Frazz by Jef Mallett

Frazz

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  1. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 2 years ago

    Ummmmm….he never even said “obsolete” What wit’ dat?

  2. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Caulfield thinks Frazz should have said “obsolete” instead of “original”.

  3. Cat Hammer

    Cat Hammer said, over 2 years ago

    Not exactly. He’s saying that Frazz’s definition may be original, but is now. obsolete

  4. Manhunter808

    Manhunter808 said, over 2 years ago

    Right, Randy_B! Caulfield thinks Frazz should have said: “The obsolete definition is the fourth full moon in a quarter.” (Which is what a “blue moon” originally meant.)

  5. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Why do certain uninvolved bystanders always assume that every enjoyably intense discussion of meaningless obscure trivia is an “argument” of some sort?


    Even worse is when one of said bystanders decides it’s his duty to “break up” he argument and tell the participants to “calm down.”


    Not that it ever happens to me…

  6. ARF2

    ARF2 said, over 2 years ago

    It’s actually a bit more complicated than that. The blue moon was the THIRD full moon in a SEASON that has a fourth. The second full moon in a month is a misreading of the original as described in the_ Farmers Almanac_.
    .
    See the Wikipedia “Blue Moon” article for the full story,

  7. Lektio

    Lektio said, over 2 years ago

    It’s actually has a better accuracy rating than the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Now, if I could just remember the name of the book where they gave point-by-point proof…

    Also, we are now arguing about whatever is available. That didn’t take long.

  8. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Lektio…
    Yes… and it’s interesting


    But I’d bet a quarter that before the forum “day” is out, someone will feel the need to whine,

    “Why is everybody arguing?
    Don’t you guys know it’s just a comic strip?”


    LOL!

  9. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @SusanSunshine

    Meaningless? Obscure? I represent that remark.

  10. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Notsoastute

    No, the real argument is between me and Cat Hammer! We have two extremely similar, yet distinguishable, points of view, and now the Star Trek Fight Music must play while we thoroughly discuss the matter!

  11. Neil F

    Neil F GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Lektio, I recall it as Wikipedia not being significantly worse than the Britannica, not actually better.

    I can’t remember where I read it either, however.

  12. SkyFisher

    SkyFisher said, over 2 years ago

    Try checking for “Blue Moon” on the Sky and Telescope website.
    Yes Frazz, that used to be the definition; but like many terms in the English language, its usage has changed.

  13. Rugeirn Drienborough

    Rugeirn Drienborough said, over 2 years ago

    Two excellent articles on the use of the phrase “blue moon:”

    http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/objects/moon/3305141.html

    http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/objects/moon/3304131.html

    The idea that a “blue moon” is a particular sequence of full moons within a given time frame is actually quite recent, not something that derives from old folklore at all.

  14. Rugeirn Drienborough

    Rugeirn Drienborough said, over 2 years ago

    To get at those long URL’s, just select the whole response and copy/paste it into Notepad or whatever.

  15. jessegooddoggy

    jessegooddoggy said, over 2 years ago

    Last night’s moon came up behind a pink cloud here in the high sierra, very pretty.

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