Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 3 years ago

    And we counted, danged if they were going to get even one extra word out of us.

  2. seyleigh

    seyleigh said, about 3 years ago

    100 words is barely a paragraph Claufield.

  3. Joe Evans

    Joe Evans said, about 3 years ago

    If Caulfield is writing 100 words, and the topic is one he could easily expound upon, I would expect his essay to contain no fewer than 300 syllables.

  4. Leslie Barks

    Leslie Barks said, about 3 years ago

    He’s already used 21 words questioning the assignment. Another 79 would be simple for him. And with his vocabulary, they could all be polysyllabic. However, I’m sure he feels that questioning is essential, but the essay is not.

  5. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, about 3 years ago

    An essay is a “short piece of writing on a particular subject,” according to my dictionary. One hundred words therefore very definitely qualifies as an essay, in my opinion.

    Caulfield’s subjective opinion of what constitutes an essay, however, may be, no, will be different from mine or yours or Mrs. Olsen’s.

    I notice that in all his questioning, he has never once mentioned what he would be writing his essay about once the terms of what constitutes an “essay” are determined by mutual consent.

    Perhaps it would be about the difficulty of choosing an essay topic, and a description of the various methods used to reject topics before the final acceptance of one.

    This comment, by the way, contains 132 words (according to Microsoft Word) including these. Do I get extra credit?

  6. notmoretrains

    notmoretrains said, about 3 years ago


    The subject is “My favourite Poem”

    see Tuesdays strip

  7. 1MadHat

    1MadHat GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Caulfield has an education beyond his years. Not just things to memorize, but how to think and question dogma.

  8. DutchUncle

    DutchUncle said, about 3 years ago

    Peter Rabbit is a stupid book about a stupid rabbit who steals vegetables from other people’s gardens! One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, TEN. Eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, SEVENTEEN. (Sigh.) Eighty-three to go.

    - You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

  9. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, about 3 years ago

    The 100 word limit could be presented as a challenge. Perhaps with extra credit for turning in the rough drafts, showing the evolution of the piece. No offense to intelligent design fans. ;-)

  10. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 3 years ago


    And a lot of people HATE that.

  11. Blackwolff9

    Blackwolff9 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    How about an essay on writing a 100 word essay?

  12. Scott S

    Scott S said, about 3 years ago

    He has expended a thousandfold the time & effort in trying to evade this task as would’ve been required to simply perform it.

  13. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 3 years ago

    You should have seen my public school. There never was an essay assignment. None of the English classes or math classes in any grade used text books, not even one for the teacher. The history and government classes used beat up, marked up ancient books. No one wanted to tend to the books, checking them for misuse or anything. But all matter of sports were financed to the nth degree. Tremendous enthusiasm and energy was expended on sports.

  14. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, about 3 years ago

    @Scott S

    Is it clear that avoiding the work is his object? Or is he, rather, “question[ing] dogma”?

    I don’t see it as either. No, he’s just showing off, and deliberately annoying his teacher. If he wastes other people’s time in the bargain, or gives Mrs. Olsen a headache (or a stroke!), that’s collateral damage, and he doesn’t care. Not even a little.

    I see in Caulfield’s future a regular spot on a reality TV series. The kind where the producers go looking for pure narcissists who gleefully act out and draw attention to themselves because attention is their number one need in life.

  15. danketaz

    danketaz GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @Scott S

    In otherwords, he’s acting normal.

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