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Sunday, March 07, 2010

Those damned Carp

What's Mallard raving about today?

Congress, The Media, Carp.

Much like Mallard's "Enemies List" this notion of Media concern with backlash against Terrorists is simply a figment of Mallard's hate-addled/Beck-fueled imagination.

If anything, the Media are responsible for exaggeration and over-simplification which lead to needless fear.

On the plus side, Carp=Terrorists may just appear in next year's Golden Ellipses.

18 comments:

exanonymous said...

Uh... right.

Because you know, when you're limiting the breeding of an animal, it is JUST LIKE accusing someone of being a terrorist because of their religion and promoting negative stereotypes that affect the lives of the millions of other people who happen to share the same religion.

However, if steps are taken to thin the carp population, people won't suddenly start throwing their goldfish in the microwave. It's a bit ironic that we have issues making distinctions between humans but not so much with animals.

Tog said...

If what Mallard is suggesting were true, the media would be concerned with a backlash against climate change.

The simple (yet still too complex for Tinsley to grasp) truth is, no one in the media wants to be responsible for ANOTHER elderly Sihk beaten to a pulp by some ignorant redneck who's too cowardly to sign up to fight in Afghanistan, but will gladly punch an innocent man in the face while safely surrounded by his fellow knuckledraggers.

Whereas Tinsley and many others on his side want each and every "Middle Eastern-lookin'" person to be equated with "terrorist." If a person suspected of a crime is Muslim, they want that aspect to be the front page headline, even though they would be outraged if "WHITE CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVE" were writ bold every time one of 'em shot a doctor, flew a plane into a building, or were caught trying to drive drunk outside a gay bar.

Short version: Bruce Tinsley is a bigoted, hypocritical moron who thinks he can have it both ways. Nothin' new there.

NLC said...

Today's strip reminds me of a question I've had several times before.

Would it be possible/reasonable to just add a "Yawn" option to the list of "Reaction" checkboxes on the first page?

Just wondering....

NLC said...

Today's strip reminds me of a question I've had several times before.

Would it be possible/reasonable to just add a "Yawn" option to the list of "Reaction" checkboxes on the first page?

Just wondering....


[WV: ablish
Describes Tinsely. He has some of the minimal requirements necessary for the task. That is he's an OK draftsman (when some details don't get out out of hand, e.g. the penis-chin), but doesn't really have the skill to pull the whole thing off.
Thus we can say Tinsely is ablish to draw a cartoon strip.

NickE said...

What the hell? I mean ... just ... what the hell!?

GeoX said...

Oh boy! It's the evergreen "Eurabia" argument!

I wonder: does Tinsley really think that we simply won't notice what a racist fuck he is if he uses these idiotic allegories? Tip: it ain't working, dude.

deepbeep said...

Carp = Muslims = Terrorists is a supermetaphor that requires at least two levels of ignorance.

Also, Mallard thinks that the media aren't freaking out enough when a minor act of terrorism occurs?? Maybe he wants the newscasters to go on TV and act like this?

Marion Delgado said...

Tog I wish that link had been the Tinz instead of just another closeted GOP family values politician.

Whatever Powers there be, please make it so.

Steve-O said...

I just had the craziest thought that suddenly makes sense of this strip. This strip is not a metaphor! Tinsley is ACTUALLY worried about carp! Wow, now I can stop banging my head on the desk.

WV: comicala: A "comic" strip like tinsley's that is poorly drawn with no punchline.

Tog said...

DeepBeep wrote: "Also, Mallard thinks that the media aren't freaking out enough when a minor act of terrorism occurs?? Maybe he wants the newscasters to go on TV and act like this?"

Hilarious (yet disturbing) link. God, I hope that's acting (like Angry German Kid).

Given that Tinsley's Journalistic Gold Standard is represented by Ann Coulter, Jonah Goldberg, and Michelle Malkin's "terrorist scarf" attack on Rachel Ray, I would say yes, he does.

Kip W said...

Say, I'll bet a regular strip about a fish who's funny because he's just so darn big ("Jimmy Carper") would be comedy gold!

All kidding aside, he's full of carp.neusne

Paul Smecker said...

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

CW in LA said...

Smeck -

You'll have the Tinshleyan breakfast - the remnants of last night's bottle of Blue Nun - and you'll like it.

dlauthor said...

This is an amiguous strip. Some people here read this as a crypto-racist attack on Muslim immigrants. I read it as a crypto-racist attack on Hispanic immigrants. Dammit, Bruce, you've got to be more specific. Which kind of brown people are we supposed to blindly fear more?

I hate chuck asay said...

Anyone who wonders why I hate "Chuck" Asay should see this cartoon: http://i49.tinypic.com/t68k1t.gif. It is one of his nicest comics, yet, still, horribly wrong in 10,000 ways.

Ducky is Right said...

It's funny because geopolitics and macro-level human behavior psychology is exactly the same thing as introducing exotic animals into an indigenous ecology.

I actually know people who firmly believe in "muslims/mexicans are seeping into our population to destroy our way of life." it's just as creepy as it sounds. Which is sad, because they're pretty decent people 90% of the time.

deepbeep said...

Are you implying his name isn't Chuck, i.h.c.a.? But yes, that cartoon is godawful. I heard Glenn Beck scaring people about Margaret Sanger a few weeks ago. What a ridiculous meme. And, huge surprise here, it's not based in reality; Sanger was against abortions.

Rootbeer said...

It's my right as an American to capture and eat as many Musl... er, CARP as I want! Don't tread on me!

It's not even worth mentioning anymore that the giant fish that dominates this Sunday strip barely resembles any variety of carp that I'm familiar with.