Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 3 years ago

    Hmmmmm….Thought it was yet another one of those grilling jokes you get this time of year….Other than that, I don’t have a clue how it translates to roofers’ music….I mean roofers can be irritable, but…..Now a truck with a ten thousand nails in it from several nail guns I could understand….

  2. Leo Autodidact

    Leo Autodidact said, over 3 years ago

    I think the devastation is caused by the interaction of the two genres of Music.

  3. Christopher Shea

    Christopher Shea said, over 3 years ago

    Matter and antimatter. Or music and antimusic.

  4. neatslob

    neatslob said, over 3 years ago

    I like Alice’s (from Cul-de-Sac) version better: Turkey Through a Straw.

  5. NoCents

    NoCents said, over 3 years ago

    Cue Barry McGuire.

  6. Mr Nobody

    Mr Nobody said, over 3 years ago

    Mallett really has a grudge against Journey. This isn’t the first time he’s dissed them in his strip.

  7. Louatwork

    Louatwork said, over 3 years ago

    @Mr Nobody

    As well he should. Journey will be hateable until the lights go down in the city.

  8. ellisaana

    ellisaana GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Only if it is Wild Turkey

  9. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 3 years ago

    don’t stop believing….

  10. Ceceee

    Ceceee said, over 3 years ago

    That “Turkey In The Straw” noise on ice cream trucks is just pure evil. It makes me want to destroy, and I’m not that type of person. Putting a copy of the city ordinance under the nose of the the driver does not always stop them. I’m happy to leave it to the roofers if they’ll step up.

    When I was a kid the ice cream trucks just rang a bell “jingle, jingle, jingle” and all the kids heard it perfectly well and came running.

  11. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, over 3 years ago

    I don’t see this as a criticism of Journey. He’s just saying that it presents a stark contrast to an ice cream truck version of “Turkey in the Straw.”

  12. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, over 3 years ago

    @Tom Flapwell

    You can’t be serious. It is the most severe criticism he can offer. This is about bad music blared out in the open in summer, and how you can’t avoid it if you go outside. It’s a something we’ve all experienced, and to illustrate it, he picked the two most annoying things he could think of. The explosion comes from the imagined intersection of two horrifyingly BAD kinds of music. While they may present a contrast genre-wise, Mallett’s point is that they are exactly the same in their capacity to irritate.
    Mr. Nobody has it right. You’re way off.

  13. CAtransplant

    CAtransplant said, over 3 years ago

    Uh, I’m happy for you.

  14. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 3 years ago

    I prefer ‘Turkey’ to hearing ABBA. They may be nice people, or not, but the way they sound makes me want to hurl the radio out the window.

  15. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, over 3 years ago

    When I wrote “bad” music, I meant, Mr. Mallett’s idea of bad. Some friends dragged me along to a Journey concert in 1981. I’d never cared for their tunes, and haven’t since. But live, with 15,000 screaming for them, they put on a really great show, played with conviction.

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