What's Mallard raving about today?
I'm John McCain and I approved all 24 hours of Fox News broadcasting.
Obese dude lying prone on his chair, hating what he's seeing on the teevee but too sluggish and apathetic to bother taking even the minuscule amount of effort it would take to push a button on the remote control to change channels. Some people might ask why he's drawing some random slob instead of the duck. The obvious answer is that this isn't just some random slob; it's Tinsley himself--a very specific slob. And since the duck is just his thinly-veiled alter ego, it really doesn't matter whether he draws one or the other.
CORRECTED COMIC:"I'm Bruce Tinsley and I didn't understand this edition of the NBC Nightly News."
If the news is bad, it's the fault of the Democrats.If the Republicans controlled the news, you wouldn't see ANYTHING bad on the news. You wouldn't see flag-draped coffins of our servicemembers returning home to weeping families; you wouldn't see oil executives dividing up Iraq in the Vice-President's office; you wouldn't see Rick Davis and other lobbyists working on McCain's campaign before their clients' checks have cleared.The news is bad because the Democrats control the news!
I think the Daily Show link deserves another round:http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=187600&title=Fox-News-Panics
Not sure how credible this is, but I seem to remember hearing that the crowd at the RNC began chanting "NBC! NBC!" when Palin was talking about the "liberal" media.So apparently this is the new Republican meme. Heaven help us.
Look at this cartoon: http://carnivore.mirror.waffleimages.com/files/52/52fe184cbf7f74c86bcb1cbd7e18cb6cf14cb5c9.gif. Conservatives, apparently, hate N.B.C. because it shows what happens to the troops. Fuck them and also, Clinton.
Being new to Duck and Cover, this has probably already been covered but ... how does Tinsley stay in business? His work neither amuses NOR outrages me. In the St. Louis Post-Dispatch they only run him M-F and always right above Doonesbury. Obviously an attempt to balance the funny pages.
Guy Fawkes - I think you figured out Tinkley's business model pretty quickly.Just like the old Soviet Realist artists, he doesn't have to be GOOD at his job; he just has to express the Party Ideology.I suppose printing "Mallard" and its usually-unfunny "Prickly City" cousin is a cheap way that the comix editor can avoid being blamed for the blatant left-wing bias of, say, "Family Circus" and "Prince Valiant" (you'll never catch Valiant lying his way into a war, and Thelma is clearly not subservient to Bill)
"In the St. Louis Post-Dispatch they only run him M-F and always right above Doonesbury. Obviously an attempt to balance the funny pages."Which makes it all the more ironic on days when Mallard goes after hiring quotas.
I do not see how Doonesbury balances the scales with Mallard Fillmore, since it has been, mostly, awful since sometime in the 1980s. It is, however, still far superior to this piece of shit. Look at compilations of Doonesbury and see how much better and more clever were the old strips. My newspapers, thankfully, do not carry Mallard Fillmore or Prickly City but they do carry Lio (Calvin and Hobbes without the humor, charm or imagination,) Get Fuzzy (the same for Garfield,) Deep Blue Water (basically, The Family Circus with more dialogue,) Cul-De-Sac (The Family Circus with more little brats,) Baby Blues (a trillion times worse than The family Circus,) Pooch Park and Mutts (showing talking animals is not sufficient, comics require jokes) and Rudy Park (why the fuck do the characters scream obvious statements? Has the writer, ever, heard of subtlety or humor?) These cartoons form gigantic shit sandwiches.
Just like the old Soviet Realist artists, he doesn't have to be GOOD at his job; he just has to express the Party Ideology.It's basically neocon "tractor art."
I know it wasn't Tinz's doing, but I like that the socks and shirt match.Touching, you know?
The only downside I see to Obama winning in November would be 8 years of the Republicans and Conservatives like Tinsley whining all over the tv radio and newspapers about how those mean old liberals keep picking on them.
Great site.Tinkley reads it?Even better. I went though his comics since the RNC and he hasn't drawn Palin once.He can only draw people as ugly and sinister. He isn't able to clean the dried moose crap of Sarah Palin
Yes, I never expected to see anyone, outside of the Reagan and Bush families and especially, Jesse Jackson (Kenneth R. Tinnerman, Shakedown: Exposing The Real Jesse Jackson,) who was more contemptible than McCain until Sarah Palin. I, seriously, fear that McCain will die (very likely, since he is very old and often suffers cancer remission) and this fucking lunatic will start a nuclear war.
The next 8 years are going to see much much worse than just whining from the Right. If you can recall what happened when Clinton was president, with the madness on talk radio and Fox news, multiply that by some large number. I worry that there are any number of proto-Timothy McVeighs out there who will not be able to stand it. We are likely to see a large increase in acts of domestic terrorism, promoted by the likes of Rush and Hannity and the right-wing blogosphere.
Here is a scary thought: Palin becomes President, then she and the other fucking crazy dictator, Vladimir Putin, declare war on each other. I think this may be the start of the Apocalypse. It would at the very least, cause enormities.
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