Frazz by Jef Mallett

Frazz

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  1. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, 12 months 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, 12 months 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. Ewal Doh

    Ewal Doh GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @AshburnStadium

    True enough for MI. I once spent June in Scotland. With DST, never saw a dark sky for the first week.

  4. bbadenov

    bbadenov said, 12 months 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.

  5. DutchUncle

    DutchUncle said, 12 months 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.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 12 months ago

    That is some chilly running. Though he would heat up soon enough.

  7. Strod

    Strod said, 12 months 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?

  8. Ewal Doh

    Ewal Doh GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Strod

    If it makes you feel any better, we’re now having both breakfast and dinner in the dark.

    My professional association announced a few years ago that we were meeting in Alaska in a couple years … with great rates for travel and accommodations. You guessed it— January. Web check gave us about three hours of full daylight.

  9. Potrzebie

    Potrzebie said, 12 months ago

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

  10. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 12 months ago

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

  11. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, 12 months 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.

  12. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, 12 months ago

    @Ewal Doh

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

  13. Ginny

    Ginny GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months 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.

  14. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, 12 months 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.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 12 months ago

    @dzw3030

    Most neighborhoods have children. Hard to find apartments that just cater to adults anymore.

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