Project Wonderful Banner

Sunday, February 26, 2012

That damned Smartphone

What's Mallard raving about today?

Butt Calls

Here we see the duck confusing "Butt Calls" with "Direct-to-Voice-Mail" logic applied to calls coming from Mallard Fillmore by his closest associates, none of whom can stand talking to him.


CW in LA said...

Insomnia sucks worse than Mallard Fillmore.

But as long as I'm here, I'll ask if anyone else gets the impression that butt calls are something Brews read about, but has no idea how they actually work?

Tog said...

Just go ahead and change the strip's name to Buttcalls, Batshit.

I understand, I really do. You did your usual quadrennial "Republicans suck too" strip (to demonstrate your "independence") and this time they jerked your leash so hard you cried for hours from the pain.

But you still can't bring yourself to back any of the candidates with a straight face, and you can't harp about the improving economy or Obama's ratings for the moment (even though he's still black) so you have to fill space.

After all, it's not like you can run "Classic Mallard," with all the strips that prove how often your pithy insights have proven correct over the past several decades. That's more of a Trudeau thing, isn't it?

DiR said...

I wish I could be this bad at my job.

rewinn said...

The funniest part all week has been: "Mallard Fillmore ... providing a unique conservative viewpoint to the comics pages."

Yes. Yes it does. As this week shows, the conservative viewpoint is incompetent and out-of-touch.

Kip W said...

Mallard knew it was a butt call before he answered, because it's the only kind of call he ever gets.

Bathroom walls say "For a Good Time, Butt Call [Mallard's Number]" on them.

Bill the Splut said...

7 days in a row of the Duck on the Phone, as opposed to the usual Duck Watches the TV. Bold! New!! Direction!!!

Anonymous said...

To be fair, the first time I saw 'butt call' I thought it was a bowdlerized version of 'booty call'. Then I looked it up on Urban Dictionary.

Anonymous said...

I dunno, I think Mallard should probably hear the things people are saying about him...

Ehh, who am I kidding? He'd still be a total douchebag since he doesn't care about anyone's opinion except Rush and co.'s.

Frank Stone said...

It must be frightening to live in a world in which a strip like this makes sense.

Andrew said...

There's only one explanation for this week's strip (well, two, if you include "Tinsley's a talent-less hack", but that's not even worth typing). Tinsley's confused about which candidate he's suppose to back. He knows it's not Romney, but just as he starts to back someone, they jump out of the race. He was probably all ready with a bunch of pro-Newt strips, then the rug got pulled out.

Feel bad for the poor man. He's like a dog whose master keeps pulling the "throw-the-ball-but-really-don't" trick.

Or, you know, don't feel sorry for him. He wouldn't for you.

Verification- "unbeacons"- taking the spotlight off a candidate long enough for him to start looking good again- The press unbeaon Gingrich to focus on Santorum- look for him to make a comeback".
"ndiscan"- How Tinsley explains the functions of a swiss army knife- "Dis ish a toothpick, NDISCAN open bottles of beer! I don't know what the rest of dese do."

Neo Tuxedo said...

...I got out of the boat. I've never been a fan of mangoes, but they have their place.

I think it's more that he has no idea how smartphones actually work, only that they're smarter than he is.