Saturday, March 18, 2006

Totals for the week

Two SPPs for the day:
9 Chickweed Lane by Brooke McEldowney
Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller

McEldowney has done so many SPPs during this current storyline, that I'm considering a spin-off blog called the Silent Priest Panel Watch.

The champions for the Monday through Saturday week:
Boondocks and Chickweed Lane, tied with three SPPs
Candorville and Non Sequitur with two.

Frazz and Pearls Before Swine showed remarkable constraint this week with only one each.

Confidential to Mallard Fillmore: The only mention of Dick Cheney shooting an old man in the face in the newspaper this week was in your strip complaining about too much media coverage of Dick Cheney shooting an old man in the face. You are one cranky duck.


Blogger Matt Guerrero said...

A word of comment on silent penultimate rhythm:

I would say that if the artist in question is skilled enough and gives his characters appropriately blank expressions (I'm thinking Pearls Before Swine here), than it's a technique that works.
However, in the case of someone like Aaron MacGruder (mean and hilarious, but artistically s**t), it's an obvious crutch.
Or for a hack like Scott Adams, just another cut and paste shortcut to get his panels to your boss's door even faster.

Love the site, dude. I can't BELIEVE you read Mark Trail!

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Ianscot said...

Keep in mind the delay to publication: Mallard's author was writing those panels a couple of weeks ago, when the media furor over Cheney's reckless use of firearms was only a couple of weeks out-of-date.

By now it's been a month since anyone else mentioned it, so Tinsley's running the "joke" into the ground seems twice as humorless and bitter as it was to begin with. (Mathematically, that would be described like so: Humor: 0. Bitterness: infinite. Multiply each of those figures by two, and you have your typical Mallard Fillmore strip.)

5:49 AM  

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