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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day, everyone.

As a present to the Dads out there, I'd suggest you give yourself a present and not read Mallard Fillmore today, because I'm fairly certain you're not the kind of Dad a child can look up to, in Mallard's estimation.


Tog said...

...And if you're a kid who doesn't have a father because he's off maintaining the Endless Occupation (or got maimed or killed doing it), stop whining and pull yourself up by your own bootstraps, okay? That's what Ronald and Newt and Junior Bush did! They didn't need all this Euro-sissy socialist hogwash like (sneer) school lunch programs and vaccinations and (snicker) public education!

...Hey, Batshit? Does this mean a kid with TWO daddies will grow up to be EXTRA awesome? Just curious.

rewinn said...

A child looks up to a father (and/or mother) who works hard at their occupation.

When you're a cartoonist, "working hard" does not mean a Sunday "comic" that is one badly drawn panel of sentimental claptrap.

I mean, seriously. Who takes nagging advice of this sort from a duck who ... when unemployed ... never went to one job interview???

Debilitato the Clown said...

"Why is it people without children are always trying to tell the rest of us how to raise ours?"

dlauthor said...

Children look up to dads who don't drive drunk.

Bill the Splut said...

Our friend Mr Asterisk returns, directing us to go to a Big Gummint website that tells us how to raise our children. That's Socialism, Bruce.

rewinn said...

On the plus side, the actual printed Sunday comics have a lot of nice Father's Day stuff ... stuff with actual humor and sometimes clever artistry.

Is it not important to balance the sad duty of commenting on Mallard Fillmore with the happy task of reading quality comics? The world really is a good place, and good humor is a big part of it.

exanonymous said...

Way to take something nice and twist it around!

Be a good Dad! Or your kid will be an effed up liberal pansy!

Kip W said...

My daughter (9) made me the greatest card. Then she and my wife took me out to breakfast. After we came home, she painted the desk a friend gave her, and then we went out bowling and had lunch.

Happy day, everybody!

Andrew said...

I was intrigued (well, that's a little strong- I thought it odd) that the words "make a difference" were in quotes. They certainly didn't need to be...UNLESS Tinsly was trying to indict some specific person or group who use that phrase, by suggesting that they were poor fathers.

I did a little google news search- and hey, very first result! There was a gala held in Washington, DC on May 26 (around the time Tinsley would have shat out this panel) honoring 10 standout individuals who participated in "Make A Difference Day". What's that? It is " the nation's largest day of service. Last Oct. 23 — the 20th Make A Difference Day — more than 3 million Americans volunteered to help an estimated 20 million people in need of food, clothing, shelter, care and love" according to USA Weekend, the sponsor of the event. The honorees included a couple who organized a community flea market, which raised $13,000 for charity, as well as a 14-year old Texas Eagle Scout, a Michigan couple in their 70s and two Connecticut sisters ages 8 and 9. They each received a plaque, and a $10,000 donation to the charity of their choice.
Obviously, these people are all absentee fathers. At least, in Tinsly's mind.

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