Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. whitecarabao

    whitecarabao said, almost 5 years ago

    I can relate to this. I was born 366 days (I think my count is right) too late to have been born on “leap year day.”

  2. Bipsey

    Bipsey said, almost 5 years ago

    Actually, he missed by only 730 days. Two consecutive February 29 dates are 1,461 days apart. If he misses one by 731 days, he misses the other by only 730 days. By convention, he would be considered to have missed by the lesser of these two figures; hence, only 730 days.

  3. Varnes

    Varnes said, almost 5 years ago

    What is the reference “One tenth of a Rip Van Winkle whisker”, about?

  4. Studakas3

    Studakas3 said, almost 5 years ago

    I WAS born on Feb 29,1952, so I actually have a real birthday this year.

  5. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    Ah, but now we know he was born halfway between leap years, which likewise only happens every 4 years.

    Feb 28th, 1970 would make him 42 tomorrow. Possible, but I get the impression he’s younger than that.

    1990 would make him only 22. Nah.

    So….. is he turning 38, 34, or 30? Not 26, surely.

    My guess would be 1974, i.e. 38 tomorrow.

    Anybody else who enjoys meanlingless conjecture?

  6. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    Varnes…. hmmmm….. well, Rip VW was asleep for 20 years…….
    and the 2 years by which Frazz missed leap year is a tenth of that.

    Not quite sure where the analogy proeeds from there — did Rip miss something “by a whisker?”

    It’s been so long since I read it.

    And Happy Birthday, Studakas! Lucky you — as the rest of us boomers turn 60, you’ll only be 15!


    OTOH, the ancient wise men are said to have reminded us,
    “He who has the most birthdays lives the longest.”

  7. Ehol

    Ehol GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    Hey, I was born on Febrauary 28th too !
    Happy birthday, Frazz :) (even if it’s the 27th …)

  8. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, almost 5 years ago


    Old story about a guy who slept twenty years

  9. JavaJim

    JavaJim said, almost 5 years ago

    True enough, On the other hand, the girl in the strip is suggesting that Frazz was born 1 day before February 29th, and Frazz is answering that he was, in fact, born 731 days before February 29th. So I wouldn’t say that his answer is wrong.

  10. Yooper

    Yooper said, almost 5 years ago

    My Grandmother was born on Feb 29, 1888 which would make her 124 years old, or 31 leap years.

  11. Mstreselena

    Mstreselena said, almost 5 years ago

    A woman I work with is a Leap Day baby, since she only has a real b-day once every 4 years she turns it into a week-long celebration.

  12. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, almost 5 years ago

    There is a village called Plainwell a couple of miles north of Kalamazoo Michigan.

  13. tigre1

    tigre1 said, almost 5 years ago

    Be smart…run and bike as much as you can, look around, isn’t it great? and have a great time, Leapers and friends of Leapers…

  14. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, almost 5 years ago

    Susan: I think it is 22. I thought of him working his way through college at night or on partial load; or else trying to save up enough to get through with less lifetime debt. His teacher girlfriend seems a bit young too, like she has graduated and teaching for only a year or two.

  15. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, almost 5 years ago

    I once bought a motorcycle with a one-year warranty on leap year day. Told the salesman, “so it’s in warranty till the next February 29th, right?” He almost fell for it. Then he got all the paperwork and re-dated it to March 1. Sigh. Shoulda kept quiet….

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