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Saturday, April 18, 2009

That damned Paycheck

What's Mallard raving about today?

Taxes, Larry.

It wasn't funny or insightful two days ago. It was deeply ironic two days ago, given that Mallard is guilty of the same thing he is making fun of.

Nothing has changed in the interim.


Anonymous said...

Well Larry did suddenly get a jacket in panel 2, so I guess that would count as change.

Kyle said...

This is a perfect example of why Mallard's taking up space in the Comics section irks me. The lack of humor is pretty standard for most newspaper comics, and while I disagree with the politics papers have the right to run them.

But how is someone nationally syndicated and paid pretty handsomely as an artist so inept, he draws a man without jacket in one panel, then WITH a jacket in the NEXT FREAKIN' PANEL?!

Is Mallard Fillmore supposed to double as Hocus Focus?

Anonymous said...

There, in fact, would be no catch, as Larry's actual yearly income would not be altered. He would just get in one large installment, as opposed to 52 smaller ones.

But that's not the real issue here. The real issue here is that someone, somewhere, is happy or enjoying themselves. Ducky, being the King of the Ringwraths that he is, must find this happiness, and suck it into the black, endless maw of bitterness that is all he is composed of, and remove it from existence.

rewinn said...

Anonymous9:45 has figured out the essence of angry conservativism: opposition to joy itself (and to, dare we say it, "hope").

"Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright;
The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,
And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout;
But there is no joy in TinkleyTown
— Mallard Fillmore has struck out."