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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Those damned natural disasters

What's Mallard raving about today?

Rehab, Celebrities, Natural Disasters.

Oh, please! Natural disasters are simply a liberal conspiracy.

Everyone knows earthquakes are caused by Evil Sun. Cow farts are exclusively responsible for mudslides. Floods would not happen if the Chinese didn't eat dogs. And forest fires could be prevented if we replaced the BCS with a playoff.


Kaitlyn said...

Who makes them?

What about celebs who live in New York? Or Johnny Depp with his badass Caribbean island and home in France?

Can we replace this comic with a new picture of Johnny Depp? I, for one, would buy the books.

Though not TinTin's version of him, oh god no.

BillyWitchDoctor said...

Tinny's caricature of Johnny Depp probably looks like Jackie Chan. Or Verne Troyer. Or Tommy Lee Jones. ...All depending on the time of day.

rewinn said...

I'm waiting for the punch line ...

...wait, that's it?.

I like a celebrity joke as well as anyone. And may be David Letterman or Jay Leno could pull this "joke" off, using their genius pacing skills.

But this is a comic. The writer and the artist supply the pacing. You have to ruthless pare away stuff that distract from the joke.

The word "First..." leads us to expect that there'll be a "Second...", and there isn't. Then the "punchline" ends with the Deadly Four Periods, forcing us to wait around for the joke. This may be for only half-a-second, but that's fatal: by the time it becomes clear there isn't any more to it, the punch is gone.

This episode might have been funny (not very funny, but tolerable) if it'd had a competent editor.

Gold-Digging Nanny State said...

One of your finest, DaveyK.

Kaaalrx -- a rehab organization that realizes all celebrities need to be in rehab, but not conservative political cartoonists, who require booze for their muse.