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Monday, July 23, 2012

Those damned Pants

What's Mallard raving about today?

Pants

Mallard Fillmore forgot Independence Day. But he found time to comment on pants.

In all seriousness, I think we're watching, via their incoherent daily ramblings published in comic form,  someone who is sliding into insanity.

14 comments:

Tog said...

If Bruce Tinsley hadn't spent the last few decades parading himself in public as an arrogant, deceitful, bigoted, projecting hypocrite with certain disturbing fetishes and a penchant for attacking everyone on his enemies list through their families...I'd almost feel sorry for him.

Daniel said...

Nah, he already fell into insanity a long time ago.

Andrew said...

Mallard is confused, since he doesn't wear pants.

Bruce is confused since he only wears pants when forced to by law.

What I'm saying is, Tinsley's a hack.

Kip W [Muffaroo] said...

Tin's preparing for his party's defeat by trying to reposition himself as a bemused observer of everyday life.

If only he had even rudimentary powers of observation.

dlauthor said...

Oh, please let this "pants, amirite?" series continue a couple more days. I SO WANT this to be the exact thing he was banging on about while everyone else was celebrating the nation's independence.

Rootbeer said...

The three-week lead time for "Mallard Fillmore" kills even the marginal chance that the strip has to be politically relevant, so why not migrate the focus to more evergreen topics of derision, like how an embittered old man thinks your pants are the wrong length...?

Meanwhile the staff of "South Park" can turn around an entire 22-minute fully animated television program within a few days of an unexpected cultural event.

rewinn said...

Funniest part, as usual, is the lead-in:
"Mallard Fillmore continues to be one of the most highly contentious and celebrated comic strips, providing a unique conservative viewpoint to the comics pages. Mallard Fillmore has been a lightning rod for controversy with the right-leaning duck consistently addressing hot button issues and lampooning liberal politicians, the media and cultural establishments. "

Bill the Splut said...

@Tog
The three-week lead time for "Mallard Fillmore" kills even the marginal chance that the strip has to be politically relevant

Why would you even attempt a political strip with a 3 week lag? Editorial page political cartoonists hit issues the next day. Doonesbury can hit them the next week. So can Candorville, and that strip's not even all that political! They have enough swing with their syndicates that they're allowed to give them new strips on short notice. Do Bruce's owners hold him in such contempt that they can't be bothered to extend him the same turnaround? Or does he physically mail them his strips, because he don't get him this new-fangled internets?

Frank Stone said...

I look forward to Mallard/Brucie getting back into form in a couple more weeks by jumping on the "Obama hates small business owners" bandwagon, as typified in the cartoon world by this piece of dreck by Nate Beeler (and by "jumping on" I mean "doing a belly-flop in the dirt" because said bandwagon departed in a cloud of dust 3 weeks earlier).

rewinn said...

@Frank - the funny thing about the "Somebody Else" schtick is this: it may be good for rallying the Obama-haters, but it doesn't sway any neutrals....the rapidly diminishing pool of people who haven't already made up their minds between Obama and Anybody-But-Obama.
It's important to expose it as the editting lie that it is, but more important to point out that Obama is, by historical standards, an extraordinarily pro-business president, starting with his continuation of Bush's rescue of GM.
That said, next week or the week thereafter we can expect Bewskey to have Obama telling Mr. Noseworthy that he didn't build WFDR. Or something.
What we won't see is incisive commentary from a conservative point of view. We never have.

MiisD said...

Researchers have determined that Mallard Fillmore, previously thought to be insipid and boring may in fact, be boring and insipid.

DiR said...

I think someone's editor had to dip into the ol' 'alternate strip' bin.

Steve-O said...

He's droning on about pants while the rest of the world is wondering how in the fuck another psychopath got his hands on an AR-15 with 100 round magazine and blew the hell out of 71 people.

Tog said...

@Steve-O: Russell Pierce knows the answer: Because the stoopit victims were too stoopit to return fire. (P.S. Sorry if any stoopit victims were offended because I pointed out how stoopit they were to get shot and all. Point is, everybody needs to come to the movies fully armed. Schools too! You should be fully armed when you watch TV, let alone any time you go outside! WOLVERINES!!!!!!!1)