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Monday, June 09, 2008

Those damned Elitists

What's Mallard raving about today?

Barack Obama, Beer, Coffee

I prefer to choose my Presidents by criteria beyond their beer or coffee preference. But whatever works for you, Mallard...

10 comments:

Nick said...

Please, for the love of God, Tinsley: what, exactly, is your definition of an "elitist"?

I want a clear, concise, and ... well, definitive -- definition from you.

Go.

NLC said...

Well, nick, whatever MF's definition of "elitist" is, I think we can safely assume that it will exclude certain criteria that would be obvious or reasonable outside of Mallard-world.

For example, anyone who is so out of touch with the real world that they can honestly claim to be shocked (shocked!) that someone could suggest an average American might be "bitter" about what has happened to the US in the last seven years.

Tinsley said...

An elitist is someone who consumes food and drink that didn't come out of a can.

Sean said...

Simply put, an elitist is a liberal. And a liberal is someone who doesn't agree with Bruce.

Celia said...

Never mind that people of all social stations can and do drink the frilliest coffee concoctions you've ever heard of thanks to chains like Starbucks. This is new, only coming about in the last ten years or so. So I think it'll take a while for Bruce to process it, bless him.

Actually, all the coffee elitists I've ever met refuse anything that isn't Serious Black Coffee, with none of that namby-pamby milk and sugar business. Obviously, it has to be the right kind of designer fresh-ground coffee, they'd never go for instant. Just unadorned so as not to spoil the rich chocolate notes or whatever.

john said...

Coffee is kinda gross, if you ask me.

Kaitlyn said...

Even if you only drink Starbucks coffee that isn't called coffee, you know what coffee is! You know what it looks like!

I don't drink coffee, elitist or normal. Though coffee can smell good.

Celia is right - but it goes beyond coffee. Look at Mallard. Look at Pluggers.

Michael said...

Mallard's questions for the next presidential debate:

1. What kind of beer do you drink?
2. What's the craziest thing you've done to show your support for your favorite sports team?
3. Would you rather eat dinner: A, in a greasy spoon diner; B, out of a lunch pail at the work site; C, at a fancy place that has cloth napkins.
4. Boxers or briefs?
5. Do you know what the Ottoman Empire was? If so, why the hell do you know this?

From every comic I've seen on the subject, I'm pretty sure that Mallard's ideal president is a construction worker.

GeoX said...

I'm pretty sure that Mallard's ideal president is a construction worker.

That is SO full of win.

As much as people have already hashed this out, it really can't be emphasized how breathtakingly shallow and stupid this approach of Tinsley's is. Does he really think this contributes anything even clever and/or substantive to this or any other debate? I guess he's probably too drunk to care.

rewinn said...

he really think this contributes anything even clever and/or substantive to this or any other debate?

No, I'm sure he doesn't; that's not his job. The job of Tinsley (and Rush, and Michelle Malkin, and et cetera) is to keep hate alive. With enough hate, the Right wins. "Debate" as such is irrelevant.