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Friday, December 11, 2009

That damned Ability

What's Mallard raving about today?

Smart Phones.

11 December 2009.

Mark that date down.

It is the first time you ever read a true statement in Mallard Fillmore.

10 comments:

Tog said...

...Plus, it marks the strip in which Tinsley unintentionally admits that his rants are based on insecure feelings of personal inadequacy more than anything else.

exanonymous said...

The neocon way: appealing to the lowest common denominator, in this case, IQ!

I watch too much Daily Show sometimes I think. But Jon Stewart's analysis of Gretchen Carlson was hilarious. And horribly revealing.

Kip W said...

"You couldn't figure out how to use me in a million years."

Okay, true enough, but why would Mallard be looking at a "Speak n Spell" anyway?

dlauthor said...

Wait, what's with this "million years" stuff? Don't all true conservatives know that the Earth is only 6000 years old, and will be ending soon, once Jeebus shows up, and therefore the mere concept of a million years must be against God?

HERETIC! BLASPHEMOUS COMIC STRIP! KILL IT WITH FIRE!

John Ball said...

Tinsley's one of those dull pseudo-Luddites. He's not against technology per se--he's against technology that makes him personally feel stupid. So, nukes--hey, fine! Cell phones--DESTROY THE ABOMINATIONS!

Marion Delgado said...

It's always 12 oclock (flashing) at Mallard's pad. Which, coincidentally, is just the right time to start drinking, right?

rewinn said...

I've never figured out why some people are so proud of being stupid.

Technology is often badly designed or badly explained, but the point of today's "comic" is ... Ducky Is Stupid.

So hey --- we all hafta take pride in SOMETHING, right? At least Ducky isn't one of those leftwing science types!

steve-o said...

Well, I guess we know what was on TV when Blallard came out of his alcohol-induced stupor, a cell-phone commercial! Eureka!!!!Research done!

Ducky is Right said...

Unfortunately, that's a garage door remote.

Patrick said...

My father, who is 64, can operate an iPhone without any great difficulty. It took him a little while to work it out, but he managed.

Tinsley is about 50, I think. He really ought to be able to operate any of the major cell phones if he put a little effort into it.