Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. J Ba

    J Ba said, almost 4 years ago

    Though surfing the net, MyFace & twittering probably didn’t happen so much when the studies were conducted.

  2. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, almost 4 years ago

    I don’t know about Social Studies, but you just earned yourself an A+ in Creative Fiction Writing.

  3. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, almost 4 years ago

    You mean it has nothing to do with the monotone voice, the politically correct lessons, or being required to chant along in a monotone voice the lessons.

  4. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, almost 4 years ago


    Sorry but he is right.

  5. sonorhC

    sonorhC said, almost 4 years ago

    Great parody, @Nabuquduriuzhur. I’ll bet some folks thought you really were parroting absurd right-wing talking points, instead of deliberately making them look ridiculous.

  6. ncalifgirl58

    ncalifgirl58 said, almost 4 years ago

    If missing breakfast is the leading cause of kids nodding off in class, then the second cause is not enough sleep. Parents don’t put their kids to bed early enough.

  7. holm swedeholm

    holm swedeholm said, almost 4 years ago

    Yes…kids probably don’t get put to bed early enough. It is SO hard for parents to do that. I blame the electric light bulb. Without it, BOTH parents and kids would get to bed earlier and late shifts for the working parents would not exist. Trying to take advantage of that thought, my practice for getting my kids to bed has been to turn out the lights in the house, except for their bedroom light. Like little moths they are attracted there. And then, with gentle but determined discipline, that light goes off at a pre-determined time and all other illumination is appropriately dimmed as well (shades and curtains drawn, no other illuminated devices allowed, for example) and sleep will ensue. Not that it has to be cave blackness, but dark enough for sleeping. And as much quiet as can be brought to bear, that helps as well.

  8. underwriter

    underwriter said, almost 4 years ago

    @holm swedeholm

    Of course, I’m not a kid, but quiet doesn’t work well for me because it is too easy to break. A mask of white noise I find much more conducive to sleep, particularly uninterrupted sleep. Darkness I do find essential.

  9. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, almost 4 years ago

    I should add that I don’t know whether the kids are learning the Tea Party dogma in class, from their parents, or from those long unsupervised hours in front of the TV set. But they’re learning it somewhere. And they are most certainly not learning any form of liberal or progressive (or, to translate to Faux Snooze Newspeak, “socialist”) version of history, government or economics.

  10. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, almost 4 years ago

    I’ve written some things that have not been well received here, and on rare occasions, they’ve been flagged for removal. I’ve noticed that it happens only when I’ve used irony, or made an analogy that was totally misunderstood. Recently, I pointed out that Coach Hacker is portrayed as a “fat, stupid failure”. I was trying to make the point that Mr. Mallett does not always treat his characters kindly. But I’d bet some real dough that the person who flagged it did so because he thought it mean and rude that I would describe the character like that. Here I was, saying that we should be nice, and my post was deleted because it looked “mean”. Go figure.

  11. Konabill

    Konabill said, almost 4 years ago

    The comments were better without the political crap.

  12. packratmac

    packratmac GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I’m guessing Mrs Olson was hoping he DID mean during Social Studies!

  13. prrdh

    prrdh said, almost 4 years ago


    49% of Millennials approve of socialism and 46% of capitalism, and you say they’re learning ‘Tea Party dogma’?

  14. Havelock_Vetinari

    Havelock_Vetinari said, almost 4 years ago

    I know that I’m sleepy during school because it starts so early (7:00). I know that there are worse, but still, most of us have to get up at least at six to get to school. Then we get out at three, and have to do homework and sports and stuff. I know that I don’t go to bed early because I finally have free time from school work to read and stuff. It seems silly that the time in our lives we need the most sleep is when we have to get up earlier,

  15. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, almost 4 years ago

    Neither did America?

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