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Sunday, April 27, 2008

That damned pie

What's Mallard raving about today?

Campaign Platforms, Pie.

I'm confused. That drawing actually looks like a pie. What happened?

9 comments:

Kaitlyn said...

How are campaign platforms like pie?

I'm confused.

If he had to draw the picture more than once, I'm sure it would have looked like a tire or something quickly.

GeoX said...

Think of popular expressions involving the word "pie." It'll come to you.

And yeah, I'm fucking boggled, because this is actually subtle and clever and fairly amusing. What the hell has happened to Our Tinsley?!?!

exanonymous said...

All campaign platforms are essentially "pie in the sky" but that doesn't make them ludicrous.

Why? Because it's pretty hard to run on the premise that you'll actually just delegate, enforce, veto, head the military, and act as a ceremonial figurehead.

It's politics, in a nutshell. The act of playing to the crowd to receive popular support to obtain a position where you could have some influence on the lawmaking process.

rewinn said...

"Pie In The Sky" is, I suppose, the funniest Mallard Fillmore ever.

Not that that's a high standard or anything.

But it's indicative of the intellectual poverty of the rightwing: all they have left is to kill any hope that anything can be better.

Boo HOPE! We Hates It!

confused said...

It's actually a drawing of a cow.

dlauthor said...

Tinshley's once again breaking new ground in exploring the full potential of the expanded Sunday format, by drawing pastry and silhouettes, but bigger.

(And looking ahead at Monday's -- it's time for Bittergate! And not a moment too late.)

Kaitlyn said...

Pie in the sky! Duh! I can't believe I didn't get that.

And it's only Barack Obama, no other candidate - well, not the Republicans! - has ever promised great things.

It's so simple and not fucked up, and not attacking any side - no names are used! - that I thought something was missing.

I'm sure he'll be back to normal tomorrow.

GeoX said...

I see he's back on form today. What a relief.

(is it just me, or are the letters in the "word verification" box lately becoming so twisty and distorted that it's often difficult or impossible to decipher them?)

Mr. Fourdotellipse said...

"'The Preacher and the Slave' is a song written by Joe Hill in 1911. It was written as a parody of the song 'In the Sweet By and By'." - Wikipedia. I wonder if Mallard would have used this reference if he had known its radical history....

Long-haired preachers come out every night,
Try to tell you what's wrong and what's right;
But when asked how 'bout something to eat
They will answer in voices so sweet
You will eat, bye and bye,
In that glorious land above the sky;
Work and pray, live on hay,
You'll get pie in the sky when you die
And the Starvation Army they play,
And they sing and they clap and they pray,
Till they get all your coin on the drum,
Then they tell you when you're on the bum
Holy Rollers and Jumpers come out
And they holler, they jump and they shout
Give your money to Jesus, they say,
He will cure all diseases today
If you fight hard for children and wife-
Try to get something good in this life-
You're a sinner and bad man, they tell,
When you die you will sure go to hell.
Workingmen of all countries, unite
Side by side we for freedom will fight
When the world and its wealth we have gained
To the grafters we'll sing this refrain
You will eat, bye and bye,
When you've learned how to cook and how to fry;
Chop some wood, 'twill do you good
Then you'll eat in the sweet bye and bye