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Friday, September 18, 2009

That damned makeover

What's Mallard raving about today?

Senator Kennedy, The Media.

We finally emerge from the Great Television Moaning Period and are now going to enjoy Mallard's, no-doubt, classy treatment of the death of Senator Kennedy.

Strap yourselves in.

20 comments:

GeoX said...

I'm guessing that we're going to get to enjoy the sight of Tinsley, a fan of Ronald "I am a contra" Reagan, pretending to be deeply outraged by Chappaquidick. Whenever you feel tempted to cut him some slack based on his apolitical phases, it never hurts to remember that he really is a truly lousy human being.

Tog said...

Jesus Christ, Tinsley sure made me look like a fool, for expressing concern yesterday that he might be abandoning the mean-spiritedness and delusion that made him a star (of sorts).

Turns out he was just recharging his hate-batteries, and struggling to find a way to shit all over Ted Kennedy again, in a manner he no doubt considers incredibly sly and subtle. ("Get it? I didn't insult Kennedy! I mocked the media!! Geh heh heh heh hyuck! This is better than the time I slipped the n-word into a strip by making it look like bad lettering!!")

Bear this in your diseased mind, Brucie: Ted Kennedy leaves behind a legacy. It is not perfect, nor is it all bad, but it exists and will continue to do so.

You, Bruce? A wet fart in a cold wind. Mildly annoying (perhaps to no one moreso than the person who dealt it), gone and forgotten within moments of its passing, and leaving absolutely nothing behind but, at most, a small stain.

ian said...

draw attention away from that one bad spot

Factinista said...

I seem to recall that he made this exact "makeover" joke before, but about something else. I just can't remember what.

Iron Dragon said...

Ok...this is different than how we treated Reagan how? Reagan caused a massive deficit, funded terrorists, and generally helped create the kind of trouble that we have today in terms of international issues. Kennedy was by no means perfect, but at least when I look at his legacy I don't see a man embracing cruelty or the idea that only those who can already help themselves should be aided.

Nick said...

So, the upcoming schedule is a week of "Ted Kennedy KILLED HIM A WHITE GIRL!", followed by a week of "ACORN bad! ACORN black! ACORN illegitimate! MSM ignored ACORN story! Some unhinged redneck should shoot ACORN and drag it through the streets! Oh, did I mention that Obama worked for ACORN, so it's the same thing?"

exanonymous said...

The media is SO wrong to not harp on Kennedy's kitten raping and whatever else it was that not telling makes him look SO GOOD! in the eyes of Mallard.

wavydavy said...

Ah, yes: another rerun of the old "I used to be a Democrat, but ever since 9/11, I'm upset about Chappaquidick."

Except Tinkley has never been a Democrat, or anything else except a complete ass -- and an unfunny one, to boot.

WV: proof (really!) -- something none of Tinkley's statements ever have any of.*

*Source: anyone with an IQ above room temperature.

dlauthor said...

How many cartoons about Tinshley will be published a month after he finally breathes his last bourbon-reeking breath*?

Depends, I guess, on whether Chris Muir auto-asphyxiates himself while fapping first.

* My money's on "inside a car wrapped around a tree," but "accidentally drinks kerosene" and "blows own brains out to stop the voices" are both quite possible. And don't discount old, faithful cirrhosis.

Anonymous said...

Oh he's a hater. Anyone upset because some "white girl" got left to suffocate to death because of Teddy's drunken antics is just a right-wing hater. Teddy left a precious "legacy," don't you know, so that girl is meaningless. (And she was just a white girl after all.) You people never cease to amaze me.

Celia said...

Tinsley is a Christian, and I feel that the properly Christian thing to do would be to say "He did some bad things, but it's not my place to judge." Of course, that's difficult for the people personally affected by any unpleasant things a person did, but Tinsley is not one such person in this context - so any and all anger and frothing will make not one blind smack of difference to anything ever - less than it would have before, in fact, because now Kennedy is dead, all cartoons and items in newspapers might as well be exactly the same thing for all he cares.

GeoX said...

Right-wingers on Kennedy and Mary Jo Kopechne: MURDERER!!! HIS ENTIRE LIFE'S WORK IS INVALIDATED!!!

Right-wingers on Reagan and Central American death squads: [crickets]

Kennedy made a bad mistake in his youth and spent his entire life making up for it by working to improve people's lives. He was probably the best Senator this country's ever seen; he was certainly better, as a legislator and as a human being, than any of Tinsley's and anonyworthless's heroes.

exanonymous said...

The drunken antics of a lot of people deprive many others of their loved ones. Kennedy acknowledged the mistake, albeit much later than he should have.

Even more disturbing is those whose drunken antics haven't YET deprived someone of a loved one, but the person won't change their ways.

Those who commit the same deeds that led to the offense have only sheer dumb luck to thank. They have no moral high ground.

Frank Stone said...

Aww, what's the matter, Brucie? Finally emerged from your perennial rum-soaked haze sufficiently to come to the horrifying realization that no one will know or care when YOU finally croak? Well, don't feel too bad -- you can tell Uncle Ronnie and Jerry Fallwell and Bob Novak all about it when you're getting molten sulfur facials together.

Not THAT Anonymous said...

Would Anonymous give one tinker's damn about the "white girl" if her death wasn't something he could swing around like a club? I think we know the answer to that.

Michael said...

Lady, I know you're a curmudgeon who injects politics at every opportunity, but you really shouldn't make that joke when Al Gore is your hair stylist.

exanon is spot on. Yesterday Tinsley criticizes something for lacking artistic creativity, and today he criticizes someone for a drunk driving incident? What's next, criticizing someone for bad poetry or obtaining their job through affirmative action?

Anonymous said...

@Michael
Oh, surely he's done the latter before. Probably the former, but I would bet the farm on the latter.

Rey said...

Laura Bush killed a guy. In a car accident. It was her fault. Know his name? No, not likely. Why is that? Because liberals would never take a momentary mistake made by someone in their youth, a lapse of judgement that had horrible consequences, and hold it against them for their entire life, bringing it up under every circumstance, long after it ceased to have any relevance.

Toots McGee said...

But Rey, that's not comparable because, um, well, because,....ACORN!!, SLEEPER AGENT!!! I WANT MY COUNTRY BACK!!!


wv: hytoxi

Tinshley has an enema bag to self-administer a hytoxi to circumvent the breathalyzer device attached to the ignition of his car.

Tog said...

Saturday's strip is up! True to form, Tinsley, having made one of his more unconscionable attacks, follows up by falling to the floor clutching his arm and crying that he's the victim.

It's pure clockwork.

Remember kids: disagreement equals hate speech...depending on who's doing it.