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Thursday, May 21, 2009

That damned head

What's Mallard raving about today?

Obesity.

I presume Mallard is noting the fact that, when covering obesity, news organizations tend not to show the faces of the random people who they are labeling "obese" as examples.

One presumes Mallard actually understands the reasoning behind this. But since Mallard's job is to publish a daily list of everything and everyone he hates, I would not call that a safe presumption.

10 comments:

Squid Vicious said...

Okay, I'll fess up. I thought this was funny. Not just vaguely amusing, but actually funny. There. I said it. Now I'll go wash my mouth out with soap.

rewinn said...

Today's comic reminds me of the quiet interludes in a horror flick, when everyone sits around and says, "Whew, glad that's over!"

Today we have a reasonable joke and there's nothing to complain about except the four-dot mid-sentence ellipse, and who cares about that?

These moments of quiet only sharpen the inevitable descent into horror, but let's enjoy them while we got 'm!

Rey said...

I'm in the same boat as Squid. Funny, although "headlessness" would have been a punchier way to say at.

Michael said...

I agree: this one is funny.

wv: gockball

GeoX said...

You sometimes get the impression that Tinsley could be an okay apolitical cartoonist if he'd lay off the sauce and not half-ass around all the time. Today is one such time. Don't expect tomorrow to be.

Jazzbumpa said...

Maybe I have Tinkley derangement symptom. Granted this entry is about 7 orders of magnitude above the usual Blallard blather, but it's still a pretty lame joke.

And there's meaningful subject matter here for anyone with the skill to take it on.

Alas, Tinkley is not that man.

Gold-Digging Nanny said...

Add me to the chorus of people who actually liked today's strip. But I think rewinn's horror film analogy is apt.

Robert said...

The person in the middle looks like (s)he has their pants on backwards.

martyrotten said...

He seems to work best when not commenting on politics, since he knows nothing about them.

dlauthor said...

Stuff you see on TV, though -- that's his forte!