Frazz by Jef Mallett

Frazz

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  1. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, almost 3 years ago

    Michigan, because of its westward position in the Eastern time zone (and its being so far north), has very late sunrise and sunset times.
    I used to go to the little hamlet of Hell, Livingston County every Father’s Day weekend from 2003-2007. Legal sunset there was around 9:15 PM just before the summer solstice, and it didn’t get dark until 10 PM.
    Sunrise and sunset are a full 45 minutes later than Philadelphia.

  2. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, almost 3 years ago

    My classic car club used the Hell Creek Ranch campground as a base camp to attend the Oldsmobile Homecoming car show, which is held in Lansing every year the day before Father’s Day.

  3. bbadenov

    bbadenov said, almost 3 years ago

    I used to go to Norway a lot. In July, you can sit on a park bench at midnight and read a newspaper with the ambient light alone. Between that and the jet lag, it drove my internal clock nuts.

  4. DutchUncle

    DutchUncle said, almost 3 years ago

    Second the motion on Scandinavian summer. Walking back to the hotel from a restaurant in Oslo at 11:45 in dusk, no streetlights. Copenhagen, Denmark, families with children (including us) having pastry and tea and coffee in the Tivoli gardens at midnight.

  5. Strod

    Strod said, almost 3 years ago

    I find it fascinating that precisely when we are going through the shortest days of the winter all you guys decided to point out the longest days of the summer.
     
    I guess you may all be getting a little SAD?

  6. Potrzebie

    Potrzebie said, almost 3 years ago

    I’m thinking of 10 or 11 am. No traffic, but the wind may be chilly.

  7. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, almost 3 years ago

    Why can’t Frazz run in a neighborhood with no kids? What am I missing? Merry Christmas ! :-)

  8. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, almost 3 years ago

    @dzw3030

    I was asking the same question. Is Burke saying that there are kids in every neighborhood? There are certainly a lot more in some neighborhoods than in others.

  9. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, almost 3 years ago

    Posted a reply to your comment from last night there. And the Bruckner, by the way, was stupendous!

  10. Ginny

    Ginny GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Maybe he means that if Frazz runs later all the kids will be opening their presents and he would miss them. He HAS chosen to work at a school w/lots of kids.

  11. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, almost 3 years ago

    @bigpuma

    Your proposed answer must be the correct one. Still, I don’t see why Frazz thinks he needs to start his run 90 minutes before any lights come on just to get peace.

  12. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, almost 3 years ago

    @Tom Flapwell

    Maybe darker is more peaceful?

    Maybe after 5:30 he’d be able to hear the kids’ racket when they open their presents, and that’s less peaceful?

    As for Burke’s comment, when I lived in Lakeview East (Chicago) in the early 90s, I would go for months without seeing any kids. It’s more “gentrified” now, but then it was all GLBT; recent college grads, single, in their first city jobs (like me), or Jewish retirees.

  13. AStarofDestiny

    AStarofDestiny said, almost 3 years ago

    Merry Christmas, everyone!

  14. Boise Ed

    Boise Ed GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Ah, the sun comes up at 8 a.m. (where he is), but all the living-room lights come on at 5:30 and light up the running path for him?

  15. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, almost 3 years ago

    @Boise Ed

    I thought of that. But there’d be streetlights, right? And if it’s illumination he wants, he’d wait until 5:30 instead of going 90 minutes before.

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