Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Love Caulfield for questioning things that are usually just blindly followed.

  2. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 1 year ago

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

  3. seyleigh

    seyleigh said, over 1 year ago

    100 words is barely a paragraph Claufield.

  4. Joe Evans

    Joe Evans said, over 1 year 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.

  5. Leslie Barks

    Leslie Barks said, over 1 year 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.

  6. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 1 year 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?

  7. notmoretrains

    notmoretrains said, over 1 year ago


    The subject is “My favourite Poem”

    see Tuesdays strip

  8. Ewal Doh

    Ewal Doh GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I don’t know what drives Jef, but what we see every day is American public education under a microscope. Private schools can draw from a thousand square miles where the local pulls the remainder from a hundred square blocks.
    Caulfield could, and will, do the assignment in a heart beat. But some of his classmates will struggle, misspell, and miscount their essay.

  9. 1MadHat

    1MadHat GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

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

  10. DutchUncle

    DutchUncle said, over 1 year 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

  11. Senex

    Senex said, over 1 year ago

    They told me, “Question authority!”
    I said, “Why?”

  12. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, over 1 year 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. ;-)

  13. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 1 year ago


    And a lot of people HATE that.

  14. Blackwolff9

    Blackwolff9 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    How about an essay on writing a 100 word essay?

  15. Scott S

    Scott S said, over 1 year ago

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

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