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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Those damned women

What's Mallard raving about today?


In an attempt to hold back the terrifying realization that every time Mallard caricatures Senator Clinton he will follow it with an invented letter from an angry reader to himself, I want to point out that a writer with more grasp of the English language would realize that the connotation of "fatuous" is being foolish in a smug or self-satisfied way.

Unintentionally self-revealing, I would argue.


factinista said...

Strawman of the century today. Let's be fair Mallard, the only ones you draw "funny-looking" (read: completely hideous) are the people you don't like. It's not an attempt to be funny. It's pure, unadulterated scorn towards these people for daring to disagree with you.

rewinn said...

How many people would understand today's strip except someone who's blogged a criticism of Tinsley's drawing of Hillary?

Frankly, the duckman is appealing to a rather small audience ... but we should feel honored that he's noticed!

Michael said...

Small audience indeed, rewinn; the type of person who writes angry letters to Tinsley for being too much of a feminist.

exanonymous said...

To be honest and fair: Tinsley does not draw horrible caricatures.

To snark: because it doesn't follow the dictionary definition. What he creates is a travesty.

See, Tinsley? Connotation makes all the difference.