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Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Those damned Prostates

What's Mallard raving about today?

Baby Boomers, Prostates.

Mallard Fillmore has officially jumped the shark.


Tog said...


I vaguely remember Batshit getting worked up into a blather over prostate exams for some reason, many many weeks ago.

But frankly, just saying "prostate" hasn't been a big deal since...I dunno. "Maude?" It's the 21st Century, Batshit. DEAL WITH IT.

Anonymous said...

What really scares me is the fact that this comic had a 4.17 rating when I clicked it.

Which, funnily enough, was probably Tinshley's BAC level when he wrote it.

Beef Wellington said...

I hope to every diety,god,mystical entity that tinz gets and enlarged prostate and it turns out to be violently cancerous.

In short go fuck yourself raw duck.

JohnE said...

Thing is that Tinsley's audience is mostly angry white men who are already at the age where the idea of prostate problems are starting to loom on their personal horizons.

Unless this turns out to be some weird sort of reverse-psychology public service announcement, all he's doing is pissing off the largest segment of his readership.

Bill the Splut said...

It's a new personal best! In one strip, we learn that Bruce hates the media, baby boomers, prostates, the Beatles, and Martin Luther King. Also, drawing. He's only a step away from a strip that's just a duck crotch with "ARRRGH HATE! HATE!" scrawled on it.

Toots McGee said...

But he loves him some television!

BTW, does the mention of MLK count as Bruce's nod to Black History Month?

Kip W said...

Prostates! Baby Boomers! Marching! These things write themselves!


Anonymous said...

I couldn't even understand what Tinsley was trying to say. Does he think baby boomers and their prostates have some unwarranted self importance.? Also, Tinsley, The Beatles came to America, they didn't invade it.

Anonymous said...

Just plain insane.
Let's leave out the nasty hate remarks though, Mr. Wellington. We're trying to distance ourselves from uncivil rhetoric.

Frank Stone said...

See, kids? This is what happens when someone tries to use a literary device (in this case, a metaphor) without understanding what it is.

Don't let this happen to you. Stay in school. And don't become a raging alcoholic.

DiR said...

"Mallard Fillmore has officially jumped the shark."

OH, I get it. It's Groundhogs Day, so we've stumbled onto the time loop where you've been posting the same thing everyday since 1998. Clever.

Okay, I've hung out around a lot of people in their ~60s, NO ONE talks like this. Where the fuck is he getting this bitterness from?

Steve-O said...

"Okay, I've hung out around a lot of people in their ~60s, NO ONE talks like this. Where the fuck is he getting this bitterness from?"

DiR, bitterness has always been Bruce Tinsley's defining characteristic. He's much like Phil Connors in the movie "Groundhog Day", minus the intelligence and the transformation into a caring human being by the end of the movie of course.

Factinista said...

Jim Davis once said that a rule of thumb for newspaper comics is to keep in mind the fact that most people will read your work over breakfast, and you should therefore avoid talking about anything gross.

Apparently Tinsley doesn't seem to agree.

DiR said...

Steve-O, I should have been more specific. Yes, Tinsley gets his bitterness the same way a fish gets a drink of water. I meant a more specific, "where the hell is he getting this particular piece of hate from?" It's so left-field, I don't think even Fox News talks about this. Maybe they do, I don't watch.

Tog said...

Re my first post: ...Now I'm thinking it was breast exams? It was another one of Batshit's Tempests in His Personal Teapot (TM), so it's all but forgotten now.

Vyvyan: "Do you make your small allowance by stuffing your head up a duck's bottom?"

Rick: "No, I'm not Bruce Tinsley!!!"

Marion Delgado said...

Or at least, in Ted Haggard fashion, Mallard Fillmore has officially jumped the prostate.

Marion Delgado said...

Plus, of course, the stupid cock IS a Baby Boomer. But if he's trying to make the point to Gen X and Y and Z that Baby Boomers like HIM are self-involved? Message received, Bruce. Bet you didn't know you were doing subtext?

WV (honest-to-Waterfowl): Prodslys. Ask your doctor if Prodslys® is right for your enlarged prostate!

Neo Tuxedo said...

Bill the Splut skrev:

He's only a step away from a strip that's just a duck crotch with "ARRRGH HATE! HATE!" scrawled on it.

"Wow! Check out those Hate Tapes!"


WV: lunte, adjective that describes Tinny's hand-eye coordination the morning after an excessive quantity of research. (Or, rather, a quantity of research that would be excessive by my father's standards.)

Kaitlyn said...

Baby boomers are insufferable whiners who like attention.

Let me exaggerate that idea, making it absurd, and therefore hilarious and in no way grumpy and hateful.

He got paid for this!

Tog said...

@Neo Tuxedo: God save me, I actually get that reference. SO NERD.

rewinn said...


Look at the name, folks. It is the organ that is IN FAVOR OF BIG GOVERNMENT!!!

The COMMUNIST gland that grows until it destroys your manhood!!!!!!

Mallard, being a duck, doesn't have one. His IMMUNITY to the GLAND OF SOCIALISM makes him the PERFECT LEADER in the WAR ON PROSTATES!!!!!!!!!!!

You're either WITH HIM or WITH THE COMMUNISTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beef Wellington said...

@anon My spologies, I normally don't let horrible comics get me irate, But Belitting people with enlarged prostates hits home for me as a family member had one which inturn was cancerous(They won the battle thankfully and have been in remission for 3 years.

I must remind myslef this is bruce tinsly class Z scumbag

Kip W said...

Neo Tuxedo, it's been too long since I've spent hours at that blog. Lately I've been basking in the Stupid at Mr. Kitty's Stupid Comics section.

Rewinn, great "pro-state" catch! Winn!