October 22, 2016

Mallard Fillmore Watch

Mallard Fillmore, 10/22/2016

  1. A couple weeks before the election is the perfect time for America’s second-most syndicated political daily strip (source: my ass) to crank out some observational humor tripe
  2. In case you’ve forgotten, Chet is one of Mallard’s supporting characters. I don’t think he has actually appeared in the strip for like a year
  3. Who the hell says “catchwords”
  4. Zero clue what the “what” thing is referencing
October 18, 2016
Nancy gumballs
September 23, 2016

A followup to this post… they make Halloween costumes of video game streamers now:

September 20, 2016

Was going through my books and found my copy of Matt Furie’s Boy’s Club (dated 2006), which I got at a comics fest in 2010. This was between the “feels good man” era and the “Sad Pepe” era:

Forget Hillary Clinton and Rachel Maddow’s denunciations of the supposed Nazi frog, this is the only “Pepe explainer” you need:

Also, I think this is the comic where “Sad Pepe” comes from?

August 24, 2016, May 2012:

The realization candidates for office now have to make their own meme-generating apps, that on some infinitesimal level among a hopefully small minority of voters the election will be decided by Which Side Has The Better Memes, is horrifying

New York Times Magazine, August 2016:

“It’s like a meme war,” Rivero says, “and politics is being won and lost on social media.”

August 22, 2016

It’s a shame to see Gawker disappearing into the void. I thought the Alex Pareene/Ashley Feinberg era of the past year or so was the best it’d ever been. Meanwhile, my devastating takedown from 2011 still stands.

August 3, 2016

Mallard Fillmore Watch

Mallard Fillmore, 08/02/2016


This is my favorite genre of Mallard Fillmore strip, the sputtering, aggrieved “Oh yeah, well, a DEMOCRAT did something bad, too..!” routine. This all-time classic from the Mark Foley scandal is another fine example:

Mallard Fillmore, 10/23/2006


I assume Tinsley made Gerry Studd’s name big because he couldn’t find a picture of him on Google. Speaking of which, I love how over the years his footnotes have gone from “SOURCE: AP” or whatever to “SOURCE: WASHINGTON TIMES” to, finally, “SOURCE: GOOGLE SOME OF THE WORDS IN THIS STRIP.” I was trying to find some examples and came across this notable effort by someone to track down and check the strip’s references, which I wish they’d kept up.

August 2, 2016
July 25, 2016
The Way This Pig Dances Will Blow Your Mind

Hey! Check out my friend Josh Weisbrod’s cartoon Unfriended, now on Vimeo! That’s an order!

July 21, 2016
this is my resting beach face

When did Pop Tarts get so needlessly vulgar?

July 14, 2016
sufjan file names

Damn it, Sufjan

June 28, 2016
United States weather

That definitely narrows things down

June 24, 2016

Excerpt from Nancy Reagan, the Unauthorized Biography by Kitty Kelley

This is absolutely part of my House of Cards headcanon

June 20, 2016

Happy 13th birthday to… my website is now a man under Jewish law

June 13, 2016

Mallard Fillmore Watch

Mallard Fillmore 06/13/2016

June 13, 2016

In two weeks Mallard Fillmore’s going to be waving a rainbow flag and raving about the savagery and intolerance of the Mussulmen

June 2, 2016

I love this damn Nancy panel. I decided to look up the original strips on Google News. Kinda interesting look at ethnicity as depicted in 1950s comics:

March 6, 1950

March 8, 1950

March 9, 1950

March 11, 1950

May 23, 2016

Mallard Fillmore Watch

Mallard Fillmore 05/23/2016

May 23, 2016