Frazz by Jef Mallett

Frazz

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  1. The Life I Draw Upon

    The Life I Draw Upon said, about 12 hours ago

    Is this a running joke?

  2. snatzerpazooka

    snatzerpazooka said, about 11 hours ago

    If they were boxing, the punchline would be better.

  3. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, about 10 hours ago

    It actually used to be that way – a Mid-summer Night’s Dream was June 21. But the earth takes about six weeks to change temperature, so mid-warmest is about August 2. This is what gave rise to Groundhog Day (Feb 2) indicating six more weeks of winter, March 21.

  4. Al S.

    Al S. said, about 10 hours ago

    In the middle of a run without an iPod or radio, you’re forced to be alone with your own peculiar thoughts.

  5. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, about 7 hours ago



    As near as I can tell, Miss Plainwell’s sweatshirt is a souvenir from this organization.

  6. kroykali

    kroykali said, about 6 hours ago

    I worked at a radio station where a co-worker had the midnight AM-PM thing backward…he thought 12:00 midnight was still PM, and noon was AM. I explained it this way: just add a half hour. For instance, 12:30 midnight, is that AM or PM? It’s AM (like 1 AM, 2 AM that follow) – so, 12:00 midnight is AM. Same thing with 12:00 noon is PM.
    (That wasnt’t the only thing he had backward, but I won’t digress).

  7. Justjoking

    Justjoking said, about 5 hours ago

    I am in the middle of as long a run as I am going to make.
    And how does one know when to have a “mid-life crisis” when they don’t know how long they are going to live?

  8. neatslob

    neatslob said, about 5 hours ago

    That would be a long run for me.

  9. sonorhC

    sonorhC said, about 5 hours ago

    @wcorvi

    It depends on whether you define the seasons based on light or temperature. Temperatures may lag, but the solstices are still the lightest and darkest days of the year. In the British Isles, temperatures don’t vary all that much through the year, due to warming from the Gulf Stream, but because they’re so far north, they get much more variation of light than the US. So it makes sense for them to define seasons based on light, and hence the solstice is midsummer.

  10. seed_drill

    seed_drill said, about 5 hours ago

    Why is Frazz dressed like Green Lantern?

  11. pumaman

    pumaman said, about 5 hours ago

    @kroykali

    It would be easier if there was no twelve o’clock at all. 12:59 plus one minute becomes 1:00 which makes no sense. 11:59 plus one minute should reset everything to zero. 12 o’clock becomes zero clock, then it would make more sense. Or even better, everyone could use the 24 hour clock like the military!

  12. trollope'sreader

    trollope'sreader said, about 5 hours ago

    @seed_drill

    So his driver Kato can spot him easily?

  13. Neil F

    Neil F GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 hours ago

    @wcorvi

    It isn’t old fashioned, it’s British (although the tradition was June 24th rather than the actual solstice of June 21st)..

    Yes, it takes time for things to change, so the equinox doesn’t feel like the middle of “fall” (autumn), but six weeks is arbitrary (maybe a very approximate average) so the American convention of calling it the first day of fall (etc. for the other seasons) is just annoying.

  14. nosirrom

    nosirrom said, about 4 hours ago

    @kroykali

    I don’t think using AM or PM for 12 noon or 12 midnight is correct at all.
    AM (Ante Meridiem) and PM (Post Meridiem) indicate before or after midday of which 12 noon is neither. Ditto for 12 midnight.

  15. HowardBrazee

    HowardBrazee said, about 4 hours ago

    Neither noon nor midnight are AM or PM. But more confusing is with modern nomenclature, the date of midnight is ambiguous.

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