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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Those damned silhouettes

What's Mallard raving about today?


I don't know why, but I'm a bit creeped out by the silhouette form of Mallard creator Bruce Tinsley. Of course, I am also creeped out whenever The Family Circus breaks down that fourth wall and admits to letting Billy (or Jeffy) pen today's panel. So maybe I'm just weird.

Anyway, I'm just glad we're off the dog topic.


factinista said...

"Yeah, my dad served on the USS San Jacinto during WWII! What did your lousy dad do?"

That's the vibe that footnote gives me.

BillyWitchDoctor said...

Mallard's expression when he's reading the letter is hilarious. I mean, I can understand the furrowed/cocked eyebrow when he's writing the reply with that limp pencil (*cough*penisissuesagain*cough*), because I figure that's what Tinny looks like when he's trying to write anything...but is reading such a challenge as well?

And I get the same vibe as Factinista; sorry, Tin-Tin, shielding oneself behind Daddy's service is no better than wrapping oneself in the flag. (Reminder: Tinny's two-week lag backfired massively a while back when he FORGOT Veterans' Day. Of course, most people wouldn't have noticed or cared, but Tinny issued a late strip blaming it on...oh, you know.)

Anyway, the Me-Loves-Vets thing is out of the way; time for Tinny to start crying about how his tax dollars are going to worthless crap (like, you know, Veterans' benefits and medical treatment).

dlauthor said...

It's heartening to see that Tinz was so inspired by his father's service and heroism that he decided to dedicate his own life to ... um. Waterfowl? Offensive caricatures of Jews? Rush Limbaugh? Cheap scotch?

Never mind. Only thing ol' Brucie will ever be a veteran of is a breathalyzer test.

Kaitlyn said...

Pacific Theatre?

Chinese people eat dogs!!11!~!!one!

No Olympics in China!

China is evil!!!!!

Methinks Mallard don't know who the enemy was in the PT in WW2.

Sorry, that's what I thought of. I'm sure someone versed in the Constitution and the story of Sodom and Gomorrah knows the enemy was Japan back then.

My veteran's day message - HOLY FUCK MONKEYS MY LITTLE COUSIN (17!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) JOINED THE MILITARY THIS WEEK!!!!!!!!!!

GeoX said...

Man, the only emails he ever uses in his comic are FAKE emails like this. Can you IMAGINE anyone confused about the difference between Memorial and Veterans' Day writing Bruce fuckin' Tinsley for clarification? Seriously.

Anyway, my dad served in Vietnam. And he's teh librul. So there.

Kaitlyn said...

My dad is a Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter lovin' conservative and he was in the military for 20 years.

1977 to 1997. We were in ITALY during the Gulf War!

Did he see ANY combat?

No, none!

He protected some dignitary who was in Italy during the war, but that's it.

My mom was in the Navy 8 years and saw more combat than he did as an EMT.