What's Mallard raving about today?
I'm guessing Al Sharpton has only one facial expression in Mallard-World.
Obama needed protection based on threats on his life by white men earlier than any other candidate in the race.Ofcourse, those in Indiana naturally know better. Because Indiana is so non-racist. And I was never warned about not visiting specific towns because they would follow and harass black people in Indiana (I'm white, but a place where people stalk folks for something as minor as skin colour is means it's not safe)
*does meanI need breakfast!
Apart from its being in incredibly poor taste, what I like best about this is that without the previous strips for context, it's utterly nonsensical, and even with it's pretty dubious. I'm hoping that from here MF evolves into an existentialist, Godot-like strip that features nothing but Sharpton and Jackson sitting around in an utterly blank landscape and having surreal, disjointed conversations on random topics.
A panty raid? "Hey, Jesse! Where the white women at?"The race-baiting gets more blatant. How much longer will this interminable "storyline" go on before Tinsley finally reveals that the Old Civil-Rights Leaders' Home is a location of Church's Fried Chicken?
"I'm hoping that from here MF evolves into an existentialist, Godot-like strip that features nothing but Sharpton and Jackson sitting around in an utterly blank landscape and having surreal, disjointed conversations on random topics."I am to. It would make it a lot funnier and be just as relevant politically.
CORRECTED COMIC:Jackson: Al… With Obama so close to the Presidency, why am I not happier?Sharpton: It’s called Post-Success Depression, Jesse. After years of struggle even a partial achievement of one’s goals can leave a person feeling aimless and obsolete. At the same time, such people have an opportunity to find new purposes in life.Jackson: Like fighting asinine comic strips posing as political commentaries?
"existentialist, Godot-like strip"Hey! Great idea! I can do that! I'll throw in some Ionesco as well.
Waiting for ObamaJackson: Are you sure Obama said his campaign people would pick us up here?Sharpton: I'm sure this was the place. They won’t keep us waiting much longer; it’s been several weeks now. They said they'd be here very soon.Jackson: Nothing to be done.
factinista: Al Sharpton NEEDS only one expression in Mallard-world, for the same reason paper targets on a shooting range don't need a whole lot of facial expression.Besides, it's easier to draw the same thing over and over. Tinsley's the laziest cartoonist around; why do you think Tinsley's main character is a duck?
Panty-raid humor is incomprehensible to young voters; now-a-days if you were to break into a sorority to steal their underwear you'd be lucky to escape with a faceful of mace.And it's not funny to women, which at last count make up the majority (especially in our older population.)So I say: Tinsley - charge forward! Remind us that, like John McCain, your day is past, not because you're old, but because you refuse to grow with age!
Rewinn - Your comment on the outdated "panty raid" joke reminded me of a National Lampoon cover from the late '80s or early '90s, depicting a fratboy getting shot in the back by an armed sorority girl as he runs out with panties in hand. Even then, they knew that panty-raids' time had passed...
For a theme that got tired after 2 days, Tinsley manages to keep beating the dead horse. He's even adding complexity to the story arc, tying together the Old Civil-Rights Leaders' Home and the Old Feminists' Home. I look forward to seeing the horse become a finely ground powder, as the two Old Homes continue their nonsensical existential angst!
"...the horse become a finely ground powder..."LOL! now that's a phrase I gotta steal! Excellent!
Hmm... if someone started a blog featuring ONLY the nonsensical strips removed from their context, the potential hilarity could rival or surpass "Garfield Minus Garfield."
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