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Sunday, September 14, 2008

That damned Race Card

What's Mallard raving about today?

Playing the Race Card

While a welcome respite from his ongoing anti-teacher rant, today's Mallard Fillmore is not a respite from his making no sense at all.

I'm seeing the need to add a new Golden Ellipse category this year: Worst Metaphor.


factinista said...

What's with the first panel?

It's apparent that Mallard is smoking, since he's got smoke coming out of his mouth, but where's the cigarette? Not to mention that his hand looks like he should be holding a cigarette there, but again, there's nothing.

exanonymous said...

Funny, certain conservatives are under the impression that they can play the race card, and that for them it's special and not vile and ugly.

"White house". Obama/Osama. Hussein. OJ Simpson.

They'll do anything to portray him as an outsider, and they'll cry "overabused race card" if there's any attempt to point out that it's unreasonable or that stereotypes should be re-examined.

rewinn said...

Why does the ducky think "bitter' is racist?

If you look closely, there's a fatty sticking out of the left side (from the viewer's standpoint) of the beak. He's clearly "rolled his own" from something not sold by Marlboro.

That's explains a lot of the dialogue (e.g. this week's flashbacks to Charles Dickens School or Oppression).

On the plus side, Mallard's already played most of his race cards BEFORE this strip begins: note he's got only 2 left whereas Token Black Man still has a full hand unused.

"Barack is a Mooslim", "He's not a real American", etc must be already on the table.

Anonymous said...

Presidential Election:

There are less than two months until the election. This election will decide the next President of the United States. The person elected will be the president of "all" Americans, not just the Democrats or the Republicans. It's time that we all came together, Democrats and Republicans alike. In a Bi-Partisan effort for America: If you support the policies and character of John McCain, please drive with your headlights on during the day. If you support Barack Obama, please drive with your headlights off at night. Together, we can make it happen. Thank you.

exanonymous said...

As a joke, that falls flat.

Advice? Keep the bold, lose the faux-inspirational preface. The two are completely disjointed. The part about headlights is amusing because the democrats will go splat thus paving the way for a McCain victory, but the set-up makes it sound like people of both parties will be doing the same thing or at least do actions that would at first glance achieve similar goals.

My lack of humor also probably stems from the fact that headlights are prohibited at night at most astronomy observatories with telescopes operating in the optical range. The death rate is miniscule, especially when compared to drinking and driving.

Erich said...

The idea of making an actual card game out of "playing the race card" is potentially funny, but as usual, Tinsley completely botches the execution.