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Friday, February 18, 2011

That damned Triangulation

What's Mallard raving about today?

President Obama.

647, 646, 645, 643, 642, 641...637? 632? 629? 627? 625?

Did someone suddenly forget how to count?


Randy said...

It's hard work, counting all those bottles of beer on the wall, taking one down, passing it around (with myself)....

Especially when you started at 999 bottles of beer on the wall.

Tog said...


Oh my, I'm generalizing. Shame on me!

Seriously, this strip shows what a minor-leaguer Tinsley's become in Teh War Ta Stop That Dang Negro (And Then Maybe We'll Worry About Jobs and Teh Economy).

The REAL psychos are claiming he's "not really the nation's leader" (Jim DeMint), trying to have it both ways with Birthers, or screaming that Michelle Obama's support of breastfeeding is leading to "the ultimate nanny state" and claiming her "get out and walk" program is responsible for a spike in pedestrian fatalities (exactly as planned).

This? This is weak sauce. You can't play the Crazy Game and not be crazy.

Kip W said...

Today I learned that "triangulating" is what Tinsley's Obama 'caricature' calls being drawn out of an unrelated collection of misshapen triangles.

dlauthor said...

Tinshley could have a point, though -- in his second term, Obama won't have to worry about reelection, so he might stop appeasing the quislings in the Republican party quite so much.

Oh, he meant it to be a "that darkie's gunna be a one-termer and my side's not going to eat itself during the nomination process really honest" joke? OK, then, never mind. He's just a drunken fuck again, then.

Rootbeer said...

Tinsley realized halfway through drawing this that because of the strip's lead time, his "days left until Obama is voted out or ascends to godhead, I can't tell which is the intended punchline" count would be inaccurate.

But by that point, he had already filled up most of the panel with numbers, and he'd be damned before he'd throw it out and start over. (Too much work already had gone into drawing a crude rectangle inside a slightly larger crude rectangle!)

So instead he just skipped a few numbers to catch up, and hoped no one would notice.

Naturally, he overshot; 625 days from the publish date is the Sunday BEFORE Election Day 2012.

David in NYC said...

Did someone suddenly forget how to count?

What do you mean "suddenly"? For that matter, what do you mean "forget"?

You're implying that at some point Ducky actually knew how to count. I think we can safely assume that there never was such a point.

rewinn said...

If Brewsky wants to keep reminding us of Bill Clinton, the last president to preside over peace and prosperity, well I'm fine with that.

Obama and Clinton are waaaaay to corporatist for America's health, but at least they are patriots, unlike the GOP'pers who are happy to wreck our economy to win an election.

Steve-O said...

This strip made me laugh really hard. Mostly because there's no way that anyone who takes Mallard seriously will know what "triangulating" means.

DiR said...

Rootbeer, don't give Tins credit for missing the few months after election day that Obama will still be president.
Also, Steve-o beat me to it. That word does not mean what you think it means.