Frazz by Jef Mallett

Frazz

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  1. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, about 16 hours ago

    How about “laidoffites”, “downsizederiders” or “singlemomwiththreekiderates”?

  2. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, about 16 hours ago

    Congress? Working during Thanksgiving? Congress, working? What planet would that be happening on?

  3. ilikai

    ilikai said, about 12 hours ago

    Thanksgiving isn’t a religious holiday.

  4. PSTone

    PSTone said, about 11 hours ago

    Actually, it’s a commemoration of the original undocumented immigrants.

  5. Ewal Doh

    Ewal Doh GoComics PRO Member said, about 11 hours ago

    @PSTone

    If ever there was a need for a documented reason to avoid undocumented immigrants, …

  6. Shirl Summ

    Shirl Summ GoComics PRO Member said, about 11 hours ago

    people who need the money-ism.

  7. Sportymonk

    Sportymonk said, about 11 hours ago

    If Avi’s dad is Jewish, he didn’t “give up” Christmas (unless he is a Messianic Jew.

  8. StoicLion

    StoicLion said, about 10 hours ago

    Oh…this will escalate quickly…

  9. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, about 10 hours ago

    Not quite the right question, Caulfield. If nobody came to shop in these stores, they wouldn’t be spending even the minuscule wages paid to retail workers. Ask instead, “What religion gives up their Thanksgiving to indulge in an occasionally violent orgy of coveting and acquisition of stuff they neither need nor can afford?” Answer that and you will uncover the true State Religion of America.


    Hint: it ain’t Judaism, Christianity or Islam, all of which have concepts of sabbath and commandments against coveting…

  10. Neil F

    Neil F GoComics PRO Member said, about 9 hours ago

    @Sportymonk

    Caulfield didn’t say he gave up Christmas. He’s basically saying “Jews don’t celebrate Christmas, but who doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving?”

    One answer would be “those of us in England.”

  11. Zanere

    Zanere said, about 9 hours ago

    I refuse to participate in the madness and embarrasment that is Black Friday, i will be to full to move for several days anyway.

  12. DutchUncle

    DutchUncle said, about 9 hours ago

    Sportymonk: Exactly. This is a common secular event. ilikai: it was CREATED to NOT be a religious holiday. Or, rather, religiously “thankful” in sentiment, but NOT of any particular religion. That’s why it is on Thursday, rather than on the original biblical sabbath or the two alternate sabbaths of the two later derivatives.

    What I find particularly depressing is that the more conservative faction, which also tends to be the more businesslike faction, on one hand decries the decline of tradition and “family values”, yet on the other is the first to put business ahead of those traditions and family values. “People want to shop” – yes, but what about the workers who want to create and/or attend family gatherings and cannot because missing work – on the national holiday! – will cost them their jobs? Some of us remember Thanksgiving as the one day that all groups in American society could agree on, perhaps even more than Independence Day with its political associations.

    Of course big stores pay for parades because it’s advertising for the Christmas gift buying season. Nothing is pure. But still – it’s a parade, a social event, an activity, not just insisting that people show up to their normal work on a national holiday.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 8 hours ago

    @puddleglum1066

    There is a reason why those stores give so much money off to lure people in. They are so desperate for revenue they must.

  14. Darwinskeeper

    Darwinskeeper said, about 8 hours ago

    Believe me, badattitudeism seems to have more devout followers than any of the major religions.

  15. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 8 hours ago

    Christmas shopping has become some sort of a sport.

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