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Saturday, August 30, 2008

That damned Energy

What's Mallard raving about today?

Energy, People.

Combining his intense hatred of two things--people and climate change science--Mallard comes up with the worst pun of the 21st century.

Nice work.


Anonymous said...

Yep, homeless people are poor because they WANT to be. Cuz they're just so lazy. Nice.

NotannonNotcow said...

And he's back to one panel.

Compare with Doonesbury's four panels (
dailydose/index.html?uc_full_date=20080830). GBT even pokes fun of his time delay.

Somehow, GBT makes the time delay much less noticeable than BT.

12xuser said...

This is supposed to be some homeless guy? Where's the beard? Where's the ratty old coat, the patches?

This guy looks more like a frat-rat waiting in line for Eagles tickets.

I do love how Mallard is just standing there staring at him, because that's what we do, right? We see some poor unfortunate with a sign lying on the sidewalk, and we stop and stare for a while.

john said...

This guy is the worst artist! WHAT THE HELL?!

Robert said...

Mallard's contemplating offering that guy a sandwich if he'll participate in Mallard's new Bum Fights video.

Kaitlyn said...

He looks like grunge kid. He also reminds me of the young bums in a King of the Hill episode - they weren't homeless, they just begged for change from passerby, bumping the "real" (old, Vietnam vet) bums from their corners.

Visually, at least.

This is fresh on my mind about volunteering, and my volunteer job dealing with poor people. I had to read many forms, often with the why. It was depressing and terrifying to see how fast you can crash.

Because you were too lazy. Seeing the poverty across generations was horrible, but the worst was those who were mentally challenged, but not enough for decent care.

You can't work on anything like that and still think it's matter of "you're poor because you want to be". The place where I worked wasn't quick or convenient. We were open 4 hours a day, 3 days a week, and people waited much longer than 4 hours, missing a day of work, if they were that lucky. Of course, I don't think the center could afford to be open longer.

Which is why I'd much volunteer at an animal shelter.

exanonymous said...

Wow, this comic is just... defeatist.

We could search for alternatives to energy but it's all laziness with no solution so let's just burn all the freakin fuel on the planet to support our television watching habits and drives to buy beer!