Frazz by Jef Mallett

Frazz

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  1. annieb1012

    annieb1012 said, over 3 years ago

    The little piggy has backing??!!

  2. FlyerTom

    FlyerTom said, over 3 years ago

    A full container that large would certainly weigh more than the kid. His getaways would be, um, protracted.

  3. starfighter441

    starfighter441 said, over 3 years ago

    @FlyerTom

    Suspension of disbelief Tom…I’m all for anything that would stick it to certain pretentious coffee houses.

  4. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The kid’s brilliant! Um, Tom, the sidewalk is public

  5. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 3 years ago

    @FlyerTom

    You’re right.

    Rough scaling, choosing 6 feet as Frazz’s height:
    The tank is 24 inches high from base to lip, and 20 1/2 inches in diameter.

    Its volume then works out as 9,542.6 cubic inches, which is (again roughly) 5.5 cubic feet.

    Water alone weighs 62.4 pounds per cubic foot, so that tank weighs about 187 pounds.

  6. luvcmx

    luvcmx GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Alexikakos

    In cartoon physics the tank only weighs 12 pounds.

  7. Matthew Davis

    Matthew Davis said, over 3 years ago

    I, too, was distracted by the implausibility of a kid that size carrying a tank that size on his back. Heck, most full-grown adults couldn’t carry a tank like that as a backpack.

    There was an easy fix, too – the kid could have been pulling it in a wagon.

  8. starfighter441

    starfighter441 said, over 3 years ago

    Moi? Perish the thought…well maybe, just a bit…

  9. Jkiss

    Jkiss GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Well Paul, considering this is a comic, based in fiction……..I do think you are the only one who has wondered that about Frazz. I don’t know about anyone else, but I come here to get away from that kind of thought processing. Frazz is just a good guy who has made it in life and want to give back to the community by helping its kids. I will ask you nicely to keep these kinds of comments to yourself, as I think you will be getting a backlash from this.

  10. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, over 3 years ago

    True.

  11. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, over 3 years ago

    You’re wrong. This cartoon works very well because of the interaction between adults, not just Frazz, and the kids. You’re coming across just a tad weird. Take a deep breath, pour another cup of tea and enjoy the view.

  12. Strod

    Strod said, over 3 years ago

    @Alexikakos

    Ah, you’re assuming the tank is full.
    It could just be a yellow plastic tank that is mostly empty, with the upper part used as storage for nearly weightless things like paper cups.
     
    That and the fact that this is a comic strip.

  13. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, over 3 years ago

    In Chicago not long ago, new owners paid close to a billion dollars for the Cubs and their ballpark. How do you suppose they dealt with the owners of the nearby rooftops? You know, where fans guzzle beer, eat sausage, and watch the Cubs, making said rooftop owners rich, but not helping to pay for Alfonso Soriano’s fat contract? They played hardball with them, that’s how, as well they should. This isn’t so different.

    Look, I’m left of left, and big entities like Starbucks give me the willies. Doesn’t mean I think it’s cool to be a parasite.

  14. tammyspeakslife

    tammyspeakslife GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @FlyerTom

    Do you mean he would have fallen over before this? Because that’s what I’m thinking

  15. tammyspeakslife

    tammyspeakslife GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    He’s the school janitor who just happens to know and get kids. He’s not handling them or trying to do stuff with them. He happens along as they are doing stuff. I know what signs to look for. I was a compromised kid. But I get where you’re coming from

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