What's Mallard raving about today?
People send you things you hate because they loathe you, Bruce.
My parents knew one couple who would send them those newsletters. In the 1970s. Real cutting edge satire here, Brucie! Maybe tomorrow you can make a peanut joke about Carter, or make fun of "WIN" buttons! Kiss mah grits!
Mom used to make these newsletters in the 1960s, and type them on mimeo stencils, and draw pictures in the margins. Finding one or two of them in recent years was like a voice from out of time. When I design our family card each year now, the back is basically a newsletter to fill people in who we don't see all year.Poor old Bruce. Hates the liberals for their snooty high-hatting superiority, and hates the conservative heartland for their lowbrow adherence to knucklehead customs. He must be a real laugh and a half at parties.
Kip:I'm sure that he is fun at parties. Well, maybe the day after at work, when you're telling people "After the drunk guy started screaming about Kenyan Nazi Commies, he got in a fistfight with a lamp and we called the cops, and then he took off his pants, slouched in a chair and complained about TV while randomly quacking."
Bill's comment is funnier than an entire year of Mallard, including the ones with unintentional humor.And how could the Holiday newsletter's possibly exist in the "caveman" era, given that the event that is being calibrated came much later? Next thing you know, Bruce will have cavemen co-existing with long-extinct dinosaurs.DW
Call me crazy, but I *like* holiday newsletters from old friends. Life is busy and time goes by too fast, so taking a few moments to catch up on the trivia of life is ... can we use the "f" word ... FUN!
I agree with Randy. It is the only time we can catch up with extended family, and they like to get our cards, even if considered to be old fashioned by some. DW
Go back over old Mallard Fillmores. Notice something? About half the time he says Christmas and about half the time he says Holidays. About half the time he remembers Veterans Day, about half the time he forgets. Making him ... a typical liberal in his daily practices w/r/t holidays. Yet we're part of the War on Whatever. And this is with a comic he could change en route, not off-hand behavior heading in and out of a shop, or not bothering to look at the calendar. Don't we need a helping hand, not a lecture here?
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