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Thursday, March 12, 2009

That damned speech balloon

What's Mallard raving about today?

President Obama.

Allow me to break this down:
  1. President Obama says something (Straw Man argument, but let that go for now)
  2. President Obama stands still.
  3. President Obama walks somewhere.
  4. President Obama grabs the speech bubble from the first panel.
Can anyone here spot the flaw? Because Mallard missed it. And so did his editors...oh, wait, what am I saying?


fuckreagan said...

Note that the speech bubble switches from one side of Obama to the other.

Sigma said...

This would have been a somewhat clever comic device if Tinsely hadn't fucked it up.

Five points for the idea, negative five hundred for execution.

BakaHoushi said...

Comics, using overlapping panels and other techniques, can be one of the most clever and entertaining mediums, one which is vastly underrated by the average person.

This, however, is not one of those strips.

exanonymous said...

I almost like it, because if you forget for a moment Mallard's extreme political views, it sounds exactly like criticism of a previous administration's bad habits.

Usually when someone comes in and says something to about how it is going to take a lot more work than they thought, it's because they find the reality to be a lot worse than they imagined once they started digging to find the true problem.

dlauthor said...

Fixed strip:

Panel 1: Obama: "This is going to cost more than we thought."

Panel 2: Obama eyes the word bubble.

Panel 3: Obama walks to the right* with the bubble under his arm.

Panel 4: Obama (offering bubble to Bush): "I think you dropped this."

* Why to the right? Because making him walk to the left when one reads a comic from left to right is something only a goddamn drunken idiot would do.

rewinn said...

exanonymous: Don't you remember when Tinkley made the exact same joke at the expense of Bush & the Iraq war?

Why, I have a link to that, right here:

Robert said...

"This is going to cost more than we thought."

So the right, who complained about the cost of the stimulus bill last month, is now admitting that it wasn't big enough? Sounds like they've finally started reading Paul Krugman.

Anonymous said...

Rep. Charlie Rangel swears at Jason Mattera over scandal questions. Hey Charlie: It is my business what you do with my tax dollars. The problem here is this liberal/racist has forgotten that he is supposed to work for us. We don't work for him.

Another great fit with the Messiah don't you think? Paging Nancy “most ethical Congress ever” Pelosi. Paging Nancy Pelosi…
Charlie Rangel’s message for all you bothersome taxpayers wondering about his shady rental property deals, publicly-subsidized Cadillac, and unpaid taxes:“Why don’t you mind your goddamned business?” You certainly are a class act Charlie.

Anonymous said...

Replacing Michelle:
Some employees are simply irreplaceable. Take Michelle Obama , for example. The University of Chicago Medical Center hired her in 2002 to run “programs for community relations, neighborhood outreach, volunteer recruitment, staff diversity, and minority contracting.” In 2005 the hospital raised her salary from $ 120, 000 to $ 317, 000 — nearly twice what her husband made as a U.S. senator. Oh, did we mention that he had just become a U.S. senator? He sure had.

Requested a $1 million earmark for the UC Medical Center, in fact. Way to network, Michelle! But now that Mrs. Obama has resigned, the hospital says her position will remain unfilled.How can that be, if the work she did was vital enough to be worth $ 317, 000?

Michelle Obama's Patient-Dumping Scheme
By David Catron

Just a bit more about the First Lady. Michelle Obama, another class act.

rewinn said...

John McCain walks into a bar and the bartender says, "Drinks are on the house!"

McCain said: "Which house?"


McCain and his wife are playing poker.

Cindy McCain says "Honey, I have a full house."

John McCain says: "Well, let's buy a few more then."


Did you hear McCain is getting a TV show?

They're going to call it: "These Old Houses"

Q: What's McCain's favorite restaurant?

A: "Houses of Pancakes"
(He likes it because it has counter help.)


The McCains were looking for a couple of new mansions. Their real estate agent asked: "I can show you one with a green house."

"Well," said John, "I think we already have some green ones. How about something blue?"

Anonymous said...

Bi-partisanship at its best!

The election is over. It is time to repair friendships with the other party.
Governor Sarah Palin is doing her part to do just that. Sarah Palin has invited, to her great state of Alaska, the men who defeated her, Barack Obama and Joe Biden. She has set up a moose hunting trip for their enjoyment and hired three prominent experts in their field to assist them.
Dick Cheney will lead them on the hunt, Ted Kennedy will drive them back to their cabins each evening and Bill Clinton will entertain their wives and daughters while the hunters are afield.

What a lady! That Sarah is such a sport and thinks of everything!

Anonymous said...

You know, if Tinsley did that last joke from Anon there, the sarah palin one, I might think it was still kinda stupid, but it would at least work.

Toots McGee said...
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fuckreagan said...

Allow me to summarize Tinsley's last three posts:

1. One Democrat is corrupt, therefore, the whole party should be destroyed.
2. Hospitals give health care to the poor, shut them down and make private clinics the, only, source of care.
3. We Republicans hate Communists, niggers and ricans yet those terrorists refuse to meet with us!