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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Those damned ringtones

What's Mallard raving about today?

Ring tones.


Look, it's bad enough when you attempt a technology joke when you don't understand technology. And it's bad enough when you attempt a pop culture reference when you are far too old to have any reasonable connection to pop culture.

But when you attempt a joke that is roughly at the intersection of both of those, the results can be tragic, as Mallard demonstrates today.

Then again we've got both a penis chin and a banana, so Mallard' s mind was clearly elsewhere.


BillyWitchDoctor said...

Of course there are people who shouldn't vote--the short-sightedly selfish, the proudly uninformed (and willfully misinformed), and the delusionally ill-devoted come to mind (and Tinny fits all three)--but in Tinsworld, it's people who read blogs, because blogs discuss ringtones.

Tell us again, Unca Bruce, why the country's in such a mess. It's because we spend too much on education, ain't it?

(I wonder if the original draft of this thing ended with "shouldn't be allowed to vote at all...")

exanonymous said...

It's a democracy. You're allowed to be as stupid as you want and still vote. That's how this country works. You find your way to the voting booth and hope that the country actually has enough of a voting-inclined majority that agree with you.

I love the Jon Stewart on O'Reilly when they discuss this. Bill was concerned because Jon might influence his listeners, the "stone slackers" into voting liberal. Jon's line was priceless. "Yeah, I just don't know how motivated they would be, these stone slackers."

Same thing here. Chet can vote, but if he's really as stupid and as shallow as Tinsley creates him, he'll probably remain one of the 36% of Americans who don't vote for even presidential elections. Roughly, 1 in 3 people.

confused said...

I think it would be great if we lived in a country where only people who thought the same way were allowed to vote. If you don't agree, you lose your right to vote. If you act differently, you lose your right to vote. If you contemplate your ringtone, you lose your right to vote.

Yes, that would be the greatest democracy ever. Think of all the money that could be saved in elections since there would only be one party. Instead, we're stuck where everyone is allowed the freedom of their own opinions and their own persuits. Such a shame. What were the founding fathers thinking?

Kaitlyn said...

Mallard, stripping Chet of his right to vote isn't enough - are you sure you want him reproducing?

rewinn said...

Why is this a joke?

Hmmm ... Chet is so stupid that he reads and reads and just can't decide on a ringtone.

And that's a punchline because ... the reader is supposed to be smarter than that.

Frankly, the duck is setting a rather low standard.

Or maybe his target audience consists of people proud of their ability to select ringtones without, you know, reading and stuff?