Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, about 4 years ago

    Certainly is! There’s nothing I want more than extra time to spend sitting in a pool of my own wee in an old age home. (Though it’s better than sitting in someone else’s wee, I suppose)

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 4 years ago

    I’m one of those nuts that runs 6 times a week for 30 minutes. I don’t enjoy it much, but it has benefits outside of that 30 minutes. I cheat by having a TV on to some old show or movie.

  3. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, about 4 years ago


    I remember a sign that said, “Welcome to our ‘ool.’ Notice there is no ‘P’ in it. Please keep it that way!”

  4. pdhealey

    pdhealey GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Frazz’s obsessive exercise compulsion is a mental disorder that will lead to disability and early death. He’s not a good example.

  5. Lorenzo Browncoat

    Lorenzo Browncoat said, about 4 years ago


    Well, that’s yer problem right there.
    If I’m gonna walk ( being too old and out-of-shape to RUN), I do it outdoors. Walk around the block, around the park, thru the neighborhood, to a distant store or library.

  6. Cartoonacy

    Cartoonacy said, about 4 years ago

    I remember when a reader asked columnist Marilyn vos Savant (the woman with the highest recorded IQ) to describe the stupidest thing she’s done. Her reply was (I’m paraphrasing from memory) that three times a week she takes the elevator down from her apartment, drives across town, and takes another elevator up to her health club, just so she can walk on the stair machine for an hour.

  7. Ceceee

    Ceceee said, about 4 years ago

    Aren’t you forgetting to account for the effects of exercise on the aging process? Namely that by staying more fit, one will be reasonably healthy and strong and cognitively competent even into the age range where some of us assume (perhaps incorrectly) that feeble automatically applies. (Maybe you’re joking, but for a lot of people this is no joke.)

  8. pumaman

    pumaman said, about 4 years ago

    The human body was meant to move, not sit in one spot. We excercise, not just when we are young but all our lives, so that when we get old, we aren’t “…feeble, wheezing, and sick.” You can rationalize not exercising with humor all you want, but you will some day regret not doing it. The trick is to make it a priority in your life, and find an exercise that you enjoy. I run, but outside in the fresh air, and not so fast that it hurts. And ride a bike, again outside whenever possible, with friends. It becomes a social event as much as exercise. Jef should be proud that he encourages people to try a fit lifestyle.

  9. annieb1012

    annieb1012 said, about 4 years ago


    I had a Canadian friend who would run 27 miles, take a shower, then drive five blocks to the liquor store for a six-pack of beer.

  10. ncalifgirl58

    ncalifgirl58 said, about 4 years ago

    Pool exercise is the best. First, it’s easier on old joints and secondly every 1/2 hour in the pool is equivalent to an hour on land.

  11. lightenup

    lightenup said, about 4 years ago


    I agree with you! What the people who refuse to exercise conveniently forget is that exercise vastly improves the quality of life. So whether you live to a ripe old age or get hit by a bus, I’d rather feel great while I’m alive.

  12. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, about 4 years ago


    Very neat!

  13. starlady1

    starlady1 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Ping Pong anyone?

  14. Jerry Carlson

    Jerry Carlson said, about 4 years ago

    Ya’ll might enjoy NIH Senior Health’s Exercise Stories at

  15. PJLonthego

    PJLonthego said, about 4 years ago

    I think the idea is to build your muscle cells when young, including your heart, and maintain them. I’m 63 yrs. young, ran 4 yrs track and 3 yrs. x country, little league and babe ruth league baseball, 19 yrs. premier league amateur soccer until work related back surgery stopped me at 39, then took up xc skiing up to 12 miles a day on hilly trails and backpacking. I rarely get a cold or flu, my physicals show excellent B.P. and blood tests with low 60’s pulse. I played an 8 game 16 and up soccer league this fall and got in shape to keep up and play on the field and a mean goalie for half of each game. I’m younger than half my 40 up out of shape, overwheight, diabetic wheezing, co-workers. Muscles, use them or loose them!

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