Frazz by Jef Mallett

Frazz

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  1. Leo Autodidact

    Leo Autodidact said, about 20 hours ago

    So that’s where the NSA got the idea!

  2. rshive

    rshive said, about 20 hours ago

    My grandparents had party lines. And black Bakelite dial-up phones. Better than gossip.

  3. stomps

    stomps said, about 20 hours ago

    On the party line you could hear both people…

  4. thebird55

    thebird55 GoComics PRO Member said, about 18 hours ago

    @stomps

    Or as many as were members of that party line and happened to be on the line.

  5. Ewal Doh

    Ewal Doh GoComics PRO Member said, about 17 hours ago

    @rshive

    My Western Electric wall phone (~1952) in the garage is still a better sound than any of the dozen of so digital phones in my kitchen or on my belt since it moved.

  6. Stew Bek

    Stew Bek said, about 16 hours ago

    Had a party line growing up in Texas, shared with a family down the street. Eventually lost contact with them but 23 years later met one of the family in church at Bellows AAF in Hawaii and reconnected. Life is strange sometimes.

  7. Justjoking

    Justjoking said, about 15 hours ago

    Remember the old Ma Bell advertising jingle?
    " Reach out, reach out and touch someone! "
    Now it is " Reach out, reach out and ‘shush’ someone! "

  8. nosirrom

    nosirrom said, about 15 hours ago

    @Justjoking

    How about the NSA jingle.
    “Reach out, reach out and bug EVERYONE

  9. HonoBear

    HonoBear said, about 15 hours ago

    @rshive

    I think our first phones didn’t even have a dial, you had to get an operator to connect the call.

  10. ebsan

    ebsan said, about 14 hours ago

    Sarah in Mayberry is always there. Day or night, seven days a week. I forget the name of Lily Tomlin’s telephone operator, but she was funny.

  11. usafmsgt

    usafmsgt said, about 14 hours ago

    @Stew Bek

    Bellows, the best beach on Oahu.

  12. 1MadHat

    1MadHat said, about 14 hours ago

    @ebsan

    Ernestine

  13. The Life I Draw Upon

    The Life I Draw Upon said, about 13 hours ago

    Nice point Mr. Mallett.

  14. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, about 12 hours ago

    We’ve gone from the party line to the “no indoor voice” line. (Though at least some of the problem is from the human impulse to speak louder for someone you can’t see. Even I do this sometimes.)

  15. Justjoking

    Justjoking said, about 12 hours ago

    @nosirrom

    perhaps drop an eave on them?

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