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Friday, May 29, 2009

That damned Principle

What's Mallard raving about today?

Carrie Prejean, Vanessa Williams, Rutgers.

Carrie Prejean became a cause célèbre for wing nuts with a persecution complex.

Vanessa Williams resigned her crown when nude photos of herself were revealed.

Rutger's Women's basketball team were slandered by a loud-mouthed bigot.

Mallard seeks for a larger truth, a Profound Principle, in the connection between these three things in his mind.

I believe he is correct insofar as the Profound Principle this illustrates is: Mallard Fillmore is an idiot.

I am happy to call this The Mallard Principle.


exanonymous said...

I wouldn't give it a name. It already has one: Long-term memory.

Mallard's must be routinely fried if he thinks it's a big deal to remember anything at all.

But the basic idea is that some memories are shifted from short-term to long-term based on the frequency with which an individual recalls something (in Mallard's case, obsesses).

But first he makes a desperate plea to heckle Letterman and now he wants a "principle" named after him. Someone needs attention apparently.

Jazzbumpa said...

Let's see -- nappy headed ho's, bimbo with a boob job, actress with a film career spanning three decades.

DaveyK, I think you nailed it.

Is the implied racist/deeply misogynist undertone a mere figment of my imagination?

Anthony said...

Bess Myerson, Lee Meriwether, Phyllis George. All former Miss Americas.

I remember the celebrity of the UConn Huskies women's team in 1991 and how they brought women's basketball to the front of the sports section paving the way for the WNBA.

When I think of cartoon ducks, I think of Daffy, Donald and Howard first. What's a syndrome where you imagine yourself with more importance than you actually have?

rewinn said...

Rutger's Women's b-ball team were good sports, who never blamed the ref for their performance.

Carrie Prejean was a poor sport, who blamed the ref for her loss.

Vanessa Williams was a good sport, taking an unfair hit and going on to succeed.

The principle: women can be good sports or bad sports, same as men.

Gold-Digging Nanny said...

Ha ha! Mallard can't name Sarah Palin!

Anonymous said...

Mallard has never heard of the women's basketball programs at Connecticut or Tennessee? Even the casual fan knows about those.

Anonymous said...

Ducky's in for bad news; someone's already thought up the term 'obsessive asshole" for what he's describing.

CW in LA said...

I think the joke, to the extent that there is one, is that all three were involved in some sort of media brouhaha, and are memorable for that reason.

So what Tinshley is inadvertently saying about himself is that he's so far removed from anything resembling talent that he can't recognize it, and certainly can't remember it.