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Friday, September 12, 2008

That damned pedagogy

What's Mallard raving about today?

Numbers, Teachers.

Mallard has apparently convinced himself that he was taught in the pedagogical equivalent of a Dickensian Workhouse.

Publishers are actually giving newspaper space to one person's bitter personal rantings. That space couldn't be put to a better purpose? Like an ad? Or a black box?

14 comments:

Mysterio said...

..and even after all that repetition, Mallard still got D-minuses.

GeoX said...

I was gonna say. You'd think he'd be grateful to have teachers who are willing to tend to the needs of the slower members of the class.

exanonymous said...

I wonder if someone told him that science is supposed to be the same experiment repeated many times? It's one of the critical points to science: it must be testable and repeatable.

NLC said...

please...

make

it

stop...

rewinn said...

Mysterio: exactly! Tinsley says he had to repeat the work until the "slowest" person in the class does it, so presumably he did it more than most, and he still gets a d-minus.

MEthinks the ducky was doing his work for speed, not accuracy.

Kinda like the comic strip itself.

dlauthor said...

Teacher: Mallard, you'll have to repeat your work until the slowest student in class is finished.

(three hours pass)

Li'l Brucie Tinsley: Miss Strawman? I'm finished!

Teacher: About time. Now go wash the poop out of your hair.

K.T. said...

Okay, so, wait. Is Mallard Fillmore a green duck or a black duck? I'm sensing some indecisiveness here.

factinista said...

Mallard's been changing color from day one. Probably just because Tinsley's too lazy to color him in on every panel. (Mallard changes from black to white in the newspaper version.)

Michael said...

This is the same comic as yesterday, only worse.

I didn't think it was possible for this series to degress even further. You still get a D- in cartooning, but an A in astonishing incompetance.

Gold-Digging Nanny said...

K.T. -- He's a flip-flopper.

rey said...

Someone has to tell Lynn Johnson she can't retire; she has to keep writing her comic until Tinsley can do it.

Michael said...

Rey for the win.

TuxedoSlack said...

It is moved and seconded that Rey be awarded an Internets. (Even though Tinshley will never be able to do FBorFW, as that would require him to have a soul larger than a dried pea.)

MartyRotten said...

No, this repetition is actually preparing the young Bruce Tinsley for a career as a cartoonist, when he repeats the same joke over, and over and over and over........

And he got D Minuses in Art Class too.