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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

That damned Sense

What's Mallard raving about today?

Those kids today and their fiction!

Young people, according to Mallard Fillmore: Leeches on Society and poor judges of fiction.

Mallard Fillmore, according to Young people: What's Mallard Fillmore?


Tog said...

What sense of entitlement are we talking about here, Batshit? That "life, liberty, pursuit of happiness" entitlement?

The entitlement to equal treatment under the law? To justice? The perceived right to buy a bag of Skittles without being stalked and murdered?

The sense that they're entitled to be the First Asian in the MBA when it's already too late?

The sense of entitlement that leads someone to yell, "Big Government get your hands off my Medicare?"

Don't be so hard on The Hunger Games, Batshit. Part of its broad appeal is that every murderous, repressive aspect of Panem is a neocon-posing-as-a-glibertarian's soaking wet dream.

Toots McGee said...

Mallard Fillmore continues to be one of the most petty and sloppily drawn comic strips, providing an unwaveringly incomprehensible "conservative" viewpoint to the comics pages.

Yet the author has a deep sense on entitlement to be paid for his efforts.

Two planks of wood and some brown things is the new sheaf of papers.

Kip W said...

Hey, I'm back. Judging from today's strip, I haven't been missing anything on the comics page at all.

Brown glop: It's not just Mary Worth's restaurant food any more!

Anonymous said...

Actually, it is surprising that Mallard has not embraced this genre. What the tea party really wants is an apocalypse. Particularly the so-called "survivalist" faction, that would love to just go out and kill everybody that is different.

Bill the Splut said...

"It's amazing how much Fox News you can watch and still think you're informed."

dlauthor said...

Come on, Tinshley. You'd like The Hunger Games. Children are endangered, the two overtly black characters are killed, and the main event happens on television! There's even a character who drinks to excess (although he cleans up, so maybe that's Bruce's problem).

Anyway, I'm guessing one or more of the Tinshlings brought THG home recently, leading to the usual inebriated ranting, followed by a wobbly lurch toward the drawing table while muttering that kids should read wholesome fiction, like the stuff written by Bill O'Reilly and Glenn Beck. And then, more or less forgotten once more, Tinshley's kids went off to read and better themselves in spite of the old man.

Rootbeer said...

"Post-apocalyptic fantasy is currently a popular genre of fiction!"

"Young people have a deep sense of entitlement!"

"Oops! I forgot to tell a joke!"

dlauthor said...

As for what gives rise to the "young people are soooooo entitled these days" whinge, I can only imagine what the Tinshlings did to provoke this latest round. Insist that they really can have black/brown friends? Ask that he stop calling their teachers at 2 in the morning to complain about how terrible they are and there really should be more in history class about what a glorious hero Reagan was? Ask that maybe he not blow this week's grocery money on scotch and bail?

rewinn said...

Middle-aged failures often resent youth.

Pity them!

Frank Stone said...

Seems to me like somebody's just pissed at those damn middle schoolers for chasing him out of the Young Adult section of the bookstore simply for making "friendly conversation".

DiR said...

If we get to be called 'entitled', I'm going to start calling them 'condescending has-beens'.

CW in LA said...

But calling them has-beens implies that they ever were, which is at best debatable.

Tog said...

In one of the best articles I've read in a while, a guy who usually gabs about failed Z-list comic-book superheroes connects the dots on about ninety percent of Tinsley's favorite talking points, including today's topic of "entitlement"...but not in a manner Tinsley's going to like.


Marion Delgado said...

The spokesdrunk for the segment of society that has the greatest sense of entitlement in human history - American conservatives - actually used that phrase to refer to someone else.

Why can't Mallard Fillmore be more like "Henry?"