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Monday, October 25, 2010

That damned Prize

What's Mallard raving about today?

The Nobel Prize.

This year Mallard is respectful of the Nobel Prize because it slaps the face of the Chinese, whose only specifically identifiable sin, according to Mallard, is that they eat dogs.

Last year, however, not so much respect.

Mallard Fillmore deserves the Nobel Prize for Hypocrisy.

17 comments:

Faster, Harder, More Challenging GeoX said...

And seriously--who fucking believes that Tinsley gives a shit about human rights? Nobody who hasn't a bad word to say about Guantanamo has any goddamn business complaining about oppressive foreign governments. It's pure, mindless tribalism, is all it is. A good opportunity to get all sanctimonious because it's those goldarned OTHERS who are doing the persecuting.

Tog said...

I think Tinsley's bigotry is a little more complicated than that, Davey. Batshit clearly has an "Asian fetish"--Dave is more 'Merican than most 'Mericans, Rush is smarter and more hard-working than his classmates (even the white ones!), and Chantel's coloring scheme makes more sense when you realize she's Asian-American. (No, that greyish-brown color still doesn't make actual sense, but it's comic-industry standard to replace the old revolting bright yellow for Asians.)

In retrospect, "Chinese eat dogs" was/is more about trolling liberals.

So yeah, Chinese man wins the Nobel Peace Prize for trying to transform an oppressive government and Batshit's compelled to stroke one off. But Nelson Mandela? PFFFFT LOL BLACK PEOPLE AMIRITE?

Kip W said...

Still and all, considered in isolation from his other views, I find today's strip to be the first one in ages I don't actually disagree with, so today I'm cherishing the sheer novelty of it.

dlauthor said...

Wow, today's strip actually demonstrates that there are things even the vilest lunatic neocons won't disagree with liberals about out of sheer spite. But they are so, so very rare.

exanonymous said...

Mallard, take a good long look. That is a real person on a real government's enemies list. And remember it when you get to the NPR and Williams whinefest.

Anonymous said...

Let's face it, giving the Peace Prize to a US President who's actually expanded Bush's two undeclared and unjust wars is pretty hard to beat for hypocrisy. (Not even mentioning the drones into Pakistan and the threats to Iran.)

exanonymous said...

Well, the creation of the prize is hypocritical.

At the end of the day, it's just a prize that a committee of individuals gets to decide based on the leftover fortune of a billionaire. It's always fun to see the free market crowd complain about it one year and applaud it the next, displaying a need to control the wealth of others. Make your own prize. And no worries, history will write more than "Nobel Peace Prize winner" under Obama's name.

D Johnston said...

@Tog: Chantel is black. I'm not sure where you're getting the idea that she's Asian - you can't well go off the coloring, since the artist (or "artist" as the case may be) has nothing to do with that.

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ajm said...

A genuine humorist named Tom Lehrer once said, "Political satire became obsolete when Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize."

deepbeep said...

So Mallard, have you followed Liu's courageous example and protested our own encroaches on liberty like the Patriot Act, torture, and suspension of habeas corpus? What about Obama's claim that he can assassinate US citizens? Apparently you only like liberty when it involves guns, trans fats, or DUI laws -- so STFU about people who genuinely care about freedom when you're just using it as a buzzword.

Whenever Tinsley does a caricature, I like playing the "find the Google search image he copied" game. I think it's this one, although the caricature more closely resembles Hunter S. Thompson.

rewinn said...

Shall we give Mallard three weeks to report on Republican Joe Millard's goon squad handcuffing a reporter for asking a question about Miller's (alleged) use of government property in his 2008 campaign to lead the Alaskan Republican Party?

Tog said...

@D Johnston: Depending on the syndicate, the artist (or, as you say, in this case "artist") does have some control over the coloring to the extent of their interest (and you can tell which ones really give a damn).

Given that Batshit's selective outrage over racist religious figures is limited to Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and Jeremiah Wright, and given that sports scandals which involve anyone lighter than O.J. Simpson and Michael Vick are represented by a generic unidentifiable figure (if they're mentioned at all), the only way I can see Chantel being African-American is if she's Batshit's I'm-not-racist-you-are "beard," long since abandoned in favor of Michael Steele.

But that is a possibility, so conceded. (It would go a ways towards explaining her current deteriorated appearance.)

DeepBeep is probably a lot closer to the truth than my original post. Fetishes may come and go, but as far as Batshit is concerned scoring cheap points through buzzwords overrides all else. It's his entire essence.

Faster, Harder, More Challenging GeoX said...

the only way I can see Chantel being African-American is if she's Batshit's I'm-not-racist-you-are "beard,"

That's exactly what she is. She's also designed to demonstrate that Tinsley doesn't hate all libruls. It would be easy to miss that, though, since Tinsley is incapable of imagining what any liberal other than the cartoon villains in his head would actually be like, a problem that he "solves" by never giving her any liberal ideas.

Iron Dragon said...

Hmm, apparently they've added captcha to actually READ the stuff that Tinsley is putting out. Apparently they get more traffic from the blog than non-mocking readers

Not THAT Anonymous said...

For once, I actually agree with the point Tinsley is trying to make. However, I have yet to hear him complain about some of the United State's human rights issues. Maybe it's only bad when the any other country does it.