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Sunday, July 08, 2012

That damned Photograph

What's Mallard raving about today?

Chinese Restaurants

But, how do you know they are not serving you dog meat?

Well, it's Sunday and Mallard has missed his last opportunity to mention the 4th of July.

He is now he is officially a traitor; no longer eligible to identify Patriots versus America-Haters, because he is a card-carrying American-Hater who does not remember Independence Day.


Andrew said...

Wait- Mallard (Bruce) thinks trendy restaurants would be better if they had big pictures of their dishes on the walls? Not just "pictures of their dishes", BIG, COLOR pictures- ON THE WALLS?

Oh, I get it. Mallard doesn't know what eggplant is.

Or maybe he just likes pointing and going "WANT DAT!"

I honestly wonder if there's anyone who agrees with this.

Tog said...

Somewhere on the other side of the looking glass, Ed Crankshaft is looking at that strip and saying, "Why didn't I become a cartoonist? Right now I could be telling the entire world to get the f**k off of my lawn!"

Bruce Tinsley basically comes in two styles now: the pathetic bigot constantly trying to troll Stoopit Liburulz with his latest so-clever dog whistle, and the old fusspot grousing incoherently about whatever has crossed his path today.

DiR said...

Just.. what the fuck.

rewinn said...

Once again, Mallard eats alone.
Not by choice.

What a sad, cheerless world is cutting-edge conservativism!

Personally, I'd rather have hope!

Kip W [Muffaroo] said...

I wonder if Tinsley is even able to feed himself now. The strip's progress seems to chronicle some kind of slow slide into utter irrelevance. I wouldn't be surprised to find out he's had a stroke or two.

Bill the Splut said...

Whatever, Sludge McDuck. I guess I go to the wrong Chinese restaurants, as I haven't seen these "Big Color Photos" of which you whine. Where were you, Panda Express at the mall? I suppose I should shut up, as I went to the farmer's market today and bought locally-made cheese, so I guess I'm some elitist snob who wouldn't know a good plate of MSG if it bit him in the intestines.

No revelation to anyone, but Sunday's Doonesbury has a funny punchline in all 8 panels, giving it 8 more funny jokes than all 15 years of Dullard Failmore.

Frank Stone said...

Bruce Tinsley thinks that trendy restaurants have big color photographs of their food on the walls.

It makes one wonder just what kinds of restaurants Bruce Tinsley considers to be "trendy". And then one stops wondering, because one realizes that one doesn't want to spend any length of time contemplating the world in which Bruce Tinsley lives.

Factinista said...

What's with the quotation marks?

Andrew said...

Frank Stone-

No, see, Bruce thinks Chineese restaurants have big color photos of their food (which some dom though, as has been pointed out, not many anymore).

The "trendy" waiter says they DON'T have a photo of the dish.

Bruce believes this makes Chineese restaurants BETTER than "trendy" restaurants, because...

...and that's where it all falls apart.

MartyRotten said...

Clueless Mallard likes Chinese restaurants because they serve ducks. Not as customers, mind you, but.....

Toots McGee said...

The glass of water is the most interesting thing in this strip.

dlauthor said...

I wonder if Tinshley's found his dream establishment yet, where he can point at (or, later in the night, in the vague direction of) a picture of a cheap beer and grunt, thus avoiding having to either read or talk to a human being*.

Meanwhile, Day 4 of "I Am a Terrible, Terrible Nationalist Reactionary" Watch passes with a shrug and an order of cheap, greasy eggrolls.

* Almost said "another human being," but then, well, no.

Rootbeer said...

In what sense are "Chinese restaurant" and "trendy restaurant" mutually exclusive?

Has anybody told David Chang?