Frazz by Jef Mallett

Frazz

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  1. Leo Autodidact

    Leo Autodidact said, about 2 years ago

    “What does a Bike Racer eat?”

    CARBS! More CARBS! And even More CARBS!

    I knew guys who’d down a couple POUNDS of raw Pasta the day before a race. No sauce, just a little Olive oil to help it “slide down.”

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 2 years ago

    I usually ate stuff like peatnut butter and jelly when I biked long distance.

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago

    Fast carbs for biking and swimming. Slow carbs otherwise.

  4. emjaycee

    emjaycee GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Raw pasta? Hoping it means it was at least boiled. No kidding. I knew people who would eat Raman noodle blocks (minus the salt/flavor packet) as well as elbow mac out of the plastic bag. Cannot imagine the agita associated with the stomach trying to digest hard pasta. Ick.

  5. Rainfoot

    Rainfoot said, about 2 years ago

    Love the punchline.

  6. thebird55

    thebird55 said, about 2 years ago

    I take granola bars along on my rides. (I’m not a spandex-wearin’ bike nut, I ride for transportation.)

  7. sonorhC

    sonorhC said, about 2 years ago

    The punchline doesn’t do much for me, but I can’t stop laughing at the image. I think it’s even funnier than Watterson’s T. rexes in F15s.

  8. GramEGoose

    GramEGoose said, about 2 years ago

    @ne7minder55

    My thought exactly. Wondering why they haven’t found fossils of really big bikes.

  9. Michyle Glen

    Michyle Glen said, about 2 years ago

    Hopefully Dad didn’t have to eat his own cooking for long.

  10. gmforde

    gmforde said, about 2 years ago

    Raw generally means uncooked. I have a spouse who likes to eat uncooked pasta for a snack while he cooks some for us. I’ve read about runners who eat a big pot of cooked pasta and a few bananas before a race. The bananas were to provide more carbs. They also add some potassium to control muscle cramping, along with some water, since the fruit is about 98% water.

  11. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 2 years ago

    Jef, it gets difficult to buy the argument that this isn’t a spiritual sequel to “Calvin and Hobbes” when you put in such a Watterson-worthy image as that T-Rex!
    Also, folks, remember- it’s okay to be right, but there are times where it’s better just to keep that fact to yourself!

  12. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, about 2 years ago

    The punch line doesn’t work, especially in the temporal sense. The kid’s dad is “right” in 2013; the dinosaurs vanished 65 million years ago. How can the dad’s being right prevent something that happened eons before?
    If instead he means that the T-Rex is/was “right”, then that makes even less sense.

  13. slcbostonGC

    slcbostonGC said, about 2 years ago

    @bigpuma

    You missed the point: Obviously Dad said something about Mom’s butt, thighs, and a diet (and probably her eating habits). And was, in fact, correct.

    T-rex’s could eat anything they want, which they (the dinos) were right about, but they still went extinct.

    Bikers eat anything they can, which they are right about, but are still “endangered.”

  14. Jessica_D

    Jessica_D said, about 2 years ago

    Shouldn’t the statement be about butt, thighs, and exercise?

    @ne7minder55
    That is so true!

    Jef should get that T-Rex on bike image out to merchandising. Would love a t-shirt!

  15. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, about 2 years ago

    @slcbostonGC

    Dad’s the one who should feel endangered; Mom may injure him for his remarks. Your reading has the bike racer feeling fearful. Why would, or should, he? Is he (presumably Frazz) afraid of being eaten by the T-Rex he’s racing against? If that’s the intended gag, it’s not a good one.

    Worse yet, your interpretation has T-Rex thinking about what’s right and wrong. They were capable of reason?

    Mallett sometimes gets these “high concept” contrivances rolling and then they spin out of his control. He’d do well to work them over until they make sense. Or he should know when to scrap an idea that’s just too unwieldy.

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