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Saturday, October 03, 2009

That damned Term

What's Mallard raving about today?

Racism, Weather.

I had no idea Mallard was empowered to declare that racism is dead. How convenient for him.

Still, attacking the weather as useless by proxy. That's just weatherism and I won't tolerate it.

16 comments:

Factinista said...

You know, it's really quite ironic that Mallard's talking about things becoming meaningless, for just like the short-lived fame of your garden-variety celebrity, the neoconservative movement will soon fade into history, remembered only for their bullheaded stupidity and their blatant racism.

Tog said...

Unable to bull everyone into buying his "I'm not racist, they are!!" baloney, Tinsley has taken the next logical step (logical for a desperate nutjob, anyway): having Mallard declare racism "meaningless."

...Until Jesse or Al or another one of "them" says something stupid, anyway. Then the duck will be all over it like a fly on poop.

Set your watches.

David B said...

You gotta be impressed by the line of argument, though: Tinsley et al. have engaged in racist behavior very often, and have been regularly called on it. However, because they've been called on it so often, the term "racism" has ceased to have any meaning. This means that any time they're called racist, they're actually not being criticized in any way that actually has meaning.

In other news, Bruce Tinsley has no idea at all about the way people actually process linguistic meaning.

WV: ermis, as in: Hey, Ermis—let's go drape a noose around the doorknob of that black guy who lives up the street! They can't call us racist for it any more, 'cause that word don't mean nothin' now!

GeoX said...

Yeah, us calling wingers racist is kind of like the boy who cried wolf, only in this version of the story there's an endless stream of gigantic, slavering wolves charging towards us and just devouring the shit out of all our sheep. So I guess it's actually nothing like that, actually.

exanonymous said...

I guess Tinsley took it upon himself to personally eliminate or enlighten all the KKK members in his state for this to be true.

Wait, they're all still happy, healthy, and recruiting? Well, I guess there will be a mean strip about them in the future in MF!

Rebochan said...

I'm amazed you were able to find anything coherent in that jumlble of madness that was today's strip. Hats off to you - you are far better at this than I.

rewinn said...

Denial is one of the 1st stages of recovery; anger comes later.

From today's "comic", Tinkley is moving backwards.

John Ball said...

That's because Tinsley doesn't recover. He cycles through the same techniques to help him avoid facing reality endlessly. After all--what does he have to recover from? It's not him--it's everyone else who's wrong. Obviously!

I hate chuck asay said...

Tinsley, I know that everyone, constantly, calls you a racist, but that is a statement of fact. Every cartoon you produce is racist garbage, written at a sixth-grade level.

Racism fills the country and world. 99% of humanity is retarded, violent and hateful, and you, only, encourage its prejudice. You are a monster who hates Blacks, Jews, Latinos, Arabs, Asians, Europeans--especially Frenchmen--gays, Communists, atheists, Muslims, anyone else who is not Christian, moderate Christians, liberals, conservatives who are left of Ayn Rand--in other words, unspeakably awful racism. You should not bother posting "anonymously," and trying to deny these facts, because this website has an archive full of cartoons that proves them.

Word Verification: Anythrod. Any human, and any throd should find Tinsley to be a disgusting man.

Kip W said...

I'm thinking of going into business selling little eyeball stickers to put on the dick (the mallard dick) just to make those dead beady little eyes stop staring straight out at the readers it imagines are either applauding rapturously or twirling their mustaches in impotent rage at his boozy insights. In the mean time, Sharpies are your friends, kids! Cross Mallard's eyes and turn him into a liberal! Even dark glasses would be preferable to that mindless straw bird.

HT said...

"Oops! I forgot to not insultingly undermine a complex sociopolitical issue that has plagued human society for all of our existence to the point where I come off as an ignorant, disgusting, and retched prick!"

Frank Stone said...

No, no, Mallard, you're confused again. It's your asinine right-wing talking point "jokes" that have become meaningless through overuse.

Oh, wait, sorry -- they never had any meaning to begin with. My mistake.

Celia said...

If anyone paid attention to Tinsley's cartoons, I think they'd be reasonably justified in being extremely cross that some white guy has now declared himself (through the mouthpiece of his talking duck character) the authority on what is and isn't racism. If anyone gave half a shit, this would cause some controversy, but nobody does so nobody will notice.

Bill the Splut said...

If I was Tinsley and had his mighty powers of declaring "This does not exist," I'd look out for myself and declare "From this day hence, drunk driving is not a crime! ALAKAZAM! The trick, she is done!" And then chug a 30 pack of Natty Ice and do donuts on the police station lawn. That's what I'd do if I was him!

And thank gourd I'm not.

Iron Dragon said...

@ Celia

I find it honestly fairly annoying that he is doing it even if he is trying to do it satirically. But the interesting part here is that tinsley might actually have a sort of method to his madness. He might actually realize that he gets newspaper space due to a notion of balance between liberal and conservative but his jokes frequently aren't funny and a lot of what he does is more likely to offend than engage. So, he keeps trying to offend someone, anger someone, enough to ensure that they would make a big stink about it and give him a ton of media exposure.

Factinista said...

The only problem with that is that Tinsley loves to believe he's a controversial figure, when that couldn't be farther from the truth.