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Monday, August 01, 2005

Every bit as funny as Kersten

Posted by: Jambo / 1:09 PM

The Strib is really drawing a bead on the dull-witted, humor-impaired demographic. The already have Minnesota's Worst Writer, but now they have added to their lineup Mallard Fillmore, the nation's worst comic strip. If you have never seen it, picture KK in comic strip form--it's unattractive and not funny. And just as KK takes warmed over right wing talking points and adds in the occasional Republican office holder she is trying to pimp, MF takes the warmed over platitudes that pass for wit on the right and adds in the occasional Democratic office holder as the object some blindingly obvious put down. Like Vegans desperately trying to form bean curds into something that looks a little like meat MF takes sophomoric conservative "irony" and tries to form it into something that sounds a little like humor. Conservatives should learn that, like economics, foreign policy, education, art and music, funny is best left to liberals.


I used to think "Fred Bassett" was the world's worst strip. But I was wrong.

By Anonymous Jerjo of Adderall, at 3:10 PM  

Others think the worst strip was Kathy Bates in About Schmidt. I'm sticking with MF.

By Blogger Jambo, at 3:14 PM  

the nation's worst comic strip

I still say The Family Circus is worse, as is For Better or For Worse (technically, though, that's Canadian and doesn't qualify).

By Blogger Joseph, at 3:19 PM  

FC is certainly worthy of the title. I despise it and just on a non-political, comics as art level it is indeed the worst. But MF has the added distinction of a right wing agenda.

One of my dreams is to someday see the FC strip where the father has a heart attack mowing the lawn and tells Billy to call 911 only to see Billy follow one of those dotted line paths all over the neighborhood while dad dies clutching his chest and cursing his son. Some day I may get around to a post venting my spleen on the horror that is the Family Circus.

By Blogger Jambo, at 4:38 PM  

Jambo, was it you who told me about that Dysfunctional Family Circus site? They had filthy captions for FC cartoons. That was so cathartic.

By Anonymous Jerjo of Adderall, at 9:43 PM  

Yep, that was me. I don't remember the url but it can't be too hard to find. It was crude, horribly offensive, darn funny, and well deserved.

By Blogger Jambo, at 12:12 PM  

BTW, I don't have a problem with For Better or Worse. Sure it's trite, and rarely funny but jsut somehow seems "nice." Like something my parents would put on the frig.

By Blogger Jambo, at 12:14 PM  

I don't think any of us is supposed to like all the comics.

By Blogger Hammer, at 12:29 PM  

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