Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 4 years ago

    It’s more fun with pyroxene, plagioclase, magnetite, and hematite…

  2. frumdebang

    frumdebang said, almost 4 years ago


    …and a cherry bomb.

  3. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, almost 4 years ago

    When is this kid gets transfered or something “old fashioned” that it is now considered child abuse.

  4. curmudgeon68

    curmudgeon68 said, almost 4 years ago


    But wouldn’t you need a powerful heat source?

  5. sonorhC

    sonorhC said, almost 4 years ago

    I’ve never been fond of the classic baking-soda-and-vinegar volcano for a science project. Sure, it looks cool, but it doesn’t tell you anything at all about real vulcanism. Better to do a more visually-boring project with diagrams of heat profiles below the surface, or some such. Alternately, you could do a good science project on acid-base reactions, but in that case you would do the mixing in glassware, not in a papier-mache mountain.

  6. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, almost 4 years ago

    mentos and diet coke….instant fun. what about pop rocks and coke?

  7. annieb1012

    annieb1012 said, almost 4 years ago

    Maybe I’d have like science more if we’d done things like this. All I remember is refusing to make a model of the solar system, in the fifth grade. Way too boring. Language arts, though – foreign and domestic – now that’s some fun!

  8. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, almost 4 years ago

    This changes everything! Usually I can’t stand this kid, but today, I find him to be perfectly adorable. Laudable, even!

  9. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, almost 4 years ago

    Kudos to the Discovery Channel

  10. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 4 years ago

    Hey, at least he didn’t try to model Mt. Vesuvius, circa 79 AD!

  11. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, almost 4 years ago

    At least her glasses didn’t get fogged up.

  12. emjaycee

    emjaycee said, almost 4 years ago

    Why? He is the curious child many of us were before we had to fit into an education system that catered to the ‘average’ student and below without challenging the student who really wanted to learn. Kids today have so much more information available to them than the outdated World Book Encyclopedia set in the school library of my day. Except for the violence and bullying (which we had bullying back then), I’d love to be a kid with so much more learning opportunities available in terms of space, robotics, and communications. You really want to ‘kill’ a kid? Kill their sense of curiosity and wonder. I’m sorry that seemed to happen to you.

  13. prrdh

    prrdh said, almost 4 years ago


    An ordinary sparkler should be enough to set off a nice aluminothermic reaction.

  14. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, almost 4 years ago


    Why do people either want to murder Caulfield, or give him a pass because he isn’t challenged? Is there no in between? Some of each? Please, just once, let me read, “He’s curious and the classroom setting doesn’t meet his needs and blah, blah, blah, but he really is a loathsome little brat.”

  15. emjaycee

    emjaycee said, almost 4 years ago


    Matter of perception. I do not see him as a brat. Now if we were talking about Clem the hogging child from “Rose is Rose”, that imp would more fit the definition of brat. There is a difference between curiosity with a sense of humor (Caulfield) versus selfish maliciousness (Clem): case in point, in a cartoon from a couple of days ago, Clem used an entire can of whipped cream on top of his cocoa, measurable with a yardstick, leaving nothing for anyone else to enjoy. That is selfish, benefitting only himself. Caulfield uses available materials to benefit others in the classroom (although there is a big difference in reaction from Mentos/Coke and Mentos/Diet Coke. At least I took my experiments into the driveway. Likely, Frazz is not happy about having to clean sugar substitute from the ceiling. Basically, I just get annoyed by folks who call for the demise of a cartoon character (and yes, I realize it’s a cartoon full of exaggerations) for no valid reason. In the words of a classic fictional radio/tv character: “Tain’t funny, McGee.”

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