Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. annieb1012

    annieb1012 said, over 3 years ago

    It looks like “Famous People Who Got Enough Sleep.” I don’t get it, though. Why does Caulfield’s essay have a computer-printed “Best By” date on it? Or, alternatively, what is that on which Caulfield’s essay is written? Sleepy minds want to know…

  2. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 3 years ago

    My mother is another one who pays no attention to expiration dates. I just had to throw away antibiotic first aid cream that expired before she moved to her current home in 2006. I found cream cheese in her refrigerator last year that also expired prior to her moving to her current home.

  3. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 3 years ago

    Back in the 1980s, I found prescriptions for my great-grandmother at my mom’s house that dated to the early 1960s.

  4. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 3 years ago

    mrs. olsen is probably a hoarder. expired food in one of her many fridges. calenders from the 1970s. cassette tapes of lawrence welk, etc…

  5. kroykali

    kroykali said, over 3 years ago

    But I’m with others here, I’m not sure what Caufield was hoping to accomplish.

  6. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, over 3 years ago

    What a mess. Mr. Mallett, as he occasionally does, has hit upon a funny punchline, and then flailed away in an attempt to create a workable set-up, without success. The last two panels are fine. The rest? That’s an artist trying way, WAY too hard.

  7. defunctdoormat

    defunctdoormat said, over 3 years ago

    Many items don’t actually have an ‘expiration date’. And those that do, it’s sometimes actually a ‘best by’ date, not expiration. Some stuff just doesn’t go bad. Really. I used to work in supermarket management, and the reason some stuff even had a date was because it loses appearance. It doesn’t go bad. A big company has to have good appearances. That’s what it’s about.
    For years, many items never even had a date on them, at all. Many frozen foods still don’t. I can’t actually think of any frozen foods that go ‘bad’. They just get frost burned, which is an appearance issue. Spices never go ‘bad’ either, but now have expiration dates to help people throw them out for no reason and buy more. They DO lose flavor, but never actually go bad.
    Yet another gimmick to make you waste money.

  8. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, over 3 years ago

    I can see the back part of her glasses only a little bit.

  9. jessegooddoggy

    jessegooddoggy said, over 3 years ago

    Even when i don’t quite get it, this is still my favorite strip without a lead dog or cat. Boo hiss on the naysayers!

  10. Dr Lou

    Dr Lou GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    You know, Mrs. Olsen might be annoying and hard core, but she isn’t stupid. The cartoonist REALLY needs to expand… re-expand…his story lines to some of the previously used themes. Caulfied has been WAY overdone.

  11. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, over 3 years ago


    A recycle note: If you or your neighbor has dogs, frost burnt meats aren’t that big a problem. :-)

  12. annieb1012

    annieb1012 said, over 3 years ago

    I do like the word “rancitude.” Think I’ll keep it.

  13. Lynnskay

    Lynnskay GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    We used to get milk from a locally owned drug store that would always be good long after the expiration date. The owners retired and sold out to a big chain, now we get the same brand of milk and it goes bad before the date. Why is that? It’s the same brand.

  14. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 3 years ago

    defunctdoormat: Proper wrapping and an absence of power outages lets frozen food last indefinitely. Remember the wooly mammoths. Before they discovered that scientists paid good money for specimens in the permafrost, Siberians were feeding them to their dogs to save money.

  15. water_moon

    water_moon said, over 3 years ago


    The big chains keep the fridges warmer and have more lights, both of which will make milk turn. To save money on power and look better.

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