Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 3 years ago

    Type of food dropped changes the rule. Broccoli is one microsecond, a candy bar is an hour.

  2. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 3 years ago


    Bacon is three days, but I’ve yet to see any actually hit the floor.

  3. goalgo

    goalgo said, over 3 years ago

    I didn’t know there was a three second rule in basketball, and here I’ve been changing the chanel after less than one

  4. PoodleGroomer

    PoodleGroomer said, over 3 years ago

    I don’t watch basketball and didn’t know defenders couldn’t loiter in the free throw lane.

  5. dollno5

    dollno5 said, over 3 years ago

    Frazz is confused. He’s talking about the 5-second rule. Even I know the difference between that and the 3 second rule.

  6. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, over 3 years ago

    Three second rule: the game isn’t worth watching until the clock’s down to the last three seconds… which will stretch out for the next half hour.

  7. BlackKnight15

    BlackKnight15 said, over 3 years ago


    I think is the offense nnot allowed in the key – the defenders can loiter (unless they changed the rule – haven’t played for 30 years…)

  8. CasualObserver

    CasualObserver said, over 3 years ago

    Generally speaking, I thought the dropped food thing was the “Five Second Rule”. It must work, I’ve used it successfully all my life!

  9. ncalifgirl58

    ncalifgirl58 said, over 3 years ago

    It all depends on where you drop the item. Think the subject was actually featured on “Myth Busters.”

  10. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, over 3 years ago

    Is this one of those things where we’ll learn it’s three seconds in Michigan, five seconds in Ohio, six seconds in Fiji, etc.? With dropped food items, I’ve heard it called the five second rule only. And I’ve heard (on NPR, a few years ago) that scientific research has proven it to be legit. Could Frazz be wrong in three different ways today? Is that possible?

  11. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 3 years ago

    time for march madness. bracketology for the next 4 weeks.

  12. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 3 years ago


    Peanut Butter Cookies

    Sift together
    1 cup sifted flour
    ½ teaspoon baking soda (not baking powder)
    ¼ teaspoon salt
    Set aside for the moment

    Put into large bowl:
    ½ cup soft shortening (lard or Crisco vegetable)
    ½ cup packed brown sugar (use the back of a serving spoon to pack level with the top of the measuring cup.
    ½ cup (level) white sugar
    1 egg, unbeaten
    ½ cup smooth peanut butter
    1 Tablespoon water or lemon juice
    ½ teaspoon vanilla extract (real only or the taste will be off)

    Beat the second list together at about 1/3 speed or use a pastry blender. Scrape down the side of the bowl as necessary using a spatula.
    Blend well

    Add the flour mixture and blend in (again scraping the bowl as necessary)

    Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheets
    Press lightly with a floured fork to flatten and ridge the cookies
    Chill the raw cookies in the fridge for 15 minutes
    Bake at 325° to 350° for 12 to 15 minutes
    (Watch closely from the 10 minute mark as they’ll go from done to burnt in the blink of an eye)

  13. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, over 3 years ago

    Offense can’t be in key more than 3 consecutive seconds while their side is in possession of the ball.
    Players can be in the key they are defending for as long as they want.

  14. pumaman

    pumaman said, over 3 years ago


    The study I saw came to the conclusion that five seconds is plenty of time for food to get contaminated by bacteria on the floor. A lot depends on the type of food though. For example a hard pretzel isn’t going to pick up as much compared to a slice of cheese.

  15. pinkx

    pinkx said, over 3 years ago

    A dribble of truth in this

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