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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Those damned soloists

What's Mallard raving about today?

Soloists, Energy.

Ahhhh, March Madness.

For most Americans, an opportunity to spend a couple weeks watching college basketball and good-naturedly competing with co-workers and friends in a tournament pool.

For Mallard, a new opportunity to complain about shit.


Factinista said...

I'm pretty sure I've never heard anyone sing "dopadoo" in the national anthem.

Jazzbumpa said...

Tinkley attempts to make a joke: He shoots -- it's a brick.

One element of comedy is the juxtaposition of unrelated items, in a surprising and/or original way. But then you have to actually relate them somehow, and expose the underlying humor.

Back to school, Tinkley.

WV: saude - as in :dependence on foreign oil.

12xuser said...

Busted joke aside, I gotta agree with the duck here. When Jose Feliciano did it at the World Series in 1968, it was cool. Now, not so much. I've gotten sick of hearing all of those vapid pop stars yodeling around the tune, and every one of them has to go for that high note a fourth above the real note on "free". It's been done, okay? We get it, you can sing high.

Meanwhile, a stadium full of fans is trying to sing along. It's not a performance for spectators, you're leading a chorus. Just sing the fucking notes and don't forget the words.

Reparto corse n. 6 said...

interesting point of view..hope to have much time to read your writing , i like it
ciao from anthony italy

Anonymous said...

Ducky reminds me more and more of Grandpa Simpson at Woodstock.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Simpsons, they did this exact same joke with "Bleeding Gums" Murphy in one of the early seasons. It was the one where Homer became the mascot for their baseball team, the Springfield Isotopes.

On the other hand, perhaps it's just coincidence. I suspect Tinny is too humorless in real life to enjoy the Simpsons.



Michael said...

Of Mallard's polka dotted shirts, this has to be the ugliest. I think he takes his fashion advice from "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes.

rewinn said...

"dopadoo" was the verification word last time Tinkley AnonPosted here

Rev.G said...

Truth be told, individuals can hardly be blamed for the annoyance that is the American national anthem. It is an unsingable song that sounds like shit and is based on a drinking song sung by our enemies of the time. Maybe Mr. Tinshly hasn't heard a decent rendition because the only decent rendition possible would be a Different song entirely.

rewinn said...

"...a different song entirely."

"America the Beautiful" would be ten times as good for our national anthem, IMO.

Its lyrics are much better and its tune is singable!

exanonymous said...

But our national anthem has explosions and rockets and war and stuff!

I secretly suspect that Michael Bay has a time machine and went back and wrote the song.

Patrick said...

Gotta join with the group saying the song is basically unsingable. Certainly not very catchy.

Scanman said...

And America the Beautiful has the word God in it.