|Mallard Fillmore basically calling himself stupid...|
In contrast, MF is just a lazy strip, written to provide a conservative/corporatist point of view, consisting usually of drawings of a duck watching a TV that is saying something absurd, or of the duck pretending to read the paper about something else absurd. Sometimes the comic branches out into pictures of dinosaurs or cavemen or a person who looks stupid saying something that is stupid. Whatever the punchline may be, it is almost always "Liberlz sukk har har!" There is no attempt at plot, character or graphical creativity; it's as if a Soviet Commissar ordered Ziggy to say something every day hatin' on the capitalist running dogs (disturbingly, neither Ziggy nor MF wear pants, but at least Ziggy keeps his legs together when flashing the 4th wall.)
Today, Duck and Cover's host made an observation that led me to create the image above: yesterday's "Mallard Fillmore" directly contradicted today's. Yesterday, MF was reading something from a paper that said watching TV made kids stupid; today's had MF's protagonist watching TV (...and not just any TV, but something involving nosehair.) Inspired by this observation, I combined the text of one and the graphic of the other into the scene of duckish self-loathing above, which basically epitomizes the MF philosophy.
I support the right of MF's owner to be stupid and contradictory. It's a free country and everyone should have their chance to show what they're made of. And I support "Duck and Cover" in its quest to point out stupidity and contradictions. What a great country! What a great internet!