism.

Don't hold your breath. Last year Mallard ate a nondescript white blob.

BillyWitchDoctor said...

Last year Mallard ate a nondescript white blob.

What? He ate Rush Limbaugh?!? Yikes!

devin said...

What about the fact that it's not Thanksgiving yet?

Oh kaitlyn, I'm sure Mallard will fill the rest of the week with keen insightful Thanksgiving humor, and this is just the start! Or just recycle the usual crap and paste hillary's face into it.

Kaitlyn said...

I'm just glad it's not genocidal.

confused said...

I'm just glad it's not genocidal.

The week is young. Lord help us, the week is young.

Anonymous said...

No complaints the cavemen are white?
You're losing your edge, my whiny liberal friends!

NW said...

Notice the color scheme is green body and yellow beak? It may be one of Mallard's ancestors!

Matt Ramone said...

Sorry, Tinshley, I mean, anonymous. We're actual people prone to rational thought, not the reactionary strawmen you seem to think we are.

exanonymous said...

I'm not sure the cavemen are liberal. No hippie-locks on their head, they actually look bald. Specifically, no ponytails.

Or is this just a rant about turkey being left over before it's even happened? Now that's whining. Ever try pterosaur soup, pterosaur salad, pterosaur sandwich? Smoked pterosaur jerky? Pterosaur-ramon-noodle, the staple of every collegecaveman diet? I assume these cavemen lost in the wrong era have access to the food of the future too!

dlauthor said...

Oh my God. Monday's Mallard. Actually accusing someone else of not being capable of being funny. And that someone is Stephen Colbert.

Typical Tinshley:

1. Cowardly. Saving the "Colbert isn't funny" joke until a time when he can be reasonably certain that Stephen won't eviscerate him with a scalpel on his show.

2. Clueless. Colbert's won freaking Peabodies and Emmys for his writing. He improvises large chunks of the interviews on his show. Of course he can be funny without writers.

3. Unintentionally ironic.

4. Not actually funny.

5. Badly drawn.

6. Probably drunk.

factinista said...

Re: Monday's strip:

Why is Mallard's reaction to EVERYTHING an emotionless "Woooo"?

exanonymous said...

Monday's Strip:

Since the morality of the issue won't appeal to Tinsley (my view is that most actors, Colbert included, agree with the writers and support them by NOT SCABBING), how about in terms of self-preservation?

Actors belong to the Screen Actors' Guild. Writers belong to the Writers' Guild of America. SAG's must work with WGA's and vice versa. A union/business/USA thing.
If a SAG breaks strike lines by doing the WGA member's job, they will likely be out of one themselves. No chance at further shows or movies written by a member of the WGA.

The DGA, SAG, and WGA are all interdependent, a tripod well aware of its legs.