What's Mallard raving about today?
Press three if your chair is missing a seat and you've just impaled your cloaca on a metal post ...
"If you still can't figure out that you have problems that can never be solved by a voice on the telephone, press the red button or simply place the receiver back on the hook."
@DaveyK - Mallard is fifteen now (...or so we were continually told by last year's eye-wearying "celebration"...) so what we're seeing may be just teenage boredom and angst.
A single-panel strip depicting Mallard sitting alone in an endless void while listening to an interminable automated phone menu. It's so clear now: Mallard is in purgatory.
I think Rewinn is right. This is all because Liz the Vet turned him down so she could date Jon Arbuckle.
In parodic style, Mallard dissects the problem with the modern faceless mob. Capitalism is perfect, just like Nazism. If we are not served by outsourced, offshored, H1B-ed, and above all automated service, it is because we did not exercise wise buying restraint with our purchases. Also, we are not taking a properly market-based attitude. As bad as we spoiled consumers feel about our service, it's actually the best possible service - market forces guarantee any other possible service would be worse.Just as Hitler's plans were not at fault; it turned out the German people were inferior to their written specifications. A better class of Volk would have rolled right over the Slavs and their Allied dupes and built the most prosperous society in history.This is a good, minimalist comic that dares to tell the common man, in Ayn Rand's words, "you are inferior!" And for those of you whining "A break, not a lecture," this IS a break. You won't like it when Mallard actually deigns to give a LECTURE!In the name of the Ueberduck!
By the way is there any legal reason we couldn't commission a new whiskey and call it "Mallard's Research?" It might fit in with Wild Turkey, Old Crow, Grey Goose, etc. Just thinking outside the case.
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