Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. Tirasmol

    Tirasmol said, about 2 years ago

    He’s going to notice that his granola bar is gone…

  2. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, about 2 years ago

    The old saying goes “does it make a sound?” not “is it heard?” In any event it’s a silly question masquerading as something deep.

  3. chireef

    chireef GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago


    much like the chicken or the egg question

  4. Varnes

    Varnes said, about 2 years ago

    Who was the guy on Saturday Night Live that did Mr. Subliminal Man?

    exoticdoc, A vibration makes a sound, no matter who is around. Is it “heard”? Are we talking about just humans? There are woodland critters every where….They have ears….If I hear a rim shot in my head, did I actually hear it? Did it really happen?

  5. Varnes

    Varnes said, about 2 years ago

    Are memories of dreams different from real life memories?…Other than the fact they’re probably cheaper….

  6. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, about 2 years ago


    And more confusing

  7. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 2 years ago

    The tree idea goes back to the silly idea of “schroedinger’s cat,” which tries to claim a cat is either alive or dead in a box depending upon if you look. It fails the test of logic. Whether an observer is present makes no difference (unless of course the cat is in a sealed box and is desperately hoping an observer will open the box so it can get air). It’s surprising how many scientists forget that quantum physics is a mathematical representation of how the universe works at a tiny level, based on probability. Trouble is, that probability itself is NOT actually what is going on at a given moment, it’s a representation of what is going on, and it allows equations to be solved and general patterns to be predicted. A given atom is not going to have the charge/spin at any given moment that schroedinger’s equation would indicate, but when you have a massive group of them, at least some or all of the overall group will perform like the equation represents.

  8. The Old Wolf

    The Old Wolf GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Frazz prolly keeps a footlocker full of granola bars and such for hungry kids…

  9. olddog1

    olddog1 said, about 2 years ago

    The definition of sound requires vibrations from a transmitter, a transmitting medium and auditory stimulation. Without someone/something to hear the vibrating medium there is no sound. Without a transmitting medium (as in a vacuum) there is no sound even with a sender and a receiver.

  10. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, about 2 years ago


    I’ve known the answer to the chicken/egg question for years. Reptiles were laying eggs for millions of years before chickens ever evolved.

  11. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, about 2 years ago


    The tree still makes a sound, even if there is no human to hear it. Most forests have a wide variety of fauna that can hear a tree falling.

  12. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, about 2 years ago

    The last time I felled a dead tree in the woods, there was a loud “BOOM!” that preceded it. I found a tree in one of Pennsylvania’s numerous state game lands (SGL’s are purchased with hunting license fees to allow public hunting).
    I had a quarter-stick (oversized firecracker) with me, and there was a perfect hole in the bottom of the dead tree to place it in. I lit the fuse, and yelled, “FIRE IN THE HOLE!”
    The 1/4-stick exploded, the tree dropped about 6" (15 cm) and then started to fall over!

  13. jessegooddoggy

    jessegooddoggy said, about 2 years ago


    You blow up trees in the forest?

  14. don57

    don57 said, about 2 years ago

    well played, well played indeed

  15. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 2 years ago

    There was a young man who said “God
    Must find it exceedingly odd
    To think that the tree
    Should continue to be
    When there’s no one about in the quad.”

    “Dear Sir: Your astonishment’s odd;
    I am always about in the quad.
    And that’s why the tree
    Will continue to be
    Since observed by, Yours faithfully, God.”

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