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Day By Day continues its noble tradition of telling jokes that don't make any sense whatsoever:



While Mallard Fillmore continues its own even nobler tradition of leaving the jokes out completely.

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brandawg
Sep. 10th, 2008 07:58 pm (UTC)
I guess I would like to reiterate that the first strip makes no sense.
Wait, how long has what been going on? I DEMAND JOKES IN NEWSPAPER COMICS!
ludickid
Sep. 10th, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
HOW TO WRITE A DAY BY DAY CARTOON
1. Make reference to some lame right-wing talking point

2. Throw in a picture of a girl in an advanced state of undress who is doing contortions

3. Have people speak to each other the way that no one ever speaks ever

4. End with something that seems sort of like it's supposed to be a joke, but no one can figure out
brandawg
Sep. 10th, 2008 08:35 pm (UTC)
Re: HOW TO WRITE A DAY BY DAY CARTOON
I think if a person simply follows step 1, they've already written a Mallard Fillmore strip, just include a duck.
blue_straggler
Sep. 10th, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC)
Man do I hate Day By Day
Yes, just how long HAS this been "gong" on?

Wait, what? What "this"? Here are some things that happened 40 years ago:

*Nixon elected, ushering in a new era of government distrust.
*Tet offensive, ushering in a new era of the American military being caught in wasteful quagmires.
*We went off the gold standard, ushering in an era of unbridled inflation.
*Cincinnati Bengals founded, ushering in an era of crappy football in ugly helmets.

Obama is to blame for any of this how, exactly?
ludickid
Sep. 10th, 2008 08:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Man do I hate Day By Day
I believe "this" refers to the "gong", with which President Obama will sound the commencement of Islamo-communist totalitarian rule.
flying_blind
Sep. 10th, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Man do I hate Day By Day
I think it refers to the gong Muir kicks around before writing his strips.
calamityjon
Sep. 10th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
Misogyny is exactly forty years old today! Hoooray!
ludickid
Sep. 10th, 2008 08:20 pm (UTC)
It was invented, of course, by six-year-old Barry HUSSEIN Obama.
bisonfish
Sep. 11th, 2008 10:07 am (UTC)
Didn't you beat Hussein in some kind of war? And that Osama fellow too? Why are you still putting up with them?
faeriemuriel
Sep. 10th, 2008 08:11 pm (UTC)
Does she mean the saying? Isn't that exactly what Obama's first defense was, that he was using a very old saying? Whose side are they on?
ludickid
Sep. 10th, 2008 08:21 pm (UTC)
I wish I could tell you, but as noted, no one, not even the people in them, seem to know what the punchlines of Day By Day cartoons actually mean.
kudaspeaks
Sep. 10th, 2008 08:18 pm (UTC)
Today is the anniversary of when a Benihana bartender invented a cocktail that combined alcohol and savory broth but no ice: the miso-gin-neat.

I'm a hack, but I don't work blue. You gotta give me that.
ludickid
Sep. 10th, 2008 08:22 pm (UTC)
Boy, that actually sounds really good.
ortho_bob
Sep. 10th, 2008 08:30 pm (UTC)
It means scientists have been testing cosmetics on pigs since 1968, I guess.

I see there's a Day By Day fundraiser - is this to buy a new CD of clip art?

I don't even know who's speaking in the Mallard Lileks cartoon or who the "us" refers to. Teachers? Parents? Ducks? Drunk, embittered cartoonists?

Edited at 2008-09-10 08:33 pm (UTC)
drownedinink
Sep. 10th, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)
I like how Chris Muir put quotation marks around "change", as if the readers won't get the message that Obama doesn't stand for change at all apparently because he made a comment that was, to anyone who has even a scrap of intellectual honesty, obviously directed at John McCain's policies!

Of course, given how awkwardly constructed the entire strip is from the first panel to the third, he may have been right to be cautious.
bisonfish
Sep. 11th, 2008 10:04 am (UTC)
I suppose if you can accept a talking/reading duck then accepting a giant talking desk is a snap.

Does the Teachers Union test giant talking desks in some way then?
archaica
Sep. 11th, 2008 12:56 pm (UTC)
Chris Muir's stupid contortionist-cum-anorexics are the only ones who *actually* thought Obama meant Sarah Palin.
(Anonymous)
Sep. 11th, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC)
Hey Leonard
What should I do in Chicago on Sunday night?
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