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Saturday, July 24, 2010

That damned Attempt

What's Mallard raving about today?


Mallard Fillmore: Totally against speech codes on campus prohibiting Hate Speech. Totally for speech codes at work prohibiting stuff that annoys him.


Factinista said...

Geez, it's bad enough that Mallard can't say a word to Chet that doesn't reek of contempt, but could he at least bother to look at the guy he's talking to?

Faster, Harder, More Challenging GeoX said...

I'm pretty sure that everyone who has ever used internet acronyms in regular speech has done so in a jokey way. But don't let that stop you from steamrolling your insanely-trivial strawman, Tinsley!

Tog said...

Nothing pisses off Batshit like adding syllables.

Words have to many syllables as it is! Why do we need more than one syllable per word? Why do we need words at all? We used to communicate through grunts and hitting. Ah, those were the Good Old Days.

Ducky is Right said...

Mallard is more a, "Surrender to the ravages of time, and pitter through your days as you await the embrace of death" kind of guy.

exanonymous said...


Wait, sorry, that last is not an action I'd take in response to a Mallard cartoon. Apologies.

ajm said...

I cried because I had an annoying co-worker... until I met a few million Americans who don't have jobs.

deepbeep said...

Did Mallard, in his frustration, savagely break Chet's wrist?

It's kinda weird to see the penis-chin saying, "It's shorter!" Look, chin, I'm already self conscious about it, ok?

rewinn said...

It's kinda funny I'm readin' that comic on the internet where, in fact, BTW is shorter than "By The Way".

Steve-O said...

I don't know a single person who says "B.T.W". I can only assume that Tinsley read that phrase and just assumed hipsters out in the real world were using that in place of words. As usual, Tinsley is not timely and nonsensical.

This is just evidence of my theory that Bruce Tinsley is too cranky and crabby to have any human contact whatsoever.

Kaitlyn said...

I can see how other people's language can annoy you (I, for one, am incredibly annoyed by racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, ignorant statements. But that's just me), but how the fuck does someone else's Botox affect you?

Especially when you don't even look at him.

And Bee Tee Dubs is how you say it, so it has the same amount of syllables as "by the way." And like I said yesterday, people (I guess mostly girls/young women?) do say OMG out loud.

For one, you don't risk offending anyone by using "God" that way - they can assume you used "gosh."

Also, it's fun.

But fun is bad in Tinz's world, which is why he makes his creation watch shitty shows. In some ways, it's as bad as Funky Winkerbean.

And while my sister may say it at her job at Sonic, she wouldn't say it at a "real" job or in a class discussion. That's just foolish.

However, one would assume that Chet and Mallard have been working together so long that Chet doesn't have to worry about losing his job for engaging in the wacky things those kids do. Next week - skinny jeans!

Or soccer.

Erich said...

I've never heard anybody actually say "BTW" out loud. On the other hand, I HAVE heard people spell out "A.W.O.L.," which is not only longer than the more common two-syllable "AWOL" pronunciation, but is longer than the actual phrase "Absent Without Leave."

I can just imagine a Mallard/Beetle Bailey mash-up, where Mallard snarkily comments on the general's six-syllable pronunciation of AWOL...and then promptly being arrested by the MPs and put on KP. (And for the punchline, the general orders Mallard to say "Military Police" and "Kitchen Patrol" instead of using those lazy abbreviations.)

Rootbeer said...

"could he at least bother to look at the guy he's talking to?"

Sorry, nope. Tinsley didn't get as far in "Drawing for Dummies" as the chapter about drawing characters in profile, and what's his motivation to do so? He's gone 14 years now doing nothing but semi-profile and the occasional terrifying attempt at head-on perspective...

Kip W said...

Orwell predicted Mallard, you know, and this is the appropriate time to mention it. Duckspeak can be either good or "ungood" (bad), depending on who is speaking, and whether what they are saying is in following with the ideals of Big Brother. To speak rubbish and lies may be ungood, but to speak rubbish and lies for the good of "The Party" may be good.