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06 November 2007 @ 07:38 am
Truth of The Day  

(Reading the archives, I find that the cartoonist has more than his share of unquestioned assumptions, and more often than not lapses into the sort of easy digs, cheap shots, knee-jerk reactions and general mean-spiritedness that I usually associate with strips like Mallard Fillmore. The chess metaphor is brilliant, but in context, it treads the border of PKB.)
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Your Obedient Serpentathelind on November 6th, 2007 04:59 pm (UTC)
Re 2): Given his snark on organic produce, it wouldn't surprise me.

Pity, though. That chess metaphor is lovely, but the resto f the strip kinda cheapens it.
McGuffinhitchkitty on November 6th, 2007 10:03 pm (UTC)
Snide cynicism appears to be his raison d'être.
Stalbonstalbon on November 7th, 2007 12:21 am (UTC)
Indeed, I've been reading Mallard Fillmore more often now, and aside from general plugs about school years starting or his e-mail address changing, it's just spiteful digs at whatever he doesn't like.

If you think you'd enjoy a more subtle, funnier comic that pokes fun at society, Candorville is rather nice.
McGuffinhitchkitty on November 7th, 2007 03:09 pm (UTC)
spiteful digs at whatever he doesn't like

Y'know, that's probably the most succinct summary of a comic strip since Foxtrot's dig at Cathy: "Ten thousand more things I find annoying"
Baxil: No spin herebaxil on November 8th, 2007 04:39 am (UTC)
Mallard Fillmore is just creepy. I read through a sampling of strips early last year, and what immediately struck me was the fact that the most popular punchline (four mentions in 60 days) was ... attacking Teddy Kennedy for Chappaquiddick. I Am Not Making This Up.

The Talent Show did Mallard better than the original.
Baxil: tank warning labelbaxil on November 8th, 2007 04:40 am (UTC)
That would be absolutely perfect if it replaced "with a believer" with "on the Internet".
Stalbonstalbon on November 8th, 2007 10:04 am (UTC)
While it fits, it'd still fall into the hole that Athelind points out, given how you often don't have all the information at hand yourself, and are likely to become the one yelling 'King me', yourself.