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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Those damned studies

What's Mallard raving about today?

Gun Bans, Violent Criminals, Studies?

No asterisk so I may look up these "studies"?

And yet, the strangest thing is that Mallard equates violent criminals with wearing paper bags on their that's just weird.


Kaitlyn said...

You didn't link to the comic, but that's just fine. (I'm not looking it up without a link from you.)

Michael said...

Here's a link:

Gun Bans, Violent Criminals, Studies?

factinista said...

So the bag is his face? I assume this because the bag has angry eyebrows in panel two.

BillyWitchDoctor said...

Kaitlyn: Whenever this occurs, just use the previous thread's link, then use the calendar under that strip to jump to the new strip.

Same tired, phony argument, but Tinny tries to spice it up with some bizarre non-sequitur China-bashing.

With all the legitimate complaints against China, Tinny opts instead to try to link China with outsourcing.

It's as if he's just tossing buzzwords together at this point.

confused said...

The Unknown Comic is a criminal!

The Unknown... you know... the... oh, boy, I feel old...

Kaitlyn said...

BWD - I know how to look at it, I just don't want to.

If DaveyK didn't think we should see it, that's good enough for me. :P

Now that I have, good god, Mallard guns don't get rid of crime, NOTHING will get rid of crime easily, not guns or fireworks or tax cuts or rainbows or legal pot!

Getting rid of laws would get rid of crime, but it would leave cops jobless.

The idea that anyone - especially "good" people - could be carrying a gun and I don't know terrifies me.

What if I do something that seems threatening to a Mallard-type gun carrier, like trip?

Do criminals really wear paper bags over their heads? He's protecting his identity, so he won't get arrested for appearing in a popular comic, but Mallard can't draw faces for shit, so they'd arrest the wrong dog.

Kaitlyn said...

That's not to say that "bad" people carrying guns isn't a scary idea, but the idea of more guns on the streets is just as bad.

A vigilante doesn't know what he's doing.

Kaitlyn said...

A vigilante *probably* doesn't know what he's doing.

You don't walk down the street *expecting* to be mugged.

A mugger walks down the street expecting to mug somebody.

A cop walks down the street hoping and hoping he/she won't have to use his/her weapon, but they know how to use it.

I think they should make gun courses and education mandatory before you can purchase any kind of gun. Especially if you want to carry it on your person.

Bill the Splut said...


You're the only reason I read Mallard! So, thank you! Um, I guess...

But you're inspiring me to do the same thing to Chuck Asay. He's a more competent artist than Tinny, and somewhat less retarded, but also more evil and hypocritical.

What I want to ask you is, why just a link to Mallard, and not the actual image? Bandwidth or copyright issues?

DaveyK said...

> why just a link to Mallard, and not
> the actual image? Bandwidth or
> copyright issues?

I once got threatened with a lawsuit over using images like this in another blog. I am pretty sure it would fall under "Fair Use" but have neither the time nor inclination to find out.

And since Mallard is such a bitter crank, I did not want to tempt his creator.

NW said...

factinista: the mugger drew the eyebrows with chalk between panels a la the Adam West Batman of the 60's.