Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Looks like the kid barely has enough stamina to run to gym class.

  2. Harry F

    Harry F GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Three strides and he has had it? Not in good shape. He should be able to make it across, at least, 3 panels.

  3. Varnes

    Varnes said, almost 3 years ago

    Shouldn’t have to worry about being tardy if you rush…

  4. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, almost 3 years ago

    Man, in seventh grade, I had to change in one gym and exercise at the gym at the other end of the hall (the length of the building). It made me late for the next class several times, and that teacher was not so understanding.

  5. Jerry Carlson

    Jerry Carlson said, almost 3 years ago

    Since I work an hour from home, I’m often late for my community choir’s warmup. So I warm myself up in the car.

  6. Ewal Doh

    Ewal Doh GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Ok, young’uns, here’s sixty years of history for you. Up to you to decide what is means to our society.

    In 1951 when I started in the 7th grade, I looked ahead to six years of gym class before I graduated. By 10th grade, we had gym every day and our senior year meant outside every day. Once, this is an Ohio story, we were playing Speedball and lost the ball in a snow storm. Speedball is the PC correction of “Smear the Queer”. We had locker rooms, uniforms were mandated, and a shower was REQUIRED. You don’t want to know the consequences.

    Fast forward to 1990-present. “Physical Education” class is twice per week in the 9th grade and and elective in the 10th. There are no uniforms; there are no showers; nor is there a need for one. WWI dough-boys are now replaced with walking, talking Pillsbury Dough Boys.

  7. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, almost 3 years ago

    @Ewal Doh

    When I was in High School (Class of 1970) We had gym every school day for four years. Showers were optional but encouraged. We seemed to have survived this….

  8. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, almost 3 years ago

    Stephen Gilberg: I had better luck in a similar situation in college. I had band practice at one end of the campus and cartography lab at the one, a quarter mile away up hill. I had no trouble arranging to be late, as I could have taught the class and the professor knew it. I came in late, counted a few contour lines, filled out the answers, and was first to leave. It sure helps to have an understanding teacher.

  9. jessegooddoggy

    jessegooddoggy said, almost 3 years ago

    In the 60s we had gym class every day, with showers, 7th thru senior year. Horrible that this is not standard anymore.

  10. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, almost 3 years ago

    I was the only one showering after a gym class of usually dodge ball. My mother thought boys were filthy mongrels who should look the part and she especially didn’t want her bathroom used anyway. So, this had to be my only shower. But because no one else showered the gym teacher didn’t allow time for it so I was always late for the following class. But hey, I don’t seem to remember missing anything earth-shattering from class. Academics were pretty relaxed. Just some teacher shooting the breeze. There was no homework, or the checking of homework like in college.

  11. K M

    K M GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Redkaycei Repoc

    When I was in HS (70-74) only one year of PE was required; and if you were in the band, especially the marching band, you could defer your year of PE all the way to your senior year. Guess they figured you were getting some activity marching and playing an instrument. And in my case I was hauling a sousaphone for my marching band penance.

  12. rgcviper

    rgcviper said, almost 3 years ago

    I’m a semi-recent college grad, and we never had any showers in gym through high school. No one seemed to mind, either.

    In college, the gym had showers, although I was almost always the only one using them. Seems like a shame, but that’s how it was. I’d never work out without showering in the gym locker room, though.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago


    I found I liked to shower after PE. Not too many boys did. Afraid of all those other naked boys there I’d say. Didn’t bother me much.

  14. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, almost 3 years ago

    K M: At least you had a sousaphone. I have known those who played a tuba and marched without a sling. Your fatigue rate was about the same as my trombone, which was lighter but not supported. My left arm (holding) was alway more sore than my right (movement), after a long march or concert.

  15. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, almost 3 years ago

    @K M

    Only one year of PE?! Unbelievable! That sounds like it might have been a real school rather than a giant sports center masquerading as a school.

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