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Friday, May 01, 2009

That damned Hate Speech

What's Mallard raving about today?

Pirates, Hate Speech

Mallard is very, very angry. I think we all get that.

But for the life of me, I have no idea what he's angry about anymore.


exanonymous said...

Always nice to see that the people who mock anti-hate speech stuff don't actually know what it entails.

This 'joke' went on far too long anyways. There's only so many "libruls, PC, amiright?" one can do before even those who think it's funny are reduced to laughing uncomfortably.

GeoX said...

true, but it's not as though he has any OTHER schtick to fall back on.

confused said...

That's ok, DaveyK, I'm reasonably certain that Mallard forgot what he was angry about long ago also, but just can't stop.

It's like a drunk you pass who's sitting in the gutter ranting loudly about nothing in particular to himself.

BakaHoushi said...

Take one (1) bad joke and divide it into six (6) pieces
Dip them into a bowl of aged, unrealistic stereotypes
Sprinkle with a few dashes of disproved FOX News talking points
Drop them in a bottle of Jack Daniels and let them sit for three (3) weeks.

Serves no one (but the "cartoonist's" ego)

Baskerville said...

So I'm guessing that Mallard is against Talk Like a Pirate Day. But saying "shiver me timbers" is just to much fun.

Anonymous said...

His obsession with this unfunny joke is matched only by Doonesbury's never-ending mania re Sarah Palin. We get it, Gary, Sarah is dumb. But she's long gone, as are the pirates, and we have the brilliant Joe "Don't take planes or subways" Biden as Veep, so there's nothing to see here.

NLC said...

umm.... Can anyone tell when was the last time you saw a Sarah Palin joke in Doonesbury?

I understand the nature of Tinsley's "3 week delay".

Have we instituted a "3 month delay" in the comments that I wasn't aware of?

dlauthor said...

"It's like a drunk you pass who's sitting in the gutter ranting loudly about nothing in particular to himself."

What do you mean, "like?"

Oh, and Anonycoward: Garry Trudeau's taking time off, and the syndicates are rerunning old strips from last fall to fill the gaps. Happens all the time; you're just too drunk/dim/blinded by the interior of your own colon to notice.

Besides, if anyone needs to be told that the world is tired of Sarah Palin jokes, it's Sarah Palin.

Slager (formerly KT) said...

Um. What?

Was there any ever outcry over the fact that these black Somali pirates were black? And do we need a week of complaining about it? I'm very confused.

I can't wait until the news of the swine flu catches up to the comics. Imagine the gems Tinsley must be scribbling away on as we speak!

Slager (formerly KT) said...

"Ever any outcry." Pardon me.

I wish there was an edit feature on these comments!

Patrick said...

I have no idea what he's ranting about now. Its like listening to my great uncle after Alzheimer's set it.

I couldn't figure out what he was talking about, and I was pretty sure I wouldn't like it if I did. But in his case he had been a wonderful funny old man for most of my childhood, so I cut him some slack.

Mallard... not so much.

Anonymous said...

Ducky's series this week makes a little more sense if you look at it not as a political cartoon / social commentary strip, and more as Jackson Pollack-esque expressionist cry for help.
There is no tangible message, or meaning; it's just a primal, wild outburst of hatred and anger.
Perhaps Tinsley would do better to leave the comic format, and express his deep hatred for, well, everything, in a new medium. Might I suggest scrap metal sculptures?

rewinn said...

The World asks:

"Can this production get any more tedious?"

And Tinkley's Inner Demons reply:

"Yes we can!"

rewinn said...

Dear Anonymous Coward:

The titular head of the Republican Party is either its most recent President (George W Bush), its most recent Presidential candidate (John McCain), or its most recent Vice-Presidential candidate (Sarah Palin).

Given that McCain has been repudiated by most of his own party, and Bush has been repudiated by not only his own party but the entire nation, that leaves Palin. In addition, she represents the ideological core of today's GOP.

So why would anyone say she is "gone"?

Is it something to do with the word "titular"?

Marion Delgado said...


"Not a fan of the ladies, are ya, Trebek?"

WV:ained so pained you can't even p.