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Friday, February 19, 2010

That damned Habitat

What's Mallard raving about today?

MSNBC Viewers, Volvo, Saab, Prep School, Starbucks.

Mallard spends an entire day on a recitation of Liberal stereotypes. Seriously, he gets paid to do this?

26 comments:

Iron Dragon said...

Umm, alright? I get what he's trying to do here, it just isn't very effective. The Starbucks thing sort of works, except most people I encounter associate Starbucks with pretentiousness and overpriced drinks rather than liberals. As for Saab and Volvo...again I guess the stereotype sorta works but those are fairly old stereotypes (don't see em used that often). And as for prep schools, given their expense they would seem to have more who would be of a conservative bend than a liberal one. Or is this a case where education is supposed to be a bad thing.

NotannonNotcow said...

It's a case where education is supposed to be a bad thing.

JohnE said...

Prep schools ... does Tinsley even have kids?

God, I hope not!

Randy said...

And, y'know, if you want to say liberals are dying out because Saab and Volvo aren't doing so great, what does that say about those who lean towards big GM/Ford trucks & cars? And somehow, the Prius didn't make his list. How are those cherries you picked for yourself, Tinsley?

Rootbeer said...

It's funny because there are a lot of women with the given name "Purge", and it's common for people to repeatedly introduce themselves by saying "This is me".

Did I say "funny"? I meant "terribly written".

rewinn said...

"Wall Of Words" technique fails.

Someone should get Brewski a book on cartooning.

Kip W said...

Still, you have to admire the exuberance and enthusiasm that leads Tin to go to all the trouble of lettering a completely unnecessary "continued" sign.

(If he's not going to bother to come up with anything new, why should I?)

dlauthor said...

Whee, the economy's still crappy because my guys wrecked it! Haw haw, liberals! That'll teach you to learn things and drive cars and drink non-alcoholic beverages! *pukes, falls down, pees*

Paul Smecker said...

I might just be wantin' a bagel with my coffee.

David said...

Wow, this cartoon has all the timeliness of a newspaper that one finds insulating pipes when the house was built in 1952. As far as a colorist goes why not just kinda yellow the page and fade the ink. Better yet, give it that dried shriveled look of a paper found in the bushes after a long winters melt.

exanonymous said...

Wait, so now liberals are all super-thin air-headed models with bad names?

Wouldn't the rage-filled liver-killing porcelain-worshiping pot-bellied middle aged men better identify with bulimia victims who seek more personal control over their lives?

John Ball said...

Remember, people--only the Right possess the inner strength and resolve--OF THE VOLK! They ARE the soul of the nation, and they will crush their effete opponents whose wimpy little tics will provide no hiding place! The Right will do this--as soon as it finishes its sixpack, and gets off its collective ass. Which will be soon. Naturally.

A Concerned Party said...

Who can turn the world on with her smile? Who can take a nothing day and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile? Well, it's you girl and you should know it. With each glance and every little movement you show it. Love is all around, no need to waste it. You can have the town why don't you take it? You might just make it after all!

Ken said...

I remember Mallard kvetching on an on about how bad public schools were before. But apparently the alternative is elitist and... and what, exactly? It's bad simply because he thinks liberals make up a higher percentage?

He rants on and on about how Obama is making all of America lose jobs, but now the loss of jobs is something to be laughed at.

He can't even be consistent, even in something as lazy and dumb as naming something and linking it to "liberals" as a joke.

Frank Stone said...

One word, Brucie: Yawn.

On a related note: Have any conservatives seen fit to rip Brucie a new one for his vicious, meanspirited, hateful mockery of people who suffer from bulimia?

dlauthor said...

Frank: Of course not. It's "satire!"

In other news, Bruce Tinshley is a freaking retard.

deepbeep said...

Quit misdirecting your hatred of yuppies onto other groups, people!!

Unhappy Hipsters should be called, "Unhappy Exorbitantly Wealthy Yuppies".

Stuff White People Like should be called, "Stuff Pacific Northwest Yuppies Like".

This cartoon is about the habitat of yuppies. Liberals tend to be anti-Starbucks; the only Volvo driver in my San Francisco neighborhood is my Republican friend; and prep schools are the domain of the rich and/or religious, groups that tend to be more conservative. Tinsley should talk to some actual liberals some time, because the ones he believes in reside in Conservative Fantasy Land, home of other mythical creatures such as Welfare Queens, and Americans who hate the troops.

Steve-O said...

I thought FoxNews had the monopoly on bubbleheaded spokesmodels masquerading as journalists. Who knew?

Tog said...

Tinsley used to claim he has two daughters; I hope he realizes that unless they're VERY overweight, they've been subjected at some point to the very same HAW HAW SHE PUKES UP routine he finds so very delightful.

How about Family-Values-In-Christ Maven/Amateur Porn Mailer/Former Miss California Carrie Prejean, Tinsley? How come no drawings of her kneeling over a bucket? ...Or are fellow right-wing hypocrites considered off limits?

"Coffee! Pffft! That's what the cops made me drink to make me LESS drunk! Stupid liberals! Always getting it backwards!"

Kip W said...

@dlauthor, that's not how satire works! If you say it once, it's a mean-spirited attack on Trig, whether he's depicted or mentioned by name or not. If you say it a lot of times, you're a keenly discerning social critic.

Therefore, Tin's a retard retard retard retard retard retard retard retard. I hope eight is sufficient, because I'm not enjoying it like I thought I would.

Erich said...

I'm just wondering why somebody keeps making the same "Boondock Saints" reference in just about every thread here...

Anonymous said...

The boondock saints reference is a post-kill bon mot, so I am assuming this is a death threat or eliminationist rhetoric from some right-wing zealot/nut job.

Iron Dragon said...

I wonder if the whole boondocks saints reference was more a 'how long until they get it' or something like that. If it was a right wing troll it might have also been a test run, see if people tend to only notice certain people or some such thing for future spammings and the like. Though that seems a bit overinvolved.

Tog said...

Eh. Haven't seen it. I'm more the sort to cite quotes like this:

"I cannot...yet I must. How do you calculate that? At what point on the graph do 'must' and 'cannot' meet? Yet I must...but I cannot!"

Kip W said...

Tog, I think we should all be like the Hu-man.

(Is the boondock the thing about the bagel? I guess I could look it up and find out just how out of it I am.)

Neo Tuxedo said...

@Kip: yeah, it's the thing about the bagel. I googled the name "Paul Smecker" after the second or third time he posted it and found the IMDb page for Boondock Saints. As to the why of it: only the guy who posts them knows for sure.

WV: sqpwsily, Ro-Man Extension XJ12's mental state as he found himself longing "To laugh! Feel! Want! Why are these things not in the Plan?" (I had to refresh after logging into Google or it would've been nompla, which, well, the "jokes" write themselves.)