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Sunday, March 01, 2009

That damned HDTV

What's Mallard raving about today?


Apparently, while everyone else in America is cutting back on expenses and fearing for their jobs, Mallard is finally moving to HDTV.

Make of that what you will.


Factinista said...

If the "SALE!" sign, is any indication, Mallard is still in the store. So how exactly did he get the remote for a display TV?

exanonymous said...

Here's a question:

What's a duck doing in an electronics store when he's already made it clear in previous strips he is unable to remember what he's shopping for, and clearly doesn't want the HDTV in this one?

rewinn said...

H.D.T.V. ???

What's with the extraneous periods?

NLC said...

At the risk of repeating myself: JTIOM.

[JustTurnItOffMallard, the quick, easy, foolproof solution to all things televisual.]

Jazzbumpa said...

Electronics don't matter. Technology doesn't matter. Hell, politics, the economy and the state of the world don't matter. Any subject, or any setting, at any time can be a vehicle for Blallard's mean-spirited bitterness. How else can you see that Waxman reference at the end?

I feel sorry for Tinkley. Can you imagine what it's like for him living with himself, day after endless dreary day?

WV: disased. Interesting quasi-wordlike collection of letters to ponder in the context of Blallard.

Michael said...

It's getting more obvious to me that Tinsley's true calling is starting a blog or twitter complaining about what he's seeing on TV. I hope he pursues his dream. He won't have to pretend to be interested in politics, and it would spare millions of newspaper readers from reading Mallard Fillmore.

Henry Waxman was a good call, though. That dude is not HDTV safe!

Marion Delgado said...


"... and with these prices, I can see why!" griped the duck.

Bruce will be here all week. Don't forget to tip the veal.

Kaitlyn said...

I really don't get it.

Where is the joke supposed to be? What is it supposed to be?

Is it a luxury he can't afford because he'll be barfing at the site of all those imperfections?

Or because he doesn't want to be seen in HD (remember, he works in TV)?

confused said...

We should all take this moment to be thankful -- MF will never be in High Def. One shot of him in his underwear watching TV and, well, need I say more?

Anonymous said...

To Kaitlyn, and anyone else who's having trouble finding Tinsley's jokes - follow this easy procedure:

1. Is the joke "liberals"?
2. If not, the joke is "everything sucks".

Is today's joke "liberals"?
Ergo, the joke is "everything sucks".

Michael said...

Good observation, Anonymous. We can name that principle Anonymous' Razor.

rewinn said...

Anonymous' Razor is brilliant!

Well-stated, and well-named!

Anonymous' Razor follows from the basic assumption of authoritarianism: Authority Is Not Wrong

Thus, is something sucks, it must be the liberals or, failing that, the entire universe. It is Never the fault of Authority.

For example, you'll never see Tinkley criticizing the GOP for coddling creationists.

Rootbeer said...

You know who else feels like H..D..T..V.. is a luxury that they just can't afford? THE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO ARE LOSING THEIR JOBS EVERY DAY.