Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. whitecarabao

    whitecarabao said, about 4 years ago

    Frazz and Caulfield appear to be on the same wavelength.

  2. bereed206

    bereed206 said, about 4 years ago


  3. tigre1

    tigre1 said, about 4 years ago

    My kids never had any tantrums. In order for your kids to have them, YOU have to teach them. I don’t think most people should be allowed to have kids…and anybody who thinks their ‘sanity’ is saved by an electronic sugar tit to placate their homegrown bullies aren’t really very bright AT ALL.

  4. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, about 4 years ago

    Rechargeable batteries and a car charger.

  5. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, about 4 years ago

    Or the parents who get tired of the kid asking “Are we there yet?” while inflicting 4 to 6 hours of “car games” that were inflicted on the adults when they were growing up. And do not bother with the “books” idea, because quite a few people get car sick when reading books in the car.

  6. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, about 4 years ago


    Or actually they are smarter than those who insist on inflicting the traditional games that are played in the car and wonder why the kids prefer something else.

  7. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, about 4 years ago

    Gotta agree with tigre1 here: if the kid’s throwing tantrums that can only be remedied by the application of electronic distractions, then the parents haven’t done their primary job. One of the most important lessons kids learn as they grow up is that the universe was not created for their personal convenience and comfort. Sorry. There will be times when there’s “nothing to do” and you will just have to amuse yourself. There will be times when you have to do what somebody else wants rather than what you want. Like drive across the country to see your great-aunt one more time before she dies. Parents who take the easy way out and distract the kids with electronic baby-sitters are shirking their duties.

  8. Jkiss

    Jkiss GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    The comment Frazz made about tantrums being entertaining, shows a lack of maturity on his part. Being a parent myself, I feel bad for other parents when I see a tantrum. Depending on how it is handled by said parent, I sometimes feel bad for the future of the child.
    RE: my comment to zoidknight yesterday. I was simply trying to point out that video games are not and should not be the only source of entertainment for kids. Yes if you put any child in a car of 4-6 hours, they will get bored. Electronic gadgets have their place in this world and my child is not banned from games, TV or movies. He is limited on these things for his OWN good. As a parent that is my job. I don’t like when someone acts like it’s ‘creul and unusual punishment’ for me to want to raise a well rounded individual.

  9. Strod

    Strod said, about 4 years ago

    Sir, your reply was fantastic: well thought and well written… that is until the last two sentences, when you decided to insult fellow board members.
    You should really take a couple of deep breaths before posting.

  10. Varnes

    Varnes said, about 4 years ago

    I still think this is gonna mess up Frazz’s karma….Kids don’t have to throw tantrums to drive other people, parents, siblings, pets crazy. From silence to sarcasm, they have a full tool belt!

  11. ncalifgirl58

    ncalifgirl58 said, about 4 years ago

    Kids who grow up doing whatever they want tend to turn out bad. They have parents for a reason. Too bad so many parents let them down.

  12. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 4 years ago

    Notsoastute: When my daughter was just past toddler, we were grocery shopping. A kid threw a tantrum and was rewarded by getting his way. You could see her gears whirring and soon she threw one. I picked her up, put my hand over her mouth, walked to the car, and asked, “That didn’t work, did it?” She tearfully agreed it didn’t and I never had any such problem again, except for the occasional, “Do you want to go to the car?” Even at that age, kids understand logic.

  13. burleigh2

    burleigh2 said, about 4 years ago

    … or you could make frequent stops to see attractions on the way to your destination. Granted, that can only be done on a route with such, but still. ;-)

  14. Wolf Emperor

    Wolf Emperor GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Tantrums might not be cool, but as you know, having no portable video game device isn’t going to kill the kid. In fact, it will help him have a more “real” experience on the trip. He’ll forget about the games soon enough.

  15. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, about 4 years ago

    I’ve taken plenty of potshots at Frazz. In response, I’ve been told, both politely and with vitriol, simply to stop reading the strip. But I’ve hung around, thinking that one day I’d find at least a few people who see things as I do. Well, today’s the day.

    All I’ve been saying is that Frazz has a few things going in his personality that many people would find off-putting. Yet I have been stunned to see that out here, he is unconditionally adored (mostly). It’s such a strange phenomenon that I have kept observing and poking at it. Time and again, I’ve had arguments thrown my way that fail to make much of a case for Frazz, and instead do little more than attack me, personally. Now, finally, the needle has moved a little. Frazz may not be perfect after all.

    The last thing I expect is for anyone to say, Puma, I see now what you mean. (I have never been in an arena in which people were less open to seeing others’ points of view.) So while I’m sure I have failed to convince anyone out there who’s railed at and dismissed me, at least some newer voices have chimed in with their assent. At long last.

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