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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

That damned Beer

What's Mallard raving about today?

Beer, Barack Obama.

But, but, but, but, but...Arugula is bitter.

18 comments:

Kaitlyn said...

They said they wouldn't change the beer.

WHO CARES?

He's not helping his image here, harping on Obama through the Bud purchase.

Kaitlyn said...

Oh wait! I know who cares!

Xenophobes! Especially ones who hate Europe.

factinista said...

The only good thing about Budweiser is the commercials anyway.

dlauthor said...

No, no. Budweiser isn't bitter. Beer that's well-hopped is bitter. Like a lot of European beers.

Budweiser, on the other hand, is slop made partly out of freaking rice, and which tastes like watered-down cat's piss. Seriously, the whole rice angle makes it more scary-foreign than most Belgian beers.

Scanman said...

Yeah, I have to have at least four fine tasting American made craft beer before my taste buds are numb enough to make Bud palatable.

rewinn said...

Kinda funny that Tinsley should make jokes about "bitter" when his "comic" almost never has a "hoppy" moment.

rewinn said...

Scanman said yesterday:

I always imagine that a presidential candidate will make the "mistake" of drinking a microbrew and be called an unamerican elitist. This despite the fact that microbrews are small businesses made right here in America.

Good point. Craft brews are real American, whereas Bud is a soulless giant corporation serving garbage lightly disguised with pretty commercials.

Basically, its a metaphor for Tinsley's politics.

Anonymous said...

WTF does Obama have to do with that beer buyout thing anyway? He drinks orange juice like the flag hater that he is. Also, if "he doesn't know much about Budweiser beer" is the best slur you can come up with against Obama, you may as well just give it up already.

EddyPo said...

I'm having trouble with his claim that there is a big SHOCK in middle America regarding the Bud buyout. I haven't heard anyone talking about it, and I live in Milwaukee.

exanonymous said...

No one at work mentioned it, but I believe in the last drinking discussion we had, no one really likes Budweiser except those few people who have to live drunk when not working.

Ofcourse we're probably all elitist then, except for the drunks who are actually bitter about life (they have to be: they get wasted alone at night every night.)

dlauthor said...

If Tinshley can't buy a pitcher of it for $5 at the local roadhouse, it must be elitist, right?

dlauthor said...

Sorry about the typo in my preceding message. In no way did I mean to imply that Tinshley would buy merely "a" pitcher of beer.

Michael said...

Obama's dildo chin thinks Budweiser is bitter. Great. Next comic, please.

I might be able to shed some light on the Bud sale. A friend of mine, who has a pulse on redneck culture, says that the Bud sale isn't an issue to many in central California because there's no way they would switch to Miller; Miller is, they claim, for African-Americans. So maybe that's why there isn't an uproar? I don't know. I just moved back to San Francisco so I'm out of touch with most of America.

GeoX said...

In all seriousness: would anyone who finds this anti-intellectual stupidity funny do me a big favor and kill yourself? You're making the world a dumber, less pleasant, and more poorly-governed place. Trust me: the place will be a LOT better off with you out of the picture. We'll even commission a monument to you: the Tomb of the Unknown Dumbass.

David B said...

I know I'm inviting flames, but I actually found today's MF...well, somewhat amusing--and I believe in giving credit where it's due. It was too wordy, certainly, which dulled the impact, and utterly stupid, but it was clearly a better job than the previous day's beer-based strip, and it was a take on things that a talented writer might well have done a good job with.

john said...

When the best thing you have to say about someone's art is "hey, they had an idea that could have possibly been entertaining if a talented writer/artist had thought of it instead of you," its called "damning with faint praise."

Michael said...

I'd call it a "backhanded compliment".

ajm said...

Bruce Tinsley: A man who knows his booze.