Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. Tirasmol

    Tirasmol said, about 4 years ago

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

  2. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, about 4 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 4 years ago


    much like the chicken or the egg question

  4. Varnes

    Varnes said, about 4 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 4 years ago

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

  6. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, about 4 years ago


    And more confusing

  7. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 4 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 said, about 4 years ago

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

  9. olddog1

    olddog1 said, about 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 years ago


    You blow up trees in the forest?

  14. don57

    don57 said, about 4 years ago

    well played, well played indeed

  15. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 4 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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