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Friday, August 22, 2008

That damned man on the street

What's Mallard raving about today?

Barack Obama, personal responsibility.

Mallard: Hello, pretend person, why do you support Barack Obama rather than the angry rich out-of-touch old guy?
Pretend Person: For a pretend reason that makes no sense in any event.
Mallard: Allow me to make what appears to be a droll comment but which is really just an empty expression of my smugness.
Pretend Person: I am an idiot.

Ooops. I forgot to tell a joke.


Rebochan said...

You'd think he'd at least try using a stupid college student, seeing how he hates them more than balding old guys.

Kaitlyn said...

Obama is the one who represents NOT taking responsibility?

I seem to remember a few laws being broken and NOTHING NOTHING NOTHING NOTHING happening, while just ten years ago, a man was impeached for lying about sex.


Voting for Obama = "giving up sense of personal responsibility" because...

We should be responsible for our own health care, even if we're denied by major companies and/or can't afford the premiums because we're too damn lazy, and hey, I shouldn't have gotten sick as a kid.

Or hey! My mom's so responsible - she's not going to the doctor, even though she should, because she's missed too much work already! How responsible!

Kaitlyn said...

So Mallard wants the little people to take responsibility, but not the government.

Isn't it irresponsible to abandon your citizens in a number of ways?

Kaitlyn said...

There's no sense of personal responsibility in this comic.

Today's or any other's.

He slacks off, draws worse than chicken scratch, repeats GOP talking points, provides shoddy citations (while expecting the readers to take it as gospel), and insults his readers by skipping from topic to topic in a manner that implies that he draws a series and then throws them into the air and stuffs them in the envelope. Not to mention repeating himself.

Plus he's not funny, but he attempts to be funny. If he abandoned the funny attempts, it might be more honest.

Well, where's your sense of personal responsibility?

Anthony said...

Bruce Tinsley's
sense of personal responsibility

Thank you.

Michael said...

Replace "Obama" with "McCain" and the comic would make just as much sense (none). This is so stupid I'm not even compelled to go to Wikipedia to look up which logical fallacies are being employed. Maybe it's the "person with 2 DUIs in 2 months lecturing us about personal responsibility" fallacy.

GeoX said...

I think it should be noted that DaveyK's dialogue is a dead-on summation of the Mallard Fillmore ethos, and pretty durned funny, too. Kudos.

luke said...

On a positive note, I'm glad to see Tinsley made the effort to put a vertical line in the third panel, signifying that this is taking place in a room somewhere and not just in empty, flesh-colored space. Otherwise it would look like he's phoning it in.

Marion Delgado said...

you know, if i did this blog, i would unfortunately probably have called it WHAT THE COCK???!! since that's what I usually think/say when i see a strip like this. maybe WAIT, WHAT THE COCK??!! is a little more professional?