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Monday, March 05, 2012

That damned Other News

What's Mallard raving about today?

Jeremy Lin, President Obama, Mitt Romney

The Fillmore Foundation gets paid to point out the absolutely obvious: Politicians are less popular than a sports star.


Worse Than Liefeld's Before Watchman said...

Basketball players would be just as unpopular as the worst politicians if, every two hours they had inane debates calling the poor, minorities, non-Christians, foreigners and liberals Nazis, and demanding the end of science, technology and medicine.

Kip W said...

In other other news, Tinsley seems to have found his master drawing of the duck sitting and staring straight out while reading something. The drawing was feared lost on the floor under the drawing board but fortunately Tinsley spent some time down there himself and happened to notice it. To celebrate the find, Tinsley will soon try to set a new record for using the same drawing every day.

Rootbeer said...

That's the best drawing of a person that's appeared in this strip probably ever, and that's even taking into consideration that Lin's jersey is hovering three inches above his body for some reason.

P.S. the term is "margin of error", not "margin for error".

rewinn said...

The faint ghost of a joke here is murdered by incompetent writing. As @Rootbeer noted, Brews Tinkley got wrong one of the most common phrases in the political realm ("margin FOR error" lol).

In addition, there's just too many unneeded words. The "Fillmore Foundation" bit doesn't add to the joke but merely clutters the stage with one more concept that doesn't help with the funny.

If Tinshley is trying to introduce "Fillmore Foundation" as a significant element of the backstory, we have to wonder if that's the foundation that's paying the station to keep him on TV.