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Sunday, December 02, 2007

Those damned dust angels

What's Mallard raving about today?

Housekeeping.

Appearing on editorial pages all over American today: commentary on Mallard's tidiness with pederast overtones.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rush, how would you like to clean the aquadots off the carpet by eating them?

Kaitlyn said...

I know the artwork is ALWAYS bad, but sheesh, a little shadowing, a little ... something to make it look like Rush isn't having a seizure on Mallard's bizarrely featureless floor.

Oh, and how he's sitting is so icky.

BillyWitchDoctor said...

Kaitlyn, just be thankful this duck doesn't wear pants. He'd probably have his hand/wing jammed down them, Al Bundy style, which would ramp up the creep factor beyond belief.

Speaking of creepy: Rush's eyes follow our POV along a variety of angles (even in the upper-center image, where the panel border appears to be crushing his head). Tinsley's actually forcing the reader to walk around the kid on the floor giving the come-hither look with his legs spread, like a model's photographer.
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EWWWWWWWWWW F***ING EWWWWWWWWW.

But you're right--other than the grayish background, there's nothing to give us the impression that we're looking at anything but Tinsley's personal Jeepers Creepers whack-off fantasy.

What a wonderful strip for the Sunday Funnies! I'm going to go throw up repeatedly now.

Connection said...

What middle-aged duck (that never wears pants) doesn't have young boys over to their admittedly dirty house to watch "the game"? And don't you know... HOUSEKEEPING is a woman's job! Not something a man-duck would bother himself to drop the snacks and get off that gray blob thing to do. Not only is his laziness on display in the artwork and humor, the thought of having enough dust on the floor to make "Dust Angels" is repugnant.

Also, either Rush is in some kind of fraternity or his favorite team is the Fighting Λ's. GO LAMBDAS! At least the Fighting Λ's made it to the playoffs unlike Mallard's team, the Prancing Polka-dots.

Oh, did my snark convey that I thought today's comic strip exhibited poor artistic skills, and wasn't funny at all? I'll also add that above all else it had just too much crotch for my taste. He might have to re-name the strip Mallard Crotchmore.

Nick said...
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Nick said...

Rush, please read and color the following picture:

http://tinyurl.com/2wue9u

Gold-Digging Nanny State said...

"The thought of having enough dust on the floor to make "Dust Angels" is repugnant."

What's worse is it's far more likely that it's not dust. I'm looking at a dirty floor right now. It has popcorn, dirty socks, a used Kleenex, a newspaper, a book (try them, Tinsley! They're a fascinating alternative to "Heroes" clones!), shoes, my coat and stuff for an art project I'm working on for a Christmas gift. (Don't look at me like that. We bought carpet spot cleaner yesterday. It will get cleaned.) Any dirty floor I've ever seen is like this. Rather than accumulate one to two inches of dust, the amount you would need to do a proper angel, the floor has likely accumulated one to two inches of rotting detritus from those lavender boxes of GenericJunkFood, droppings left by the mice that have been eating the GenericJunkFood crumbs, stained ties, his lost polka dot pajama bottoms, possibly some of the crumpled papers he reads from at work because his station is too cheap to buy a teleprompter, beer bottles and beer stains. This is what Rush is rolling in.

BillyWitchDoctor said...

While that's possible--and likely--and a hilarious scene from The Simpsons years ago (from which TV's Tinny probably swiped it, but was simply too lazy to draw the garbage), I have seen a carpet where one could make dust angels.

Back when I lived in low-rent housing, the maintenance guy showed me the room of a long-term tenant who'd just been sent to prison: footprint "trails" were clearly visible--door to bed, bed to bathroom, and so on--but everything else was caked with long-settled dust. Gross.

So is Mallard living like a drug addict? Or just being a duck? (Which means Rush might be rolling around in...well, other stuff.) Just one more good reason kids should be kept clear of him.

exanonymous said...

To have dust on the floor to create dust angels, one must not move around the house or have any airflow. Otherwise, you get dust bunnies.

This is about more than just housekeeping. This is about a duck so depressed that he simply cannot move.

GeoX said...

Dust angels...or angel dust? Think about it.

Anonymous said...

YOU DIDNT NOTICE THAT THE ASIAN IS FORCREDD TO WORK FOR LESS THAN MiNiMum WWAGE!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Shut up tinzanonymous. I'll forcredd you to.

Michael said...

This comic is SO CREEPY.

BillyWitchDoctor said...

Thankfully, in Monday's strip Creepy Bruce and his dirty, dirty duck move away from the little boys for a moment to attempt some snark about "planted questions."

Just so we're all on the same page, it's a veiled swipe at Hillary--not the 100% screened and pre-fabricated photo-ops, "townhall meetings," and press briefings set up for Li'l Dubbie throughout his entire misadministration. (You've probably seen how whiny and pissy he gets when people aren't sufficiently awestruck by his Godlike presence.)