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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

That damned Swoon

What's Mallard raving about today?

Barack Obama.

All of the clues in this crazed episode, which (depending on how long it goes on) has a good shot at the Most Interminable Series award, indicate that Mallard entered the room. A fact which he has lost track of by the final panel of today's installment.

I'd also like to point out that how telling it is that, in Mallard's mind, being liked and admired is an unpardonable sin.


GeoX said...

It's just more "liberal media" codswollop. To paraphrase Stephen Colbert, the facts may change, but Tinsley's opinions never will. It makes his job super-easy, because all he has to do is parrot these goofy, non-specific talking points, blissfully indifferent to whether they have any basis whatsoever in reality.

Word verification: blingen.

exanonymous said...

He got the thought balloon wrong. It should read:

"Because I've read your strip once in a while and all you do in the press room is watch a television or sit around without pants on a sofa. Sometimes you run somewhere like breaking news makes you need the bathroom."

Michael said...

The "Barack Obama" tag makes it easy to follow the progression of his chin and ears:
one, two, three, four, leading eventually up to the fully fledged phallus that we see today.

D Johnston said...

Oh Lord, now the chin-penis is self-aware. It's only a matter of time until it takes over Obama's mind completely.

Those links Michael posted illustrate exactly what's wrong with these, uh, illustrations. The old caricatures with the giant, Leader-style forehead weren't great, but at least they resembled the man. Seriously, Tinz: photo reference.

Kaitlyn said...

I never thought I'd say this, but in Tinz's defense, Mallard could have entered an off-limits room (say the Obamas' house) before Barack Obama and laid in wait in front of the TV, watching fox news, using his note pad as a coaster for his beer bottle. Courtesy.

Bush was hated, so he's a great guy. People love Obama, except for those that don't (the people suing over his citizenship, the idiots with the assassination plan, the people who did not vote for him, and on and on), so he must be bad.

People don't like Mallard Fillmore, and it's a great comic!

Michael said...

Kaitlyn: That reminds me of when he complained about those charity wrist bands because they were popular.

Kaitlyn said...

Mallard's a nonconformist!

I bet he's going to start bitching about Twilight soon.

Marion Delgado said...

"president" Osama, I am .... your worst .... nightmare .... a duck .... with 4-dot ellipses ... and nothing to lose.

mallard is not an alcoholic, alcoholics go to meetings.

("oucklett" - a ducklet whose quacking makes you go "ouch!")

Anonymous said...

Michael -

Thanks for the "evolution" of Obama caricatures. I think we can all see what Obama's going to look like after 4 years.

MartyRotten said...

I look forward to tomorrow's strip, when the Secret Service busts in arrests Mallard for threatening the President elect and hauls him off to the pokey to complain about prison food and shower rape for the next 20 or so years.

Something tells me that's not going to happen though.

DS said...

Tinsley doesn't care about popularity. The only thing that matters is if you support his neo-conservative fantasies.

Like any drug addict/alcoholic, 100% of his brain is used for thinking up excuses why his fantasy addiction is justified. He lives in the moment because past excuses conflict with present ones.

Past:"I believe Bush is really popular and only the tiny liberal minority hates him. His popularity is proof that he's making the right choices. We must act like sheep to this great shepherd."

Present:"Bush is incredibly unpopular because only a genius such as I can see his greatness and the incredible wisdom of pissing off everybody on earth. He's like so many great men before him that were only appreciated after their death. If he were popular he'd be like Obama and automatically a dumb celebrity that we must not trust. We have to go against what's popular and not be sheep."

The saying of modern Bush supporters seems to be "stand behind the President right or wrong .... unless he's Obama".

rewinn said...

Y'all have pretty much covered the impotent bile, penis-chin (*do* follow anonymous' link to "Tinkley's drawing of Obama in 4 years", it's worth a snicker) and alcoholic haze aspects of today's "cartoon". So let me point out that, once again, Malturd is the worst-editted strip in the world.

Today's "joke" had a wee bit of humor in it, that was smothered by too many words. It's an unfair joke, to be sure, but it would've been funny:

O: No way you're a real reporter?
M: Why's that?
O: You didn't swoon when I walked into the room.

See? Unfair, yes, but funny.

The strip as it stands has Obama pointing out that the pantless duck has no press pass. In other words, Obama is observant ... which is a good thing.

As for the idea that you can't be a reporter if you're short ... let us all pause to remember the great Weng Weng