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Friday, January 27, 2012

Those damned Sheep

What's Mallard raving about today?


Mallard, those aren't examples of catchwords.


Tog said...

I certainly use "...seriously?" I use it a lot.

...But only when posting here at Duck and Cover. And only in reaction to Batshit's repeated blithering stupidity.

I'm clearly not alone in this.

Anonymous said...

Really? I think the duck is caught in a time warp.

Rootbeer said...

The answer is "Mallard's 2012 New Year's Prediction", right?

Otherwise we'd have to interpret this strip as saying that a catchword [sic]* that was popularized by SNL Weekend Update anchors Seth Meyers & Amy Poehler in 2006 was going to become popular in 2012.

* does not actually mean "one-word catchphrase"; a catchword is a continuity hint that was used in manuscripting and has been obsolete for about 2 centuries.

"Meme" would have been a marginally more acceptable term, but neither of Mallard's readers know what that is.

rewinn said...

What a sad, angry, cheerless, gloomy and irrelevant world Mallard Fillmore lives in.

It's like Alzheimer's in a cartoon.

Kip W said...

Talk to the hand! Where's the beef? There you go again! Morning in America! Kiss my grits! Compassionate conservatism! How's that hopey changey thing going for ya? Oops: I did it again! Mission accomplished! Blah-blah-blah number such-and-such!

Toots McGee said...

Oh no he di'nt!
That's one spicy meat'a ball!

CW in LA said...

I believe I know what Brews is tired of hearing when he submits his "work" to be printed.

Frank Stone said...

Courtesy of

1. a memorable or effective word or phrase that is repeated so often that it becomes a slogan, as in a political campaign or in advertising a product.

Ooh! So close! But no, Mallard/Brucie -- "Really?" and "Seriously?" don't count as catchwords. They're more like rhetorical questions.

And if you want to talk about something that's already been worn out this year, look no further than the Xerox machine you've been using for 90 percent of your strips this month.

Miis D said...

At the end of the day, a comic is suppose to be funny. Tinsley is clever and often thinks outside the box, NOT!

Bill the Splut said...

It is what it is.

What Mallard is, is "It sucks."

DiR said...

I got no clue what in the hell you're on about, so I'm afraid I can't help you, bruce.

'You know you want me, baby!'