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Friday, October 05, 2012

That damned Volt

What's Mallard raving about today?

Chevy Volt

Point 1 - According to Mallard, the Chevy Volt is a

  • Metaphor for meeting someone's ultimate obstacle and being defeated by it
  • Reference to something that never happened in Happy Days, but still somehow represents when that series completely lost the plot
  • Metaphorically similar to excrement

All of which just proves one thing: Mallard Fillmore has no understanding of how the English language works.

Point 2 - For anyone not fed a steady diet of Fox/Townhall, this has to be utterly mystifying. Does Mallard actually believe that, in the reality-based world, the Chevy Volt is widely reviled?

Point 3 - By contrast, in the reality-based world, the Chevy Volt is actually quite a critical success (including being named Motor Trend's 2011 Car of the Year) and outselling about half of all cars marketed in the U.S.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

"something that never happened in Happy Days"? Huh?

Kip W [Muffaroo] said...

Typical load of Mallard.

rewinn said...

The whole anti-Volt thing is the 2012 version of "get a horse!"

How did that one turn out?

Anonymous said...

What the Mallard?
This strip is full of Tinsley!
Fillmore Duck me!

Makes more sense.

Just shows you how far they will go in their anti-environment, pro-pollution, crusade.
DW

D Johnston said...

Conservatives really seem to hope that the Volt fails. After all, that would mean that the United States automotive industry - and by extension, the economy in general - was back in decline, and we'd be back to burning up our limited fossil fuel reserves with no good long-term plans. Things would be great!

Frank Stone said...

Uh... what??

You know, whenever it's reported that somebody else -- like, say, a schoolteacher -- sucks this bad at his/her job and still gets paid for it, Mallard/Brucie gets so outraged that he milks it for as many strips as his attention span can manage. Sometimes he even goes to the extra effort of scribbling a vague footnote at the bottom.

Being a wingnut welfare queen means never having reality penetrate your sense of entitlement.

Neo Tuxedo said...

Frank Stone, the sons of whose opponents wish that he was their dad, skrev:

You know, whenever it's reported that somebody else -- like, say, a schoolteacher -- sucks this bad at his/her job and still gets paid for it, Mallard/Brucie gets so outraged that he milks it for as many strips as his attention span can manage. Sometimes he even goes to the extra effort of scribbling a vague footnote at the bottom.

Being a wingnut welfare queen means never having reality penetrate your sense of entitlement.


...now I wish I'd held off on sending that letter to the Herald-Mail, so I could ask for (and hopefully get) permission to include this. Oh well, there's always next time. (May I?)

WV: 3 nytoole. Getting worked over by Betty Bumper, Frieda Club and Liz Steele is not something one should wish on Brucie, no matter how hard he works to deserve it.

DaveyK said...

> something that never happened in Happy Days

Fonzie never jumped a Chevy Volt, is what I meant.

The meme ("jumped the shark") only works in its entirety, referencing something that actually happened in Happy Days. It does not rely on the fact that sharks are intrinsically bad or intrinsically bad to jump.

As such, substituting another noun in for "shark" does not sully the new noun.

It simply indicates the author is a complete idiot.