Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 3 years ago

    Either way, the grass is always whiter…I feel very snow deprived right now. Winter in Michigan ended in March, and now we’re marching (see what I did there?) up to January with no snow in sight. After that, only two more months and it will be a full year without snow..

  2. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The metric system was proposed in the aftermath of the French Revolution, when they were trying to throw out the old ways of doing EVERYTHING. They also had clocks with 10 hours to the day, 100 minutes to the hour, and rationalized calendars as well (IIRC, 12 months of 3 10-day weeks each, with a 5- or 6-day holiday at the end of the year not assigned to any month.) Those didn’t last; the metric system not only lasted, it became the most successful revolution in world history, having been adopted by 95% of the planet sheerly thru strength of its excellence, not its armies, in under 200 years.

  3. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker said, over 3 years ago

    @Richard S. Russell

    Exactly! And what does that say about the mental prowess of the remaining 5% that can’t see something so self-evident?

    Is it the arrogance or just the stupidity of our “leaders”? Maybe the reason they can’t see it is because it is so hard to see when your head is up a dark hole!

  4. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 3 years ago



  5. purpledog39

    purpledog39 said, over 3 years ago

    The British were also one of the last countries, if not the last, to adopt a decimal currency. At least we were ahead of them in that.

  6. Leo Autodidact

    Leo Autodidact said, over 3 years ago

    @Richard S. Russell

    The “Tradditional English System” of Weights and Measures is surprisingly sophisticated if you examine it closely. For a ‘quick start’ search for the online article titled “Megalithic Pint, Anyone?” and prepare to be astounded.

  7. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 3 years ago

    @Leo Autodidact

    Thank you, for the lead. As you say, astounding.
    Megalithic pint, anyone?
    2008 03 25
    By Christopher Knight & Alan Butler |
    6 minutes to read about the pint (it’s in the first half.)
    about 12 minutes over all (more on lengths, and communication)

  8. Rugeirn Drienborough

    Rugeirn Drienborough said, over 3 years ago

    Hmmm. Seems to me that the metric system for time – those decimal minutes, hours, etc. – died a quick and unlamented death. The sexigesimal time system we inherited from the Babylonians and earlier, and the calendar system we inherited from the Romans and earlier, rule our time measures to this day. The metric system prevailed only for weights and measures and such.

  9. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    I’m in Michigan, Varnes, and we’ve had snow on the ground for almost a week!

  10. Shirl Summ

    Shirl Summ GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I SOOOOO agree. LOL

  11. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 3 years ago

    Richard S. Russell: The SU has always been on the metric system. All our measurements were first defined in metric equivalents. The work of a couple of amateur scientists named Franklin and Jefferson.

  12. sonorhC

    sonorhC said, over 3 years ago

    @TheSkulker, you can’t blame our leaders. It’s the American people as a whole.
    Of course, most of the people who complain that they can’t understand the metric system, don’t understand the American system, either. I’ve seriously seen people ask how many cups there are in an ounce.

  13. ChukLitl

    ChukLitl GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Jefferson tried to go metric, but his opponents said it was “too French.” President Ford tried & only whiskey & wine makers followed. All they did was relabel a fifth of a gallon as 750ml, the difference is less than 1%.

  14. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, over 3 years ago

    There are still places in Mich where the mileage signs still give both miles and kilometers. We tried to change…….

  15. LameRandomName

    LameRandomName said, over 3 years ago

    Look kid…
    Just you be glad that our calendar isn’t hexidecimal and quit yer bellyachin’.

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