Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. Michael Thorton

    Michael Thorton said, about 4 years ago

    Is Caulfield an autistic savant? He certainly seems to think that way.

    (I myself have Asperger’s and I can relate to the way Caulfield is depicted)

  2. bagbalm

    bagbalm said, about 4 years ago

    He is what teachers now hate – a boy. He needs drugged until he stops moving.

  3. Lektio

    Lektio said, about 4 years ago

    @Michael Thorton

    He may be on the autistic spectrum (I, too, can sympathize with him), but those considered “Autistic savants” are usually so far along the spectrum that they have difficulties in verbal communication. I suspect it’s more likely that he’s a brilliant child with a touch of ADHD.

  4. vikipa

    vikipa said, about 4 years ago


    Absolutely not!!! That is what is wrong with this world today. He is an active, creative child. Let him soar!!!!!

  5. neatslob

    neatslob said, about 4 years ago


    I guess my fifth grade teacher must have been ahead of the curve. She hated boys way back in the 60s.

  6. Varnes

    Varnes said, about 4 years ago

    One piece of toast, 70 calories…Twenty minute brisk walk burns 70……

  7. Doug Puthoff

    Doug Puthoff said, about 4 years ago

    Now i know was Mrs. Olsen did when she wasn’t selling Folgers’ Coffee.

  8. prrdh

    prrdh said, about 4 years ago


    Then again, he might just be a normal boy with more than a touch of brilliance.

  9. ncalifgirl58

    ncalifgirl58 said, about 4 years ago

    My kids get the whole week off. Guess it’s not worth it to have them for three days only. Happy Thanksgiving all.

  10. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 4 years ago

    Caulfield is what experts in the field refer to as a “child”. Judging by some of the reactions he gets around here, you’d think they never existed until ten years ago.

  11. defunctdoormat

    defunctdoormat said, about 4 years ago

    1 in 10 children (10% if you can’t figure that out) are diagnosed with ADAD, but only 3%-5% actually have it. Meaning it’s overdiagnosed quite often. And there’s some debate even about those numbers being too high. Diagnosing it has nothing to do with the disease apparently, but rather how parents WANT their kids to behave. They don’t behave how they want them to, so they drug them. Disease or not.

  12. richardj

    richardj said, about 4 years ago

    I’m starting to feel sorry for the teacher.

  13. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 4 years ago


    This actually is going to depend on the person, whether they are a teacher or not.

  14. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, about 4 years ago

    Evaluating, diagnosing, and prescribing cures for a comic strip character’s disorders is a bit much, yes. But discussing the issues raised by the character’s observed behavior seems reasonable enough, doesn’t it?

  15. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, about 4 years ago

    Vikipa was using the word (“soar”) in reply to bagbalm’s ironic suggestion that schoolboys should be drugged, just for being boys. That is, I think he was being ironic …

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