Saturday, January 8, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
Pluggers: Older pluggers remember, "I see London, I see France, I see someone's underpants!" But back then, it was just embarrassing, not the norm.
Oh, burn! Young people who grew up in the 90s now feel shame for their teenage fashion choices.
Boy, I can't wait until 15 years from now, when Pluggers will finally be ready to give the old what for to all the kids walking around today in their skinny jeans.
Between making Marmaduke sad with banking reform and the mail-related conspiracy to destroy Pluggers, I have never loved Barack Obama more.
Mallard Fillmore usually spikes its propaganda with jokes that, while generally terrible, somehow make it easier to swallow. But not today! Today we just get pure propaganda.
Shit just got real in Kwanzaa-Curtisland, my friends.
For those of you who for whatever reason haven't been paying attention, Andrew here was visited by a glow-y mouse that turned out to be a Brengir. The Brengir granted Andrew a single wish. Andrew--apparently a former Miss America contestant--wished for peace on Earth. Shockingly, the wish didn't go as planned, and the Brengir promptly wiped all of humanity from the planet. And now Andrew wants to take it back, but the Brengir is kind of a dick and OH MY GOD IT KILLED ANDREW'S ADORABLE DOG MAKE IT STOP.
Fishing rods are just too complex a machine for the simple female mind. Sure, Mark's annoyed by Kelly's feminine incompetence, but what are you going to do, you know?
Thursday, January 6, 2011
I've done the math and it would appear that Marmaduke has eaten at least ten unsuspecting bowlers.
Even more impressively, it appears that Brad Anderson Inc. has managed to fit a nagging wife stereotype into a cartoon about a woman and her dog.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
We're left to guess at the specifics here, but it would appear that Hagar has either fallen off the wagon or started beating his wife again.
Needless to say, the comic is hilarious either way.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
There must be a tiny subset of Republicans who wake up every morning and jerk off all over that day's Mallard Fillmore. And they must all be CEOs at major newspaper companies.
I can think of no other reason why Mallard Fillmore would continue to get printed.
In Dolly's New World Order, we will keep trees in our house all year long.
There are two kinds of prison jokes:
- Prisoners practically have it better than the rest of us!
- Anal rape!
No, these are not contradictory at all.
*Non Sequitur from 12-31-10
Monday, January 3, 2011
I've mentioned before that I really like seeing older incarnations of a comic juxtaposed against the current incarnation. All the better when the cartoonist manages to do it in a funny way.
Adam at Home, Big Nate, Betty, and Candorville: Have you given any thought to a New Year's resolution?
I don't really blame cartoonists for using any particular trope (unless it's an especially egregious circumstance). The sheer number of stories (short though they may be) that cartoonists have to come up with over the course of a year is pretty daunting, after all.
The problem is that it's hard to really say anything particularly new or interesting or funny when you're simply rehashing a set-up that's been used a thousand times over. And that's what's happening here. These are all solid comic strips, but they're basically just going through the motions today.
Make all the fruitcake jokes you want, Crankshaft, you'll never be as hacky as The Born Loser.