Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. joisy^corncob

    joisy^corncob said, about 3 years ago

    Just like the guy who was hired to paint the porch. He came back an hour later and said, “I’m finished. But that wasn’t a Porsche; it was a Ferrari.”

  2. Varnes

    Varnes said, about 3 years ago

    The fabric of the flag in the first panel is rendered very well….

  3. Leo Autodidact

    Leo Autodidact said, about 3 years ago

    Does he do Windows?

    (Dad might not get very far.)

  4. Stella S

    Stella S said, about 3 years ago

    Just wait until after school. Da da da doom!

  5. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, about 3 years ago

    I’d a done 2 fenders…

  6. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, about 3 years ago

    Okay! All right! We get it! Football is bad; its fans are loathsome dolts. We know. Gee whiz!

  7. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 3 years ago


    Overreact much? I wonder why you even read this strip; you seem to take offense to almost every one.

  8. The Old Wolf

    The Old Wolf said, about 3 years ago


    Damn. Came here to say that. 9_9

  9. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, about 3 years ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    I wouldn’t call a little ironic comment an overreaction. In any event, how many times has the subject of football come up in this strip, and how many times has the tone been negative? The answers are many and every single time.

    And why don’t you try just once responding to the comment I’ve made instead of talking about the commenter?

  10. JiminNYC

    JiminNYC said, about 3 years ago


    In a similar vein, a soprano once had to sing when she wasn’t feeling her best, and, rather than ask the pianist to transpose the piece into a lower key, she asked to have the piano lowered.
    When she had to sing, she realized that the piece was in the original key. She got through it, but she confronted the crew afterwards, telling them, “I told you to lower that cursed piano, and you didn’t!”
    “Yes, we did, Madame! By at least two inches!”

  11. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, about 3 years ago

    I get your point. I’m just saying that for someone who has absolutely no use for football, Mr. Mallett features it here an awful lot: Hacker can’t coach it; the team can’t play it; the players are fat and can’t run; you have to wear a cup; Hacker is fat and can’t think; the lights at night games are awful; it makes fathers ignore their families. The list goes on.

    It must be that Mallett is so at odds with his surroundings. Solo endurance sports type in the land of the Wolverines, Spartans, and Lions. He doesn’t get the attraction. Yet instead of ignoring it, he harps on it, demeans it, over and over. Kind of like I’m doing right now.

  12. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, about 3 years ago

    That’s pretty funny! I mean it!

    You’re on the right track. But it’s not how the strip is understood that I’m talking about; we all get the jokes and the themes. It’s how the ideas behind the jokes and themes are either accepted or rejected. I’m at odds with lots of people who think as Jef Mallett does. They’ll never agree with me, because the things I find bizarre, they find wonderful.

  13. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, about 3 years ago

    I don’t know if you’re helping to prove my point, or not, Gaunt. All I’m saying is, Mallett has something against football, and doesn’t hesitate to express his distaste for it.

    And thank you for speaking directly to my point, sir. Few demonstrate the ability to stick to the subject on this forum, and prefer to make personal comments instead.

  14. lmonteros

    lmonteros said, about 3 years ago

    Frazz used to be cute. Lately (except for the coffee mug arc), it’s all about brats and defending bicyclists who don’t adhere to traffic laws.

  15. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, about 3 years ago

    Come on, now, you’re not stupid. It’s not that I find the personal comments so distasteful in and of themselves; it’s that they’re made instead of comments about what I’ve written. You know, ideas, beliefs, perception, rather than personal stuff.

    The tit-for-tat is a failing, I’ll admit. I shouldn’t let myself be drawn into it. You, meanwhile have made progress: You addressed something that I wrote. You called it “crap”. Atta boy! Way to work that brain!

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