Frazz by Jef Mallett

Frazz

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  1. The Old Wolf

    The Old Wolf GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Groan, Jef. You’re trying to shame Pastis…

  2. hendrix_david

    hendrix_david said, over 1 year ago

    Bad pun…

  3. wdpeck

    wdpeck GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Won’t work – Pastis has no shame.

  4. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @hendrix_david

    Good pun. Bad groan.

  5. tmoverbeck

    tmoverbeck GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I’m sure some Public Image Ltd. fans got a chuckle. :)

  6. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 1 year ago

    ADHD, drug ’im….

  7. frumdebang

    frumdebang said, over 1 year ago

    I’ll show my age here and say that the supreme master of the pun was Bennett Cerf, who spoke to my UPenn class on publishing (he had founded Random House). He said that the better the pun, the louder the groan.

  8. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @frumdebang

    I believe George Bernard Shaw described the pun as “The lowest form of humor, which every man wished he was the master of!”
    Not 100% sure of the quote, though…

  9. rshive

    rshive said, over 1 year ago

    Don’t know who said it, but “any pun is worth the effort to set it up.”

  10. calspace

    calspace GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Ah, someone who knows the meaning of the word career. I am so in love with this strip!

  11. Senex

    Senex said, over 1 year ago

    @calspace

    Yes, and it’s not a pun!

  12. JR6019

    JR6019 said, over 1 year ago

    @calspace

    Thank you. I didn’t get the joke at first (though I thought I did). Your comment made me look up the definition of ‘career’. As you know, a course, especially a swift one or speed, especially full speed. I then realized, the full meaning of a certain line in Stephen Sondheim’s ’I’m Still Here’
    …as you career from career to career…

    Thanks, again, for the insight.

  13. harveyhanig

    harveyhanig said, over 1 year ago

    Isaac Asimov was a fan of puns, often writing whole short stories to make one.

  14. ellisaana

    ellisaana GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Career or careen? It depends on the bounce.

  15. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, over 1 year ago

    This is what I’ve been talking about: elitism. Readers with good vocabularies know that one meaning of career is “to move headlong at high speed”. They’ll get the joke. Some of them will pat themselves on the back: “Hey, everyone! I knew that career can be an intransitive verb! That puts me in an exclusive club!”

    Malllett gets to feel good because he made others rush to a dictionary.

    Caulfield gets attention, and proves that he’s smarter than the other kids.

    Look, obnoxious people at the gym flex their pecs for all to see. (They have tone, you don’t.) The membership at exclusive country clubs feels good when they pull up in their luxury cars and know they belong at a place others can’t afford. This is no different. “Frazz” is all about feeling good about knowing something that the average person doesn’t. It’s pretty gross.

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