Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. olddog1

    olddog1 said, over 2 years ago

    National male guilt day.

  2. jessegooddoggy

    jessegooddoggy said, over 2 years ago

    I would never pay the sky high dinner prices restaurants gouge everyone for on Valentine’s Day dinners. Never! But lunch is nice, and the same price as always. And I am a girl, btw.

  3. defunctdoormat

    defunctdoormat said, over 2 years ago

    Guilty about what? I never feel guilty about V day. It’s a manufactured holiday by marketers to cover a lull between big shopping days/holidays. Quite simply, it’s a money grab by some companies and I’m supposed to feel guilty about that? I have bigger things to worry about. And if you think one day out of the year will make things all good for the rest of the year with someone else, you have bigger things to worry about, too.

  4. QuiteDragon

    QuiteDragon said, over 2 years ago

    Boon, definitely. Bleeds over into Thursday and Saturday, as well.

  5. Melekalikimaka

    Melekalikimaka said, over 2 years ago

    It doesn’t cost anything to tell someone you love them and appreciate them tolerating your quirks, and a traditional homemade valentine is pretty special even if its just marker on corrugated cardboard.

  6. Demmiaa

    Demmiaa said, over 2 years ago

    no, no. You all have it wrong. It is a day to anonymously send small nice things to people to give them some inner…er…happiness.

  7. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, over 2 years ago

    This thing is a wreck, and in more ways than one. I’ll point out just one way: Caulfield’s wondering about the effect of Valentine’s Day on the restaurant business is not a “feeling”. What does speculating about dining traffic have to do with emotion, or intuition? Either Mallett was careless as he tried to make his slapdash gag work, or he’s decided to write Burke as a guy who has trouble with the English language.

  8. Alan Steenhouwer

    Alan Steenhouwer said, over 2 years ago

    This kid is too smart.

  9. Old_Iron_Sides

    Old_Iron_Sides said, over 2 years ago

    Oh my… Somehow that doesn’t surprise me.

  10. celecca

    celecca GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Had a date planned for Valentine’s Day with hubby. He was going to take tomorrow off. “Free” Fridays at zoo (donation of food items for local pantry). He made arrangements for us to borrow a wheelchair for me. After the zoo, the art museum. Now he’ll have to go into work for the next 3 days to catch up. I don’t mind so much. He actually thought to plan something – and that’s so rare, I’ll treasure the thought!

  11. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago

    Caufield poses a good question. If he has a business in the future he doesn’t want his sales cannibalized.

  12. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago

    It’s too bad we didn’t have teachers like this in my school. He’s intellectual and serious and wouldn’t automatically think I need football and a rank locker room to awaken my senses.

  13. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago

    Mr. Burke, that’s what his name is. Thanks bigpuma!

  14. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, over 2 years ago

    Do you call a spade a shovel?
    Okay, you and Gaunt win the argument on verisimilitude: in “real life” people talk wrong. (Yes, that was intentional.) Mallett, though, knows better. If you’re gonna write smart characters, put the right words in their mouths. And don’t take cheap shortcuts to make your jokes work.
    As for the final balloon, I think Notsoastute was on the right track, with the “gifts to give to get lucky on Valentine’s Day” thing. The mixed feelings Burke refers to are the reluctance to go to the trouble and expense of dinner, but it’s worth it for some action. Caulfield gets Burke’s meaning, but reminds him that he can’t fully appreciate it, as he does not yet have that … drive. Same idea, basically, as his saying recently that 30 seems “ancient” to him. He’s “learned” that, but he hasn’t, really.

  15. Tomielm

    Tomielm GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    Gato, is it your daily mental exercise to apply Bloom’s Taxonomy to this strip? It may still be fun for you, but for some of us who have retired from the Education field it’s good to just kick back and enjoy the art work and cleverness of Frazz World. It’s not always perfect—what human endeavor is? Calmate, Hombre!

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