Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 1 year ago

    wish they would do that to the local high school in my area, but no…the tennis players need to “practice.” not, if there is snow on the ground, the nets are removed, and it is miserably bone-chilling cold. the feasibility of them even playing is extremely low and it is extremely difficult to backhand return a serve if you are wearing a parka, gloves, and other winter gear.

  2. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 1 year ago

    I don’t recommend it, but in Saginaw, we used to sneak up on cars, grab their bumpers and ride for as long as we could, or to the first busy street……the roads were snow covered back in those days….

  3. starfighter441

    starfighter441 said, over 1 year ago


    Bumperhitching, I remember it well, lot of fun back then.

  4. KasparV

    KasparV said, over 1 year ago


    I’m about 65 miles south of Saginaw, and we did the same thing here.

  5. Manhunter808

    Manhunter808 said, over 1 year ago

    Not limited to Michigan. Grew up in Illinois and “skitching” was a popular, if dangerous, winter sport there, too.

  6. marchman

    marchman said, over 1 year ago


    In Chicago we called it skitching, a combonation of skiing and hitching.

  7. DevilsNight

    DevilsNight said, over 1 year ago

    where i grew up we called it bumper skiing

  8. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon said, over 1 year ago

    We called it Bumper Surfing when I was a kid

    I was 12 when my brother got his first car, surprised I lived to see 13

  9. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Never did Bumper Skiing, but I do remember having to drag a new Flexible Flyer up and down a plowed road for a while until all the paint was worn off the bottom of the runners. Otherwise it wouldn’t get much speed going down a snow
    covered hill.

  10. asoutter

    asoutter GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    we called it “poogeying” outside of Buffalo….

  11. oldbird1

    oldbird1 said, over 1 year ago

    Around here (w. MT), grabbing a bumper on an icy street was and is called “hookey-bobbing.” Just as dangerous as by any other name…

  12. Elderflower

    Elderflower said, over 1 year ago

    One year (loooong time ago) my highschool flooded the quarter mile track. That was some serious good skating that year!

  13. starfighter441

    starfighter441 said, over 1 year ago


    Wonder if kids still do that? Not much in the way of snowcovered roads where I live now, and I doubt that the Germans would do something like that anyhow. Will have to ask my nephew next time I’m back in Canada.

  14. swr

    swr said, over 1 year ago

    It wouldn’t work anyway, two cities in my state have had main water lines break in the last two week, and the water was moving to fast to frezze, did get four feet deep in the second one and they had to shut down a large section of downtown. The paper had a picture of a biker riding over a main bridge in two and a half feet of water.

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