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Monday, April 25, 2011

That damned Trump

What's Mallard raving about today?

Donald Trump

The Association of Editorial Cartoonists...an association which, based on this caricature, would not allow Mallard membership.

Seriously, without the text, I would have had no idea who that was supposed to be. How can someone who gets paid to draw be this bad at it?

11 comments:

Steve-O said...

I'm confused, Mallard's talking about Donald Trump next to a poorly drawn caricature of Newt Gingrich.

Tog said...

Naturally, thanks to Tinsley's two-week lag, this comes out well after the peaking of Trump's media-attention bump, his abrupt abandonment of the Great Birther Investigation, AND Trudeau's long-term spanking, so it appears to the world as if Tinsley's just trying to ride Trudeau's coat tails.

Again, I mean.

Meanwhile: Who do you LIKE, Tinsley? Man up and tell us! Surely the GOP has some brilliant candidate that you want to see win! ...Don't they?

deepbeep said...

Wow. I thought it was Bob from Demolition Man.

Kip W said...

Tin Eye is immune to your criticism! If you don't like his drawing of Trump, then he figures you're only insulting whoever's drawing he tried to crib it from.

He would have labeled the drawing, but he's hoping to use the same one later for Newt. (Thanx and a tip of the Hatlo hat to Steve-O.)

Frank Stone said...

"In other news"? Wait, so Mallard DID get his job back?

Assuming this development is addressed in the strip, how do you suppose it'll happen:

A) Mallard gloats about how many loyal fans he has and how WFDR was a bunch of suicidally stupid and short-sighted libtards for giving him the boot.

B) Mallard humbly thanks his fans for helping him get his job back and pledges to live up to their faith in him, and prove that WFDR made the right decision by re-hiring him, by being the best investigative journalist in the business.

Yeah, no. That second one was a joke. He'd be a total dick about it.

rewinn said...

" How can someone who gets paid to draw be this bad at it?

Pft! He is paid to be bad.

It's like flipping burgers at McDonald's. You're not paid to be good, you're paid to get the frozen patty onto the bun.

And I apologize to McDonald's for the comparison ... at least they TRY to deliver value.

Faster, Harder, More Challenging GeoX said...

I didn't actually have trouble telling it was meant to be Trump. Which doesn't make this cartoon any less inane. Still, credit where due: there's no clearly discernible racism, anti-environmentalism, nonsensical Obama name-calling, or fuck-the-poorism in this strip, making it a big improvement over the norm for Tinsley.

Neo Tuxedo said...

Weirdly enough, my local MF paper (the Hagerstown [MD] Herald-Mail) didn't run this strip. Instead, they ran one about the media breathlessly reporting that former Clinton Administration official Dick Morris hadn't had a new book out in three days.

Presumably, this was aimed at the people who haven't actually read Dick "Toe-Sucker" Morris' columns and so think he must be a liberal, and/or at those who have read Morris' columns but allow the knowledge gained thereby to be overridden by the "former Clinton Administration official" label.

WV: mushlo, what your brain has to be made of to mistake Dick Morris for a liberal.

Randy said...

@Neo Tuxedo: That's actually tomorrow's (Tuesday's) MF. I'd guess a mixup, rather than some kind of censorship. I wonder how the rest of the week will run there?

MartyRotten said...

Someone needs to say it....again:
"Oops! Forgot to make a joke!"

Tog said...

@NeoTuxedo: Can you effing believe that strip, by the way?

O'Reilly, Coulter, Savage, Malkin and a horde of other wrong-wing has-been pundits pollute the window-display of the bookstore where I work with their crap CONSTANTLY, but Tinsley's whining about the virtually-forgotten Dick Morris? Seriously? Is that the best that Tinsley's pathetic Clinton-hatred can generate?

...AND Tinsley's whining about the guy writing a lot of books? While crapping out yet another panel of Mallard splaying his crotch at the TV set?

Tinsley. You are on welfare. Because you can't POSSIBLY think you WORK for a living. You are the laziest shit I have ever encountered.