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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

That damned Memo

What's Mallard raving about today?

President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Vice President Biden.

Shorter Mallard Fillmore: The thought of an ambitious woman makes me crazy. Don't even get me started about African-American Presidents.


Faster, Harder, More Challenging GeoX said...

There's no more racism! Liberals are the real racists! All Muslims are terrorists! Reverse racism is the only REAL racism! Liberals keep playing the race card! Look how racist Joe Biden is!

…that about cover Tinsley's "thought" processes?

Tog said...

The Chron's captcha quote was a fucking Meg Whitman ad. HA HA HA HA HA! Wow! Talk about politicians wasting money! (Does the HOUSTON Chronicle realize she's running in California?)

As for the strip...meh. I can't help but imagine Batshit was so excited to have some imaginary excuse to scratch out one of his Hillary caricatures that he fell out of his chair.

deepbeep said...

That's probably the first time I've seen jowl muttonchops.

Kip W said...

Black is white! (silence)

Lies are truth! (silence)

Liberals are the real racists! (silence)

This is what Hillary Clinton looks like! (SPROING!)

The BS meter is tough, but it can't take more than just so much.

NickE said...

Aaaaannnnd -- Newsday again replaces Mallard, this time with a strip from 1999 that showcases that over 11 years Tinsley's drawing skills have atrophied from "duck walking" to "duck crotch in a chair in front of the TV day after day after day."

Probably paralleling Tinsley's own physical activity. Draw what you know!

Also, since it's pre-9/11, this replacement strip predates Tinz's hate for Muslims -- not because he was OK with them, so much as he wasn't aware they existed. Which in Indiana, they don't.

ajm said...

Hillary's face in that strip is the face of every woman teacher who ever stopped Bruce Tinsley in the halls without a pass in high school, every female in a singles bar who ever turned him down.

exanonymous said...

Not exactly a gaff-prone VP if you're dragging up something he said a few years ago, now is he?

Bush would've provided enough new material in the time it took to make the cartoon, and he was the president. This is just sad.

dlauthor said...

Wait, where's Hillary's diabolical grin? And her enormous buck teeth? How am I supposed to know she's an evil librul who wants to eat your children if some of the tropes are absent?

Anonymous said...

Wow, just wow. What was the point of this strip? It was just unfunny and racist. Mr. Tinsley, do you actually get payed for writing this trash?

Bill the Splut said...

The wig is a nice touch, but if this drawing is accurate, man, has Jack Klugman let himself go!

rewinn said...

"What was the point of this strip?"

A paycheck.

Not a big one, to be sure, but the only one Brewsky can find. No doubt he has obligations to fulfill.

Like the elderly drunk who can't be fired because he's the uncle of a major shareholder, Tinshley can't be "let go" because editors feel the need to have something "balance" Doonesbury. .. that is to say, a need to balance Trudeau's great writing, crisp art, trenchant observations and genuine caring about our great nation and humanity in general ... with an opposite.

CW in LA said...

You know, Mr. Biden wasn't exactly my first choice for VP. But as far as the notion of replacing him seeming like a good idea goes, call me when he starts saying things like "The insurgency is in its last throes" a good five or six years before it even starts being true. Or helps devise a policy legitimizing torture. Or shoots an old man in the face.

Kip W said...

NickE: "Draw what you know."

And if you don't know anything, draw Mallard Fillmore.