Frazz by Jef Mallett

Frazz

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  1. Bilan

    Bilan said, about 13 hours ago

    Next question, what does baking soda volcanoes have to do with English class?

  2. wolfowned

    wolfowned said, about 12 hours ago

    SQUIRREL!

  3. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, about 12 hours ago

    This being a normal comic-strip timeline…
    which means it’s like a mobius strip instead of a film reel…
    I try to suspend disbelief and accept that he’s always 8, and always in 3rd grade, with Mrs. Olsen for a teacher, whether the school year is starting or ending.


    His asking that question makes him seem self-aware….
    catching on that he’s stuck in time, like Bill Murray in Groundhog day…
    knowing what will happen next, all through the school year.

    Or else we should believe that the most brilliant child in Michigan is now about 24 and repeating the 3rd grade for the 15th time….
    but I don’t buy that one.


    But other than one of those scenarios, how would he know about the volcano experiment every fall?


    As for what it has to do with English….
    except for gym, don’t 3rd graders still have one teacher for everything?
    In my day we never had separate classes for different subjects till 7th grade….
    but I don’t know about nowadays.

    We’ve seen a few other teachers in the school, but I don’t know whether Caulfield is actually in their classes.

  4. whiteheron

    whiteheron said, about 10 hours ago

    Dern! Almost October….man, Who knows where the time goes? .

  5. pumaman

    pumaman said, about 9 hours ago

    Peak or peek?

  6. sandpiper75

    sandpiper75 said, about 8 hours ago

    Peak: the double meaning -

    Volcano and mental growth

  7. twilliams1797

    twilliams1797 said, about 8 hours ago

    when I was in 5th grade the science teacher set one of these off, just as the fire drill went off. We filed out of the class and when we came back it was all done and we didn’t get to see it.

  8. Rose Madder

    Rose Madder GoComics PRO Member said, about 8 hours ago

    @SusanSunshine

    We started ‘passing classes’ in 6th grade, we were still in the elementary school but had our own wing of 6 classrooms, bathrooms and taller drinking fountains.

    Now I believe they have 6th, 7th and 8th together and call it middle school instead of the two-year ‘Junior high school’ [7&8]. This was also in Michigan. At the time I went it was the mid-50s. Don’t live there anymore, so I am not up-to-date on current practices.

  9. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, about 7 hours ago

    Is Mrs. Olsen saying that your whole life is downhill after the volcano demo? Man, that’s just sad! Kinda like the star HS quarterback for whom the homecoming game was the pinnacle of his entire life.

  10. jessegooddoggy

    jessegooddoggy said, about 7 hours ago

    October, when the aspens hit their peak colors….breathtaking. I can’t get enough of them.

  11. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, about 7 hours ago

    @Richard S. Russell

    Perhaps Mrs. Olsen is saying that your whole life is rather short after the volcano demo. It is quite a demo.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 hours ago

    @SusanSunshine

    We’ve seen a few other teachers in the school, but I don’t know whether Caulfield is actually in their classes.
    -
    At first I though Caulfield was in several classes and this was just one of them. Not it seems he has just one teacher so I go with that.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 hours ago

    @Richard S. Russell

    For some people they have peaked in HS as in it is down hill. They invested too much in school and become lost after. Which is very sad.

  14. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 hours ago

    One of many seminal events I missed in my childhood. To me baking-soda volcanos are just an urban legend.

  15. Barbara Bommarito

    Barbara Bommarito said, about 5 hours ago

    @jessegooddoggy

    Here in Michigan, where Frazz’s world is, it’s maple that will steal the magnificent show.

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