Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 3 years ago

    I must be corrupted, I’ve read a good portion of the books on the following lists.

    There are some really dumb people in this world. Fortunately, they rarely win..




    I posted this on “Brevity” today too, but I figure it’ll give some idiot here a “reason” to go off on a rant.

    Van Halen “Hot For Teacher”

    5 Minutes 34 Seconds

  2. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, over 3 years ago

    Yes Brer Rabbit since it was written around 1850 and one interpretation it casts a negative stereotype.

  3. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 3 years ago

    I thought it was called The Song Of The South…Uncle Remus, right?

  4. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 3 years ago

    OK, I Googled it. It’s from an oral tradition.. But now I wonder why Christian mythology doesn’t have a trickster character? They’re so useful for explaining things that can’t be understood…Coyote Blue, by Christopher Moore comes to mind as an example…..I also wonder why Christian mythology has a male deity, since it’s basic philosophy is very feminine in attitude…

  5. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 3 years ago


    Christianity does have a trickster character. He’s called Satan.

  6. Leo Autodidact

    Leo Autodidact said, over 3 years ago

    The “Trickster” in the Christian System is the Priest/Minister that sold you the BS.

    Of Course. since it pays his Salary, He’s hardly a disinterested Party, hmmnh?

  7. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 3 years ago

    until a religious parent doesn’t want you to read a banned book, because a variety of reasons. and, makes you attend a book burning for those banned books.

  8. olddog1

    olddog1 said, over 3 years ago

    Please don’t throw me into the briar patch. Br’er Rabbit" was run as the Tale of Uncle Remus in newspapers. The trickster did appear in older European stories, but barely survived Chrisitanity. Till Eulenspiegel and his pranks is one example. Too bad the Tar Baby changed definition from the Harris story.

  9. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    My forester dad brought home the earth first manual for us kids to laugh at back in the 1980s. Field Guide to Monkeywrenching or something ridiculous like that.

  10. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    No need for a trickster in Christianity. Satan fills the tempter role, lie role, murder role, etc. He fills the role of god for the Arabs, despite Allah having been the Moon God Sin of northern mesopotamia that Abraham’s brother Haran served in the town of Haran.
    Jesus Christ explained things to Israel that many of them didn’t want to hear.
    The Holy Spirit in every born-again believer and influences them as much as the person is willing. For example, while typing last year on a book, the words popped into my mind that X was in porn, a girl I’d tried to ask out two years before. Too about 2 minutes to find online. Since then, I’ve found out 4 more that I knew have. But I never would have known about the first one if the Lord hadn’t planted that thought.

  11. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    And wasn’t Yahweh/Jehovah the Mesopotamian sun god? And wasn’t Abraham a polytheist? And why is Elohim, the alternate name for God, a plural form?

  12. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I’m hoping for the day America recovers enough sanity that Disney can re-release “Son of the South” without everyone going bonkers.

  13. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, over 3 years ago


    Re: “I wonder why Christian mythology doesn’t have a trickster character?” Seems to me that in virtually all his encounters with the Pharisees, Jesus does a pretty good job as the Trickster (the story of the woman caught in adultery, with the “whoever among you is without sin, cast the first stone” punch line, is a pretty classic Trickster setup). Satan, on the other hand, strikes me as far, far too unsubtle to be a good Trickster (“I can give you all the power in the world if you’ll just bow down and worship me”? C’mon…)

  14. Island Boy

    Island Boy said, over 3 years ago

    As an alumni of Joel Chandler Harris Elementary School (Atlanta – now a renamed middle school), I have a fairly deep … history with the “Brer Rabbit” (and other) tales.

    Harris basically plagiarized these tales via the sharecroppers and former slaves that lived on his famiy’s farm in Eatonton, GA.

    Most of these stories are actually variations on stories from Africa and the West Indies.

    My daddy used to tell me these stories when I was a kid. Personally, I don’t find these stories demeaning or stereotypical. Quite the opposite – characters like Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox actually end up getting over on their adversaries.

    Sorry to use so much bandwidth on my first ever post!

  15. zellman

    zellman said, over 3 years ago


    According to the Bible, Yahweh called Abraham OUT of mesopotamia, away from his older polytheistic gods.

    According to Christian theology, Elohim is plural because of the doctrine of the Trinity. God is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Three persons, one being.

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