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Saturday, August 15, 2009

That damned Impression

What's Mallard raving about today?

Metal Detectors, Schools.

Allow me to help, since I am reasonably certain that you are confused at this point.

Rush's father performs an imitation of a metal detector going off.

Rush mistakes this for an impression of his alarm clock and tells his father it is "just mean" to do that to him.

Rush's father says that the word Rush just used to describe his noise-making does not describe his noise-making. Alternately, Rush's father may intend to say that the word "mean" does not do justice to his impression, however, since that's not a qualitative assessment of a metal detector impression, it would be idiotic of him to do so.

In any event, Rush's father has clearly been hit in the head by some sort of blunt object, which finally explains what he has been doing for the past week.

13 comments:

Iron Dragon said...

The weird part is that I haven't seen many schools that have metal detectors. I know that they have a fair number in the inner city where I am due to gang problems, but out where I went to school they never had em and I went to school post-columbine.

If he's trying to make a point about how 'violent' schools are the shootings and a fairly minor problem statistically and the metal detectors are more a feel good defense than anything else. If he's trying to keep stretching the joke..well that was a really awkward way to do it not to mention that at this point said dead horse is turning into powder.

Tog said...

I...um...wow.

Is Tin mad that schools have a ZT policy for weapons? Or is he just mad over firearms?

This has officially gone from "stupid" to "freaking insane." I almost wish Anonycoward would pop up from his hole to 'turf up some Death Panels nonsense to distract us from...this. This is just sad.

John E. said...

If the kid's school is so rough that it has metal detectors, why doesn't the family exercise their free market solution option and move to someplace with less violence?

Or homeschool the little brat?

Does Tinsley have kids, anyway? I hope not!

"Mommy, Daddy's drunk again!"

Neo Tuxedo said...

Does Tinsley have kids, anyway? I hope not!

I regret to report that he and Arlette have kids -- two daughters, I think. I've never actually prayed for them because I believe any deity that cared about keeping people safe from neocons would've implemented a system whereby repeated blatant lies eventually get the liar's tongue torn out, live on camera, by eagles made of lightning that are on fire.

Ducky is Right said...

We're beyond the looking glass, people.

HA! Kids are bringing knives and guns to school!
But don't the gum'ment DARE try to take away our god-given second amendment rights to carry knives and guns!

Schools are boring, repetitive, preachy zones where no outside thinking is tolerated, which is why they must be stopped.
Ducky is a boring, repetitive, preachy strip where no outside thinking is tolerated, which is why it's a staple of journalism.

Christ, next week, I expect him to spend 7 days telling you that drinking is bad and only losers get into the political cartoon business,

BakaHoushi said...

What drug was Tinsley on when he thought this random string of words formed a coherent series of sentences, let alone a coherent idea?

Oh, right. Alcohol.

rewinn said...

This entire week of "comics" makes sense if Token Dave is preparing Li'l Rush for a school with no punch line.

dlauthor said...

Christ, next week, I expect him to spend 7 days telling you that drinking is bad and only losers get into the political cartoon business,

Doesn't he do that inadvertently with every strip?

Anonymous said...

He may actually think that kids should be allowed to bring guns to school. I've heard a bit of nonsense about 1960s school vs today repeated by some particularly crazy right wingers before:

"Jack goes quail hunting before school and then pulls into the school parking lot with his shotgun in his truck's gun rack.
1960's - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.
Today - School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers."

Yeah! How dare those America-hating liberals take away the God given right for kids to bring shotguns to school!

GeoX said...

I personally have no problem with the vice principal and Jack handling each others' shotguns. I just hope they're being careful in the event that they should accidentally go off.

CW in LA said...

And handling each other's shotguns (or showing them to each other) doesn't sound homoerotic at all.

GeoX said...

Yeah, that was the point I was attempting, possibly too subtly, to make.

Rootbeer said...

Maybe by "impression" the author is referring to the indentation left on Dave's head by a hand-held metal detector, which a police officer beat him with when he got aggressive during a DUI pullover, leaving him mildly retarded. That's "mean", right?

Each character in the strip has certain autobiographical qualities.