Frazz by Jef Mallett

Frazz

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  1. The Old Wolf

    The Old Wolf GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The expression is “cold enough to freeze the nuts off a brass bridge.”

  2. StoicLion

    StoicLion said, over 2 years ago

    @The Old Wolf

    I’ve never heard your expression but I have heard the nautical one that goes “…cold enough to freeze the nuts off a brass monkey”.

  3. RussHeim

    RussHeim said, over 2 years ago

    Just shorten it to “monkey’s brass.”

  4. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 2 years ago

    In his “Icerigger” trilogy,Alan Dean Foster named his fictional outpost on the planet Tran-Ky-Ky “Brass Monkey” after this expression.
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    Other than a few “stand alone” books of his, “Quozl” comes to mind, I pretty much stopped reading him with this series.

  5. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 2 years ago

    @StoicLion

    I know it as ‘freeze the balls off a brass monkey’, and understood, possibly wrongly, that it was a reference to the brass balls on a pawnbrokers sign.

  6. no1scouse

    no1scouse said, over 2 years ago

    @Pacopuddy

    I heard it the same as you Pacopuddy, or was it “freeze the brass off a bald monkey”, Of course that was only said when ladies were present. Never heard of the pawnbrokers sign reference.

  7. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Who are you? Sheldon Cooper?

  8. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    What I want to know is how Mallet knew when he drew this that it would be down to about 14 degrees this morning in Michigan! What timing!

  9. Ned Snipes

    Ned Snipes said, over 2 years ago

    Take a look at Stone Soup today, glad to see I’m not the only to think that wikipedia is not THAT reliable

  10. littleannoyingdog

    littleannoyingdog said, over 2 years ago

    colder than a well diggers a$$

  11. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 2 years ago

    My Grandfather lived in Michigan. One winter (1942-1943) it got cold enough for farts to freeze. A path ran along the back of his property, it was a shortcut between a few neighborhoods and the town’s only factory, which made those military rank insignias. (Captain’s bars, etc)

    The winter was so cold, people’s farts froze. And everybody started dumping them behind the shed on my Grandfather’s property.

    One day got warm, and the pile thawed, sending a noxious cloud over the main part of town.

    People figured it was Nazi’s, due to the chaos it would cause in the military if the factory was shut down. The FBI was called in, and eventually the truth was found out.

    To this day, people in the town still say “It’s cold enough to call the FBI.”

  12. DevilsNight

    DevilsNight said, over 2 years ago

    We always said "Colder than a Witch’s t*t "

  13. MrJimCos

    MrJimCos said, over 2 years ago

    Don’t let the naysayers get you down, friend. If they aren’t interested, they have a scroll button. I found your dissertation informative and well written. Thanks for saving me a trip to the library.

  14. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Neat indeed, masterskrain. Thanks for the research.

  15. annamargaret1866

    annamargaret1866 said, over 2 years ago

    Colder than a ditch digger’s nitty gritty. Also, well digger’s, but ditch digger’s is more alliterative.

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