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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Those damned puppies

What's Mallard raving about today?

Puppies.

Am I nuts, or is Mallard indicating his "idea" with a compact fluorescent light bulb?

And, credit where it's due...for once that's a fairly cute puppy drawing.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

While I know bruce loves dogs, why does that hairy dong have eyes?

dlauthor said...

Fucking moron, encouraging people to give pets as gifts. I learned that was a bad idea when I was four years old. That adorable puppy (and yeah, somehow he drew a dog properly, have a cigar) is gonna be back in the shelter again by Jan. 15.

Kaitlyn said...

We got our latest dog 4 years ago this month.

I never thought of him as a Christmas gift, because the little monkey already owned the house by Christmas Eve.

He belonged to a friend. She had no yard, and the only person home during the day at all (not every day, but most or some) couldn't give a shit about him.

Guess what? It didn't work out and she hated him!

I also got my Dixie as gift of sorts - a month before my 9th birthday. Again, by the time the big day rolled around, I was hers.

I saw tips of what to do instead of a puppy - a card with a dog on it and a note inside - let's go pick out a puppy later on!

I will note that I did get two birds for Christmas in '98. I don't know where they are, through no fault of my own. My dad took them, gave them to his mom, and now? All I remember is Ginger's predatory stance Xmas morn.

BillyWitchDoctor said...

See what happens when you deign to use a reference, Tinny? Try to make a habit of it, and maybe your dogs won't look like mutant horses...and things like Mallard's "idea" bulb (if that's indeed what it's supposed to be) won't look like a loose screw.

DLAuthor: Too bloody true. But Tinny's a "big picture" sort of idea-man, concerned more with his good intentions being recognized rather than with the consequences of his advice. (That's why he still digs the GOP.)

...And what's the road to Hell paved with, everybody?

vsqxer said...

Oh God he's doing rhymes again someone take him out and break his drawing hand with a rock quickly before he kills again

Rebochan said...

Yes, please give a pet as a Christmas gift. That could not possibly be a large contributor to the high shelter overpopulation crisis.

12xuser said...

Nice dog. I wonder where he copied it from. He should see if he find a light bulb to copy, if that is indeed supposed to be a light bulb.

factinista said...

Yay. Here come another two straight months of bad poetry. Merry Christmas indeed.

factinista said...

Also, how is it a gift idea if you're getting the puppy for yourself?

Kaitlyn said...

Oh - if it's a puppy for yourself, that's different.

As long as you don't like stick it in a box until 12/25...

It is a gift to the pup - because shelters are charnel houses!!!! It's TRUE!!!! They don't help puppies, they KILL them! For sport!

Truce Binsley said...

"Guppy" and "puppy" is a lame enough rhyme as it is, but it's even worse when you consider it suggests a puppy is the only pet that isn't a gecko or guppy.

Anonymous said...

Rather than curse the darkness, let's be glad there's (1) a nice sentiment, (2) a pretty good puppy sketch, and (3) no dopey fruitcake poetry!

exanonymous said...

Good luck finding one. Every moron on the planet who has watched Lady and the Tramp seems to think it's brilliant to go snatch up all the baby animals everywhere to put in a box. Somehow, all these babies will magically poop, pee, and eat what they want them to where they want them to, and not wreak, destroy, or damage property. My local shelter here actually won't release any baby animals right before Christmas because it's an impulse gift that rarely benefits the animal.

john said...

I seem to recall Tinsley saying, many moons ago, that henceforth, all light bulbs in his strips would be portrayed by compact fluroescent bulbs. I hate, hate, hate this strip, but I do like self-referential nonsense!

john said...

http://duckcover.blogspot.com/2007/08/those-damned-bulbs.html

Anonymous said...

Mallard's Christmas Gift Idea #31: A penis

Anonymous said...

Yes, a cute puppy. But why does it have a "I can't wait to get out of this comic strip" look on its face?