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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Those damned jokes

What's Mallard raving about today?

Jokes, Barack Obama.

Mallard is a bitter crank who has given up all hope and mocks anyone who dares to have any hope themselves.

Sounds about right.

13 comments:

Michael said...

Is Mallard talking to an anvil in the last panel? One can only hope.

luke said...

Tinsley has either become hilariously self-aware or has lost any trace of self-awareness.

Either way, this strip has blown my fucking mind.

Kaitlyn said...

Obama's promises of change wouldn't be jokes until he's in office - like George Bush 1 saying "No new taxes." That wasn't a joke until after he'd won.

This is the worst Earth Day comic I've seen so far, though SpiderMan's is the most surreal.

Notice Mallard is "honoring" Earth Day by ... recycling jokes. That's not what they meant, Mallard! Why not a terrible Al Gore joke?

Kaitlyn said...

Michael - He's pleading for his life by recycling jokes. Splat!

12xuser said...

This means that for Mallard Fillmore, every day is Earth Day.

Matt Ramone said...

I think it's a fair indictment of the GOP this time around that their shrill mouthpieces are reduced to repeating tired, petty memes (bowling scores! lapel pins! elite! doesn't she remind you of your scolding mom? blowjob!) instead of the many substantive charges that can be hurled against McCain, such as his well-documented explosive temper, his poor knowledge on foreign policy matter, his woeful economic plan (which has been debunked by anyone with a calculator and an economics minor), and his embrace of fundamentalist whackjobs.

Seriously, every time I see a dumbass joke by some smug conservative about how Obama has no position other than "change (lawl)," I want to ask them in person if they know how to use the internet or read a newspaper.

rewinn said...

Obama is "old and tired"?

Doesn't that makes him "Experienced"?

rewinn said...

luke said Tinsley has either become hilariously self-aware or has lost any trace of self-awareness

Seriously, that's a common issue with many rightwing moonbats. They accuse others of precisely what their own problem is; this protects them from recognizing their own faults or from have them pointed out.

tbone said...

It's probably been mentioned dozens of times, but I just can't get over the fact that Obama looks like Jay Leno's love child.

ajmilner said...

Not that it would matter to Tinsley, but the two most environmentally conscious Presidents of the 20th century, by a considerable margin, were Republicans -- the goatee-wearing dope-smokers in question were Teddy Roosevelt and Richard Nixon.

exanonymous said...

Ah, yes. Good old Mallard on Earth Day. It's not enough to ignore it, you must make some lame mention of it that's the equivilant of dropping pants and peeing.

You know, the kind of offense that just makes you stare at the person doing it wondering where their mind went and whether some nice guys with white coats will be by soon. And you know it should be offensive, but you just can't bring yourself to anything other than pity.

Marion Delgado said...

Seriously, what the cock?

Scanman said...

I think he meant as an old joke was

"Change?, yeah, he's for change because change is all you'll have left in your pocket once he raises your taxes"