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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

That damned Lawn

What's Mallard raving about today?

Christmas, the Economy.

Apparently Mallard does not understand how money or the Economy works.

Once Mr. Hauersperger purchases decorations, they are his to use in subsequent years, no matter what shape the Economy is in.

That aside, I am glad to see that Mr. Hauersperger's Blackberry Thumb has not affected his holiday spirit.


Anonymous said...

Is Mallard is offended by the wasteful use of electricity used on cheap inflatable Christmas yard decorations available at Wal-Mart?

Is he offended by the inflatable, infantile Nativity/Santa/Rudolph scenes available for an incredible discount at Wal-Mart?

Nahhhh. He's just pissed because he's not getting any licensing fees.

Anonymous said...

Remember one of those big things about personal freedoms, looking at crap you might not like. The right to free expression means tacky lawn ornaments and it means that racists can spew their bile. It also means that, at least in theory, a free press can hold the government accountable and that questioning the leaders of the country is encouraged instead of treated as unpatriotic.

Kaitlyn said...

Well, he could have a point.

Mr. Hauersperger (a long and "funny looking" name does not equal a joke) could have scaled back his display because of energy costs.

Or ennui due to losing his job.

But yeah, you don't rent this stuff. It's yours to keep.

This is actually in line with his other opinions - he does not like free expression. Lawn displays can't be tacky and ugly, only comics can.

12xuser said...

Mallard Fillmore, aesthete!

I would have thought that godawful gaudy Xmas displays were right down the middle of Mallard's range of artistic appreciation.

With regard to the economic crunch, Mallard should commend Mr. H. for doing his part to help stimulate the economy in these tough times.

rewinn said...

Mallard fighting the War On Christmas ... and he's on the side of anti-Christmas?

Paging Bill O'Reilly!

Michael said...

The art kind of creeps me out in this one - like he's in that scene in Raiders when the Nazis are opening the ark.

And I'm not a hunter, but isn't that a duck-hunting hat Mallard is wearing?

Anonymous said...

I had to e-mail Tinsley on this one, telling him that someone who scrawls such a wretched mess and calls it a "comic" has no business bitching about aesthetics.

Factinista said...

Which means that, in a comic two weeks from now, he will take the e-mail out of context and use it to slander his readership as a whole for one of his "jokes."

Liberal Media said...

Mrs. Hauersperger: Honey, that creepy little duck with clothes but no pants is standing on our lawn at night, taking notes again. Let's call the police this time!

Mr. Hauersperger: We'd better not, we have an ethnic name and if we turn him in, then he'll report us as suspected terrorists again.

Kyle said...

Mallard: "Mr. Hauersperger, I'll be keeping my eye on you the next few years."

Strip synergy.

Michael said...

Kyle: Creepy!! That would be after he somehow got past Mr. Hauersperger's security system, of course.

rewinn said...

Strip synergy rocks!

Mr. Hauersperger would've been o.k. if his Nativity display had included an inflatable Walter Williams.


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