Saturday, July 18, 2009

Saturday, July 18, 2009 Marmaduke Analyzed

Drunk on Long Island Iced Tea, the old man failed to heed Marmaduke's warning that his house was on fire.

Here we see Marmaduke looking over the fence and barking at the Winslow's neighbor with exemplary perseverance. The neighbor, lying in a lawn chair with a beverage next to him, is asking the dog why he doesn't text him instead. Why anyone would ask a dog to text its bark is beyond comprehension.

Really, it's not too likely that this old man, who has been retired for over 56 years, even has a cell phone. If he did, he'd be texting Phil to tell him to get his wimpy ass outside and shut his idiot dog up. A more likely reason for this comic is that Brad Davidson wants us to think that his comic strip is keeping up with the times, even though texting has been popular for several years already.

The only message here that I can see is that Marmaduke is habitually an annoying asshole. On top of this, Phil is habitually a cowardly asshole, doing nothing to stop his dog from being an annoying asshole.

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