Friday, February 2, 2007

He's not even trying to make it funny anymore

Not that he ever was. I could comment about the bizarre belief that a ranting comic duck would ever do anything more than fill up the RNC and Walter Williams e-mail boxes with crank letters.

So let me talk about this article from last year (and whence came the illustration above). Clif has already commented on the substance of the quote and the pretentiousness of Williams's use of the word "fortnight" (yeah, who does use that these days?). I'll instead note that Walter Williams refers to his wife as "Mrs. Williams." That must be some interesting home life.

One more thing: Many of you have blogs or websites of your own. I'm thinking that it would be fun if google searches for "Mallard Fillmore" and "Bruce Tinsley" came here as the first option. Here's how a googlebombing on these terms works. Paste the following into a blog posting (or a web page)

<a href="http://whatswrongwithmallardfillmore.blogspot.com">Mallard Fillmore</a>
<a href="http://whatswrongwithmallardfillmore.blogspot.com">Bruce Tinsley</a>
and that's it.

No need to do it more than once, and it's important that the text that's part of the link be those words. With enough links, this blog can be the top search result on "Mallard Fillmore" and "Bruce Tinsley."

Be a glutton for punishment: Read the strip

3 comments:

MOON BAT said...

I guess you missed the news. Googlebombs don't work too well anymore.

Try to keep up.

Don said...

Ah, but not being one to take assertions at their face value, I did a bit of research myself and it turns out that they've modified the technology to deal with the popular cases but not all cases.

Try not to fall for everything you're told.

Kaitlyn said...

I e-mailed the guy.

I was very polite, just asking him if he knew about this stupid thing, what did he think, did he know Tinsley, etc.

No reply, but I only sent it this morning.